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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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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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A FICO study found that public records of adverse civil judgments are too often wrong to rely on when calculating credit ratings. Being a successful entrepreneur can mean enduring insults from competitors and even lies from jealous peers. Once you climb to the top of your industry, though, this doesn’t bother you. When you’ve established a good reputation, those people can’t really hurt you. However,…

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Some lessons are best learned through personal experience. Make the most of yours, and seek out mentors who can share their stories. I’ve been an entrepreneur for most of my life. I started an odd-jobs business in high school, founded a collectible comic-book business in college and launched my first capital-backed startup — an adventure-travel company — in my 20s. My entrepreneurial endeavors continue today. I’m in my…

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Mastering the art of giving will pay dividends. Here’s how to do it meaningfully. Creating strong relationships in business is vital to keeping projects alive, and it can sometimes be tough. But growing a network can also be as easy as a gesture of goodwill. Find that hard to believe? WeWork recently launched its Creator Awards, a program committed to giving $20 million in grants and…

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Learn how to collect the right testimonials and get your business the social proof it needs to earn more customers. It’s a question that confounds many new and young startups, and even big, established businesses these days: “With all the competition and noise out there, how can I gain the attention of new, potential buyers? You have a great product. You’ve developed a stellar website….

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A new study looks at exactly what employees think about their supervisors and what they would want to change about their jobs. We’ve all had bad bosses — uncommunicative, unpredictable, fear-inspiring people who can make employee morale in even the most productive workplaces dip to new, impressive lows. If you find yourself complaining about your supervisor’s leadership style, you’re far from alone, according to a…

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Creating a network of smart, ambitious people to share knowledge with is one of the best things you can do for your business. This is why Mastercard, for example, recently brought dozens of industry leaders together in Sri Lanka to explore better ways of mitigating the risk that digital security issues have posed. By sharing lessons learned with its private sector and governmental partners, Mastercard aimed…

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