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7 Funding Benefits Gained from Business Plan Competitions

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Sponsored Content Business plan competitions are valuable in the business world, especially now that the entrepreneurship rate is around 11.3% in the United States*, and it’s undeniable that one of the best parts is the capital that can be received … Continue reading

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Great Ways to Bust That Daily Stress Right Now

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I don’t really mind when work gets a bit stressful. A little stress during the day is fine. It gets me focused and pushes my creativity. But too much stress in my day and I can become distracted and unproductive. Long-term … Continue reading

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8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking

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Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out–even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She isn’t just remarkably charismatic. He isn’t just remarkably likeable. You can tell, in an instant, they simply think and act and lead differently … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Too Lean. On America’s Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.

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As Silicon Valley’s lean startup method quickly gains popularity, many entrepreneurs are led to believe that the business plan is dead. While today a one size fits all solution hardly works as in years past, the business plan is certainly not a thing of … Continue reading

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How to Create an Awesome Company Culture (No Perks Necessary)

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I want to state up front that I love perks. And I’m a fan of unique company features like big scorecards, group community service outings, or weekend and evening e-mail bans. But if you want a great company culture, you don’t need any of those … Continue reading

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Don’t Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

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Starting a business is difficult. Launching a startup is even more challenging. Aside from facing the challenge of attempting to build a company from the ground up, many entrepreneurs have little prior experience in the business world. Even when they … Continue reading

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