Tag: Business Tools

From an outsider’s perspective, an entrepreneur’s life can seem very glamorous, but it’s actually a lot of hard work. Since the introduction of social media and reality television shows, a window into the world of entrepreneurship has been opened, allowing the everyday dreamer to view a world that hasn’t always been accessible. However, the image of entrepreneurship that we see isn’t a full representation of…

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Few people other than venture capitalists see predatory behavior and toxic narcissism as leadership qualities worth investing in. Many of us are wondering in these glory days of the Kalanicks, Shkrelis and Cagneys how we got here. How did so many mean men get power and maintain it? And how do some of them continue to do so? I researched these questions for my book Mean…

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Universal health insurance would free skilled talent to form their own businesses, driving prosperity and entrepreneurial innovation. Sen. Bernie Sanders has rolled out a healthcare bill to expand what the Affordable Care Act has done to make health insurance affordable and available for the self-employed. Sanders’ bill would extend Medicare —  retirees’ health insurance — to almost everyone in the country, making the federal government is the single…

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These key habits will allow you to grow a stronger, more profitable business. The average entrepreneur reacts to the term “business plan” with distaste, seeing it as a necessary evil when starting a business or seeking funding. While the process of documenting your plan might not be enjoyable, the results you can get from it can be, as numerous studies have shown a direct correlation…

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Newcomers often see opportunities veterans miss. However, knowing how to leverage those opportunities is the key. You may not be shocked to learn that the majority of today’s emerging youth population see themselves as entrepreneurs. Instead of seeking that corner office in a large company, they envision creating or curating something and then selling it as a product or service. What’s amazing is — sometimes…

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Here are six reasons not having a side hustle is harming you One in three Americans now makes money independently from a 9-5 paycheck. Why? Because there’s no such thing as job security anymore. And many of us have more to offer than our cubicle positions allow. Plus, in 2017, there’s never been an easier or better time to be an entrepreneur. As a former side hustler…

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Employees who eat together stay together. So, why not make family-style meals your next workplace initiative? When Sarah Nelson started working at Staylisted, a digital marketing agency in Phoenix, Ariz., she needed a while to adjust. A naturally shy person, she often felt uncomfortable and left out. And these feelings were only magnified when it came to dealing with her boss. “My boss seemed like ….

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Dozens of cities around the nation have everything Silicon Valley does, except the crushing costs. Tech entrepreneurs are the cool kids on the block. Whereas young people once aspired to be rockstars or astronauts, today they dream of being startup founders, flush with venture capital and working out of sleek, open-plan offices in San Francisco’s trendy SoMA district or New York’s bustling Flatiron neighborhood. Every…

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Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done. Whether you’re working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. The good news? That struggle will be a thing of the past if you implement these 15 scientifically-proven methods for increasing your productivity. 1. Track your time. Time…

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It takes physical effort, technology and the right mindset to effectively manage everything there is to do. LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business … I have never worn as many hats as I do now as the founder and CEO of Due. That’s because I’m overseeing its growth and development, marketing, business strategy and daily operations while…

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