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Business strategies for starting growing your business by using marketing, branding and social media.
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This Is the Biggest Mistake People Make When It Comes to Taking Risks

This Is the Biggest Mistake People Make When It Comes to Taking Risks | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Calculated risks make the difference between an ordinary and an extraordinary life.
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Choose Your Business Structure

Choose Your Business Structure | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Sole proprietorship, corporation, LLC: Try them on for size to find out which legal structure will best suit your business.
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How Entrepreneurs Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

How Entrepreneurs Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Countless entrepreneurs, from Richard Branson to Mark Zuckerberg, have professed the importance of pushing yourself past your "comfort zone."
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10 Tips For Leaving Your 9-5 & Adjusting to Entrepreneur Life

10 Tips For Leaving Your 9-5 & Adjusting to Entrepreneur Life | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
The entrepreneur life isn't for everyone. But if you can't ignore that itch any longer, learn from someone who's made the leap with these awesome tips!
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6 Things to Consider Before Partnering Up

6 Things to Consider Before Partnering Up | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Savvy entrepreneurs use these strategies to ensure every business partnership is a match made in heaven.
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Three Ways to Start Building Board Diversity | Directors and Boards

Three Ways to Start Building Board Diversity | Directors and Boards | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Corporate stakeholders are calling for more diversity on boards, and although the commitment to diversity is there for many in word, in deed there has been slow progress. For example, women accounted for 21.3% of S&P 500 board seats in 2016, according to Equilar data.
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Here's How This Freelancer Made the Move to Business Owner

Here's How This Freelancer Made the Move to Business Owner | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
After years of helping others, this young entrepreneur decided to help himself.
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5 Tips to Help Your Business Build Its Brand

5 Tips to Help Your Business Build Its Brand | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
One entrepreneur learned things the hard way when it came to consistent branding. These five lessons helped React’s David Reavy re-brand his business.
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Eight Common Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Should Ditch In 2017

Eight Common Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Should Ditch In 2017 | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Looking back over the past year, four top entrepreneurship gurus share the stumbles that newbies repeatedly make.
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These Are The States With The Best Economic Prospects For 2017

These Are The States With The Best Economic Prospects For 2017 | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Power rankings based on employment, housing, and other trends show which states are poised for growth and which are falling behind.
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Why Gratitude Is Your Key To Customer Growth and Retention

Why Gratitude Is Your Key To Customer Growth and Retention | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
For a start, consider signing up with Code Gratitude, which offers discounts to first responders and active and veteran military personnel.
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12 Steps to Building a Successful Ecommerce Site in 12 Months

12 Steps to Building a Successful Ecommerce Site in 12 Months | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Launching your ecommerce website requires completing a long list of separate steps correctly and in the right order.
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Tech’s Diversity and Gentrification Problems Start at Home—With those Fancy Campuses

Tech’s Diversity and Gentrification Problems Start at Home—With those Fancy Campuses | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
So don't even start with those tech islands again.
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What Are Vision and Mission Statements and Why Having Them Is Essential

What Are Vision and Mission Statements and Why Having Them Is Essential | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Vision and mission statements are powerful tools for helping you make decisions about your business—I'll tell you what they are and how they help you grow.
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How To Overcome What's Keeping You From Starting A Business

How To Overcome What's Keeping You From Starting A Business | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
How to get past five obstacles for starting a business in retirement.
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Five Mistakes You're Making on Instagram

Five Mistakes You're Making on Instagram | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
I will be the first to say, I can be a bit controlling.  I’ve always found
it difficult to delegate… even though I know that doing so will eventually
create more time for me to work on the things that I actually LOVE. 

I mean, I totally get the long-game logic.  But personally, it’s always
been easier said than done. 

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5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.
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It’s Not Too Late: Famous Design Entrepreneurs Who Started After 30 | Maker’s Row Blog

It’s Not Too Late: Famous Design Entrepreneurs Who Started After 30 | Maker’s Row Blog | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Signup for a free Maker’s Row account and create a project to start getting your ideas produced!

Today, the most popular images of entrepreneurs are young leaders. However, some of the greatest designers became successful entrepreneurs later i
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12 Life-Altering Financial Secrets From Top Wealth Creators

12 Life-Altering Financial Secrets From Top Wealth Creators | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Some of the world's best wealth creators make millions following this advice.
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4 Big Investments That Can Help Your Business Grow

4 Big Investments That Can Help Your Business Grow | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
From technology to vehicles to real estate, here's a few ways to tell whether these big investments may help your business grow to the next level.
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The 7 Business Lessons You Should Learn by 30

The 7 Business Lessons You Should Learn by 30 | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Start with an understanding that "the right people are worth everything."
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Entrepreneurship vs. Freelancing: What's the Difference?

Entrepreneurship vs. Freelancing: What's the Difference? | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Freelancers work hard for their money. Entrepreneurs work hard to set up systems that make them money.
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How To Overcome The Constant Challenges Of Starting A Business

How To Overcome The Constant Challenges Of Starting A Business | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
The founders of Everytable learned to adapt on a daily basis.
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46 Facts You Should Know About Entrepreneurship (Infographic)

46 Facts You Should Know About Entrepreneurship (Infographic) | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Before embarking on your entrepreneurial journey, check out this handy graphic.
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