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leadership
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How to Get Out of Day-to-Day Operations and Into Leadership

When you start a business, you have a vision of what you want running your company to be like. While every founder is different, most entrepreneurs envision customers who love their product or service so much that they see it as the best (or only!) option in the market. Years after they start their business,...
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4 Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Ask Themselves

Time is the most important asset you have. Unlike money, once you’ve spent it, you can’t get it back, and how you spend it is important. They say time is money, but time is your dream. When you’re running a startup, you’re in the dream business. And every minute you can spend on your dream...
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What We Learned From Turning Down a Deal on Shark Tank

When we appeared on Shark Tank to pitch our popular Zipadee-Zip swaddle transition product, we were thrilled to receive three different offers from the sharks. We ended up striking a deal on the show with Daymond John for $200,000 in exchange for a 20 percent stake in our company, Sleeping Baby. The last thing we...
time management
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5 Time Management Tips to Help Get Your Business off the Ground

“How can I manage my time better?” is a question that crops up with alarming regularity. For entrepreneurs, this can have serious implications on their business. Luckily, there are steps they can take to prevent a productivity gap from opening. Bryan Hunter, head of digital marketing at Instant Offices says, “It’s important to think ahead, and to...
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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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Expand Your Brand: Are You Ready to Franchise Your Business?

Franchising has been long proven to be an amazing way to grow a business. Look no further than down your street and you might see the latest version of franchising’s powerful effect on brands that fit the mold for scalable growth through independent franchise investment. Often, an entrepreneur examining these fast-paced growth franchise brands can...
Time
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Why Your Time Is Worth Much More Than You Think

Few entrepreneurs can say with much accuracy what an hour of their time is worth. Even fewer realize that not knowing the exact figure could be holding them back. Nearly every person who starts a small business is smart and works hard, probably to a fault. And that fault is at the heart of the DIY...
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7 Resolution Ideas For Every Entrepreneur

It's not too late to make resolutions - get some ideas here! It’s the start of the New Year and everyone has resolutions on their mind, trying to figure out what changes can be made to better themselves. For many women, improving their health, losing weight, spending more time with their family and managing work...
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The Art of Delegation

Delegation: An important skill for entrepreneurs There is only so much time in a day, and more times than not, it simply isn’t enough time to get everything done that is currently on your plate. For most entrepreneurs. having so much to do is part of a normal day, but there is always the question:...
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Delegate or Die – Seven Steps to Success

Do you feel stressed and overloaded? Or that your business growth seems stalled? If so, then you may need to brush up your delegation skills! Learning to delegate is critical to successful leadership. You can’t take on more responsibility unless you are willing to delegate to others. But that doesn't mean it is always easy. If you...