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How to Stay Top of Mind and Boost Referrals in Any Business

Referrals are the highest compliment to your business — but it takes work to get them. There’s a fine line between staying top of mind with referral sources and being pushy. Here’s how these relationship masters and advisors in The Oracles find this balance and win referrals. 1. Create content and meet right away We do our...
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Mentoring is at the Heart of Entrepreneurship

Teaching and mentoring is at the heart of entrepreneurship. As business owners, we're teaching our prospects how our company can help solve their problem. With our team, we're teaching and communicating our vision and how we're to take care of our customers. With our company leadership, we're teaching how to guide their respective functions of...
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Shark Tank Investors Say This is How to Win Them Over

Look the part, be disruptive and keep things simple, say Barbara Corcoran, Bethenny Frankel, Grant Cardone and others. You have a great idea. Now you need the money to make it happen. In this day and age when it seems like everybody is an entrepreneur, how do you convince investors your idea is worth their financial backing? We asked “Shark Tank”...
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4 Self-Made Millionaires Reveal the Best Investments They Ever Made

From bitcoin to bonds, there are so many investment options today it’s hard to choose. We asked these millionaires and advisors in The Oracles about the best investments they ever made — and their predictions for the future. I worked for companies that gave me equity “Work for companies that give you equity, like I did at...
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Peter Shankman: A Faster Than Normal Entrepreneur

No moss grows under serial entrepreneur, Peter Shankman. The founder of Help a Reporter Out sold his company to Vocus within two years of its inception. He travels the world delivering keynotes and consulting on topics such as customer service, social media and ADHD. He penned a book about succeeding with ADHD called, “Faster Than Normal:...
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Author and Business Coach Pamela Slim on Growing a Business in 2018

Over the past 20 years, business coach and author Pamela Slim has helped countless businesses of all sizes problem solve and grow. She’s authored two business books, “Escape from Cubicle Nation” and “Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together.” In 2016, she opened K’é, a place to grow small business in downtown...
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How to Find the Right Business Mentor

According to a 2013 executive coaching survey conducted by Stanford, 80 percent of CEOs said they had a business mentor that year. Additionally, those businesses that are mentored statistically last longer than those that don’t invest in mentorship. In other words, finding the right business mentor is essential to your success. Period. This begs the...
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Why Every Startup Needs a Mastermind

Being an entrepreneur takes determination, vision, sweat, courage and the ability to approach your industry in a new way. The best way to be able to tackle all of these things is to join what is commonly referred to as a mastermind. Basically, a mastermind is a collective of minds that are there to support each...