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program launch
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5 Strategies to Turn Around a Program Launch That Isn’t Working

If you’re a few days into your program launch and you’re disappointed by lack of results, don’t waste your time by wallowing in what you think is failure. Before diving into these five steps, first recognize that no matter the situation, your launch is not a failure. I like to tell my clients that every...
franchisee
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This Franchisee Shares How to Survive and Thrive During Tough Times

The year 2020 will always be synonymous with words like “tragic,” “traumatic” and “tough.” For Mosquito Authority® franchise owner B.J. Bacha, it was certainly challenging, but it was also a year when being involved in an essential business brought out the full value in being a franchisee. As many other businesses were shut down by...
super founders market timing
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Here’s Why Market Timing is Everything When it Comes to Startup Success

The following is excerpted from “SUPER FOUNDERS: What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups” by Ali Tamaseb. Copyright © 2021. Available from PublicAffairs, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. In 1995, General Magic, the startup company where Tony Fadell worked, built an early version of a smartphone. The hybrid telephone-computer was unlike anything the industry had seen before....
success
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Overcome These 7 Hurdles to Achieve Startup Success

The path to entrepreneurial success is never straight and never easy. But the issues you might expect to be major obstacles often turn out to be inconsequential, while seemingly minor behaviors and habits can seriously limit your business’s growth and success. Seven common stumbling blocks to be aware of, so you can avoid or overcome...
owners
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Why Creating a Company of Owners is Smart Business

A company of owners is a company of engaged individuals. Company culture has been an increasingly important focus of startup businesses over the last decade. In fact, a study led by Columbia Business School showed that more than 50 percent of survey respondents felt that corporate culture has an influence on productivity, creativity, profitability, firm...
Small steps
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Taking Small Steps is the Key to Success in Entrepreneurship

“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and spoke these words, it was transformative. It was anything but “one” or “small.” Executing that first successful U.S. mission to the moon was composed of thousands, and maybe even millions, of small steps and victories. A...
Fail proof
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3 Crucial Steps to Fail proof Your New Business Idea

Starting a successful business is hard. But let’s not presume that entrepreneurship itself is intrinsically riskier than other things that popular culture deems as “acceptable.” You’ll never be able to completely avoid risk, either in your personal or professional life. However, you can mitigate it significantly by having a solid game plan in place. You need...
Winner in business
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What it Takes to Be a Winner in Business

I was prepared to do well in the Beijing Games of 2008 in my javelin throw discipline. I trained daily for 15 years, and I was persistent and motivated. Even though I easily threw the javelin more than 197 feet during my warmups, my best throw arrived at only 180 feet during the real competition....
Project management
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Project Management Course: Improve Your Startup’s Success

When starting a business, many entrepreneurs undervalue the power of taking a project management course. The future is never certain for a startup company, and the first couple of years are often the toughest. With a shortage of money and time, it can be difficult for startups to establish their business priorities. Running any business requires...
Success
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3 Ways to Determine a Startup’s Success

One of the hardest parts of a startup is determining if you’ll ever find success. Entrepreneurs dream of the day their startup will turn a profit or even hit its initial milestones. Startups are the most challenging types of businesses, as they’re the ones pushing the world’s boundaries. What makes a startup different from a...