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Contract Writing 101: A Checklist for First-Time Entrepreneurs

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Startup

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

For many entrepreneurs, starting a company isn’t just a pipe dream. It’s a goal that keeps them focused throughout the ups and downs of bringing a vision to life. Many founders have gone through the gauntlet of building a brand. More than 30 million small businesses operate in the United States, and most started out with little more than […]

5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail (And How to Avoid Each of Them)

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Marketing, Productivity, Startup, Time Management

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Nobody plans to fail — especially not small business owners. But many don’t plan well enough to succeed, either. And unfortunately, there’s no shortage of reasons why small businesses fail that you can fall victim to. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20 percent of new businesses fail in their first two years. […]

Major Hurdles for Startups of Productivity

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Startup

Monday, July 13th, 2020

It’s not easy launching a startup. What, with overcoming obstacles like finding your niche, getting your finances in order, and working with partners. Oh yeah. You also have to worry about building your brand, marketing, and recruiting and retaining top talent. That’s a lot for anyone to take on. But, one area that tends to […]

Should Your Startup Have Summer Hours?

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Startup

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

It happens every year as the weather gets warmer — employee productivity comes to a screeching halt. Employee productivity taking a slight dive at the beginning of summer isn’t breaking news. Business owners have noticed this trend for years. It’s said that when agencies in New York realized that employee productivity decreased in the summer, […]

Do Pets in the Office Help or Hurt Productivity?

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Startup

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Tech companies have long used office perks like flexible time, lavish catering, and on-site massage therapy to attract top talent. One of the latest new-age benefits? Office pets. From Nestle Purina to Uber, more pups are showing up in offices. Amazon is particularly famous for its pet friendliness, boasting an on-campus dog park, complimentary poop […]

12 Mental Health Hacks for Entrepreneurs

Startup

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

There’s a mental health crisis among entrepreneurs. And, that shouldn’t be all that surprising. Being an entrepreneur is stressful, full of uncertainty, unhealthy comparisons, and social isolation. It’s gotten so bad that research conducted by Michael A. Freeman has found that start-up founders are: Twice as likely to suffer from depression. Six times more likely […]

12 AI and Machine Learning Tools for Entrepreneurs

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Startup

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Considering that it’s completely taken the world by storm, artificial intelligence is now a dominant feature of all business software. It’s prompted the Fourth Industrial Revolution that it’s expected to become a $60 billion market by 2025. How can AI be of assistance to entrepreneurs and startups? AI can boost productivity by a solid 40 […]

12 Ways to Encourage Your Team to Speak Up

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Business Tips, Startup

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Communication is a skill that all successful leaders need to acquire and maintain — not just in business, but also life. Having the ability to speak in a calm, concise, and clear manner will help your team be able to do likewise. Sharing your vision, goals, and expectations is only one piece of the puzzle. […]

Determine Whether Working With a Friend is a Good Idea

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Business Tips, Startup

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There’s no way to sugarcoat this; starting a business is no easy task. You wear multiple hats; you’re continually building clients, don’t forget networking. If you’ve built many businesses, as an entrepreneur — you understand the very real possibility of failure. But how do you determine whether working with a friend is a good idea? […]

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