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How This Dance Company Choreographs Cash Flow with Credit

Lindsey Dinneen is the owner of VidaDance Studio in Leawood, Kansas. With students ranging in age from 2 to 73, Dinneen’s company aims to bring the joy of dance into the lives of all members of her community. VidaDance offers ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop and dance fitness classes. In business for three years, Dinneen...
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The Power of Being an Entrepreneur Without a Paycheck

If you have small or nonexistent income, you are probably a new entrepreneur still in shock over the loss of your paycheck, or your business has launched but is in lean times. Or, perhaps you’ve established your idea but need to tighten up to grow. You are not alone, as most entrepreneurs have been here. Independent...
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Former Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation President and CEO on 5 Things Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Know

The following is excerpted from "Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do" by Carl Schramm. Copyright © 2018 by Carl Schramm. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Good companies don’t happen overnight Of course, because of the media-driven narrative of entrepreneurial success, many entrepreneurs dream of starting an...
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Why I Quit My Job to Launch a Startup, Failed and Would Do it All Again

This isn’t an overnight success story, this is a real story. It was a mid-September afternoon in 2016. There I was, on the top floor of some swanky office, peering through floor to ceiling windows over the autumn skyline. I’d gotten a promotion a few weeks before, my second in just four years; someone up...
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7 Mistakes These Successful Entrepreneurs Will Never Make Again

No one ever made it to the top without encountering challenges or setbacks along the way. Fail enough times and you’ll eventually succeed. These seven entrepreneurs share the biggest mistakes from their past, and how their learning experiences can shape who you are today. 1. I didn’t experiment enough My biggest failures came from when...
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5 Growth Lessons We Learned From the Last 5 Years in Business

One thousand, eight hundred and twenty five. That’s about how many days there are in the span of five years — and only 50 percent of small businesses will make it to celebrate that anniversary. Fortunately, our business is well over five years old, and while we learn so much every year, the past five...
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Why it Never Pays to Be a Jackass: In Business and Life [Opinion]

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this column are the author's own, and do not reflect the viewpoints of StartupNation Media Group, LLC. Lessons in how to have lasting impact While we might be living in an age of sanctioned jackass leadership, it rarely works out for those of us who want to stand for greatness...