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When Cofounder Relationships Go Bad

  When you first start your company, you’re often required to wear a lot of hats even if you have a cofounder as a partner. As the saying goes, you become a “jack of all trades, master of none”. As you’ve been told repeatedly as an entrepreneur, you can’t be an expert in everything. So, [...]

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Entrepreneurs Confess Their Biggest Mistakes

It’s often said that if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not taking enough risks. The message being, making mistakes is how you grow as an entrepreneur. This may be why failure is worn as a badge of honor in Silicon Valley, and why investors are still willing to back those who have failed. Investors know [...]

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Cat-chy way to remember what social media brands do for you

If you are an active user of social media sites then you must have seen  the cat pictures and  cat-talking-trend. An inventive team of creative thinkers at Avalaunch Media has developed an infographic called Social Meowdia Explained with cats, in which even a newbie user of social media can easily understand. Learn the primary function for each [...]

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Does Your Office Make Employees Want to Go to Work?

Some companies like Google and Facebook come to mind when you think of cool office spaces, but more and more companies are adding their own twists to the traditional workplace with cozy kitchens and complete gyms. These amenities help foster a unique company culture that builds close-knit teams and promotes healthy work-life balance no matter what the business does. [...]

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Customers are forever… not just for Christmas

  Many brands and retailers will be facing Christmas with a mixture of excitement and fear: excitement for all the sales opportunities the season brings, and fear for falling profit margins, as discounts and offers are rolled out to fight off the competition. Some Christmas shoppers have it all wrapped up by the 1st of [...]

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Xtend-Life’s Warren Matthews Offers Tips for Success

Entrepreneur Creates Global, Vitamin Supplement and Skincare Business As entrepreneurs, we all know the road to business success is full of challenges. No one knows this better than Warren Matthews, the founder and chairman of Xtend-Life Natural Products, Intl., Ltd., www.xtend-life.com. I recently caught up with Warren to get his success tips. Here’s what he [...]

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How do you define success?

  How do you define success?  Success is all about having the right mindset. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of a dozen quotes about success from some of history’s most successful people and one inspirational movie character. Together they paint a clear picture of the mindset they had when achieving their success.   “Success is going from failure [...]

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Sales is the Lifeblood of a Company

Argumentatively sales is the lifeblood of a company. However, if not properly staffed and managed the sales department can also be a liability. A salesperson’s behavior can influence the market’s perception of the company. They interact frequently with clients and are the first to come into contact with a prospect. To achieve optimal results, companies [...]

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Are you a Victim of Entrepreneurial Mis-Thinking?

During my consulting career, I have met with thousands of entrepreneurs. As a professor in the USC entrepreneurial department, I teach students how to determine if their concept is feasible. As a business advisor at the Small Business Develop Center, I work with entrepreneurs who are in the start-up phase. In my consulting practice, I [...]

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Jeff’s Takeaway From Les Gold And Business Execution

Jeff’s Takeaway: Today’s guest is a longtime friend Les Gold who has always been hardcore. He runs an enormous pawn shop in the heart of Detroit, buying and selling anything and everything to a slew of eager customers. On any given day, he’s dealing in custom jewelry, taxidermy, sailboats, and television sets – and he’s [...]

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Theo Nix, Jr., Esq. Offers Generational Wealth Tips to Entrepreneurs and Families

National speaker shares insights on how to start and grow a successful business Do have dreams of becoming wealthy, balancing home and work effectively and even meeting famous people like Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton or the President of the United States? Introducing Theo Nix, Jr., Esq., a successful attorney and Generational Wealth Coach at www.generationalwealthcoach.com who [...]

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Why do Core Competencies Matter?

Simply put, core competencies are the unique capabilities that allow an organization to develop and sustain a competitive advantage. The capabilities can be tangible, intangible or a combination of both. The organizations ability to create a sustainable and defendable position directly relates to the degree that the core competencies are unique, can apply to a [...]

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Keeping The Brand Fresh – Apple Improves Its Shelf Life

Apple Tunes in on its Core Strengths When it comes down to it, brands are built on one of two foundations… their products/services or their strengths/attributes. Most startups, in a rush to go to market, unwittingly choose the former, wrapping their company identity tightly around their (then) current products. While doing this has short term [...]

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Top 7 Things To Do When You Can’t Get Motivated

A few years ago, I had a business partner who simply couldn’t make himself get things done. He told me he had the best intentions but simply couldn’t make himself do the things on his to-do list. At the time, I didn’t have much empathy. We were under deadline and I could not at all [...]

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