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Build a Brand: The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do With Your Business

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / March 6, 2011

In our consumer driven, flat and hyper-competitive world, there are plenty of companies out there supplying every possible kind of product/service to a market hungry for more. However, while it is true that most of these companies will profit accordingly, it is the ones that create a brand, and develop a loyal group of clients, that will catapult their revenues toward the upper echelon of the bell curve.…

Play Toward Your Strengths and Outsource Your Weaknesses

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / February 15, 2011

When it comes to entrepreneurship, it’s worth noting that not all founders are created equal. Why does this matter? Because the type of entrepreneur you are dictates a plethora of different business variables, such as your management style. Personality characteristics and traits have a direct and impactful effect on the achievement potential of an entrepreneur over the course of their career. What makes the difference? The overwhelming differentiator…

The Mental Devil is Real – Learn to Embrace Your Inner Critic

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 20, 2011

Becoming an entrepreneur is a funny business, isn’t it? Everyone tells you that you need to be determined, to follow your heart in spite of the odds, and if you encompass passion for the idea, success will follow. Yet, then those same folks will turn around and advise you to pay attention to your inner critic. The truth is, this is just one of many challenges faced by…

Bootstrapping isn’t for Wussies: How to Obtain Profitability & Scalability

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / January 13, 2011

When an entrepreneur starts their business, chances are, especially if they are bootstrapping, there is a continual focus on getting started and grinding through the first year or two. This is when most small businesses fold – more than 50% in year one and 95% within five years. The first goal with any business, as it should be, is to bootstrap the company into profitability. Most of the…

7 Traits You Need if You Want to Be An Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 25, 2010

This article was originally posted on garywhitehill.com As the global economy undergoes more changes (and it will continue to do so) even more people will choose to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. Changes to corporate mindsets, downsizing and other upheavals in the “safe” world of formal employment are forcing many to embrace entrepreneurship, and start their own small businesses. Add to those the people with the burning desire…

Entrepreneur Tip: Be Ready to Change and Fast!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 19, 2010

This article was originally posted on garywhitehill.com Entrepreneurship is different from most other career paths for one major reason. Change happens and fast! Of course you probably think you are adaptable but to truly succeed as an entrepreneur you will need to be even faster. Here are the reasons why, as well as a few tips on how to make it a little easier. Opportunity Knocks When You…

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