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4 Quotes From Successful Small Business Founders

Up and Running

Bruce Carr, left, of Web Ninja. Are you ready to start your business this year? Sometimes it can help to hear from small business founders who were able to breathe life into their business idea and make it go. These four founders shared their success stories with our LivePlan team over the past year.

Fear Of Failure Makes It A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Startup Professionals Musings

People with a victim mentality should never be entrepreneurs. We all know the role of starting and running a business is unpredictable, and has a high risk of failure. For people with a victim mentality, this fear of failure alone will almost certainly make it a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

The Startup Magazine

Anytime you create something, you’ll want to protect it in the best way possible. Unfortunately, far too many people lose out on the valuable work they’ve created or thought of. They simply didn’t take the proper steps to protect its intellectual property. Source: Pixabay.

The Brilliance of Binary Stars

Feld Thoughts

I love the concept of Binary Stars. Ian (my co-author) and I are using it in our upcoming book The Startup Community Way which should be out in the second half of 2019. Amy gave me a New Yorker article titled Binary Stars: The Friendship That Made Google Huge.

Four New Year’s Resolutions Every Entrepreneur Should Set

YoungUpstarts

by Annalisa Parent , CEO of Laurel Elite Books and author of “ Storytelling for Pantsers “. With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about your resolutions.

10 Questions To Test Your Aptitude As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Currently there is no professional certification, or standardized testing, as there is for accountants and lawyers, to see if you are ready to tackle the rigors of starting a new business.

Are You Remarkable In An Ordinary Industry?

YFS Magazine

Is there anything about you or your business that’s remarkable? Sure, I know you’re smart and capable. But I’m talking here about something different. Grow Marketing & Sales branding marketing marketing tips personal branding

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Emotional Intelligence And Success At Work: What’s The Connection

YoungUpstarts

Emotional intelligence is one’s ability to recognize and understand their emotions and skills that they can use to manage and improve relationships with themselves and others.

Funding Alternatives Change As Your New Venture Grows

Startup Professionals Musings

Some entrepreneurs start polling venture capitalists for that multi-million dollar investment before they even have a business plan. That’s like trying to sell part of something to a stranger for big money when you haven’t fully defined it yet.

Finding and Retaining Quality Employees

The Startup Magazine

Finding good quality employees is probably the single most important thing you can do to ensure that your business runs smoothly. Hourly employees make up over 60% of the general workforce; however, retaining quality employees may be difficult.

6 Ways to Profit From Your Patent

Up and Running

You had a great idea for an invention, and after spending months brainstorming, filing, (waiting) and discussing the details with your patent attorney, your patent is granted.

7 Tips For Planning A Successful Marketing Event

YoungUpstarts

Planning a marketing event can be stressful, even more so if things do not turn out right. You might have booked a venue and set a date, but you are not sure if your target audience will show up. Perhaps you are also worried about whether people will enjoy themselves.

10 Leadership Elements That Work In Today’s Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The pervasiveness of social networking and the Internet has caused a new focus and value on “openness,” which leads to a new element of leadership, called “open leadership.” The mantra of open leadership is “Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic.”

The Elevator Pitch Example You’ve Always Needed

The Startup Magazine

The ability to cultivate professional contacts is a key competency in the world of business. Enter the elevator pitch, a tried-and-true networking tool that is crucial for any successful business leader to master. What Is an Elevator Pitch?

15 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Look Forward To in 2019

Hearpreneur

Happy New Year! Every new year brings with it a new form of excitement and anticipation. The reason is that every new year brings about a “newness” for lack of a better term when we are able to start fresh and erase those things that we did bad or things we have been thinking about doing.

Make Your Brand A Wallflower: Why Social Media Demands You Step Back

YoungUpstarts

by Kevin Lund , CEO of T3 Custom and author of “ Conversation Marketing: How to Be Relevant and Engage Your Customer by Speaking Human “ . I have a challenge for you. Write a short blog post that solves a problem in your industry but doesn’t mention your company or product.

Business Lessons Often Ignored In The Heat Of Passion

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that their idea and passion are so great that failure is not a possibility. They relate quickly to one of the big successes out there today, including Facebook, Airbnb, or Snap, and can give you a dozen reasons that they are in the same category. It’s a good way to get some inspiration, but not an accurate representation of reality.

3.5 Notes From Our Most Substantial Venture Exit So Far

Hunter Walker

BuildingConnected , a leading construction tech SaaS startup, was acquired for $275m as part of Autodesk’s push into the vertical.

5 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Business

YFS Magazine

Without reason, it’s these fatal mistakes that can be most common among new entrepreneurs. Here's an inside look at how to avoid them. Plan business lessons business mistakes startup advice

7 Things To Consider When Buying Property For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

At some point in your business’s development, you may need an office space, a retail storefront, a warehouse, or even an entire factory. You may even want a building to sublet to tenants , or a place to call your headquarters.

Running a Home-based Business on a Modest Budget

The Startup Magazine

We don’t always have start-up funding to help us move into a commercial office right away or hire full-time staff in the first month. Sometimes it’s necessary to bootstrap your company as a home-based business while managing fewer resources.

Top 10 business startup ideas for 2019

Our Own Start-up

Regardless of how well you run a startup, businesses that provide a product or service that nobody wishes to purchase will be unsuccessful. Startups business idea business ideas for 2019 running a startup starting a business Starting a startup startup ideas startup ideas for 2019

How To Choose The Best Startup Accelerator

YFS Magazine

Startup accelerators, also known as seed accelerators, are a great way for your startup to gain traction, access capital and customers. Finance Grow seed accelerator startup accelerator

Inside The Mind Of A Self-Employed Worker

YoungUpstarts

by Patrick Adcock, marketing analyst at TSheets by Intuit-owned QuickBooks.

How to Choose the Best Office Space for Your Startup?

The Startup Magazine

Starting a new business is an exciting journey. You have finally decided to take the initiative and invest in your dreams. You have put together the perfect business plan, received the necessary funding to start, now all you need is the perfect office space for your new business.

Preparing to Start a Company

This is going to be BIG.

It’s that time of year again—the season of people quitting their jobs soon to start a company. I don’t know whether it’s New Years resolutions or end of year bonuses, but I feel like there’s a bit of a peak in people wrapping up previous things looking to start something new.

How To Transform Star Employees Into Future Leaders In Your Company

YFS Magazine

If you train employees to take leadership positions when needed, you’ll save time, money, stress, and ensure valuable knowledge stays in your company. Grow Human Capital company culture employee training HR human capital human resources workforce development

6 Lifehacks That Will Help You Save On Mobile App Development

YoungUpstarts

The cost of a mobile app depends on a variety of factors such as functionality, design, supported platforms, targeted audience, integration points etc. There isn’t a single software project where price doesn’t matter.

How To Develop The Entrepreneur Spirit

The Startup Magazine

Over the last few decades, we’ve heard about those remarkable entrepreneurs that took an idea and turned it into a very profitable business. Often, it appears that the typical entrepreneur possesses qualities that drove them to success.

“Your Portfolio Is Your Path”

Haystack

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. You are what you eat. About a year ago, I tracked down a VC who gave a talk I heard about where he referenced the phrase “Your portfolio is your path,” it stuck out in my mind because amid all the noise, it was simple, brief, and yet still open to interpretation.

2018 ends with a bang for Swiggy; raises $1 B led by Naspers

Our Own Start-up

With the latest fundraise, the valuation of Swiggy has touched $3.3 billion. Startups food tech company in India food tech startups food tech startups in India Naspers investment in Swiggy Swiggy Swiggy fund raise Swiggy funding

The Spending Power Of Millennials And Industries We’re Not Killing

YoungUpstarts

by Harsha Cuttari, CTO of AQUA Intelligence. From avocado toasts and pumpkin spice lattes to pricey Yeezys and international vacations, Millennials and their 200 billion-dollar buying power have a great deal of influence over the economy.

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Alternative Sectors for Launching a Business

The Startup Magazine

Besides hard work, there are several other factors that influence start-up success , one of which is the state of the industry. Deciding which industry you should venture in is also determined by a number of factors, including the availability of capital and technological advancements.

Lean Startup in New Places: The Lean Startup Conference 2018

Startup Lessons Learned

So much happened when the Lean Startup Community came together in Las Vegas last month for this year’s conference that I’m still processing it all. The high levels of learning, great conversations, and most of all camaraderie between entrepreneurs of all kinds was amazing to be a part of.

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Meditate On This

Babbling VC

I recently read a post about needing a "strenuous age" to start again. I highly recommend reading it if for no other reason than to see the parallels between the turn of the 20th century and now. It's scary how similar things seem and a bit worrisome what those parallels will lead to.

How To Choose The Right Project Management Tools

YoungUpstarts

In the recent past, choosing the right project management tool was a tough decision as it was such a significant investment. Now, due to the way technology has changed how businesses connect through the Internet of Things, the challenge is choosing the right tool from a plethora of options.

Easy Ways for Startups to Avoid Data Breaches

The Startup Magazine

Cybercrime has steadily been on the rise for nearly two decades. As prominent security companies continue to step up their game, seasoned cybercriminals consistently find ways to get around their roadblocks.