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risk management
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How to Identify and Offset Risk to Build a Business That Lasts

The following is excerpted from "Rogue Waves: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change" by Jonathan Brill (McGraw Hill, August 2021). Netscape founder Marc Andreesen, now a prolific startup investor, describes entrepreneurial risk management in terms of peeling an onion. On day one of a startup, you have a bulb full of...
life purpose true calling
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How to Crack Your Life’s Purpose and Unlock Your True Calling

Inspiration is everywhere. The business of personal development coaching and live or virtual events that “transform your life and 10X your revenue” has exploded in the last 10 years or so. But is the proliferation of these events achieving the goal of helping people align with their life's purpose? My business partner, Patrick Combs, and...
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Why Confidence is Crucial to Your Success

Successful entrepreneurs all have something big in common: courage! According to the Hiscox American Courage Index, business owners show a higher level of courage than the general population, and for good reason. It takes confidence to persist in the face of ambiguity and failure. High confidence is a crucial element in thinking big. Part of that...
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Babson College Professor Shares the Number One Characteristic of Successful Entrepreneurs

The following excerpt is provided exclusively to StartupNation by "The Entrepreneur's Playbook: More than 100 Proven Strategies, Tips, and Techniques to Build a Radically Successful Business" by Leonard C. Green with Paul Brown © 2017 Leonard C. Green All rights reserved. Published by AMACOM Books. Division of American Management Association. 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019....
Local payment acceptance
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The Benefits of Local Payment Acceptance Companies

Some of the trendier merchant services companies are popular with small business owners looking to accept credit card payments. It may be easy at first with the initial card reader you’re given. However, you then end up paying more in fees, and your equipment will most likely not be EMV-compliant, a big safety concern for your...
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Taking a Leap of Faith

Taking a Leap of Faith Today's Quote is from Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard, 20th Century American Heiress, who said: “Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”   Helping high-integrity, growth oriented individuals pursue and realize their vision of life excellence is my passion. This special coaching partnership with each individual includes many...
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Richard Branson’s “Luck”

I just read this in the May 14 issue of The New Yorker and wanted to pass it along. Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Atlantic (and about 130 other "Virgin" brands) says about entrepreneurship: I don't think I am different really from any entrepreneur. You have to stick you neck out on occasion. You have...