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    1. Successful Startups Have This One Thing in Common

      Successful Startups Have This One Thing in Common

      No matter how much you bring to the table, whether it’s money, experience or enthusiasm, there’s one lesson every entrepreneur has to learn sooner or later: You can’t do it alone. Visionaries like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk might be at the helm of some of the world’s most exciting companies, but Musk isn’t in the production plant assembling Teslas any more than Bezos is fulfilling shipments in an Amazon warehouse. The reality is that it takes a village to get a startup up and running, and while you’re well aware of the genius of your idea, the people around you probably aren’t.

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    2. 5 Tips for Expanding Your Small Business (The Right Way)

      5 Tips for Expanding Your Small Business (The Right Way)

      Many small-business owners want to grow their companies, and they want to do it fast. But if you rush into expandsion without a plan, you risk losing everything you’ve worked so hard to build. Take Wise Acre Frozen Treats, which hired too many employees and bought too much equipment before they had the revenue or startup capital they needed; the company went bankrupt in just a few years. 

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    3. How Physical Stores Can Survive E-Commerce

      How Physical Stores Can Survive E-Commerce

      As a digital marketer, I often rub shoulders with e-commerce tacticians lining up the next growth hack designed to undercut the competition and win the customer’s sale. Indeed, e-commerce is an intensely competitive space, where online advertising is auctioned to the highest bidder and conversion optimization is studied strenuously. As a consumer, we have unprecedented access to a global catalogue, complemented by powerful algorithms guaranteeing we only pay the cheapest price. With cut-throat competition and acute price sensitivity, a race to the bottom is in full swing, and I couldn't help but consider the effect on brick-and-mortar businesses. Consequently, I decided to investigate how entrepreneurs running physical stores are staying in the fight. 

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    4. 5 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Creativity

      5 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Creativity

      How’s this for mad science: Within the next 15 years, people could elect to have their brains “zapped” to boost creativity in the workplace or classroom.

      The process -- based on functional MRI studies -- is headed up by Adam Green, director of the Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition and president-elect of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity. Green’s team looked at blood flow as a measure of brain cell activity when people were doing creative tasks. The process pointed them to one region of the brain in particular (the frontopolar cortex), so they decided to test whether stimulating the area could make creative thinking easier.

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    5. 6 Outdated Marketing Tactics You Need to Leave in the Past (Where They Belong)

      6 Outdated Marketing Tactics You Need to Leave in the Past (Where They Belong)

      Promotional-only social media, paper-based marketing and poorly produced videos are on the "no-no" list. And who can forget that "Domino's Forever" campaign?

      Marketing is complex. With seemingly endless techniques, how do you reach and resonate with your audience? First things first: You need to know what you shouldn’t do. Last year, “Domino’s Forever” was a campaign created by a Russian Domino’s franchise.

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    6. 3 Ways You Can Increase Sales Without 'Selling'

      3 Ways You Can Increase Sales Without 'Selling'

      The simple answer is, we don’t trust salespeople. We love buying things, but we hate being sold to!  When was the last time you met a salesperson who you truly believed was putting your needs ahead of his or her own financial interest?  

      As an entrepreneur, you may see a serious dilemma here. To be successful, you have to constantly sell: to customers, investors, strategic partners, employees and new hires. En route, you must figure out how to help each of these constituents embrace your vision, products and business model -- but not come across as “sales-y” in the process.

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      Mentions: Walmart Branding
    7. 6 Apps That Help You Stick to Your Goals

      6 Apps That Help You Stick to Your Goals

      Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

      We all know the importance of setting goals -- they hold you accountable, tell you what you truly want and help propel you forward. Whether we strive to get started on that new project, spend more time at home, launch a new product or want to lose weight, many of us simply state our goals but fail to set deadlines and track our progress toward achieving them.

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    8. Everything You Need to Know About Business Partnerships

      Everything You Need to Know About Business Partnerships

      You'd be astounded at the number of clients I meet with who literally know nothing about their partner’s background, their approach to business, and their vision for the partnership. They rush into the relationship so quickly that they don’t even gather this fundamental knowledge about their partner.

      Here are some issues to consider before you ink any partnership deal:

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      Mentions: LLC retirement
    9. 8 Mistakes First-Time Founders Make When Starting a Business

      8 Mistakes First-Time Founders Make When Starting a Business

      Money, market, speed and fatigue are all factors that can undo the best business idea.

      I love first-time founders. They’re true believers focused on creating a better future powered by better ideas. They're ready to start a business, possessed with the passion and the grit to enter the arena and do battle with the specters of failure and loss.

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      Mentions: America
    10. 6 Steps to Building a Successful Online Drop Shipping Business

      6 Steps to Building a Successful Online Drop Shipping Business

      Want to start a drop shipping business? Here's how.

      Drop shipping is an extremely popular business model for new entrepreneurs, especially gen Zers and millennials, due to internet marketing skills far outweighing financial capacity. Since you don’t need to stock or handle the items you are selling, it’s possible to start a drop shipping business with limited funds.

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      Mentions: Amazon Walmart
    11. 5 Relationship-Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses to Use to Increase ROI

      5 Relationship-Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses to Use to Increase ROI

      Most Gen Zers have never known life without the internet; they can smell inauthenticity a mile away. So polish up your customer relationships.

      Relationship marketing marks the re-emergence of human friendliness in our sometimes-cold, digital world. As it turns out, robots are not the ones buying products and services from us … it’s still people!

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      Mentions: Nike Branding
    12. 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Deciding Your Company's Name

      3 Mistakes to Avoid When Deciding Your Company's Name

      Naming your business is one of the most important decisions you will make on your road to success.

      Here are three common missteps entrepreneurs make when naming their business. Too many cooks. Do not let too many people weigh in. It can become overwhelming and not productive. Choose a select group to help you brainstorm and bounce around ideas. Make sure it is a diversified group so you don't have too many of the same ideas.

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      Mentions: Yahoo
    13. Six Ways to Achieve Perfect Work-Life Balance

      Six Ways to Achieve Perfect Work-Life Balance

      Founders share their tips and tricks for staying sane (and productive).

      “Google calendars truly are amazing -- we block out hours on them to create the free time and head space we need as cofounders. From ‘No-Plans Wednesday’ nights to daily lunch and work blocks, we use organization to create balance. Also, did you know that Slack has a snooze feature?

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      Mentions: Google Sharp
    14. How to Stay Accountable With Your Goals

      How to Stay Accountable With Your Goals

      You have to start with being brutally honest with yourself. It’s important that you make a brutally honest and thorough assessment of yourself -- you need to see your talents and shortcomings as clearly as possible and understand what works best for you in reaching your goals.

      Next, commit to a schedule. Set a schedule you can commit to. This will give you a game plan you can follow and a way to evaluate if you’re consistently and persistently working toward your goals.

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    15. Own Your Time: 8 Essential Calendar Management Skills

      Own Your Time: 8 Essential Calendar Management Skills

      Setting boundaries is the key to keeping your calendar under control.

      You may not realize it, but your calendar habits can make or break your success and your productivity. That’s because without proper calendar management you aren’t able to be as focused and productive as you should be.

      With that in mind, here are eight ways that you can own your calendar like a boss.

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      Mentions: ABLE
    16. 7 Characteristics of a Great Networker

      7 Characteristics of a Great Networker

      Here are seven characteristics of a great networker.

      Networking is about building mutually beneficial business relationships. So what makes someone a great networker?

      Being a good listener, having a positive attitude, helping others, being sincere, following up, being trustworthy and being approachable are the seven characteristics of a great networker.

      Each of these characteristics tie into the notion of farming not hunting.

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      Mentions: Ivan Misner
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