Archive | August, 2012

7 Paybacks an Alma Mater Can Offer an Entrepreneur

An underutilized, but valuable resource, every startup should investigate is a formal or informal connection to your alma mater, or even any local university. These resources are definitely not limited to students, since every university seeks out and needs the real world exposure and experience of entrepreneurs who already are active in the real world […]

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Fail Your Way to Small Business Success

http://www.susansolovic.com/2012/08/fail-your-way-to-small-business-success/ “The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” Thomas J. Watson No one likes to fail. So when you start your own small business and it doesn’t work out, it’s a difficult pill to swallow. I know because I’ve had my share of business failures. After sacrificing so much of your […]

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Guest Post: 9 Tips to Success

Today’s guest post is from Dave  Kilby, President of the Western Association of Chamber Executives. 1. Surround yourself with a good team. This may be obvious, but it doesn’t always happen. You absolutely need a good team to be a champion. Hiring decisions are critical for success. Every time I’ve hired quickly and “settled” for someone […]

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The Best Entrepreneurs Ask The Dumbest Questions

I’m a big fan of the old adage "There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers." We have all heard questions that begin, "This may be a dumb question, but …" used effectively by smart people who are not afraid of risking ridicule by challenging a questionable assertion from an intimidating speaker. Most people in […]

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How I Made it Online: The Dos and Don’ts of Online Money-Making from Reputation Changer Co-Founder

Byline: The author of this guest post, Rich Gorman, has 10+ years of experience in online marketing and startups. His areas of expertise are the Reputation Management and Direct Response Industries. Rich currently works with www.ReputationChanger.com < http://www.ReputationChanger.com> and regularly blogs about his success and experiences at www.DirectResponse.net < http://www.DirectResponse.net> . How I Made it […]

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Episode #195 Rhonda Abrams, Mike Savory, Maribeth Kuzmeski – Aug 10,2012

Scheduled Guests: Rhonda Abrams, USA Today Small Business Columist talks about how small business should address going to “the cloud”. Michael Savory talks about the right software for managing a solopreneurs business. Maribeth Kuzmeski shows us effective communication strategies. Allison Arden, the Publisher of Advertising Age will also join us.Sponsored by : Sage 50 and […]

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