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How Entrepreneurs Should Deal With Failure

By Martin at January 14, 2015 | 11:06 am | 0 Comment

How Entrepreneurs Should Deal With Failure

If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe that urban myth that all you need is a good idea, a little fun work, and the money will start rolling in. When you are pushing the limits, nobody gets it right the first time, or even maybe the tenth time. That’s why the term “pivot” was invented, so you don’t have to more...

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10 Ways To Make Your Startup Company Scalable

By Martin at January 12, 2015 | 11:08 am | 0 Comment

10 Ways To Make Your Startup Company Scalable

Investors will tell you that they love to put money into startups that are scalable, and ready to scale. But what does that really mean? Simply stated, it means that your business has the potential to multiply revenue with minimal incremental cost. Ready to scale is when you have a proven product and a proven business model, about to expand to new geographies more...

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Ten Strategic Tips For Entrepreneurs

By Martin at January 7, 2015 | 10:47 am | 0 Comment

Ten Strategic Tips For Entrepreneurs

Businesses always seem to take longer to succeed than an entrepreneur expects. Seth Godin once said that overnight success in startups takes about six years, and Seth is an optimist. Thus we all look for shortcuts. Execution shortcuts would be hidden strategies to achieve the endgame sooner, without losing 40 to 60 percent of the financial potential along the way. The more...

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Smart Productivity Tips For Entrepreneurs

By Martin at January 3, 2015 | 10:41 am | 0 Comment

Smart Productivity Tips For Entrepreneurs

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. We all know people who are extraordinarily busy, but never seem to accomplish anything. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their team, and their customers. That’s productivity. Why is this so more...

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Strategic Planning Initiatives For Startup In 2015

By Martin at January 1, 2015 | 11:08 am | 0 Comment

Strategic Planning Initiatives For Startup In 2015

Even though it has been a long haul since the recession, it’s nice to see more optimism as we close out this year and head into a new one. A November 2014 report by Kiplinger asserts that economic momentum is back on track. Growth is projected to continue at a 3 percent rate, consumer confidence is gaining strongly, hiring is on the rise, and job openings are at a near more...

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How To Create A Great Customer Experience For Startup

By Martin at December 31, 2014 | 11:21 am | 0 Comment

How To Create A Great Customer Experience For Startup

Most businesses spend big money testing their brand logo, catchy marketing phrases, and demographics, but spend little time training and validating that their employees can and do deliver memorable experiences to their customers. The result, according to a recent Gallup survey, with 70 percent of workers not fully engaged, is unhappy workers and poor customer more...

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Traits Of Intelligent Entrepreneur

By Martin at December 29, 2014 | 11:06 am | 0 Comment

Traits Of Intelligent Entrepreneur

As the economy recovers from some tough economic times, more and more people seem to be turning to entrepreneurship as an alternative to traditional employment. I applaud this trend, but caution all of you thinking this direction to approach entrepreneurship with your eyes wide open. It is not for everyone, as the entrepreneur’s path is fraught with more...

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10 Smart Tips For Entrepreneurs

By Martin at December 24, 2014 | 12:09 pm | 0 Comment

10 Smart Tips For Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs are the ones who think the most creatively, not only in their initial product or service, but more importantly all through the stages of growth from startup to maturity. But even the best of them can easily slip into some bad decision habits that limit or hurt their business, due to natural human tendencies and the pressures of business more...

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Tips For Successful Execution Of A Million Dollar Idea Startups

By Martin at December 22, 2014 | 11:49 am | 0 Comment

Tips For Successful Execution Of A Million Dollar Idea Startups

When entrepreneurs come to me with that “million dollar idea,” I have to tell them that an idea alone is really worth nothing. It’s all about the execution, and investors invest in the people who can execute, or even better, have a history of successful execution. Execution is making things happen, and for startups it usually means making change happen, which is more...

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How Lack Of Focus Can Kill Your Startup Company

By Martin at December 18, 2014 | 11:28 am | 0 Comment

How Lack Of Focus Can Kill Your Startup Company

Many passionate entrepreneurs fight to add more features into their new products and services, assuming that more function will make the solution more appealing to more customers. In reality, more features will more likely make the product confusing and less usable to all. Focus is the art of limiting your scope to the key function that really matters for the majority of more...

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