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5 Brazen Insights on How to Build a Better Small Business

5 Brazen Insights on How to Build a Better Small Business | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Don't miss these five key insights from leading professionals on how to build a better small business.
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To Be A Boss, You Must Think Like A Boss

To Be A Boss, You Must Think Like A Boss | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
A lot of people like to be the boss, to have their own business. But very few make it. The rest become workers. How can you be part of the first group? What does it take? Certain mentalities prepare you to be a successful entrepreneur.
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What To Look For While Putting Together Your Startup Dream Team

What To Look For While Putting Together Your Startup Dream Team | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Smart hiring is essential when you're building a startup. Make sure your lineup has the following qualities before they come on board.
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Why Passion Won’t Build a Business

Why Passion Won’t Build a Business | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
What I’m about to tell you isn’t the typical passion-drunken advice. No one really cares if you’re passionate about what you do, and no one cares if you do what you love for a living. This isn’t the typical romanticized post about passion-filled work. Matter of fact, you probably won’t like what you’ll read in this article. You might just want to not read it. But if, for some strange reason, you’re curious about the truth about “following your passion,”
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A client asked me recently, 'shouldn't I follow my passion'?  I responded that I believed you should lead with your values, and passion will be the follower.

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The Most Overlooked Factor in Business Success

The Most Overlooked Factor in Business Success | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Putting people first means everything in business. But it isn't easy.
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Enlightening perspective! I like the idea of scaling with people's passion rather than technology
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Top 5 Technology Secrets To Build Your Small Business in 2014

Top 5 Technology Secrets To Build Your Small Business in 2014 | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
To ring in the New Year, small businesses need to start off on the right foot. Here are the most effective ways new technologies can help small businesses...
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10 iPhone Apps Every Entrepreneur Must Own

10 iPhone Apps Every Entrepreneur Must Own | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
So you've started your own business, and the first thing you've done is go and buy an iPhone - how could you run a business without owning one right?!
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6 Things Super Successful Companies Have in Common

6 Things Super Successful Companies Have in Common | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
This researcher interviewed 200 successful start-ups to find out what they all had in common. How does your company stack up?
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8 Signs You're An Entrepreneur - Forbes - Innovation America

8 Signs You're An Entrepreneur - Forbes - Innovation America | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Most people don’t grow up wanting to become an Entrepreneur, they grow into it. I’ve found that there are 10 different signs that are very good indicators that you’re an Entrepreneur or an Entrepreneur in training....
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Five Steps to Becoming the Ultimate Boss: Your Own

Five Steps to Becoming the Ultimate Boss: Your Own | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
some advice for professionals who want to start calling their own shots.
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3 Big Brand Social Media Ideas Small Businesses Can Use

3 Big Brand Social Media Ideas Small Businesses Can Use | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
When it comes to more traditional marketing and advertising, it can be challenging for small businesses to implement ideas from big brands. Some of these efforts can call for large budgets and staff, which the smaller guys just don’t have.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 6, 2013 10:30 AM

Interesting tweaks for small businesses based on big business logic.

Rethink your box, inside and out.

 

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Manage Fatigue in a Nonstop World With a Nap

Manage Fatigue in a Nonstop World With a Nap | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
No single behavior has more power to influence overall well-being and productivity than additional sleep, the author writes.
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Make sure your nap less that 26 minutes to avoid grogginess

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What's Missing From An Entrepreneur's Life?

What's Missing From An Entrepreneur's Life? | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
We tend to either glorify or oversimplify the life of the entrepreneur. We've all heard the stories of entrepreneurs slaving away in their basements, garages or dorm rooms until they hit the jackpot
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Innovation Excellence | Never Been A Better Time To Start A Company

Innovation Excellence | Never Been A Better Time To Start A Company | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
One big obstacle to starting a business is gone, marketing overhead for entrepreneurs can be as low as $50 a month.
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How To Acquire A Good Domain For Your Startup

Here is the perfect way to acquire the perfect domain for your startup from domain expert
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The Kings of Concentration

The Kings of Concentration | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
The Focus Movement is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? A more productive workplace.
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7 Simple Entrepreneurship Lessons from Martin Luther King

7 Simple Entrepreneurship Lessons from Martin Luther King | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
An entrepreneur reflects on what we can learn from this American hero, and apply to our own organizations.
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20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

ShortStack's Jim Belosic shares 20 key lessons software startups (and service businesses in all industries) can benefit from in the new year.
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Tony Robbins on the 7 'Forces' of Business Mastery

The acclaimed life and business coach discusses what entrepreneurs need to do in order to grow their business right in 2014.
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Malcolm Gladwell: The Real Reason David Beats Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell: The Real Reason David Beats Goliath | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
In his latest book, Gladwell explores the nature of battle between underdogs and their giant competitors. Here, he explains what those lessons mean to entrepreneurs.
If you think you know the story of David and Goliath, think again.

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5 Stubbornly Persistent Business Myths

5 Stubbornly Persistent Business Myths | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Everyone seems to want to give advice about how best to run your business and your life. It's time to throw out that mythology.
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How Startup Valuation Works - Illustrated

How Startup Valuation Works - Illustrated | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
How Startup Valuation Works infographic explained from the entrepreneur's and the investor's perspectives. From early stage to IPO.
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How to Use Fewer Slides in a Pitch Meeting

How to Use Fewer Slides in a Pitch Meeting | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

Nothing says “boring” more effectively than a two-hour pitch meeting in which three or four presenters from your side go through 40 or 50 PowerPoint slides filled with important bullet points.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:47 PM

This really helps to get your audience to listen.

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What Is Innovation?

What Is Innovation? | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Listen to the words of Steve Jobs Richard Branson and Seth Godin and you'll discover what separates true innovators from everyone else.
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Don't just collect the dots: Connect the Dots.

I love Branson's A-B-C-D: Always Be Connecting the Dots

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4 Simple Tricks for Setting Goals and Creating Outstanding Business Clarity

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How Failure Made These Entrepreneurs Millions

How Failure Made These Entrepreneurs Millions | Life of an Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Even the most successful entrepreneurs experience their share of failures. Here are five ways to use failure as a means to succeed.
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