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4 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

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Repeating someone else’s mistake can be worse than making a mistake of your own. After all, plenty of entrepreneurs have come before you, so why not learn from both their successes and mistakes? Over the years, I’ve learned a lot through trial-and-error as an entrepreneur. Take some advice, from one entrepreneur to another: learn from… Read more »


6 Marketing Trends to Keep Your Eye On Now

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In the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion of mobile devices, meaning that entrepreneurs and small businesses have whole new fields in which to ply their craft and attract new customers. Innovations are happening on a daily basis with each year allowing for more improvements and new ideas. This year has been no exception,… Read more »


13 Tips for a Better e-Conference

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As technology continues to advance, it is becoming increasingly common for businesses to conduct some, if not most, of their meetings online. Whether it is to connect with people in the same building, across town, or even in another country, web conferencing is a useful concept for many businesses. Here are some tips to help… Read more »



Leadership is Situational, Integrity is Not

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A few years ago I attended a workshop called Situational Leadership by the great Paul Hersey. He’s the guy who wrote the book on situational leadership. I was really looking forward to the workshop because another lecturer in the class was Marshall Goldsmith (his website is filled with lots of great resources), often considered to… Read more »



5 Accelerator Programs to Help You Launch Your Startup

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Startup founders often debate whether to give up equity to join an accelerator. And even if they do apply, acceptance rates – between 1 and 3 percent – are notorious for being more competitive than Ivy League schools. If you are one of the lucky few accepted into an accelerator, the main benefits include gaining… Read more »


Get Inspired by these Global Innovators

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The global marketplace has gotten a lot more crowded in the digital age. Fifty years ago, small businesses were able to access international markets indirectly as part of the supply chains of large multinational companies, but direct engagement was often limited to those firms with the resources and stomach for dealing with hassles like currency… Read more »



How to Operate a Startup in 3 Time Zones

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We live in a globalized world. Working in London, having a team in Sydney, or talking to prospective clients in Tokyo isn’t unusual. Many companies operate overseas, particularly due to the fact that more than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is located outside the US. While many big-name companies have offices overseas, can… Read more »



Miami Attracted $300 million of Venture Capital in 2013

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The Atlantic’s Startup City Miami yesterday announced a new report that revealed Miami has dramatically improved its ability to attract venture capital, ranking 16th highest among the 380-plus U.S. metro regions, raking in $300 million in the last year. The report was generated by The Martin Prosperity Institute and presented during yesterday’s summit, which explored the impact of… Read more »


Why It’s So Important to Keep Your Customers Happy

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Keeping customers happy is your biggest asset as a business. If you’re not yet sold on the idea, consider that a 2 percent increase in customer retention has the same effect as decreasing costs by 10 percent. Not only that, but it costs over six times more to get a new customer than it does to keep one. Clearly,… Read more »


Is Your Startup Future Looking Bleak? It Might Be Time to Pivot

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When the app I’d spent a lot of time and energy developing didn’t take off, I felt like I’d reached a standstill. DailyFeats encouraged users to make positive changes, like eating healthy, volunteering, or spending time with family. Although my team had partnered with insurance companies like Cigna and brands like Walgreens to offer rewards,… Read more »