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Advice -  There comes a time in the life of every company when something bad happens. Whether something is deficient or someone else tried to take a piece of the action, every business has gone through a time it would prefer to forget.So...
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Strategic -  Since the financial downturn of 2008, I have seen a new business model emerging, which embodies a greater focus on social and environmental responsibility, and a new requirement for trust and sharing, as well as customer and...
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Advice -  So, your business is growing. Fast. It’s taking off and doing so well, you’re not sure how to manage it. That is tremendous, right? You’re probably pretty pumped up that something you put so much time into is doing so...
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Advice -  At my investment firm, we look for “Stephs” — as in NBA player Steph Curry for the Golden State Warriors. Why? He’s the underdog that no one expected to be great. As the skinny, baby-faced son of Dell Curry, every major...
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Strategic -  Based on my experience with advising entrepreneurs, I’m convinced that success is often more a mindset than a specific set of skills or intelligence. The mindset I’m looking for is one that sees challenges as exciting rather than...
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Lifestyle -  There is a great deal of concern that artificial intelligence and automation will drastically displace human workers.  In reference to automation killing jobs, Jeff Bezos, has said, “It's probably hard to overstate how big of an...
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Advice -  In business and romantic relationships, similar rules apply. Business ventures are a give-and-take experience. Having a healthy relationship with your clients is necessary for your business to succeed. There’s the key word:...
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Strategic -  Entrepreneurship is more about building a business than inventing a product. It’s more about the quality of the execution, rather than the quality of the idea. Most importantly, it’s more about being a proactive leader who...
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Advice -  Most technical entrepreneurs cringe when they finally realize that marketing is still king, despite the power of technology, and they are up against competitors who have a hundred times their spending power. Luckily, the digital...
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Management -  Most new entrepreneurs have great ideas, and many are highly skilled in building their solutions. Unfortunately, far fewer have the focus and experience of building and maintaining a highly engaged team. They don’t realize that...
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Strategic -  Part of a great SEO strategy is acting on every opportunity to build your online reputation.When someone mentions your company in an online post, does it make a difference?The short answer is “yes,” definitely. The long...
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Advice -  One of the simplest questions I get from aspiring entrepreneurs, and ironically one of the hardest, is “How do I start?” I want to tell them to just start anywhere, but I realize that most have no idea where anywhere is. They just...
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Advice -  Don’t let your drive steer you down a dead end.Enthusiasm is a necessary piece of the personality puzzle for a startup founder. You took the leap and started your business because you believe in it. Whether you’re solving a...
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Advice -  The “firsts” of your business can be nerve-wracking. Here’s how to make sure everything goes smoothly.In the startup world, beginner’s luck won’t cut it. The bitter truth is that most startups will fail, and the odds are...
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Strategic -  Every business professional and entrepreneur believes they are a good communicator, but how do they know? It’s really the perception of the recipients that counts, and poor communicators are almost always poor listeners, so they...
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Resources -  Through the ages, the impact of entrepreneurial activity has often extended well beyond the entrepreneur’s immediate profit-seeking objectives. In some instances, the economic consequences were far more significant than expected...