Avoid Giving Away Too Much Equity: Ten Easy Tips

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finance Startup Advice / June 24, 2022
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Let’s imagine that you are a brilliant entrepreneur. You get your eureka moment with an idea that can help people. You do everything in your power to create the product or service. Or, at least a prototype. You test it with potential buyers and you have a business plan all set and ready to go. Awesome! But one problem exists: You don’t have any money to get this…

7 Ways to Become a Better Leader

by / ⠀Career Advice Startup Advice / June 13, 2022
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Plenty of leaders exist in the world. However, what does it take to be an influential leader? Leadership is a fundamental skill that all entrepreneurs must learn in order to be successful. It not only allows you to build a powerful business but also allows you to motivate and inspire others.  While there are many different styles of leadership, the most effective leaders share some common traits. Here…

Reducing Churn: 4 Methods All Founders Should Know

by / ⠀Startup Advice / June 6, 2022
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In any business or company, churn is one of the most important statistics that a founder will need to pay attention to. Not focusing on reducing churn can break a company. What is Churn? Churn, also known as customer churn, customer attrition, or customer defection, refers to the loss of customers from the company. Basically, it refers to customers who are no longer interested in your products or…

Funny Faces: Don’t Get Them When Meeting New People

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice / June 1, 2022

This article will discuss how to not get funny faces when meeting someone new. Become instantly memorable with new connections and stand out as yourself. Here is the story. The Story Last Summer I surveyed my Idea Lemon audience the following question, When you ask to meet someone for the first time (this could be a professional connection, a friendly encounter, or even a date) what do you…

CEO Creativity: 6 Ways to Jolt Yourself to New Levels

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 31, 2022
The secret to uncovering your creativity as a CEO is not how much time you spend but rather the activities you choose to unleash your ideas.

Creativity is not something you’re born with but a skill that can be gained through practice. However, as a CEO, you can jolt your creativity muscle to improve your inherent potential to develop creative thoughts with the correct practice and determination. As the author Austin Kleon discusses, creativity isn’t about innate skill or genius. Austin says that everyone can be creative. It all comes down to curiosity, focus,…

Iconic Leaders: Elon Musk and Volodymyr Zelenskyy

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 25, 2022
In our era, we have two very different men who are making changes to the world in which we live. Find out what makes them iconic leaders.

The early 2020s have suffered a lot of misfortune. Everything from war to a global pandemic, sometimes it seems that we can’t get a break. Amongst all of this confusion and chaos are a few iconic leaders who seek to be a leading voice in these trying times. Our communities need inspirational leadership, but we’re not all born to the task. What are some of the character traits…

How Does a Humble Leader Motivate Others?

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 24, 2022
Wanting to learn how to be a better leader? Then learn how to become a humble leader. It's true! Humility can help guarantee your success.

What do you think of when you think of a leader? What words would you use to describe them? Strong. Disciplined. Knowledgable. Charismatic. These are all great traits for any leader, but one thing that stands out between good leaders and great leaders is humility. Being a humble leader is the magic ingredient that can lead to having a thriving business. Humility? Really? You probably think that humility…

Why is Innovation Leadership Important for Growth and Invention?

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 24, 2022
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Being an innovator or an inventor has long been heralded in the annals of human history. Some make it their life mission to create and to learn about the world around them, lifting up society with new ways of living. Leonardo da Vinci is typically cited as the pinnacle in this regard. Fostering innovation leadership is key to a successful business. However, what innovators need is a leader…

The DNA of Exceptional Leadership

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 17, 2022
Only a select few really know how to lead from the front. Here's what you should know about the DNA required for exceptional leadership.

Not everyone can be a leader. Not everyone has the DNA required for exceptional leadership. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t all learn important lessons. If there’s one thing a leader should be a master at, it’s influencing others. A person who cannot influence others can never lead. Irrespective of the title or position, a leader is someone people are forced to notice. He or she commands attention,…

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