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Forget Vanity Metrics: The Numbers You Should Really Be Focusing On

When you first release an app, the number one thing people will ask you is how many downloads it’s gotten. It’s a reasonable question — on the surface, downloads seem like an excellent metric to gauge people’s interest in your product and its continued…

Easy Ways for Entrepreneurs to Get Into Podcasting

As a female entrepreneur, I am used to forging my path, being the only woman at the boardroom table, and most importantly finding my voice. In fact, I’ve made a career and agency out of the latter – helping brands find their voices and…

Thinking Differently Is the Greatest Thing You Can Do For Your Business

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It’s nearly impossible to mention Elon Musk, cofounder of PayPal and current CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, without thinking about innovation. Musk is truly a king of innovation, sharing the stage with other entrepreneurial giants as Sir Richard Branson, Oprah, Steve Jobs, Henry…

4 Common Mistakes Writers Make When Profiling Entrepreneurs

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In the entrepreneur world, everyone has taken a different journey to founding their own business. However, in many cases, tech and entrepreneurial writers at times lump startup founders into a single category for the sole purposes of creating a story. We asked four entrepreneurs what common…

5 Questions Successful Founders Would Ask Fellow Entrepreneurs

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You have five minutes to pick a fellow successful entrepreneur’s brain. Would you be prepared to ask him or her a question? Time is precious, and it’s always nice to have some questions in mind in case you are ever given such an opportunity. We asked…

3 Ways to Amicably Break Up With a Client

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Breaking up is never easy. Feelings get hurt, partnerships are dissolved, and everyone leaves with a bad taste in their mouths. However, it’s important to recognize when a client is no longer the right fit for your company. We asked three entrepreneurs what they think…

3 Mistakes Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Make When Building Their Business

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Because brick and mortar stores have become secondary to online purchasing, quality websites and mobile apps have become a necessity for budding ecommerce companies. However, just because you don’t have a literal storefront doesn’t mean you can’t build your business from the ground up. We…

3 Ways Your Cofounder Can Improve Your Chance of Success

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Having a cofounder can be tricky. Between funding disputes and splitting the responsibility, finding the perfect balance can be an arduous process that takes years of trust and confidence. However, if the dynamic is productive, having a cofounder can increase your success and productivity…

7 Ways to Boost Motivation In Your Team

It’s not just their leadership skills that will soar. Your business will too. As a business owner, it’s not just the job make budgeting decisions, sign the paychecks, and promote production and sales. It is also part of the job to motivate your team to…

3 Best Practices for Avoiding Embarrassing Social Media Missteps

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Social media is the land of unfixable mistakes. Whether it’s a poorly timed tweet or ill-informed Facebook post, hitting “send” can be an incredibly stressful when it comes to social media. If you want to make sure you aren’t dooming your entire company with a…

4 Bad Habits Every Entrepreneur Should Eliminate From Their Routine

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Getting in a productive daily routine can be the difference maker for budding entrepreneurs. But if you’ve developed some bad habits, it can stop productivity in it’s tracks. Fortunately, breaking bad habits is something successful entrepreneurs are great at. We asked four entrepreneurs what…

The 6 Qualities to Look for in a Strong Cofounder

When it comes to business, two heads are better than one. Your chances of success will be greatly improved with a cofounder who has specific traits that help drive the business and that integrate well with your own vision, skills and goals. I found…

3 TED Talks That Will Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

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As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to find motivation on a regular basis. With to-dos piling up and a cofounder in your ear, finding a little inspiration can go a long way in facilitating success in the long run. And if you’re really…

3 Ways to Keep Your Cool in a Tense Business Situation

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In the startup world, disputes are going to arise. Whether it’s with employees, cofounders, or potential investors, tense business situations are bound to arise when there’s so much on the line. And while you might be tempted to fly off the handle and give…

How to Bring a Dying Brand Back to Life

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Can a brand come back to life? Marketers and customers have often wondered this. Well-known and successful brands like Marvel, Apple, Lego, and Volkswagen have all been on the verge of dying out before turning things around. There’s even a company that has been purchasing and…

5 Perceptive Interview Questions to Ask Your Potential Hire

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When it comes to building your team, you can’t just go out there and hire anyone. A potential hire has to be the best fit for your company. They have to fit the culture of your business and have what it takes to get work…

4 Ways to Increase Employee Motivation Without Raises or Promotions

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Employees are the lifeblood of your company, and if you aren’t showing them that you care, you’re going to have a bad time. While you might think raises and promotions are the only solution to this pressing problem, you’re wrong. There are plenty of…