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5 Keys to Reach Entrepreneurial Success This Year

For many entrepreneurs, the end of the year is a grind to the finish line. This is followed by an entirely new set of goals, sometimes based on the tradition of New Year’s resolutions. As the new year begins, I want to share five keys to success every entrepreneur needs in order to have the...
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6 Success Lessons You Need to Know for Self-Improvement

The path to greatness starts with a critical look in the mirror. These accomplished entrepreneurs share their best, most practical (and actionable) tips to maximize your potential for success with self-improvement. 1. Quit caring and take ownership First off, unbelievable happiness comes from a self-belief that’s not swayed by people’s opinions of you. So many...
Aspiring entrepreneurs
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7 Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Thinking of quitting your job to chase your dreams of entrepreneurship? It’s often a quandary for many young professionals who hold such aspirations. Weighing the pros and cons of self-employment seems an endless process and letting go of that "guaranteed" salary is a tough decision for many aspiring entrepreneurs. In fact, it’s most likely one of...
Productivity tips
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5 Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurial Success

Most entrepreneurs want and need things to happen now. Whether you started your own company, are employed as a hired gun to run a company or serve as the CEO of a private or public company, human beings want to be productive. Having a productive day feels good. Productivity equals results and in the business context, should...
Successful entrepreneurship
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5 Steps to Successful Entrepreneurship

Although I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 10 years, the company I co-founded is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing, though. We’ve learned from our mistakes and kept planning for the future of successful entrepreneurship. What I have learned as a marketing entrepreneur can help any entrepreneur, regardless of industry. Below are...
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Learn How to Fail Fast in Order to Succeed

The following excerpt was selected exclusively for StartupNation readers from “Daring & Disruptive” by Lisa Messenger. Excerpted with permission by North Star Way publishing, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. I think the key to failure is that if you’re going to fail, you may as well do it fast. I have seen so many people do...
How to Become an Entrepreneur
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From Layoff to Startup: How to Become an Entrepreneur

There is no set template to starting a business. Each model is different, as is each market, each product and each individual entrepreneur. Although planning is crucial in order for your ventures to be successful, there will always be unexpected variables in your journey. No matter what kinds of unique twists and turns are on your...
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Play Ball! Baseball’s opening day for small business entrepreneurs

I love baseball. You only have to glance at the photo on this blog to figure that out. That's me in my Detroit Dodgers uniform, the amateur men's hardball team that won the national championship for our age group & skill level in 2003 (I even have a championship ring!). There's no way I could...
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Story of a young entrepreneur: do what you love

I called my Uncle Jim the other day. Actually I have two Uncle Jims. This one is the Penn State Uncle Jim. You know, he's one of those guys that lives & breathes everything that is Penn State. He and my Aunt Sally live in Annapolis but spend all of their weekends at their home...