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Taking a Leap of Faith

Taking a Leap of Faith Today’s Quote is from Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard, 20th Century American Heiress, who said: “Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”   Helping high-integrity, growth oriented individuals pursue and realize their vision of life excellence is my passion. This special coaching partnership with each individual includes many [...]

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Infographic: The First and Current Appearance of Popular Websites

Infographic: The First and Current Appearance of Popular Websites. What Can We Learn from Their Examples? Essay writing service NinjaEssays published an intriguing infographic that shows how popular websites used to look like when they were first launched, and compares that look to their current design. The infographic features Facebook, Apple, Twitter, YouTube, Google, LinkedIn, [...]

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The Soft Skills of Success

The Soft Skills of Success Today’s Quote is from Management Consultant Kathy Austin, who said: “Managers light a fire under people. Leaders light a fire in people.” Leadership and Management are two of the most highly valued skills necessary to be truly effective in our professional and personal lives. I feel strongly that these skills, [...]

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New Law Opens More Doors for Women Entrepreneurs

President Obama Signs Into Law New Authority To Help Women Gain Equal Access To Federal Contracting Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet, applauded the signing into law of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2015 today.  President Obama’s signature on the NDAA is a critical move that will now allow [...]

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8 CEOs Who Made Their Fortune Before They Were 30

Entrepreneurs making their fortunes before 30! CEOs of big companies are set to earn big bucks, but what about those that managed to make their fortune before even turning 30? This infographic will be enough to inspire any ambitious and young entrepreneurs ready to follow their vision, from following the road to success from the [...]

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Your Greatest Challenge

Your Greatest Challenge Today’s Quote: “The greatest challenge you face will probably not be the technical side of your job (your expertise), but rather interacting with other people.” (Shirley Tayor, American author and Speaker)   Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients. Here in southeast Michigan [...]

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Thought for a Bad Day

Thought for a Bad Day Today’s Quote: “There are people who would love to have your bad days.” —Author Unknown Thought for a bad day: A few weeks ago I visited my family physician. I was having a difficult time with a challenging bug affecting a lot of people. My symptoms included sneezing, sinus congestion, [...]

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International Business

GREENWILL: For a green globe

Improve your business’ environmental practices with the help of “GREENWILL” What is GREENWILL? It is a global non-profit initiative that provides FREE and simple tools to organizations and individuals that want to reduce costs and become sustainable. Initiated in 2013 by EuCham – European Chamber, GREENWILL is already covering more than 80 countries around the [...]

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The #1 Relationship Destroyer

The #1 Relationship Destroyer Today’s Quote: “You can’t judge my choices without understanding my reasons.” —Author Unknown Without question, judging others and being critical is one of the most common reasons people give when they talk about unsatisfying or destructive relationships. Unfortunately, this happens daily to some degree, to most of us. A key reason [...]

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300 Free Tools for Entrepreneurs & Tech Startups

Attention Tech Startups & Fellow Entrepreneurs: As a Startupologist There Is Nothing Better Than Finding Free Stuff Made By Awesome People! Special thanks to all the bloggers and web content curators that spread the word about new tools, tips and tricks for bootstrappers. This list was curated from +50 tech blogs & websites such as [...]

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Welcome Dan Tepke, New Guest Blogger on StartupNation

We’re excited to welcome Dan Tepke as a guest blogger on StartupNation. Dan’s perspectives is one of entrepreneur, advisor to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teams, product developers and leaders. Do you have a plan B? Why? Tepke tells the story of being in a cab with and entrepreneur headed to a meeting to make a pitch. [...]

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New Year, New Goals

Many entrepreneurs revaluate their business plans and set new goals as they head into a New Year. Here are some inspirational quotes on the topic of goals. Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. ~ Mario Andretti A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch. [...]

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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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Small Business Success | Company Performance

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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Exit Strategies

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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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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