Stop Raising Capital

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Monday, July 1st, 2019

Stop Raising Capital

I’ve lived in Silicon Valley for quite some time. I’ve made my millions and bought and sold several different companies. What I’ve learned over the years, however, is that the most substantial companies I’ve built haven’t raised a penny. Because of this, I’d strongly encourage people to stop selling everything they own just to relocate […]

10 Ways to Bounce Back From a Bad Decision

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

10 Ways to Bounce Back From a Bad Decision

At some point you will have to make difficult decisions. Some bad and some good decisions will occur daily. For me, a very difficult decision was accepting the fact that my startup failed. Next hardest part was to bounce back from a bad decision. While the fail ended up being for the best — it […]

Why Entrepreneurs Should Spend Time Earning a Passive Income

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Why Entrepreneurs Should Spend Time Earning a Passive Income

It’s a familiar occurrence. You’re taking a quick break from work to watch an inspiring video, such as a TedTalk, on YouTube. Before the video starts, there’s an ad from a charismatic individual promising that you can earn money while you sleep. And, by doing so, you get to live the life you want without […]

7 Toxic Leadership Traits You Need to Avoid

7 Toxic Leadership Traits You Need to Avoid

The success of a business is rooted in great leadership. And when leadership is lacking, the future of an entire company can be put at risk. Bosses should be motivating, relatable, transparent and aware—these are the traits of today’s most effective and successful business leaders. When leaders err on the side of narcissism and perfectionism, […]

How to Become Self-Employed So You Can Leave The Job That You Hate

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Friday, March 29th, 2019

How to Become Self-Employed So You Can Leave The Job That You Hate

I’ve read that more than 70 percent of workers report that they’re not satisfied with their career choices. That may sound high — but to be honest, it’s not all that shocking. You put in mad hours, but aren’t any better financially or career-wise. You don’t have a personal connection with the company that you’re […]

10 Support Organizations for Entrepreneurs

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

10 Support Organizations for Entrepreneurs

I have no regrets about being an entrepreneur. Chasing my dreams and starting my own business was the best decision I ever made. That’s not to say that it’s always been easy. I’ve had businesses fail, sacrificed relationships, and had to deal with daily challenges. Handling upset customers or motivating employees are the smaller situations […]

Entrepreneurs, Realize Your Employees Don’t Define Success the Way You Do

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Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Entrepreneurs, Realize Your Employees Don’t Define Success the Way You Do

How do you define success? Maya Angelou said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” Winston Churchill’s take? “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” “My definition of success?” Richard Branson asked himself on Virgin’s blog. “The more you’re actively and practically engaged, […]

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