How to Be More Confident: A Field Guide for Entrepreneurs

A big part of starting a small business is confidence. But how do you stay confident when it feels like everyone around you is light years ahead? Here’s a little tip for those who feel like everyone in the world has it all figured out but them: all of those people are just as clueless […]

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Love vs. Money: What Matters More in Entrepreneurship?

Is it better to open the business you’ve always dreamed of, or open the business that will make you the most money? Or, is the real question: Are those your only two options? Most small business owners can trace the roots of their entrepreneurship to a spark of passion. Be it an amazing insight, a […]

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4 Warning Signs That Your Small Business Is Stagnant

When you first set out as a budding entrepreneur, passion was enough to carry you up and onward through the challenges of the first few years. But when the tedium of the daily tasks replaces the excitement of the early days, how do you make sure your business’ sophomore years don’t become its twilights? Research […]

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Is a Lack of Creativity Limiting Your Success?

A friend of mine who’s a teacher told me a very depressing story the other day. She said that she was reading the second-graders in her classroom a book about a little boy who used a wooden spoon as a magic wand. (This is not the sad part.) When she was through reading, she asked […]

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Clutter Rehab: 4 Steps to Get Organized at Work and Home

Are you currently fighting the battle between some dreamy notion of an organized world and your actual reality of missed deadlines and disorderliness? First of all, don’t waste your dreams on something so boring (you could be dreaming of unicorns!). Secondly, it’s not as hard as you think to get organized. In fact, the hardest […]

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The Best Way to Realize Your Dream of Opening a Business

Saying, “I’m going to start my own business,” sounds incredibly big. Plans, money, time… the list never ends. Amazing ideas have gone unfinished because the sheer thought of opening a business can scare off even the bravest of souls. It’s not just the thought of building a business from the ground up, but the uncertainty […]

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How to Handle Rejection (Without Curling Up Into a Ball of Shame)

Rejection hurts, especially when money is involved, and if your reaction to defeat is to open a beer and never leave the house again, we can’t say that we blame you. But, before that beer turns into a 12-pack, consider this: Among the greatest successes in the world are also the greatest failures, because these […]

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Money Isn’t Everything: A Better Way to Measure Success

Pop quiz: At what point does fiscally responsible turn into obsessed with dead presidents? If you’ve always measured your life’s success in terms of money in the bank, you might have crossed the line. And we’re here to tell you, it’s not all about the money. And before you start calling us tree-hugging hippies, we’ll […]

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Till Failure Do Us Part: Finding the Perfect Business Partner

Were you good at making friends in high school? Did you find yourself with an overabundance of prom invites? OK, stop bragging. Making friends in the real world is not as easy as sitting next to each other in homeroom, and finding an ideal business partner can feel similar to trying to find a needle […]

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How to Score Big in Business: 3 Lessons From the World Cup

GOOOAAALLLL! That’s soccer for touchdown, in case you were wondering. Yes, World Cup fever is upon us, and everyone from your mom to your grandson has the bug. As tempted as you may be to close up shop to watch people sprint for blocks of 90 minutes for the next month, it may not be […]

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