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5 Indications That You Can Survive Startup Failures

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t survive as an entrepreneur without resilience, because you are going to fail at least once, maybe multiple times. That’s the nature of trying something that’s never been done before. Resilience means not giving up, and being energized by what you have learned.

The Economics of VCs Recycling Management Fees

Feld Thoughts

Several years ago, I wrote a post titled Why VCs Should Recycle Their Management Fees. From the start of Foundry Group in 2007, we have felt strongly about this.

20 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names


The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet.

Does Your Business Have The Friendly-Factor?

YFS Magazine

People like friendly businesses. The friendly-factor doesn't require a large investment, but it does require thoughtful consideration. Company Culture Grow company culture customer experience Customer Service

7 Keys To The Investor Challenge For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

According to the entrepreneurs I advise, the biggest challenge they typically face in starting a new business is funding. It consistently takes a huge amount of time and effort to find an investor you can trust, and that constrains your efforts in developing the solution you envision.

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10 Success Strategies Without Requiring Alpha Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

The reigning theory in business has long been that “alpha” leaders make the best entrepreneurs. These are aggressive, results-driven achievers who assert control, and insist on a hierarchical organizational model.

10 Things That Sell Like Hot Cakes On The Internet


With more than 12 million ecommerce businesses on the web, it is a bit daunting for new ones to make a mark quickly, especially when businesses as big as Amazon and Spotify are at the top. However, this does not mean that you have no chance to succeed. If you work hard, you can leave a mark as well.

Your network is one of your most powerful assets, regardless of geography

Jeff Hilimire

Your network is one of the only true competitive advantages you can have. I believe your network just might be the deciding factor in whether or not you accomplish your goals and dreams. I’ve written many times about the importance of a strong network and how to build it , but I’ve never written about the connect that geography makes on your network. I was reminded of this when reading Adam ‘s recent blog post, titled Great advice I didn’t take, but maybe you should.

Monday Motivation: CONSISTENT – Best Motivational Video


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Have a plan for the next day as you go to sleep. Work the plan and it doesn’t work, change it. The shortcut is a lie and the hack doesn’t get you there.

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “You Just Have to Keep Running Through the Walls” (via Mark Zuckerberg)

Scott Edward Walker

Welcome to our weekly series “ Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.” Each week or two, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.

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Hiring? You Need To Rewrite Your Descriptions


As your startup grows, you’ll inevitably reach a point when you can no longer do everything on your own – it’s time to expand. That means you’ll need to write out a job description. Don’t default to the traditional language of job listings, though.

5 Ways Your Sales Team Can Leverage CRM Software

YFS Magazine

Sales reps must remain relevant in a competitive landscape. Embracing the latest features of your business’s CRM software is a great way to do just that. Grow Marketing & Sales Technology crm customer relationship management sales technology

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Innovative Entrepreneur Creating The “Harry Potter of the Seas” Through Following Her Instincts and Vision


Traveling by sea doesn’t have to be boring. Meet the creative Alessandra who created one-of-a-kind fully-themed music festival cruise with the world’s biggest production at sea.

Exclusive: 20 Business Owners Claim There's a Dark Side to Marcus Lemonis's Reality TV Show 'The Profit'

Inc Startups

The inside story of how many small-business ownerswho have appeared on CNBC's"The Profit"allegethat Marcus Lemonis has a well-honed formula for preying on the very companies he's claiming to save. Icons of Entrepreneurship

Make Achieving Your Goals A Team Sport. Here’s Why — And How


by Leo Bottary, author of “ What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth “ . A person’s success typically isn’t the result of superhuman feats.

Weekend Favs August 11

Duct Tape Marketing

Weekend Favs August 11 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

Be Quick with These #prodmgmt #jobs

The Product Guy

If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. . Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below…. Director of Product @ RapidSOS (New York, New York). Keywords: Product management, Public safety software, technical background. link].

5 Habits of Highly Mindful People

Inc Startups

Mindfulness practices can help you be happier, less stressed, and more productive at work. These are habits highly mindful people do differently. Innovate

How To Finance Your Start-Up Business


You’ve got a brilliant idea, come up with a catchy name and are planning to start your business in your very own home. There is, however, one small detail holding you back and that’s the financing of your new enterprise.

Hangout Replay with Ryan Singer

Business of Software Blog

Ryan Singer, Product Strategy, Basecamp. Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our Hangout with Ryan Singer last Thursday. A thoroughly interesting conversation was had – I always come away from conversations with people from Basecamp with my head buzzing with ideas. If you didn’t get a chance to see it live, you can catch a replay here.

Small earthquake rattles Blowing Rock area

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A small earthquake rattled the Blowing Rock area this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey


This 1 Thing Separates a Boss from a Real Leader

Inc Startups

Leaders see their social standing and power in a completely different way than most bosses do. Innovate


How To Find Businesses For Sale


As an entrepreneur, there are different ways in which you can invest your finances. You can either choose to start your own enterprise or buy an already established business. The common belief among many entrepreneurs is that business owners only sell their businesses because they’re failing.

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4 Things To Know About Buying A Company Car


Depending on the type of business you’re starting, you might require a company car. It would be necessary for making house calls, delivering product, driving between service points, and performing other long-distance business needs.

Are You Ready To Hire Employees? 8 Things To Have In Place First


As a new business owner, you’re likely excited to start hiring people; not only is it a symbolic action that proves your business is really developing, it will also arm you with the staff members you need to carry out projects in pursuit of your goals.

How To Choose The Right POS System For Your Business


by George Urdea, co-founder of Nobly POS. You may be the owner of a number of different restaurant, bars or cafes. Or you may the sole owner of one boutique cafe. Either way, you can leverage technology in your business.

3 Things You Should Consider Before Starting Your Own Business


Are you sick of your average job? Do you feel like you’re wasting your potential by taking orders from others? Got an idea that will revolutionize the world? If any of these questions apply to you, you may be interested in starting your own business. Entrepreneurs are popping up everywhere.

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4 Excellent Tips For Choosing A Small Business Name


According to a recent study, nearly 70 percent of business owners incubated the idea for their venture while working for someone else. Before making the leap into owning a business of your own, you have to make sure your idea is feasible and has the ability to make money.

How to Control Your Emotions so Your Emotions Don't Control You

Inc Startups

Sharpening your emotional regulation skills will make you mentally stronger.


An Analysis of 43 Million Facebook Business Pages Shows This Is the Ideal Number of Times to Post a Day

Inc Startups

Facebook's algorithm changes have radically changed the calculus for businesses. Marketing

7 Steps To Reaching 118 Million People on a $375 Budget

Inc Startups

promotion, publicity, secrets to publicity, how to get media for less. Marketing

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Sorry, HR, You Don't Get Any Friends at Work

Inc Startups

You need to be impartial, so friendships (true friendships) are out of the question.placeholder. HR/Benefits


When You Can't Get to a Dentist, This Startup Will Bring One to You

Inc Startups

For many people, a dentist visit can be a nightmare. Companies want to change that. Wellness

The Federal Government Just Sued United Airlines Basically for Denying Reality

Inc Startups

Don't let this happen at your company.