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side hustle
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How to Channel Your Skills and Find Your Best Side Hustle

Are you ready to test the waters of entrepreneurship? Start with a side hustle. Having a side hustle gives you security, reassurance, diversity of income, and most importantly, it gives you the possibility for something more than just the mindless 9 to 5. Since a side hustle is really a business at it’s core, I’m going...
products
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Make it Minimal and Marketable: How Startups Can Build Better Products

We’ve all heard the saying: faster, better or cheaper - pick two. It’s an unfortunate reality of every business, from startups to large enterprises. You can’t have it all. Especially when it comes to product development, all companies face the same restraints around time, resources and money. For startups specifically, with their often smaller budgets...
entrepreneur
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How Quitting My Job and Becoming an Entrepreneur Unleashed My Creativity

Two years ago, I had it all. I was working for a venture-funded company, we were growing, and I was in a leadership position with a decent equity stake. Honestly, I was living the dream, and I loved it—for a while. But, something just wasn’t right. I can’t tell you exactly when or why I started to feel...
Winner in business
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What it Takes to Be a Winner in Business

I was prepared to do well in the Beijing Games of 2008 in my javelin throw discipline. I trained daily for 15 years, and I was persistent and motivated. Even though I easily threw the javelin more than 197 feet during my warmups, my best throw arrived at only 180 feet during the real competition....
Business Building Blocks
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Are You Building A Better Business?

Stop Building a Job, Build A Better Business! When most of us decided to take the plunge and start our own businesses, we hoped that the success would bring us the freedom to work on our own schedules, financial abundance, and fulfillment in knowing that we are making a positive difference. Unfortunately, when you look...
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Idealistic Naivete

Every now and then, I speak to an aspiring entrepreneur who is amazed by the daring feats of business-building we all read about here on StartupNation, in magazines such as Inc., and anywhere else a business is being built. They perceive a huge chasm between where they are and where we entrepreneurs sit. This couldn't...