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advice
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11 Self-Made Millionaires Reveal the Best Advice They Ever Got

These millionaires and advisors in The Oracles have had some super-smart mentors; so we asked them for the best advice they’ve ever received. Here’s what they told us — and how it led to their success. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here “You’ll never succeed without me” The best...
social impact profit
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How Startups Can Balance Social Impact and Profit

Professor Henrietta Onwuegbuzie of Lagos Business School claims, “Being purpose-driven helps companies grow faster and make more money.” But what exactly does it mean to be a purpose-driven business, and how can startups balance social impact and profit? StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Why social impact is...
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The Importance of a Having a Business Mentor When Starting Up

As an entrepreneur, you have a fierce independent streak. It’s how you got your business off the ground in the first place. However, there will come a time where you hit a wall when it comes to growing your business. When you reach that point in your journey, it’s important to have a business mentor to...
side hustle
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11 Reasons Why You Need a Side Hustle

Side hustles aren’t new, but they’re more popular than ever. Especially now, with so many ways to make money online, more and more people are deciding to pursue a side hustle.  A 2021 survey from Dollarsprout showed that 57% of Americans have a side hustle. Why is this becoming more common? While everyone has their...
problem solving
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Why You Should Start a Business to Solve a Common Problem

Silicon Valley is known for its revolutionary ideas, grandiose statements and ability to challenge the status quo. By now, we’re all familiar with the classic persona of the Bay Area-located, hoodie-wearing techie, who tells their team to “move fast and break things” in order to “disrupt” entire industries. However, what those promising to change the...
financial literacy
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The Ultimate List of Books to Read to Sharpen Your Financial Literacy

Managing your finances should be taught in school. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. More than half of us live paycheck to paycheck. Similarly, nearly one-third of adults have no emergency reserves or savings. This is a recipe for disaster, especially when we’re faced with recession or a pandemic. Solid financial guidance is essential....
burnout
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8 Ways to Avoid Burnout When Starting a New Business

We’ve all felt burned out at one point or another — that feeling of total fatigue, both mental and physical, which comes from working ourselves too hard. Soon we’re experiencing symptoms like depression and exhaustion, feeling cynical and adrift. It’s ironic that at the point of burnout, the harder we work on something, the more...
The 10 Disciplines
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3 Tips to Maximize Your Energy to Live an Optimal Life as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are passionate leaders with seemingly endless energy, helping to advance our world one brilliant idea at a time. Throughout my career, I’ve been humbled and honored to speak at conferences filled with entrepreneurs, and can literally feel their energy and drive when I’m on stage. Entrepreneurship is incredibly fulfilling, but it certainly comes with...
habits
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11 Tips to Master Self-Discipline and Rid Yourself of Bad Habits

Warren Buffett said: “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” It’s far too easy for bad habits to derail our businesses, health, finances, relationships and happiness. Just one bad habit can be the bad apple that spoils a dozen good ones. Here’s how top entrepreneurs...
employee to entrepreneur
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Four Ways to Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur

Are you ready to make the leap from an employee to entrepreneur? Maybe you have a great business idea, you hate the rat race of the corporate world, or you just want more professional freedom. Whatever the reason, you may be wondering how you can make the transition a little bit smoother. No matter how...
bootstrap product launch
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3 Excellent Ways to Bootstrap Your Startup’s Product Launch

You’ve finally decided to embark on the entrepreneurial journey of your dreams and be your own boss. Congratulations! Now that you're in the planning stages, you've likely started thinking about how you’ll fund your dream company. While bootstrapping isn’t for everyone, starting a business with your own funds keeps you from relying on investors for...
leadership
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40 Tips for Millennial Entrepreneurs to Improve Their Leadership Skills

Millennials are making waves. As a generation, they are redefining what a successful career is, with a focus on flexible and fulfilling work, and millennials are not afraid to make financial sacrifices in order to stay true to these values. With this in mind, combined with the fact that many millennial men and women are...
startup or corporation
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Where Should You Work? A Tech Startup or a Tech Corporation

Tech employees are often met with a difficult dilemma: choosing between a startup or a corporate company. As the top employers of tech professionals, corporations and startups are always on the hunt for the best talent. Many prefer the stability of a job in Big Tech, but more and more tech professionals are making the...
business therapy
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Business Therapy Evaluates the Human Side of Your Business

Business consulting and coaching have been around a long time. But what are they really? Let’s start with a few simple definitions. A business consultant is a professional who provides professional or expert advice in a particular area such as security, management, accounting, law, human resources, marketing/PR, exit planning or any of many other specialized...
diversifying your income
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Why Diversifying Your Income Provides More Opportunities in the Long Run

One of the most common reasons people pursue the path of entrepreneurship is to achieve financial security and independence. If the events of the COVID-19 pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that anyone -- regardless of role, company, industry, or region -- can quickly find themselves without a job, and subsequently without a primary source...
burnout
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Keep Burnout at Bay With These Strategies

Many years ago, I was working on a big project for a global brand. It was complex and had a lot of moving parts, but it was manageable. It didn’t require me to work a crazy number of hours, and I was maintaining a good work-life balance. After just a few months of starting this...
Mentoring
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Mentoring is at the Heart of Entrepreneurship

Teaching and mentoring is at the heart of entrepreneurship. As business owners, we're teaching our prospects how our company can help solve their problem. With our team, we're teaching and communicating our vision and how we're to take care of our customers. With our company leadership, we're teaching how to guide their respective functions of...