Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’

The Surprising Ways a Distributed Team Can Help Your Company Succeed

Arielle | February 10th, 2016

I love working with people from around the world and truly believe that distributed teams provide huge benefits for small businesses and startups. I’m not alone to think so – according to a study updated in September 2015, the number of people working remotely risen 103% in the past year. Still, even as the number […]

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How to Avoid Failure: Two Common Small Business Mistakes

Arielle | February 3rd, 2016

We all experience failure at some point in our lives. As business owners, failure is common to us- not every idea can be a winner. As entrepreneurs, the looming fear of failure is all too real. According to Forbes, nine out of ten startups will fail within their first few years of operation. This means […]

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Five Public Speaking Tips and Tricks for Small Businesses

Arielle | January 19th, 2016

 Conferences, meetups and other public events offer many unique opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners to market their business. Yet many people turn down opportunities to speak in public. If the thought of speaking in public causes you to panic and sweat profusely, you are not alone. 74% of people fear public speaking. […]

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Night Owls vs. Early Risers: What’s Best for Your Business?

Arielle | January 6th, 2016

Some people wake up with the sunrise, while others are just then going to bed. Personally, I would much rather finish my day at 4 am than start it at that hour. I find that my creativity and productivity both peak while the rest of the world is asleep. There are few distractions, and I […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #293 – All About Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Mike | October 30th, 2015

Did you see the animated film, “Up?” Did you like the animated film, “Up?” Do you get teary when you hear the theme song from the animated film, “Up?” If you answered yes (or even if you answered, no) to any of the questions above, go ahead. Click the play button. Let’s see if you can handle this […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #292 – Ideas and Info For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Mike | October 23rd, 2015

Could this be my favorite movie of the past 25 years? Maybe. Is this my favorite television series of all time? I should say so. Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is a quintessential genre film from 1994. It helped to re-energize and re-define for a new generation of viewers a classic vein of filmic storytelling. Breaking Bad, […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #291 – Loads of Good Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Mike | October 16th, 2015

Last week I wrote about how much Chicagoans love our city. This week we had another great reason to do so. What, you ask? The CUBS, I answer! For the first time in their 100 year+ history, our dear Cubs won a playoff series right here at home, in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #290 – Seriously. A Ton of Good Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Mike | October 9th, 2015

We do, after all, love our city. Chicagoans are true and for good reason; we live in a place that is underestimated and overlooked in so many ways and for so many reasons. For instance tonight starts the National League Divisional Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and (guess who?) our beloved Cubs. It’s taken since […]

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Small Business Tips: Document Your Business Processes

Mike | October 5th, 2015

As managers or owners of a business, we usually think about succession planning in the context of who will take over the company once we leave. This is critically important for any business large or small, and the negative impact of poor succession planning can be devastating if something goes wrong and a very fast transition occurs. Think […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #289 – All Sorts of Good Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

Mike | October 2nd, 2015

I love autumn. Why? Well in part, because I love pumpkin. The most delicious baked goods in the world start with the pumpkin, whether your tastes lean to the pumpkin breads or the pumpkin pies. Not to mention the pumpkin latte! And, when they start to rot and ferment? The possibilities for endless entertainment abound! Like this […]

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