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leadership
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5 Leadership Traits No Entrepreneur Succeeds Without

Entrepreneurs have some of the hardest jobs in the world. At an established company and with a competent team, leading is mostly a matter of keeping the rudder straight. At a startup, it’s another story entirely. Entrepreneurs wear many hats: the role of marketing, sales, day-to-day operations and more all fall on your shoulders. And once...
mentor startup advice
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11 Top Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They’ve Ever Received from a Mentor

Mentors reduce your learning curve by years through mastering the best of wiser, more experienced role models. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here These 11 entrepreneurs share the number one piece of advice their closest mentor ever gave them: Time is the most valuable thing you have My...
Mental strength
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Why Entrepreneurs Need Mental Strength to Succeed

The lure of launching your own business can be enticing; but striking out on your own has a less glamorous side too. There’s a psychological price you might pay for being an entrepreneur. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here The challenges entrepreneurs face Many entrepreneurs experience social isolation;...
side hustle
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5 Genius Insights to Start a Lucrative Side Hustle

Acorns grow into oak trees. Many successful entrepreneurs started with just a humble side hustle. Top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their invaluable lessons learned from early side hustles. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here It won’t be easy, but false confidence is good I was working 9...
habits success
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11 Simple Steps for Building Habits That Guarantee Success

Whether your goal is to run a multimillion-dollar business or get in shape, your habits can make or break your success. No matter how talented you are, unless you leverage the power of habit to work for you, you’re unlikely to build the momentum you need. Everyone knows what it’s like to go to bed...
paycheck
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The Power of Being an Entrepreneur Without a Paycheck

If you have small or nonexistent income, you are probably a new entrepreneur still in shock over the loss of your paycheck, or your business has launched but is in lean times. Or, perhaps you’ve established your idea but need to tighten up to grow. You are not alone, as most entrepreneurs have been here. Independent...
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...
side hustle
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5 Steps to Take Before Making Your Side Hustle Your Main Gig

Starting up a side hustle has become easier than ever. Between the explosion of opportunities in the gig economy and the plethora of tools and resources now available to facilitate remote work, Statista reports an estimated 59.7 million Americans worked either full or part time as independent contractors in 2018. That figure is expected to...
lessons
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The Most Valuable Lessons These 6 Top Entrepreneurs Have Learned

The entrepreneur’s journey is full of challenging and enlightening lessons. If paid attention to, these lessons can take your business to the next level. These top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles reflect on some of their most valuable business lessons and how they used them to find ultimate success. Value your time by putting a price...
mistakes
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7 Mistakes These Successful Entrepreneurs Will Never Make Again

No one ever made it to the top without encountering challenges or setbacks along the way. Fail enough times and you’ll eventually succeed. These seven entrepreneurs share the biggest mistakes from their past, and how their learning experiences can shape who you are today. 1. I didn’t experiment enough My biggest failures came from when...
Books
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Writing a Novel: 5 Lessons to Learn About Entrepreneurship

Success. They've got it. You want it. Not just the type of success that comes with a two-story house, a garage and a boat, but the kind with three houses, a garage for that boat, and you're pretty sure the Sunday night Hallmark movie is about their legendary rise. It's that success that's eluded you from the day...
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5 Keys to Reach Entrepreneurial Success This Year

For many entrepreneurs, the end of the year is a grind to the finish line. This is followed by an entirely new set of goals, sometimes based on the tradition of New Year’s resolutions. As the new year begins, I want to share five keys to success every entrepreneur needs in order to have the...
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How to Set Yourself and Your Business Up for Success in 2018

Amid all the holiday revelry, days off and cookie consumption this December, make sure to carve out some time to spend setting yourself and your business up for success in the new year. Here’s a list of to dos to ensure that 2018 is better than ever for your startup. Consider what you want to...
Born for This
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Born for This: Improve Your Skills, Increase Your Value [Book Excerpt]

One of the many keys to succeeding as an entrepreneur lies in focusing not just on improving your skills, but improving the right skills, according to author, entrepreneur and speaker, Chris Guillebeau. Understanding and repositioning your skills by making a list of the things you do well, as well as a list of what you...
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20 Ideas About Money and Success That Will Spark Your Creative Genius

If you’re having trouble breaking out of a creative funk, here are 20 inspiring ideas that will help you reframe the way you think about money and success. Starting a business will not automatically improve the quality of your life. Being a beginner is one of the most powerful positions you can find yourself in....
Goal
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Knowing Your Ultimate Goal is the First Step to Success [Book Excerpt]

Here’s a strategy for reaching your dream now: stop focusing on all the goals that you're convinced will get you there. Seriously. Cut to the chase. Start at the end. Reaching your heart's desire is a mission that's classically cluttered by obsessing over the means-goals that will get you to your end-goal. Dream big, in...
business success
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How to Manifest Small Business Success in 5 Steps

If you do a web search to learn how to start a business, you’ll notice that most lists include creating a business plan. You’ll get advice on lawyers, funding and marketing, but there is a key part of the plan missing: your mental plan. Do you dream of being the next Zuckerberg or Gates? Write...
Amazon
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Lessons From Amazon to Apply to an On-Demand Economy Business

About two years ago, I made the decision to move from the CEO of a $100 million plus public company to work full-time for a new company I founded and funded that had revenue of less than $1 million per year. You can imagine the number of heads left scratching over that one. Well, StartupNation...