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How to Pitch Your Business Without Being a Jerk

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As a new business owner, you’re inevitably going to meet people who can help you with your business — maybe it’s at an official investor meeting that took months to set up or a chance encounter at your local coffee … Continue reading

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These 4 Personalities Make Up Your Startup ‘Dream Team’

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When you’re building a startup, smart hiring is essential. You need to find the right people and place them in the right roles to create a quality product, build a strong brand and reach the right customers. In other words, … Continue reading

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Top 3 Back Of An Envelope Start-up Ideas

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  This certainly puts a new spin on the old elevator pitch idea. Any aspiring entrepreneur needs to be able to quickly and concisely articulate their big idea to grab attention, captivate their fleeting audience and provoke enough curiosity so … Continue reading

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10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block

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As an entrepreneur, I can tell you that starting, running and building a business goes well beyond skill, dedication and knowledge. Entrepreneurs and other business leaders must have tons of creativity for remaining relevant, for cultivating client relationships and for … Continue reading

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Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Contructive

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Want to know the most common complaint from employees about management? Inadequate communication. It’s an old gripe, as evidenced by the large percentage of Dilbert cartoons on the subject over the years. Yet, it’s an ongoing issue at many of today’s companies. … Continue reading

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Creative Problem-Solving Strategies to Test Your Business Idea

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Truly innovative small businesses and startups create a bold vision of a future that doesn’t exist yet, solving problems that customers don’t even know they have. But they don’t pull that vision out of thin air — many inventive companies use a … Continue reading

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