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side hustle
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5 Lessons This Entrepreneur Learned Building a Side Hustle

Like many entrepreneurs, I knew I wanted to run my own company from early on. I received an MBA, then spent several years in management consulting, which helped me learn how top executives think, what works in strategy and how to run a business. I planned to use this experience to seize future entrepreneurship opportunities,...
launch your business
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When is the Right Time to Launch Your Business?

If you’ve ever aspired to start your own business, you know how exciting the idea can be. It’s easy to get carried away thinking about all of the possibilities of a business you’re passionate about, and how you can develop that business to make those aspirations of running your own company a reality. But smart...
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Time Management 101: 6 Tips for Better Productivity

Study after study talks about how distractions affect our business and how we waste so much time. Think about it — if you can just save four minutes a day, over the course of a year, that’s approximately 24 hours. A whole extra day! It’s time to really start taking a look at how you’re...
project management
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7 Project Management Essentials for a More Streamlined Finished Product

The nature of entrepreneurship involves many moving pieces. Without an organized system in place for managing your company, it’s easy for it to go off the rails. Luckily, there are project management best practices you can employ to improve your chances of success. Here are a few project management essentials that will help you keep...
entrepreneur
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The 7 Hardest Things About Being an Entrepreneur That You Never Expected

There are certain traits that define an individual’s propensity for entrepreneurship. They’re hugely resilient, they’re awesome at networking, they’re great communicators, and they have the unwavering confidence that they will eventually be successful if they just keep going. Whether you were born to start your own business or are determined to learn the entrepreneurial ropes,...
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5 Time Management Tips to Help Get Your Business off the Ground

“How can I manage my time better?” is a question that crops up with alarming regularity. For entrepreneurs, this can have serious implications on their business. Luckily, there are steps they can take to prevent a productivity gap from opening. Bryan Hunter, head of digital marketing at Instant Offices says, “It’s important to think ahead, and to...
side hustle
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4 Common Challenges to Starting a Side Hustle

Having a side hustle is a great way to increase your income, and it can produce enormous benefits when balanced with your main job. Depending on what your side hustle is, it may allow you to pursue new areas of your career field, diversify your skills, explore things you’re passionate about and network with new people...
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The Startup Accelerator Guide: Choosing an In-Person or Virtual Program

The number of accelerator programs in the U.S. has grown tenfold over the last 10 years, meaning there are now over 250 accelerator programs available globally, each with their own industry specializations, benefits and drawbacks. There are also an increasing number of virtual accelerators, the more flexible version of their physical counterpart. With the plethora of...
side hustle
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5 Questions to Ask Before Turning Your Side Hustle Into Your Career

Many people dream of turning a side hustle, hobby or passion project into a legitimate, full time job. In fact, according to a study done by Invoice2go, nearly half (47 percent) of those in the gig economy say they are building up their side hustle until it’s stable enough to become their main source of...
Invest
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Top 5 Things to Invest Your Money in for Your Startup

Business is going well for you, and you’re pocketing more profit that ever; you deserve a pat on the back. But before you book a vacation on an exotic island somewhere with that extra money, consider putting some of your profits back into your business. When you invest in your own business, you can help grow...
Starting a business
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Why Starting a Business is Not the Same as Running One

You spend months collecting knowledge and years honing your skills. You garner resources and advisors, you find a location and a name, and before you know it, you're off and starting a business. Already, you feel exhausted ― and yet you have barely just begun. In many endeavors, starting is the hardest part; in business, the...
Live Free or DIY
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Live Free or DIY: The Startup Capital You Didn’t Know You Had [Book Excerpt]

From startup to growth to pivoting in a changing marketplace, "Live Free or DIY" reveals how small business owners in every industry encounter the same roadblocks—and how the solutions are simpler than you think. Whether wrestling with strategies for attracting customers, growing revenue, dealing with red tape, or getting the most out of every twenty-four hours,...
Skills
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6 Soft Skills for Entrepreneurs: A Guide to Success

Did you know that you can be one of the most brilliant minds in your field, but lack what it takes to become successful entrepreneurs? This is because in addition to needing hard skills (technical knowledge), you also need soft skills. If you don't have these skills, you cannot successfully develop a business, work with...
Business operations
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Streamlining Business Operations in 5 Steps

Streamlining business operations can mean less paperwork, more productivity When you’re building a business, time is one of your most valuable assets. Even after putting in long nights and working on the weekend, small business owners are always short on time. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the never ending to-do list, stacks of paperwork,...
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This Christmas Don’t Get Snowed Under With Work: Prioritize and Delegate

Prioritize and Delegate: 'Tis the season! Sometimes it's difficult to comprehend that there is only twenty-four hours in a day. When we feel time is blustering, we often forget that we have no more hours than the next person. Working effectively is important to every business, but being snowed-under is an overbearing feeling that we...
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8 Ways Technology Helps You Save Time

Working in blocks of time, using a to-do list and focusing on your top priority tasks are all proven ways to save time. When you combine those timesaving methods with technology, you can save even more time.  Consider these eight tools to help you save time. 1. Computers Whether you use a desktop with a...
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Where can I find ME time?

Last week, I wrote about ME time for the start-up biz person.  Do you take it?  Do you avoid it?  Do you think that you do not have the time to take it?  You get the gist of where I am going with this..... My thoughts were that YOU cannot afford to skip ME time, and...
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Common Obstacles: Doing It (all) Yourself

After a while of going it alone, it may seem right to hire or partner. Some times it takes people a while to understand when and how to leverage hiring other people to do things that you can do yourself. You'd be able to do it all - if time were not an ever-present variable. There's a limit to...