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Top Tips for Keeping Motivated When Working From Home

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 22, 2013

In some ways, working from home is the ultimate luxury.  You get to lie in bed longer each morning, you save money on petrol, you don’t have to put up with the office gossip and that annoying guy who eats garlic-laced sandwiches at his desk every day.  Unfortunately, you also get to miss out on office bonding, you’re the last person to hear any news, and you don’t…

Importance of Energy Efficiency for a Startup Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 22, 2013

For entrepreneurs and small business owners, it can be a difficult task running a business and trying to succeed in the market, without having to think about green business ideals. However, it is more often than not the case that a small business should start simple with energy efficiency – which is what we are going to do today. The statistics Economist Intelligence Unit conducted the survey unlocking…

13 Surprising Startup Challenges

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 22, 2013

QUESTION: WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU DID NOT ANTICIPATE WHEN DECIDING TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS? Question by: Ashley CASH FLOW IS A COMMON STRUGGLE “We started with clients from day one, so we’ve always been profitable, but one thing we didn’t think about when we started was cash flow. Many profitable businesses experience famine and feast, due to invoice scheduling or higher sales during certain parts of the…

An Open Letter to Frustrated Entrepreneurs (A Response)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / May 22, 2013

Last week Daniel DiPiazza wrote “An Open Letter to Frustrated 20 Somethings” on Under30CEO.  It blew up.  The article had over 100 comments on the first day.  Daniel’s premise: If it was up to him, why would he make a “job” or “work” the center of his life?  When someone asks him “what he does”, why should he have to respond and narrowly define himself by the skills…

The 7 Startup “Mudas”

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 21, 2013

In the industrial world the elimination of “muda” (Japanese term for waste) can’t be stressed enough as means to increase productivity and profitability, yet there is a vast majority of service-related businesses that are still trying to figure out how to implement lean strategies to their businesses. Startup founders may find that there are several tools that are currently being used by big companies that may be applied…

Google+ Communities Every Small Business Owner Should Be A Part Of

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 21, 2013

Every entrepreneur and small business owner needs a little help now and then. Google+ Communities is the perfect place to find mentors, get advice and network with others who are trying to get their own startups going. Here are 31 of the best. Venture Capital Communities Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa) Have you heard the phrase, “See one, do one, teach one?” The idea is that you learn…

5 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs Who Want to Be Taken Seriously

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 21, 2013

I was a 21 year-old entrepreneur when the dot-com bubble burst in 2001.  Given the unprecedented volume of dying startups, investors and other business partners became less and less inclined to partner with new companies — especially those led by young founders. But I felt compelled to win over potential investors, customers, and team members. If I didn’t succeed, neither would my venture. Here are some of the…

Principles of Powerful Relationships

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 20, 2013

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” Emotional Abuse … Frustration because your needs are not met… Lack of Support… Emptiness … Distance… Five things you want to avoid in relationships. The best way to do that? Respect is demonstrated by our actions, not our words. When those actions are absent, especially at a…

Enter Now: Trip of a Lifetime Giveaway to Costa Rica via Under30Experiences

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / May 20, 2013

To celebrate our newly launched Under30Experiences travel brand we’re excited to announce our Trip of a Lifetime Giveaway on Under30CEO. Join today for a chance to win As busy young professionals looking for inspiration, we need to pack in as much excitement into our trips as possible, and this is exactly the environment we create through Under30Experiences. What You Get: -Roundtrip airfare to and from Liberia, Costa Rica -4…

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