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books
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15 Books That Every Entrepreneur Should Read During the Pandemic

The dog days of summer are here, which means prime reading time. While the warmer weather continues to beckon us outdoors (while still practicing social distancing, of course) and most of us find ourselves with a bit more free time due to the pandemic, it feels as though there is more time to hit the...
fears
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How I Conquered My Fears and Became an Entrepreneur

Have you ever dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur? If you answered yes, what’s stopping you? According to Gallup, 25 percent of adults in the U.S. have thought about starting their own business but have yet to take the plunge. If it’s because you’re scared, then you’ve got company. Fear is the most common reason people fail...
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How to Innovate Faster Using the Lean Startup Methodology

The following is adapted from "Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change" Copyright © 2018 by Beth Comstock. Published by Currency, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. During my discovery pilgrimages to Silicon Valley and various “maker” spaces, I started hearing a growing buzz about lean innovation methods almost six months before...
cash flow
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7 Practical Ways to Manage Cash Flow So Your Business Never Goes Broke

Probably the biggest killer of any business is that it runs out of money. Often, it's not even for lack of a good product, but lack of cash flow. It takes years of experience for an entrepreneur to understand how to manage cash flow well. Money masters and members of The Oracles share their top techniques for...
marketing
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How to Establish a Marketing Presence as a Lean Startup

When you first start your business, it’s expected that money will be tight — and most of it is probably going toward your startup's basic needs. When cash flow is limited, choosing what to prioritize can be intimidating, and the idea of marketing your business may seem out of reach. But believe it or not,...
products
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Make it Minimal and Marketable: How Startups Can Build Better Products

We’ve all heard the saying: faster, better or cheaper - pick two. It’s an unfortunate reality of every business, from startups to large enterprises. You can’t have it all. Especially when it comes to product development, all companies face the same restraints around time, resources and money. For startups specifically, with their often smaller budgets...
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The Golden Rules of Holiday Gift Giving on a Startup Budget

For entrepreneurs running lean startups, it can be tough to get into the holiday spirit. On the one hand, nobody wants to be a Scrooge. If every brand-new small business owner could, they would shower their employees, partners and clients with extravagant presents. However, the reality is that the real “bah, humbug!” isn’t found in...