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leadership
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40 Tips for Millennial Entrepreneurs to Improve Their Leadership Skills

Millennials are making waves. As a generation, they are redefining what a successful career is, with a focus on flexible and fulfilling work, and millennials are not afraid to make financial sacrifices in order to stay true to these values. With this in mind, combined with the fact that many millennial men and women are...
TED Talks
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5 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Start a Business

Starting a business can be exciting and terrifying all at once. You’ve found something you’re passionate about and you want to live and breathe it every day. You want to be your own boss. But equally, taking that first crucial step can feel overwhelming and intimidating. You likely have a million unanswered questions: What if...
sales
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Why Working Sales on the Side Helps You Be a Better Entrepreneur

When I started my internship in 2000 at one of the country’s biggest investment banks, I was excited to have the company’s name on my résumé. The woman who hired me (for no pay, by the way) was extremely forthcoming. She made it clear that my duties would be more about getting coffee, running errands...
schools
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Do Schools Hinder Entrepreneurship?

“Do Schools Kill Creativity?” is one of the most popular TED Talks of all time. In his entertaining and provocative presentation, Sir Ken Robinson says (referring largely to the state of education today) that “..if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. And by the time they get to...
perseverance
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Never Quit: Strategies on Perseverance From 6 Seasoned Entrepreneurs

When starting out in business, it can be difficult to generate self-belief if you’ve never done it before. “Maybe this isn’t for me,” you think after the 10th hot lead says, “I’ll pass.” These seasoned entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their strategies to program your mind for relentless perseverance. 1. Take the punches Most people claim...
claudia chan
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Choosing Your Best Pathway to Purpose Through Entrepreneurship

The following is excerpted from "This Is How We Rise: Reach Your Highest Potential, Empower Women, Lead Change in the World" by Claudia Chan. Copyright © 2017. Available from Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc. In the context of purpose-driven pathways, I define an entrepreneur...
Renaissance Business
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How to Be Everything: The Renaissance Business Method [Book Excerpt]

The following is excerpted from "How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up" by Emilie Wapnick. Copyright @2017 by Emilie Wapnick, published by HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Starting a business The easiest way to work for a boss who lets...
Marketing
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Why the Future of Marketing is About Relationships

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a Twitter chat hosted by Marketo about social selling. If you’re not entirely familiar with the term, social selling is about utilizing social channels where your audience is — like Facebook and Instagram — to discover and build rapports with sales prospects. When social selling is done...
Damon Brown
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Q&A with Author Damon Brown on ‘Bite-Sized Entrepreneur’ Series

As a former Silicon Valley journalist, Damon Brown immersed himself in the tech startup world and repeatedly saw founders sacrificing their health, their relationships and their sanity for the sake of success. But when Brown moved to San Diego, started a family and launched his own successful startup, he realized that those sacrifices aren’t always...