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side hustle
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How to Channel Your Skills and Find Your Best Side Hustle

Are you ready to test the waters of entrepreneurship? Start with a side hustle. Having a side hustle gives you security, reassurance, diversity of income, and most importantly, it gives you the possibility for something more than just the mindless 9 to 5. Since a side hustle is really a business at it’s core, I’m going...
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11 Tips to Master Self-Discipline and Rid Yourself of Bad Habits

Warren Buffett said: “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” It’s far too easy for bad habits to derail our businesses, health, finances, relationships and happiness. Just one bad habit can be the bad apple that spoils a dozen good ones. Here’s how top entrepreneurs...
customer service
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How to Create Consistency in Your Customer Service

Building strong relationships with your customers is one of the most crucial aspects of starting and running a successful business. Without a clear understanding of who your customers are, what they’re looking for, and how you can inspire them to purchase again, you’ll constantly be stumbling around in the dark, searching in vain for growth...
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10 Ways to Boost Your Startup’s Customer Acquisition

Many startups struggle with finding and retaining customers. Having a sustainable and systematic customer acquisition strategy is an essential component of success for any organization, especially as a startup. Once you’ve implemented the basics to identify and attract new customers, you need to continue growing. Why is customer acquisition important? If you have a product...
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5 Actionable Goals for Your Startup to Set and Achieve

While the pandemic has created numerous obstacles for entrepreneurs, some of the best and most inventive ideas have been born out of adverse circumstances. January is the perfect time to re-evaluate what worked and what didn’t work over the course of the past 12 months in order to set new intentions for your business. Whether...
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Here’s How to Set Your New Business up for Success

Are you finally ready to follow your dreams and be your own boss? Do you have an incredible idea for a business that can really help solve a problem that you just know many consumers face? Becoming an entrepreneur is exciting and you probably want to jump right in now. However, it is important to...
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8 Tips for the Work From Home Solopreneur

You’ve plunged into starting a solo business venture from home. Being a solopreneur is a fantastic experience for motivated individuals, but it can easily become stagnant if you aren’t careful. When everything starts piling up, you can lose sight of what drew you to your passion project in the first place, and your tools of...
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4 Reasons Why Choosing the Right Business Model is a Make-or-Break Decision

When launching a startup, most entrepreneurs are focused on fine-tuning their product or service. While this is a critically important element of the process, successful entrepreneurs must first focus on choosing the right business model. Whether you’re turning a side hustle into a six-figure business or launching what you hope to be a major product...
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7 Steps to Turn an Idea Into a Successful Business

As Albert Einstein once said, “In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity.” In the business world, every successful idea and venture has stemmed from an opportunity — a circumstance that someone acted upon. For some, this idea stemmed from a problem or, as Einstein said, a crisis. For others, it stemmed from a...
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The Entrepreneur’s Paradox: The One Letter That Changes Fear into Power

The following is excerpted from "The Entrepreneur's Paradox" by Curtis Morley (Mango Publishing, March 16, 2021). Language is one of the most powerful tools in our personal arsenal to change our future. A single letter S can help you transform fear into power. Evaluate these two phrases: What if… What is… “What If” fuels fear, creates...
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Embrace Your Business Plan for a Successful 2021

To journey without a plan or a map is simply just wandering. And wandering in business never leads to success. We need to be constantly reevaluating our business plans, almost to a point where they become a living organism. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Start by reflecting...
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3 Practices That Will Bring Your Law Firm Explosive Growth

The following is adapted from "Fireproof" by Mike Morse One day, a new client walks into your law firm, and you quickly realize that this will be a big case. This case is not only going to make you a lot of money; it’s going to make you famous. What do you do when that...
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Creating a Weekly Business Plan

One of the things that holds people back is that they don’t start mapping out their day until they get to work. It’ll take them 30 to 40 minutes to figure out what’s going to happen — but if they did it the night before, it would only take 10 or 15 minutes. StartupNation exclusive...
sarah_goody startup success
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This Young Entrepreneur Shares Her 4 Tips for Startup Success

What do you think of when you hear the word “entrepreneur”? When most people think of an entrepreneur, they imagine a twenty-something young adult, straight out of college, working tirelessly in a basement on an exciting new business idea that will change the world and make them rich and famous. Or at least that’s what...
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Setting These 3 Types of Goals is Essential to Your Startup’s Success

The following is excerpted from "Exit Rich: The 6 P Method to Sell Your Business for Huge Profit" (January 26, 2021; Fast Company Press) provided with permission by authors, Michelle Seiler-Tucker and Sharon Lechter. Let’s face it: Rarely does someone go into business with the end game in mind. Think back to when you started or bought your...
online business
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7 Tips for Starting an Online Business

Few things create a flood of new online business seekers like economic uncertainty, but the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly exceptional for one reason: remote work. Now that people have cut commutes and are getting more time at home, that side hustle that’s been shelved for so many years has become significantly more approachable....
side hustle
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5 Genius Insights to Start a Lucrative Side Hustle

Acorns grow into oak trees. Many successful entrepreneurs started with just a humble side hustle. Top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their invaluable lessons learned from early side hustles. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here It won’t be easy, but false confidence is good I was working 9...
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3 Core Objectives to Help You Lead Your Startup Through the Pandemic

Navigating through a global pandemic is something that no entrepreneur can prepare themselves for. Past experiences and successes go out the window once uncertainty hits and we are forced to make quick, unprecedented and ultimately risky decisions. As a founder and CEO myself, production of our flagship device was just beginning as the world came...