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6 Things a Successful Startup Needs

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What are the keys to startup success and how can you know if a startup is likely to succeed? A study by Inc. magazine and the National Business Incubator Association found the failure rate to be as high as eight in 10 businesses, so … Continue reading

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How the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Stereotype Is Killing Entrepreneurship

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It wasn’t until my company had more than $1 million in revenue that I had the critical moment of clarity: I wasn’t pretending to be an entrepreneur. I actually was one. Until then, I’d considered myself an imposter. So much of the … Continue reading

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What Your Logo’s Color Says About Your Company (Infographic)

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When it comes to identifying your brand, your logo is probably the first thing your customers will think of. While honing the narrative and message behind your logo should of course be your primary concern, research suggests that your logo’s design–and specifically … Continue reading

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17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day

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Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren’t necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that? The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really … Continue reading

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6 Questions to Help Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

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When I was a kid, the majority of adults in my life were business owners. Both of my parents, my grandfathers, uncles and even close friends of the family were entrepreneurs. To me that seemed normal. It was what people did … Continue reading

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17 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Productivity Hacks

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Starting and maintaining a small business takes an exceptional amount of work, and time is a precious commodity. That’s why most successful entrepreneurs have developed a few tricks along the way to increase their productivity and effectiveness. We asked entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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