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Why You Need to Go Back to the Beginning to Grow Your Business

It’s most every entrepreneur’s dream: your business is a success, and in a few short years, you’ve gone from being a lone freelancer to managing an ever-growing team of employees. But you soon find that this brings its own challenges. Suddenly, you no longer have the time to get to know everybody in the office...
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How to Define Success for Your Business in 2019

Though not every business is the same, you’d be hard pressed to find a business owner that doesn’t share an interest in one common goal: success. But what exactly does success mean? Is it inextricably tied to a dollar sign? Is it based on overall satisfaction and happiness? Or, is it something else entirely? In...
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This Entrepreneur Says to Win, You Must First Lose Yourself

From a college dropout to a $20 million plus consulting empire at the age of 27, Sam Ovens’ entrepreneurial success story speaks for itself. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Sam and pick his brain on the mindset of a serial entrepreneur who effectively rose from nothing. Through, Sam is using his...
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How to Manifest Small Business Success in 5 Steps

If you do a web search to learn how to start a business, you’ll notice that most lists include creating a business plan. You’ll get advice on lawyers, funding and marketing, but there is a key part of the plan missing: your mental plan. Do you dream of being the next Zuckerberg or Gates? Write...
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....
Marketing and branding
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Marketing and Branding: How to Be Smart, Agile and Fast

You’ve spent invaluable hours developing your core product. You’ve hired people you’re extremely confident with, and you’re confident in the value of your offering to the consumer—so confident you stake everything on it. But your business flops. What happened? The big blunder, the mistake that can sink a business, is a failure to adapt. Today’s...
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3 Ways to Determine a Startup’s Success

One of the hardest parts of a startup is determining if you’ll ever find success. Entrepreneurs dream of the day their startup will turn a profit or even hit its initial milestones. Startups are the most challenging types of businesses, as they’re the ones pushing the world’s boundaries. What makes a startup different from a...
Start Your Own Business
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How to Start Your Own Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

Starting your own business can be a great way to maximize your revenue, decide your own working hours and choose your co-workers. As dreamy as this sounds to start your own business, it can be one of the most stressful projects you’ve ever set out to accomplish. Being your own boss isn’t for everyone. With...
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3 Phase Gates to Move Your Product or Service to Market

At some point along the journey, most entrepreneurs are faced with what may seem like the final impossibility – the one roadblock that has the potential to prevent them from bringing their idea, product or service to market. It doesn’t have to: entrepreneurs can use the following three “phase gate” process to conquer the impossibilities...
Selling Your Company
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4 Traps To Avoid When Selling Your Company

Business owners have been known to refer to due diligence as "the entrepreneur's proctology exam." It's a crude analogy, but a good representation of what it feels like when a stranger pokes, prods and looks inside every inch of your business. Most professional acquirers will have a checklist of questions they need answered if they’re considering...
Performance Breakthrough
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Listen! The Revolutionary Way to Have a Conversation [Book Excerpt]

Performance of a Lifetime is a consulting firm that uses the art and science of theatrical performance to help leaders, teams and organizations grow by focusing on the human side of business strategy. CEO Cathy Salit’s new book, "Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work" (Hachette Books) presents the theory and practical application of...
Video Digital Marketing
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Digital Marketing Campaign: Get the Most Out of Video

The biggest challenge for any brand looking to expand online is embracing the concept of digital marketing. For many businesses, video a brand new challenge and one that could cause difficulties if the best practices are not followed. That does not mean that you cannot be successful, though! In fact, digital marketing strategies have begun to make the...
Fiscal Management
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Company Finances: Understanding the Importance of Fiscal Management

Fiscal management is essential to the long-term success of any business. No matter how well your business performs in providing services or exceeding sales expectations, poor financial management can wipe out all of your hard work and drive your business straight into the ground. The simple math is that if a company spends more than...
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Must-Have Paid Tools For SEO Success

In order to increase search rankings in SEO work, I've outlined my top 10 list of paid tools for SEO success. Whether you are working independently or for a firm, it is critical that you have the ability to measure your success; so having an appropriate toolbox for this line of work is essential. Many...
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Competitors Are Not Your Enemy – Part 1 – Validation

Looking for Validation This is the first article of a three part series that discusses why "Competitors Are Not Your Enemy." Many people think of competitors as the enemy. Not necessarily true. Listed below are three ways that will be discussed and how they can help you beginning with validation. This article helps you to...
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Success Tips from Ari Rabban of

Recently, I heard about a new kind of phone company and their PR tactics. Here, Ari Rabban, CEO of,, shares his thoughts and insights on success: Tell us about is a new kind of phone company, Or, as we like to call it, a Phone.Company. We offer innovative services based on...
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The Power of “Track Record Marketing”

I ran a new route this morning. I was weaving through the neighborhood and come across a variety of homes for sale. Naturally, the homes have "For Sale" signs out in the front yard. But I noticed that not all For Sale signs are equal. I also learned the power of something I'll refer to...
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Success Killers

Larry Thompson is an agent in Hollywood. He wrote a book called "Shine." I read about it in AARP Magazine. After observing stars--the Hollywood kind-- he came up with these four tips for success: 1- Identify Your Talent: Stars are clear about what they excel in, whether it's fixing cars, taking photos, working with children,...
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When business opportunity knocks, open the door.

"Sometimes it's a matter of using a familiar product in a new way," wrote StartupNation community member Sara Schaedig in response to our previous entry about the invention of Velcro. Sara went on to state a problem horse owners deal with. "Those of us who have horses and trail ride have the same problem with...