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Startup Pitfalls
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12 Startup Pitfalls to Avoid

Startup pitfalls to avoid So you want to be an entrepreneur, eh? Get ready for the ride of your life. Following our passions gives us a feeling of vivacity that is infectious.  We get tunnel vision as we hone in on our dreams. It’s a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we need tunnel vision...
business plan elements
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7 Savvy Planning Strategies For Business Owners

"Must Have" Planning Strategies According to the United States Small Business Association and the Internal Revenue Service’s 2011 survey, only about 10 percent of business owners are making more than $100,000 in their business. What is that 10 percent doing that you’re not? Planning. This alliterative phrase sums it up: Prior planning prevents piss poor performance....
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Reduce Expenses Without Sacrificing Service Quality

How Entrepreneurs Can Reduce Expenses Without Sacrificing Service Quality Regardless of where you are in your business building process, you’re likely trying to find a way to reduce your expenses and manage costs so that you can see your profit margins grow. Reducing expenses is a great way to increase your profit margins.  Before you...
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The 10 Commandments Of Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing: The Order Of Importance For Your Selling Arguments Why are some proposals a success when others aren’t? Why do some people rise to the top of their sales organization and some don’t? Are some proposals just lucky? Are some selling propositions simply better arguments? Or (the favorite excuse of the less successful proposal...
Startup Funding
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Raise Capital Online for Your Foodie Dream

Prepping Your Food Business To Raise Capital Online Gil Michel-Garcia has mastered the technique of crowdfunding, raising more than $1 million for his food-based company. Through popular websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the Internet has provided entrepreneurs with the tools to raise money for new products and projects. Michel-Garcia, 45, urges food and beverage...
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Workplace Fitness – Get in your exercise workout at work

Getting your exercise is good for both you and your business We all have busy, ever-changing schedules. We all know how important exercise is. So why is it so hard to stick to any sort of routine? Inconvenience, frustration, and lack of overall motivation generally contribute to our ever-growing list of reasons not to exercise....
Life Plan
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Womenpreneurs: What To Do When Your Lover Hates Your Startup Life

When He Starts To Despise Your Startup Life Dreams Launching a startup is time consuming. Hours are spent planning, executing, networking, in meetings – it will eat you up around the clock if you let it. There are entrepreneurs who believe striving for balance helps keep you sane; others who say you have to live...
startup success
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Startup Success Guide: Download It Now!

The Ultimate Guide to Startup Success (ie. How Not to Fail) Back Office Support Solutions (BOSS) released a comprehensive guide to aid new startups with their business ventures. The Ultimate Guide to Startup Success is available as a complimentary PDF download. The free step-by-step guide assists new business owners with the necessary considerations and steps...
financial
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10 Tips To Make Sure Your Financial Budget Will Succeed

 Is your financial budget all it needs to be? You’ve analyzed your past expenses, put them into spreadsheets, loaded Quicken with all of your data and come up with a budget. Now what? The tough part! You actually have to stick to your budget and put your plans into action. This is easier said than...
Hundred-Dollar Bills
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10 Tips To Make Sure Your Financial Budget Will Succeed

Make sure your financial budget is on track for your business' success! You’ve analyzed your past expenses, put them into spreadsheets, loaded Quicken with all of your data and come up with a budget. Now what? The tough part! You actually have to stick to your budget and put your plans into action. This is...
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Use customer development to better your product

Using customer development to better your product Anita B. Newton has 20 years of experience helping large marketing organizations such as P&G and Sprint and small companies like Zave Networks, which has since been acquired by Google, grow. She currently runs marketing at startup Mighty Green Solutions, a CPG company that makes eco-friendly products and...
fundraising
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Need a quick and dirty fundraising plan?

The Quick-And-Dirty Fundraising Plan You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint. You wouldn’t cook a new dish without a recipe. You wouldn’t take a road trip without a map. Why should your fundraising be any different? Trust me when I say ‘spray and pray’ is NOT an effective strategy for raising money. You can’t...
financial
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Startup Budget: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes of Startup Budgets Even though startups are meant to focus on the creative work, they cannot escape that one thing, which always comes up whenever we talk about business: financial management. A good startup budget plan is in this case practically a deal breaker – not only because it plays a crucial role...
women
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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...
Fund
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Do you know how to build wealth?

Build Your Wealth with a Fundamental Strategy Well … wealth building seems like such an easy concept. Get a good education, then a good paying job and keep working hard, and earn more. Many of us are doing that, but have hardly any wealth to show for our effort. Why? We’re not only good at...
Virtual Business Success
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Nurse Turns Entrepreneur with Tottels, Towels for Tots

Nurse gets entrepreneurial inspiration from her family Surgical nurse Neeta Tvelil said she was tired of picking up towels from the bathroom floor. She had three sons within five years and needed to cut down her pickup time and laundry. “I also wanted to make the process of hand washing easy and fun for the kids,” Tvelil...
Customer Database
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Get the Lowdown on Tapping Into Your Customers’ Needs

Tapping into your customers’ needs: Get the low down from Lauren Gilchrist “Make sure you understand the person that has the problem.” Seems like a simple enough idea to comprehend. But each year numerous startups fail for a variety of reasons, including creating products and services that no one wants. Entrepreneurs spend a lot of...
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Ask an Entrepreneur – What makes Stephanie MacConnell tick?

Stephanie MacConnell, CEO and co-founder of SpareStub, Astoria, N.Y. Here at Lioness Magazine we like to talk to entrepreneurs to find out what makes them who they are and "why" they decided to become a "trailblazing" entrepreneur in their field like Stephanie MacConnell. Let's get started... 1) How long have you been in business? SpareStub...
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Employee Recruitment Strategies Have to be Blend of the Old and the New

Blending old and new employee recruitment strategies ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing, the global leader in the industry within ManpowerGroup, asserts that recruiters must have a broad set of hard and soft skills to attract the right talent and enable organizations to maintain a competitive advantage. Automated Recruiting and the Human Factor, a new insights...