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solopreneur
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8 Tips for the Work From Home Solopreneur

You’ve plunged into starting a solo business venture from home. Being a solopreneur is a fantastic experience for motivated individuals, but it can easily become stagnant if you aren’t careful. When everything starts piling up, you can lose sight of what drew you to your passion project in the first place, and your tools of...
word of mouth growth
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3 Ways to Boost Your Word-of-Mouth Reputation to Hit Your Growth Goals

Self-employment doesn’t have to mean going it all alone. Customers and friends who support your business might be the most valuable marketing resource you have. And word-of-mouth marketing only gets more powerful when you look at the networks of people online who are happy to tell others about their experience doing business with you. In...
passion
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4 Ways to Take Your Passion Project to the Next Level

What does success mean to you? Sitting down and honestly thinking about the answer to this question will help you know when it’s time to take your side hustle or freelance project to the next level. It will involve a lot of hard work, but by keeping the following tips in mind, you can gauge...
accountability
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Accountability Tools for Entrepreneurs

I know what you’re thinking: “Oh please, not another article about New Year’s resolutions.” This season can feel so overwhelming with the number of personal development and goal-setting content that appears all over our favorite publications. I’ll make you one promise: this won’t be another generalized guide to SMART goals. Instead, I want to dive...
Side hustle
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How to Convert Your Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Business

Turning your side hustle into a full-time business often seems like a dream rather than reality. Ultimately, it takes a combination of luck, strategy and motivation to succeed. The average American works for dozens of years before retiring. What if you could take your future into your own hands? Self-employment is not for everyone, but...
Personal branding
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4 Personal Branding Strategies for Startup Founders

Being a startup founder is a very tough but rewarding experience. I was fortunate early on in college at UNCG to have a mentor who successfully closed multiple investment rounds from two tech startup ventures and had one acquired. After selling the first startup, he was able to quickly gain funding with no business plan...
SMART goal setting
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SMART Goal Setting for Your Business

New business owners hear it again and again: set goals. Goals provide us with targets to aim for; they codify our aspirations. You can’t achieve something that you haven’t defined. Unfortunately, it’s much easier said than done. It’s simple enough to slap together some goals that you think might be worthwhile, but how effective is...
Goals
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New Year, New Goals

Many entrepreneurs revaluate their business plans and set new goals as they head into a New Year. Here are some inspirational quotes on the topic of goals. Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. ~ Mario Andretti A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch....