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8 Mistakes First-Time Founders Make When Starting a Business

Money, market, speed and fatigue are all factors that can undo the best business idea

I love first-time founders. They’re true believers focused on creating a better future powered by better ideas. They're ready to start a business, possessed with the passion and the grit to enter the arena and do battle with the specters of failure and loss.When they ...

by Mitch Zuklie  | May 21, 2019 06:00:00
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12 Signs You're Financially Ready to Quit Your Job

Make sure these 12 factors are in line before you quit

Almost everyone dreams of quitting their job to snag a promotion and boost their paycheck at another company, launch a money-making startup, retire early or maybe take time off to travel.But, if you fantasize about triumphantly proclaiming “I quit my job!” at your next ...

by Charlene Oldham  | November 15, 2018 08:00:00
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The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.

There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you ...

by Matthew McCreary  | October 09, 2018 08:00:00
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7 Qualities You Need to Run a Successful Business with No Experience

Do you have what it takes?

It’s nice to think about starting your own business and being your own boss, but if you’re really committed to it and you’re willing to start a side hustle (or even leave your corporate job) to pursue your vision, then you’ll quickly ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | September 17, 2018 12:00:00
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3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Start Your Own Business

Find out which three elements will help you the most as you begin to build a successful business

The following excerpt is from Manny Khoshbin’s book Driven: The Never-Give-Up Roadmap to Massive Success. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBoundIf you’re just starting out on your entrepreneurial journey, there are three basic elements that you need from the start of your trip -- basics ...

by Manny Khoshbin  | September 07, 2018 02:00:00
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Stop Waiting; There Is No 'Right' Time to Start Your Business

Keep growing, learning and moving forward. You can't be great if you don't commit to the first step

Remember 2008? Worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression? It's burned into my memory. I was part of a multimillion dollar company that went completely bankrupt and ended up owing $7 million (an all-too-common story for the time period, unfortunately).  History often repeats itself. Or at least ...

by Sean Flood  | August 06, 2018 06:00:00
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10 Secrets to Starting Your Own Small Business

Entrepreneur and creator of Business Boutique Christy Wright shares her tips

Christy Wright is the creator of Business Boutique -- a business that equips women to make money doing what they love. Last year, she wrote the best-selling book Business Boutique to give women a step-by-step guide on how to start, run and grow their businesses to the level they want.“As a certified business ...

by Gabrielle Olya  | June 14, 2018 12:00:00
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Are You Ready to Start a Company? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

Do you have what it takes to be a leader?

Adapted from Crack the C-Suite Code: How Successful Leaders Make It to the Top, by Cassandra Frangos, copyright 2018. Reprinted by permission of Wharton Digital Press.Amy Chang, former head of analytics at Google, was just two levels removed from Larry Page and the C-suite ...

by Cassandra Frangos  | March 19, 2018 12:00:00
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How I Got Over My Fears About Starting My Company

When the company I was selling for put itself up for sale, I had a choice to make

Fear traps many would-be entrepreneurs into a stalled world of what-ifs. For me, fear became a great motivator -- when your life depends upon it, the motivation just shows up.When I started Inbenta, there were no investors in Spain, and there was no system ...

by Jordi Torras  | December 24, 2017 06:00:00
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8 Hidden Costs of Starting and Running a Business

If you aren't prepared for hidden costs, you'll soon find yourself in a compromising situation

This story originally appeared on DueRegardless of what anyone else tells you, running a business isn’t cheap or easy. In addition to the expenses you probably know about, there are a number of hidden costs of starting and running a business. I personally ...

by Serenity Gibbons  | November 15, 2017 12:00:00
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Should You Keep 'Working for the Man' or Start Your Own Business?

Here are 4 things all entrepreneurs should consider before taking the plunge

I was on a hike with a friend this weekend who shared with me that she is planning on starting a business. She has been working in her industry for many years, finds her employers to be disappointing at best and is sick ...

by Candace Sjogren  | November 09, 2017 08:00:00
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The Career Shift From Employed to Independent

More and more folks are leaving the 9-to-5 grind for the grind of growing their own business

Career independence is on the upswing, and according to a recent survey conducted by FreshBooks, the majority (7 in 10) of self-employed individuals have no intention of returning to traditional employment. Instead, they intend to grow their business. The fact is that ...

by Matthew Baker  | November 01, 2017 06:00:00
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5 Things You Need to Ask Yourself Before Launching Your Business

You have a good idea, but how do you make it a reality?

When you're watching other people play Scrabble, it's easy to see ample opportunities to place tiles and score more points. But, when you're actually in the game yourself, it can be harder.This is exactly what happens to new entrepreneurs. Often, they have many ...

by Richard Agu  | October 03, 2017 08:00:00