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Getting Started: Advice for When You Want to Start a Company

The following is excerpted from "Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business" by Maynard Webb. Copyright © 2018 by the author and reprinted with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC. Dear Founder, Really? Why do you want to do this? I hope it’s not because it’s the cool...
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7 Lessons for Entrepreneurs in the First Month of Business

Startups are all about innovation, but there is an overall formula for success that is not unlike that of any other business. Here are seven essential lessons every entrepreneur can complete within their very first month of starting up: Tap your network for help Discuss your business ideas with family and friends to get input...
Andy Bailey
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No Try, Only Do: Early Lessons in Entrepreneurship [Book Excerpt]

The following edited excerpt is reprinted from “No Try, Only Do,” Copyright © 2017 by Andy Bailey, CEO, founder and head coach at Petra Coach, a national business coaching firm. Published by Advantage. It’s the gift and curse of entrepreneurs to see gaps everywhere.
 Most of us entrepreneurs walk around this planet constantly spotting these gaps and thinking, “Oh,...
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The Big Idea Asks for Help

The producers at The Big Idea called asking if I'd make myself available to help out one of their viewers in need. His name was Tony, and here was his situation: He's a dad of four kids, got let go from one job accepted a new one and that company went bankrupt right before his...
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When raising money, use the Goldilocks Approach

Love the instincts and wisdom you entrepreneurs demonstrated in the "Show Me the Money!" blog challenge! There are two really important principles to remember when seeking funding for your business. 1. Make sure you have an 'alignment of interests.' This is when you and the provider of the money have similar goals for the investment....
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Starting Up Every Day

My first attempt working at home was in the early 1990's. My husband was offered a promotion and transfer to my hometown of Philadelphia. My entire family is there. How could I say “no”? I was a partner in a startup public relations company. I bought a brand new computer, learned to use a modem,...
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Baseball and the Passion of Starting Up

I had baseball practice tonight. Now this is real hardball, none of this old-guy softball stuff. It's actually old-guy baseball. I'm playing another season in the over 40 league. As my 44 year old body is aching and I wait for the celebrex to kick in, I'm reminded (painfully) that all baseball players go through...