Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’

How To Respond When People Ask To ‘Pick Your Brain” Or For A Favor

Arielle | May 11th, 2016

As entrepreneurs and business owners, we make many important decisions: we set our company’s culture and strategy, we create our own professional networks, we decide how we want to spend our time and how to prioritize the things we do. One of the most important decisions we make daily is whether to help someone else. […]

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Entrepreneurs Who Complain Are Setting Themselves Up For Failure

Arielle | May 4th, 2016

An entrepreneur’s day is busy, chaotic, and exhausting. On most days, you feel like all of the hours and effort you put into your business are worth it. But running a business – especially a startup – can often feel like riding a roller-coaster. There are days when you probably find yourself wondering whether you’re […]

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Fight of Flight: The Science Of Business Success and Failure

Arielle | April 20th, 2016

According to Walter Cannon, a renowned physiologist, humans have two pre-programmed responses to stress: fight or flight. Cannon’s extensive research of people in stressful situations revealed two distinct patterns in how people chose to deal with stress. Some of the people he studied “fled” from stress, doing their best to avoid it in hopes of […]

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Why Follow Your Passion is Bad Advice For Entrepreneurs

Arielle | April 13th, 2016

Aspiring entrepreneurs are often told to start a business by following their passion. Richard Branson of Virgin agrees that passion is the fundamental reason behind his company’s success: When you believe in something the force of your convictions will spark other people’s interest and motivate them to help you achieve your goals. This is essential […]

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4 Fears Leaders Must Overcome To Help Their Businesses Succeed

Arielle | March 23rd, 2016

Fear is one of the most common, innate emotions we feel as human beings. From a psychological point of view, fear is a reaction from your Lizard Brain – the part of your brain that is very primitive. Fear is a survival tactic – it warns and protects us against dangers. It can also paralyze […]

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4 Toxic Behaviors All Successful Leaders Avoid

Arielle | March 15th, 2016

The most successful entrepreneurs and business owners are good leaders. Notice I didn’t say good managers or bosses – good leaders. This is because good leaders are often good bosses. Good leaders know what has to be done and who should do it. They work to put their team in the best position to succeed. […]

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Mastering the Art of Persuasion: How To Get What You Want

Arielle | March 9th, 2016

Persuasion is a delicate art form. It’s easy to be ineffective when trying to persuade, but also remarkably easy to be overbearing. As a business owner or entrepreneur, your job is mostly to persuade. You must persuade people to come work for you, stay in your company, follow your lead, become a customer, be a […]

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3 Steps to Becoming a Networking Ninja

Arielle | March 2nd, 2016

Ninjas are agile, fast, and efficient. Business networking is typically the exact opposite. It’s often slow, confused, and discombobulated. Yet, while many people avoid it, networking is one of the most important tools in a business owner’s toolkit. When we network, we increase our knowledge and opportunities, and we also amplify the messages we spread […]

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Facebook, Cookies, and Marketing: How To Prevent Your Small Business From Stagnation

Arielle | February 24th, 2016

At some point, even the most successful businesses hit a wall. Sales plateau, the customer base stops growing, morale is low, and revenue is either flat or falling. The best companies – and the best entrepreneurs – find ways to overcome such stagnation. The challenge often isn’t in finding ways to quickly increase customers and […]

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Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

Arielle | February 17th, 2016

There are many myths about what it takes to start a business. Time and time again, experts in entrepreneurship and business (often with little to no operating experience of their own) offer formulaic advice on what startups must do to succeed. The truth is that there is no one way to “correctly” start a company. […]

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