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personal growth
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3 Personal Growth Habits to Integrate Into Your Life

There is a difference between successful people and those who are not. While it’s easy to think that successful people got a lucky break or were born with a better disposition, that is hardly ever the case. They are human and have the same challenges as everyone else. They wake up with the same worries...
Bootstrapping
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4 Realities of Bootstrapping a Business From Nothing

I started my business back in 2010 with absolutely no money. The first month I decided to try freelancing I made $5. Granted, back then, freelancing was still seen as something you did when you couldn’t find a job and blogging wasn’t really a trend yet. Regardless, I started a business from nothing and have...
Women-owned businesses
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5 Reasons Why Women-Owned Businesses are Thriving

Since the end of the Great Recession in 2010, minority- and women-owned businesses have been steadily increasing. Although average earnings for businesses owned by women still tend to lag behind that of men, they are seeing large increases year over year. In 2016, there were an estimated 11.3 million business owned by women in the United...
Neil Patel
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Influencer Neil Patel on the Importance of Hustling for Your Dreams [Book & Audio Excerpt]

The following excerpt was reprinted and selected exclusively for StartupNation readers from “Hustle” by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits and Jonas Koffler. Copyright © 2016. By permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold. It’s not enough to simply have a dream, you have to actively pursue it. Most people who talk endlessly about dreams but don’t...
Engagement
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Rethinking Engagement in a Digital World

I was recently interviewed by Joel Pilger of RevThink on what I would tell agencies looking to get into TV. In listening back, I might sound overly pessimistic about traditional linear media. Let me be clear, I am a TV guy. I have spent almost two decades developing, selling and producing television. So no, I do not think that TV...
Living a Life of Purpose
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How to Live a Life of Purpose

The purpose of life is living a life of purpose. The power of this particular mantra came to me last week on a call. I was talking to a potential client about their brand and their goals. I asked, "What's your purpose?" They laughed and said, "To make money!" Then they turned serious, saying, "Actually, I've...
Life outside of work
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Life Outside of Work? Confessions of a Non-Relaxer

A few months ago, LinkedIn had a series of articles on My Life Outside of Work and provided some tremendous insights from influencers like Richard Branson, Mary Barra, Maynard Webb, Robert Herjavec, Suze Orman and Janine Allis, to name just a few. I have to say, they were all great reads and waxed poetically about balance, hobbies...
Marketing Mentality
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How to Avoid the “Shiny Penny” Marketing Mentality

One of the benefits of having a child is getting to go to animated movies without any guilt or questioning from contemporaries. “Oh … I would have much rather gone to that new (insert former SNL cast member here) movie, but my kid wanted to go to see that new animated film.” True, these films really are...
Reinvention
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There is Nothing Wrong with Reinvention!

Millennials have a reputation for being incapable of sticking to one career. It has become a rallying cry for businesses: that they have to "put up" with bad prioritization and lack of focus from those ages 18 to 34 (which represent roughly 35 percent of the workforce). Those that believe this is a problem point to...
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Run a contest: Win Customers (and more)!

How Running a Contest Can Generate Buzz for Your Business Need a creative way to promote your franchise opportunity? Why not give one away? That’s what we’re doing at SOLDIERFIT, a military-inspired fitness franchise headquartered in Maryland. We recently launched a contest that will award one U.S. military veteran with their own franchise location –...
Teenage Entrepreneur
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Keshia Ashe gives young girls ManyMentors in STEM

ManyMentors focused on giving opportunities primarily to middle and high school students Keeping young people interested and involved in science and technology is an important focus and one of the major goals of the ManyMentors organization. Co-Founder and CEO Keshia Ashe, 29, from Hampton Virginia, helped start the nonprofit organization because she saw a need...
Grow Your Business
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Sherrie Berry: Revitalizing The Skincare Industry

Changing people's lives by developing skincare products Looking at Sherrie Berry today you’d never know she was the victim of an accidental backyard explosion that burned her face, chest and arm less than a decade ago. The aforementioned experience, combined with her passion for creativity and an experimental cream given to her by an acquaintance...
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Makeup Artistry by Tracie: Putting Their Best Face Forward

Makeup Artistry by Tracie in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Most Glamorous & Savviest In Social Media Categories" Congratulations to Makeup Artistry by Tracie (you have just GOT to check out the website - awesome!), located in Miami, Florida, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100...
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My Bella Mia Boutique Keeps Princesses in Trendy Baubles

My Bella Mia Boutique in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Most Glamorous and Savviest in Social Media" Categories Congratulations to My Bella Mia Boutique, located in Cotati, California, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Most Glamorous...
Prototype
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Little Wonders Montessori: A Place of Inspiration and Learning

Little Wonders Montessori in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Greenest and Recession Busters" Categories Congratulations to Little Wonders Montessori, located in San Francisco, California, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Greenest and Recession Busters Categories. We...
Business Coaching
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Toni Nelson can Help You to “Rethink, Reinvent and Relaunch”

Toni Nelson is in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Most Innovative" Category Congratulations to Toni Nelson, Savvy Entrepreur, located in Placida, Florida, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Most Innovative Category. We caught up with business...
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City Maid Service Cleans Up the City!

City Maid Service in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Greenest & Most Innovative" Categories Congratulations to City Maid Service, located in New York, New York, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Greenest and Most Innovative Categories....
Business Book
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Bring your book idea to life with Write Your Book!

Write Your Book in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the "Recession Busters" Category Congratulations to Write Your Book, located in Saunderstown, Rhode, Island, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Recession Busters Category. We caught up with business...