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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...
Hillary Sawchuk
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StartupNation Originals: A Drink With Hillary Sawchuk

If you could have a drink with anyone, who would it be? In her web series, A Drink With, Hillary Sawchuk sits down with today's most interesting and influential industry leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities and artists in order to learn their stories. As founder, producer and host of the show, Sawchuk has interviewed the likes of...
mentor
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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...
time management
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5 Time Management Tips to Help Get Your Business off the Ground

“How can I manage my time better?” is a question that crops up with alarming regularity. For entrepreneurs, this can have serious implications on their business. Luckily, there are steps they can take to prevent a productivity gap from opening. Bryan Hunter, head of digital marketing at Instant Offices says, “It’s important to think ahead, and to...
CEOs
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The Power of a Can-Do Attitude: Why Smart CEOs Always Say Yes

If you want to disrupt your industry, you need to adopt a mentality that distinguishes you from other leaders. When everyone else is saying no, you should always say yes. “Yes” seems like an innocuous word, but it’s one that many entrepreneurs and CEOs are so reluctant to say. “Yes” is a verbal agreement; one...
burn the business plan carl schramm
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Former Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation President and CEO on 5 Things Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Know

The following is excerpted from "Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do" by Carl Schramm. Copyright © 2018 by Carl Schramm. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Good companies don’t happen overnight Of course, because of the media-driven narrative of entrepreneurial success, many entrepreneurs dream of starting an...
personal branding
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The Growing Importance of Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs

For Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group, personal branding through social media is a big part of a successful company. “I was focused on corporate culture before it was cool,” he told The New Yorker. “It’s common for me to walk out of a meeting and write on Twitter, ‘Just finished a great meeting with...
pro
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You Don’t Need a Business Coach, You Need a Pro

It happens every time. Within moments of starting a conversation with successful startup founders and entrepreneurs (and over the years at Inc. magazine, I’ve interviewed and spoken with hundreds), they start talking about the people that helped them become successful. Their co-founders, their partners, their employees and the people who served as the inspiration for...