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8 Elements Of A Mindset For Success In Your Business

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession. In simple terms this means taking control of your life, going after something you love to do, and […]

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Small Business Profit Explosion – Teaching Kids About Money

Kids are naturally very interested in money and financial transactions as they apply to getting things they want. This is a terrific teachable moment, and activities and games to do with money are interesting for younger kids with even with just basic math skills. To get kids interested in money and aware of the importance […]

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10 Keys To Finding That Perfect-Fit Business Partner

In my experience, the initial idea for a new product usually comes from a single entrepreneur, but the implementation plan for a new business requires a team, or at least a co-founder. The reason is that any one person rarely has the bandwidth, interest, or skills to manage all the tasks required to build a […]

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5 Strategies To Capture Sustainability Opportunities

As I have said many times, the cost of entry for an aspiring entrepreneur has never been lower, and the total wealth of opportunities has never been larger. Today you can start a new web site business for as little as $100, produce cheap smart phone apps, or lead the effort to tap the multitude […]

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10 Startup Strategies To Minimize Cash Flow Disasters

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers. I often get asked about the real alternatives to bridge this valley, and […]

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10 Ways to Let Go of the Hustle and Surrender to the Flow

“You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.” ~Kody Keplinger I have always been an overachiever: straight As, the top of my class; whatever I endeavored, I aimed to be the best at it. I strived […]

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6 Steps To Empowered Employees And Unstoppable Growth

As a business advisor, one of the things I see most often as a drag to productivity and growth is employees who, despite their best efforts, can’t change things that they know are hurting the company. They want to grant deserving customers special concessions, or fix a broken process, but are convinced it may cost […]

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8 Ways New Ventures Burn Resources Without Thinking

Every entrepreneur I know is short on resources, including time, money, and skills. The last thing they can afford is to waste any of these, but in my mentoring and coaching activities, I see it happening all too often. Waste in a startup is any activity that spends resources, but creates no value or competitive […]

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Small Business Profit Explosion – Why Money and New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Always Mix

Most New Year’s Resolutions fail by the time February and March approach, if not sooner. If you were to ask all of your friends about their New Year’s Resolutions, you would probably find that three seem to occur more often than anything else. You may have already guessed what they are, but in case you […]

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How To Mentor Millennials Into Business Leadership

Millennials have come a long way in business since I started writing about them almost ten years ago. They started out as that spoiled generation of kids, born between about 1982 and 2004, who had everything, and could care less about business. Today they are in every business, and will likely comprise 50 percent of […]

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