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How to Find the Right Business Mentor for You and Why It Matters

Throughout life, mentors provide support and valuable lessons. Nowhere is this truer than in the business world.   Having someone to guide you through your career -- or part of it, at least -- can be the key to success. A mentor can be anyone from a senior colleague to a boss to a highly...
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6 Reasons Why A Mentor is Essential to New Business Owners

Entrepreneurs know how exciting it is to bring a new idea to life. Yet, however great the idea, they may not know how to develop it into a working business model to generate revenue. That’s where a mentor comes in. Over the years, we’ve had several mentors who have been an integral part of our...
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Why You Need a Business Mentor (and Where You Can Find One)

Mattie Mae Larson has a growing business in Hawaii turning trash into treasure. Her company, Upcycle Hawaii, creates wallets, zipper pouches, bookmarks, beach totes and a plethora of other products. All of Upcycle Hawaii’s items are made from post-consumer waste diverted from local landfills. While her business has been built with blood, sweat and tears,...
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The Importance of Business Coaching: StartupNation Radio featuring Jon Dwoskin

On today's business coaching-themed episode of StartupNation, Jeff brings on Jon Dwoskin. Dwoskin is a business coach, author, speaker and podcaster who has coached everyone from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Dwoskin to learn more about business coaching: StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products...
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Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

The following is adapted from "Mr. Monkey and Me: A Real Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs" by Mike Smerklo. Copyright 2020 Lioncrest Publishing. In addition to getting the help you need and gaining perspective from your peers, there’s an added, less obvious benefit to asking for help. Odd as it may sound, asking someone for help endears you...
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The Gen Z Guide to Starting a Business

Each generation leaves a significant mark on entrepreneurship. Gen Z is currently entering the working world in a time of great uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Gen Zers are also watching businesses make significant pivots with their business models and may be inspired to make similar moves. Why wait for a dream job when...
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How a Co-CEO Model Can Help You Build a Better Business

Do you know any CEOs who have enough time to meet all of their obligations, both personally and professionally? If so, I’d love to meet him or her! While there have been several high-profile breakups this year of dual-CEOs (or should we call them “duel”-CEOs) from the likes of SAP, Oracle and Salesforce, I’ve had...
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What to Look for in a Mentor and Where to Find One

When you’re a new entrepreneur launching a business, you may find yourself inexperienced in a few areas. The most effective way to overcome this deficit quickly is by finding a mentor — someone who has the experience of starting and running their own company and is familiar with what skills, mindsets and tools are useful;...
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7 Steps to Starting a Side Hustle While Working Full Time

People with an entrepreneurial mindset often find themselves toying with an idea for a business that they can start up while still working their day job. Continuing to work your full-time gig while starting up a side hustle isn’t just understandable risk management—it’s also a savvy business move. According to a study from the Academy...
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7 Ways to Find a Mentor (and Why Having One is Vital to Your Startup’s Success)

When you start a new business, you’re going to want to find a good mentor. Mentors are as close to a business success hack that exists: they can provide validation, encouragement, networking opportunities, perspective, industry-specific strategies, accountability and more. It’s no surprise then that studies connect mentorship to higher outcomes of success and more revenue...
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4 Traits of Great Business Mentors

There is no sense in going it alone in the startup world. You can reap benefits from a great mentor throughout every stage of your career. That’s one of the most beautiful things about entrepreneurship—there is always more to learn. I’ve been lucky enough to have a number of great mentors throughout my years in...
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Be Your Own Boss: I Started a Business and Here’s How You Can, Too

The prospect of starting your own business venture can procure all kinds of doubts: How will I get it off the ground? Is my idea good enough? Will people care about it? What happens if I fail? Will I lose money? It’s not just personal insecurities that can stand in the way of that all-important...
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Entrepreneurship is About the Journey, Not Just the Destination

The following is excerpted from "The Entrepreneur's Framework: How Businesses Are Adapting in the New Economy," available at select bookstores and on Amazon, in paperback and for the Kindle. All proceeds from book sales are being donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters in Philadelphia, PA. Without a doubt, fear keeps the wantrepreneur from finding out...
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StartupNation Originals: Jen Sincero Says Do This One Thing to Grow Your Business

In “You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth,” #1 New York Times best-selling author, success coach and motivational speaker, Jen Sincero, offers expert tips for unlocking your earning potential. In this exclusive StartupNation Originals video series, we sat down with Sincero to learn additional insights from her book, all in exclusive...
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How to Survive the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship

In the years of being the CEO of my company, I have certainly faced my fair share of ups and downs. Before my digital marketing agency was operating in a renovated penthouse with 12 employees, it was just me working out of my best friend’s mother’s living room. I have come a long way over...
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The Importance of a Having a Business Mentor When Starting Up

As an entrepreneur, you have a fierce independent streak. It’s how you got your business off the ground in the first place. However, there will come a time where you hit a wall when it comes to growing your business. When you reach that point in your journey, it’s important to have a business mentor to...
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Franchise Expert Nick Bibby on Successful Franchising

Some people assume that franchises are "can’t fail" plug-and-play businesses. But as Nick Bibby, founder of The Bibby Group, a consultancy for franchisors and franchisees, will tell you, it’s not that simple. As with any business, both parties need to do their homework first. We caught up with Bibby to find out what franchisors and...