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Slow to Hire, Quick to Fire: An Entrepreneur Adage

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Take advice from many different sources of inspiration: business mentors, customers, colleagues, and even books and songs. But if you ask any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great team can do wonders in a business. But you need to build your team the…

James Hu CEO of Jobscan on Why You Need to Ignore Naysayers

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Many startups begin as a personal or educational project and end up starting a business. And with it come naysayers and doubters. We asked James Hu, founder and CEO of Jobscan about how he ignored those that doubted his idea and went on to fix…

Adrian Ghila of Luxe RV on Not Letting Your Guard Down

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The startup journey is a constant struggle to be the best and stay ahead of the competition. This war of attrition is not won easily, as entrepreneurs are required to always be on their toes and ready for the next big crisis to hit. …

John Daniel of InnovatorJohn on How to Spend Money as an Entrepreneur

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Being an entrepreneur creates a complicated relationship with money. While you’re raising capital and receiving checks the size of which you’ve never seen before, spending it is rarely an option. And without a committed strategy for managing your finances, you could end up in…

Founder Tony Vlastelica: You Can’t Be Everything to Everyone

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It’s easy for early-stage founders to get distracted and try to do everything, but mentors will tell you it’s better to focus your energy on where it matters to build your business. We asked Tony Vlastelica, founder and principal of Contemporary Energy Solutions, about what…

Matthew Abeles of BuiltWorlds Media on Hiring Slow

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Formulating the right mixture of talent and skill set to create the right team might take time. We talked with Matthew Abeles  cofounder and managing director of BuiltWorlds Media, on how he approaches hiring and firing. Name some people who have inspired you. My first mentor, Michael…

Matt Naylor of Flow Nonfiction on Trusting Your Gut

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We talked with Matt Naylor, cofounder and executive creative director at Flow Nonfiction about developing your own opinion, trusting your gut and lessons learned while building a business. Who influenced your life and helped shape who you are today? I had a philosophy teacher in…

Solomon Thimothy, CEO of OneIMS, on Networking Strategies

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Networking needs to be a part of any founder’s regular routine to build their connections and meet investors and mentors. We spoke with the founder and CEO of  OneIMS and Clickx, Solomon Thimothy about his experiences networking strategies and offered advice to others aspiring to improve their own experience. Get…

Founder Advice: The Pursuit of Perfection Has Limits

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Putting unrealistic pressure on yourself to perform and excel could be limiting you to progress and succeed. We talked with Kyle Goguen, founder and president of Pawstruck.com, an online retailer and manufacturer of natural dog treats and chews, and asked him what advice he has for small…

Krista Morgan of P2Binvestor on Managing Your Raise

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Writing in the morning is a good way to think intentionally and start your day off in the right frame of mind. And for budding entrepreneurs looking to be successful, it’s more important than you might know. Krista Morgan is the cofounder and CEO…

How to Build a Charitable Culture at Your Startup

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Volunteering can bring immeasurable joy to you and your team. It may be difficult to imagine that in addition to running a business, you could find time to volunteer, but it’s possible. With the potential for a greater happiness quotient, it made sense to me…

Respect is the Foundation of Client and Employee Relationships

Building a good relationship with your clients and employees comes down to respecting and trusting each other over the long haul. We talked with Gabriel Richards, Founder and CEO of Endertech, about putting love and respect as core values and the positive outcomes he’s gain…

How to Be Your Most Productive at Any Given Moment

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Is what you’re currently doing the most productive thing to move your day forward? If you’re sitting at home, scrolling through your smartphone for interesting articles to read, chances are you have at least three other more productive things you could and should be doing in order…