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Financial Advice That’s Easy to Follow

Financial advice can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. All of us want to make sure that we have the best advice to move forward, and here is some sound advice for investors of all ages. Keep it simple stupid (also known as Kiss) Adopt the mindset of Apple that has made their […]

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7 Reasons To Start A New Focus On Inbound Marketing

Every business I know is intimately familiar with outbound marketing, or pushing your message out to customers through email, newspaper, and television advertising. Only a few really understand the process and value of inbound marketing, for pulling customers to your brand. In my experience, it’s the fastest way to create trust and authenticity in this […]

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Sometimes the Safe Path is Not the Right Path

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe When I was a kid, I wanted to be an artist. I loved to draw, especially, and even took art classes on the weekends when I could. For fun. Obviously, being an artist isn’t a viable career (or so […]

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10 Ways To Prepare For Competitors You Don’t See Yet

When you are starting a business with an exciting new idea, it’s easy to dismiss potential competitors as not being in the same space, or too fat, dumb, and happy to be concerned that you even exist. I hear it all the time as an angel investor, but I also see that same naïve or […]

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10 Business Lessons On Trust From Spiritual Leaders

One of the first harsh realities that every entrepreneur has to learn is that most of the things that are critical to startup success are outside of their direct control. Just because you dream it and build it, doesn’t mean they will come – that encompasses not only customers, but also investors, partners, team members, […]

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10 Entrepreneur Shortcuts To Be Avoided At All Costs

Starting a new business is a long, hard process, and I can’t blame any founder for looking for shortcuts. I’ve taken a few myself, and I know how much work they can save, as well as how painful some can be in retrospect. When you are trying new things, there are plenty of new problems […]

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Facing Up to Debt Problems

Recent years and the impacts of the world’s economic crisis have seen more and more households getting into financial difficulties through no fault of their own. In all too many cases, however, when bills have started to pile up and there hasn’t been enough cash available to meet mortgage payments, people have reacted to the […]

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What Your Self-Judgment Might Be Trying to Tell You

“Regret is a fair but tough teacher.” ~Brene Brown A few weeks back, I found myself in the midst of a shame hangover and, like most people, when I’m in that unique internal cavern, self-judgments swoop into my consciousness like a colony of rabid bats in a four-foot tent. I’ll paint the picture… There are […]

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7 Motivations Found In Business That Get Things Done

Why do some people you know at work consistently get things done, while others never seem to finish anything? It’s certainly not all about intelligence, skills, and training. Some of the best-prepared people I know are the least productive, and they are quick to offer the excuse that they are idea people, perfectionists, or easily […]

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8 Big-Company Habits That Don’t Work In A New Venture

When I hear executives and professionals in larger businesses talking about their dream of going out on their own to start a new company, I always cringe. I have been there and done that. They and I never realized how hard it is to break the big-company habits and conventions. If you are going to […]

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