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5 Easy Ways Moms of Special Needs Children Can Start a Business

by / ⠀Career Advice Remote Work / June 21, 2022
moms of special needs children

When you have children with special needs, you know your life is very different from others. You’ve had to quit your job because you didn’t have enough time to work and care for your children. Hiring a dedicated caregiver is an option, but it can be expensive. And there’s a chance money might be tight too, so starting a business of your own might not be such a bad…

Tips for Starting A Business in A New Industry

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / June 10, 2022
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This is the era of diversifying. No one remains limited in a particular industry these days. Take Elon Musk, for example. He is running an array of companies in such diversified industries. And that too successfully! It’s not really surprising that more people are now considering starting a business outside their niche industry. Of course, the prospect seems lucrative, but it’s pretty challenging too. Yes, the market ignorance…

The Guide to Solopreneurship: Starting a Business Solo

by / ⠀Podcast / May 31, 2022
Guide to Solopreneurship

Are you tired of working for others? Do you want to work on your own terms and build your own empire? If so, then this guide to solopreneurship is for you! A solopreneur is in charge of everything – from developing products to establishing a marketing strategy and more! This guide will teach you the essential skills needed to become a successful solopreneur and start your own side-hustle…

5 Differences Between Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / May 27, 2022
Differences between Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs

At first glance, the two terms might seem interchangeable, but some key differences exist that you need to know if you want to pursue the path of solopreneur or entrepreneur. Solopreneurs fill most of the roles in their business, including product development, accounting, financing, marketing, etc. Entrepreneurs outsource most tasks and may need investors to bring their ideas to life. So who are you out of these two?…

Why I Chose Starting a Business Over Grad School: Part 3

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 13, 2012

This part three of a three part series where I discuss the reasoning why I chose to start a business rather than pursue graduate school. Read part one here and part two here. I had sixteen years of quality schooling. I went to a great public school and a great four-year university. This is not something that I would take back, and I’m fortunate for the opportunity. But…

Why I Chose Starting a Business Over Grad School: Part 2

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 7, 2012

This is part two of a three part series where I discuss the reasoning why I chose to start a business rather than pursue graduate school. You can read part one here. In 2008 a colleague recommended a book to me: Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath. A self-improvement book? Pssht…I was a mature college grad. Self-improvement books were for people who didn’t know anything. I…

24 Barriers to Starting a Business for Young People

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 27, 2011

We have been doing a lot of research and asking a lot of questions about what stops young people from taking the leap and starting their own business. We asked our audience about college debt and we saw The Kauffman Foundation publish a survey of the young entrepreneur space. Last week we asked our Facebook fans the question to see what was stopping our readers from starting a…

9 Ways How NOT To Start A Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 13, 2010

A journey that begins with a wrong step seldom ends at the right destination. Becoming your own boss has sort of gained a global appeal. These days many people start up their own businesses for virtually any reason. Somehow it doesn’t seem to count anymore what led people to go into business, going into business has suddenly become the new mantra of the 21st century. Obviously, there are…

Business Lessons From The Avengers – Part 2

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 30, 2010

In my book, “The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development,” I discuss the twelve key elements of building a successful business. These elements are, in many ways, as timeless as John Steed and Mrs. Peel, if not always quite so sexy. They are, however, the key points that any entrepreneur needs to work with if you want to maximize your chances of creating a successful business. Check out Part 1…

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