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8 Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Are Balancing Their Business with Their Day Job

So, you’re ready to start your business, but not quite ready to give up your day job. Maybe you’re planning to use your income from your day job to help fund your new business, or are simply relying on that income to sustain your living expenses until your business can generate a profit.

By Briana Morgaine | Share This

Fail Hard 15 Quotes on Failing to Succeed

Fail Hard: 15 Quotes on Failing to Succeed

Is it OK to fail? Most people believe that failure is something to be embarrassed about, or to sweep under the rug. But is there something about owning our failures that gives us the keys to succeed? Included below are 15 quotes from some of history’s greatest known thinkers and leaders on why failure doesn’t have to...

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5 ways to spy on your competition

5 Ways to Spy on Your Competition

Most companies are continually looking for ways to get an edge over their competitors, and a time-honored method is simply to spy on the other guys. Technically, it falls under the category of market research, unless, of course, it’s actual spying. But, we’re not going to get into corporate espionage here—we’ll stick with the “market...

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How to Grow Your Business by Setting Goals [Webinar]

We all have goals for our business, but sometimes we forget how important it is to clearly define these goals. This is especially true when it comes to financial goal setting for small businesses, where often financial goals are only vaguely defined or based too heavily on assumptions. Many small business owners may keep a...

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Are you micromanaging your employees? It might be time to cut the strings.

3 Reasons Why Micromanagement is a Macro Hindrance

“I’m just trying to help!” “I want to ensure our success!” If these lines sound familiar, you should know that they’re classic micromanagement warning signs. And, unfortunately for the well-intentioned micromanager, the results are rarely positive. For his book “My Way or the Highway,” Harry Chambers organized a interesting study about micromanagement. According to the survey...

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Why Businesses Fail

What is the Biggest Cause of Business Failure?

There are many reasons businesses fail: lack of money, changes in the economy, ineffective management, employee turnover, theft, illness, or death of the owner are just a few. According to SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), the main reason businesses fail is ineffective management, whether it be poor planning or not understanding all that is required...

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Isaiah Thomas led the Detroit Pistons to back-to-back NBA championships. Chris Webber and The Fab Five narrowly missed NCAA championships.

Bad Boys and the Fab Five: Business Lessons from Basketball History

In 2009, to commemorate their 30th anniversary, ESPN released a new sports documentary series called “30 for 30.” The series included 30 full-length documentary features that highlighted sports history’s most memorable moments and personalities. The series was so popular that ESPN decided to release a second volume of 30 more documentaries, produce 30 new digital...

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Shoestring Marketing Budget? Get Your Customers to Do It For You

Shoestring Marketing Budget? Get Your Customers to Do It For You

To survive as a business you need sales, and to generate sales you need marketing. It is for this reason that most businesses set aside a sizable chunk of money for advertising, but wouldn’t it be grand if you could generate sales by getting your existing customers to do your marketing for you? If you...

By Sarika Periwal | Share This

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