Tag: starting a business

3 Must Haves For A Successful Business

I guess you could say I grew up eating, drinking and sleeping business. Ever since I can remember everyone I knew owned businesses. My grandparents owned a finance company, that was started by my grandfather’s parents. My aunt and uncle owned a furniture store. My parent owns rock quarries that his father started and my sister…
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Ready to Succeed? 4 Steps to Starting Your Own Small Business

~by Hannah Whittenly~ . If you don’t like your current job, don’t think you can advance in your field, or are just looking for more control over your professional life, it may be worthwhile to start your own business. However, before you start a company, it is critical that you think your plan through. What…
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Making Your Dream a Reality: 5 Keys to a Successful Startup

Making Your Dream a Reality: 5 Keys to a Successful Startup

~by Hannah Whittenly~ . Every great business starts with an idea that evolves to become a bunch of great ideas. But what entrepreneurs do from the time they conceive an idea determines whether their entrepreneurial venture can become successful. Here are five ingredients of startup success. 1. Do Your Homework   The first thing you…
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Be Your Own Boss: 5 Traits Needed for Small Business Owners

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . Since the advent of the Internet, there are now more possibilities for innovative entrepreneurs than ever before. With the click of a mouse, customers are now able to shop for the products and services they need, and you can take advantage of worldwide customer base when you take full advantage of…
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It’s Your Own Business and You’re in the Driver’s Seat

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . The cool thing about owning your own business is that you’re in the driver’s seat. You get to decide how much gas, when to brake, and how to steer your business. This can be both a blessing and a curse.   Why? Because if you’re scared, you can end up…
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Finding Your Tribe Can Be a Scary Thing

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . If you’re starting a business, you will need to find your tribe. Find your troop of followers who are your biggest fans; those who want to do business with you. Frequently that tribe will have nothing to do with your current family and friends. You’ll need to reach out to…
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excuses

Excuses Will Get You Sympathy, Not Clients

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . Excuses. We all have them. They’re kind of like butt holes. They also have the same effect on our lives and our businesses.   It’s funny how a single excuse is no reason for alarm. But like the tiny ripples on a pond after you’ve thrown a stone in the…
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How to Get Your First Advertising Campaign Up and Going

~by Brooke Chaplan~ . Starting a new business can be a fun and exciting adventure, but many new entrepreneurs only focus on creating their product or service. It does not matter how great your products are when you don’t have the proper advertising campaign in place. Not only do you need to provide a real solution…
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technology industry

4 Ways to Enter the Technology Industry as an Entrepreneur

~by Anica Oaks~ . The technology industry is constantly growing, making room for new leaders and new innovators. While technology is ever changing, it will never go away. Consequently, that makes it one of the most concrete industries for entrepreneurs to enter. Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, says that tech startups no longer require…
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Business Basics You Need to Know Before You Begin

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   I have a tiny confession to make. I’m a belt and suspenders kind of girl, especially when it comes to business. That means that I’m a huge fan of getting your ducks in a row before you start getting clients so that you can protect your family if something goes…
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