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How to Find the Right Business Mentor for You and Why It Matters

Throughout life, mentors provide support and valuable lessons. Nowhere is this truer than in the business world.   Having someone to guide you through your career -- or part of it, at least -- can be the key to success. A mentor can be anyone from a senior colleague to a boss to a highly...
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6 Reasons Why A Mentor is Essential to New Business Owners

Entrepreneurs know how exciting it is to bring a new idea to life. Yet, however great the idea, they may not know how to develop it into a working business model to generate revenue. That’s where a mentor comes in. Over the years, we’ve had several mentors who have been an integral part of our...
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Why You Need a Business Mentor (and Where You Can Find One)

Mattie Mae Larson has a growing business in Hawaii turning trash into treasure. Her company, Upcycle Hawaii, creates wallets, zipper pouches, bookmarks, beach totes and a plethora of other products. All of Upcycle Hawaii’s items are made from post-consumer waste diverted from local landfills. While her business has been built with blood, sweat and tears,...
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StartupNation Announces Partnership with SCORE of Southeast Michigan

StartupNation is excited to formally announce a strategic partnership with SCORE of Southeast Michigan, an organization of expert business mentors that provides aspiring small business owners with the free tools they need to succeed. As part of this partnership, SCORE of Southeast Michigan will regularly share content through an “Ask the Expert” segment on StartupNation Radio...
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4 Traits of Great Business Mentors

There is no sense in going it alone in the startup world. You can reap benefits from a great mentor throughout every stage of your career. That’s one of the most beautiful things about entrepreneurship—there is always more to learn. I’ve been lucky enough to have a number of great mentors throughout my years in...
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StartupNation Originals: How to Find the Right Business Coach

In “You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth,” #1 New York Times best-selling author, success coach and motivational speaker, Jen Sincero, offers expert tips for unlocking your earning potential. In this exclusive StartupNation Originals video series, we sat down with Sincero to learn additional insights from her book, all in exclusive...
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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...
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8 Business Services You May Be Paying for That You Can Get for Free

Looking to make some trims to your operational budget? Just getting started and need business solutions that won’t break the bank? There are a lot of bills that are unavoidable (utilities, suppliers, etc.) but today’s digital environment connects entrepreneurs with a variety of products that can help them run their business without adding to their...
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5 Tips for New Grads Looking to Start a Business

You’ve walked across the stage, received your diploma and left behind the halls of academia. You are now the proud owner of a degree, and it’s your moment to take on the world. But suppose your career ambitions aren’t suited for the 9 to 5 grind. What if your goals are more entrepreneurial in nature?...
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What to Consider When Choosing an Accelerator for Your Startup

If you’re a startup founder, everyone is likely telling you how much your business would benefit if you participate in an accelerator. In startup communities, stories about businesses that skyrocketed to success after getting involved with the right accelerator are traded more frequently than potty training tips between parents waiting to pick their kids up...
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6 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Business Coach This Year

This is the year. This, you have decided, is the year you skyrocket your business to great success. Congratulations! It’s a worthy resolution for the new year. But I’m here to make sure that instead of simply setting a goal, you also work toward making it a reality. Too many business owners throw out goals and...
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How to Find the Right Business Mentor

According to a 2013 executive coaching survey conducted by Stanford, 80 percent of CEOs said they had a business mentor that year. Additionally, those businesses that are mentored statistically last longer than those that don’t invest in mentorship. In other words, finding the right business mentor is essential to your success. Period. This begs the...
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LinkedIn ProFinder Shares Advice for Navigating the Gig Economy

Whether you're a small business looking to hire help, or an entrepreneur seeking freelance work, there are plenty of resources to choose from. Sites like Fiverr are great for outsourcing on a budget, while a tool like LinkedIn ProFinder provides a marketplace for entrepreneurs in the gig economy. In fact, according to LinkedIn, the gig economy...
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How Female Millennials Can Become Mentors

Now more than ever, the world needs female mentors. Studies have shown that for women in STEM fields especially, the sooner they are mentored by other women during their academic career, the less likely they are to drop out of the program. When it comes to mentorship, experience is key and age is just a...
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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...
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Tips for Startup Success for First-Time Entrepreneurs

If you’re planning on launching a startup, it’s important to realize that while you may have a wonderful idea for a business, success also hinges on executing that idea in the right way. While many entrepreneurs learn a lot as they go, you’ll be much better prepared if you go about the process carefully and strategically as...
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12 Online Small Business Resources to Help You Grow

We live in a digital world, which, in many ways, makes it easier to run a business. Whether you live in a major city chock full of resources dedicated to small businesses, or you live in the middle of nowhere with not so much as a post office nearby, you still have access to some...
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6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Develop Business Skills

Many business owners realize their skills deficit after launching their startup, then quickly scrambled to bridge the gap. Whether you’re preparing to start a new company or you want to become a better leader, here are six ways you can develop your business skills. Noting that startups have a high failure rate, entrepreneur Neil Patel...