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creative partnerships
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Creative Partnerships: Providing Connection, Support and Community

The following is excerpted from "An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake" by Srinivas Rao, published on August 7, 2018 by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2018 by Srinivas Rao. Creative partners: two-person teams One of the great myths of creativity is...
dream teams
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Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart

In the early days of a startup’s journey, partnerships are often crucial. Teaming up with companies that have what you don’t yet—credibility and customers—can be one of the best ways to get your company on the map. Later on in the journey, acquiring other companies—or being acquired yourself—is often the thing that we want to...
Cash flow
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A Positive Way to Approach Startup Cash Flow Downturn

Every business goes through cycles. For instance, the retail industry knows to expect increased business and cash flow during the holiday season in the fourth quarter. Florists and jewelers gear up for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. In cold weather and rainy regions, construction increases during spring and summer, with winter being a slow period. Accountants...
Business partner
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How to Choose the Right Business Partner [Infographic]

Starting a new business can be the most exciting time of your life. When you’re sitting on a big idea, it’s natural to want to share it. Plus, you’re likely to need a bit support from other people if you’re to get the thing off the ground. Most importantly, you may need a business partner:...
Business Mentors
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How Business Mentors Can Benefit Your Startup

Entrepreneurs want to go their own way. Otherwise they wouldn’t be entrepreneurs. Though it’s admirable to do everything by yourself, it’s also impossible. Doing something the second time is always easier than the first because ultimately, experience is priceless. Business mentors give entrepreneurs access to relevant practical experience most consider wisdom. Finding the right mentor to...
Barter
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When Barters Go Bad

Say you’re a photographer and a hair salon approaches you about taking before and after photos in exchange for free haircuts or styling. Or you’re a web designer who’s offered free tacos in exchange for setting up the taqueria’s new website. Sounds like a great deal, right? Not so fast! Lots of stories extoll the...