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13 Traits Startup Sales Executives Need to Be Successful

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When it’s time to build a sales team, there are traits you need to look for in your employees. Selling a product isn’t just about closing the deal, it’s about building relationships for your startup along the way. We asked 13 entrepreneurs what they…

3 Realistic Ways to Achieve the Goals You Set for Yourself

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How many times have you set goals and couldn’t follow through? Maybe you wanted to bring your product to a new market or build out your marketing team in a certain amount of time and just couldn’t pull it off. Whatever the case may…

7 Tips for Finding a Graphic Designer Who Understands Your Brand

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Finding the right team members is the key to a startup success. Unfortunately, recruiting is far from easy, as talented candidates at reasonable rates are almost impossible to come by. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow to make sure you have…

5 Hurdles to Overcome When Moving Your Business Overseas

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It’s understandable; you’re nervous about moving your business to an international market. However, it can be a smart move to stand above the competition, as long as you do it right. When I started my business, I focused on the U.S. market. But as…

8 Tips to Building the Best Advisory Board for Your Company

Having an advisory board with people who have been there, done that, can help you avoid a lot of mistakes and steer your company in the right direction. When it comes time to put together an advisory board it needs to be a thoughtful…

4 Ways to Improve Knowledge Exchange Among Founders

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No man is an island when it comes to the startup founders. Getting a little help, whether it’s from a cofounder, a mentor, or even a startup accelerator is the key to making success part of your plan. And if you want to keep…

5 Simple Ways to Ensure You Never Make the Same Mistake Twice

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Being an entrepreneur is all about making mistakes. Whether it’s a botched investors meeting or a poor team choice, the startup world is filled with failure. But as they say, it’s not how bad you fail but how quickly you get back up. We…

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…