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The 5 Worst Tips I Received When Starting My Business

The key to seeking advice is knowing when to ignore a suggestion that goes against your gut instinct

At every stage of my journey as a startup founder, I’ve sought advice from mentors, industry experts and other entrepreneurs. Whether my aim was to gain insight into the unfamiliar market I was entering or obtain guidance on growing a business and building a ...

by Kara Goldin  | February 26, 2019 06:00:00
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5 Ways Adventure Travel Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Exploring new places and dealing with challenges in the moment teach resilience and confidence

In the 15 years I’ve worked for myself, the last decade has been much more profitable than the first few years. Though several factors contributed to my successful turnaround, one in particular has led to more confidence, inspiration and awareness than any ...

by Blake Snow  | March 27, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

The 4 Skills Needed to Make a Great Impression

Check out the research behind the first few seconds of meeting someone and how to make a great and lasting impression

Making a great first impression is crucial — not only in your professional life, but socially, too. But first impressions are not always easy, and if you fail to catch someone's attention, it may be game over for you.Check out these tips ...

by Vanessa Van Edwards  | September 21, 2017 07:00:00
Startup Tips

4 Habits of Highly Successful Business People

Success has infinite manifestations but the same foundation

Successful entrepreneurs and business people are found in every trade in life and dominate many different industries. But if you take those differences away you will soon discover that all these business people have a few personal things in common that have ...

by Timothy Sykes  | September 18, 2017 07:00:00
Startup Tips

5 Ways Entrepreneurship Changes Your Life for the Better

In life, it's nice when a person is empathetic. In business, it's a necessity

When Miko Branch co-founded the curly hair product empire Miss Jessie’s with her sister, she expected it to change her life, but she had no clue it would make her an even better person. I sat down with Branch to get the ...

by Kendra Stephen  | September 18, 2017 06:00:00
Startup Tips

The 5 Actions You Must Take to Beat the Fear Blocking Your Success

Never trying because you were afraid is the only failure you can't learn from

You’re brainstorming a crazy idea, thinking of quitting your day job, and building a wildly successful business. You want to build your own company, recruit your own talent, and make the world a better place.But… deep down, something strong is holding you ...

by Jyoti Agrawal  | September 12, 2017 08:00:00
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Overcome Obstacles and Set Yourself up for Growth With 'Controlled Failure'

Tips on how to use failure to accelerate growth, diversify your investments and give back to charity

If you want to be an entrepreneur, you’d better be prepared to rise back up after a breakdown. In fact, you may want to seek out "controlled failure" to prepare for live action experiences. Josh Seibert, sales coach for Sandler Training, explains that ...

by Alan Taylor  | June 25, 2017 08:00:00
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3 Proven Ways to Keep Employees Happy

Proven, surprisingly simple steps to make work more enjoyable and satisfying for employees

We live in a time when culture plays a bigger role in employee retention than compensation. American employees are now willing to sacrifice their pay for a better, more enjoyable work environment. A recent study released by Fidelity Investments proves that money cannot buy happiness for ...

by James Clark  | June 13, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

How to negotiate: Learning from the natural entrepreneurial skills of a kid

A five-year-old can show you where the money is

It seems like my five-year-old almost always gets what he wants (within reason of course).  He is not spoiled. He’s a good negotiator. He’s perfecting the science of wheeling and dealing and in the process unwittingly taught me a few things on ...

by Ana Maria Villanueva-Lykes  | September 17, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Why Ghostbusters should be every entrepreneur's favorite movie

Who ya gonna call for inspiration?

An updated version of the blockbuster comedy has recently been released in the Philippines, marking more than 30 years since the original first hit the theaters. It is the quintessential summer movie – filled with action, laughs and slime.It is also the ...

by Ray Hennessey  | July 25, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

11 Facebook tricks, tips, and facts you didn't know

You may have been a long-time Facebook user, but it still has features you might find useful.

Over 1.5 billion people regularly use Facebook.And as the social network has grown, the rate at which Facebook shares news and releases new features and products has accelerated. It can be a little hard to keep up sometimes. With this in mind, I ...

by Ash Read  | March 11, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

50 habits that prove you were born to be an entrepreneur

Here are 50 habits that born-to-be entrepreneurs can't help but show.

Most aspiring entrepreneurs feel it in their bones—they were born to be an entrepreneur, to the point where nothing else in life could satisfy them. They’re dissatisfied as employees, followers, or consumers. They want to create, build, and grow their own enterprises, ...

by Jayson Demers  | August 20, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

7 life hacks from rebel billionaires

Check out these business lessons from some of the world's well-known 'rebel billionaires.'

With just shy of 2,000 billionaires on earth, the odds of joining that rarefied club is about one in 4 million. To put that in perspective, you are 24 times more likely to be killed by lightning than you are to become a billionaire.If ...

by Sam McRoberts  | August 20, 2015 02:00:00