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How Long Does it Actually Take to Form a New Habit? (Backed by Science)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 28, 2014

Maxwell Maltz was a plastic surgeon in the 1950s when he began noticing a strange pattern among his patients. When Dr. Maltz would perform an operation — like a nose job, for example — he found that it would take the patient about 21 days to get used to seeing their new face. Similarly, when a patient had an arm or a leg amputated, Maltz noticed that the…

Breaking Through: 5 Tips for Reframing Challenges into Opportunities

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 24, 2014

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to sit down and visualize. Or meditate. Or do yoga every day for a month. (Although I have tried those things.) I’ve been an entrepreneur for my entire (six year) career. After a few short-lived internships in college, I realized I’d do whatever it took to be my own boss until the end of my days. With that said, I’ve…

14 Reasons to Give Your Employees a Raise

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / April 23, 2014

What was the determining factor that led to the last raise you gave to one of your employees? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. 1. Value Creation I give raises when someone exceeds my expectations, usually when employees take something on that wasn’t originally in their scope of work. I’ve had…

5 Pivotal Rules of Starting a Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / April 19, 2014

Building a startup company is something that one can not understand until trying to do it.  It is painful, arduous and at times seems absolutely impossible.  Yet at the same time, it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding things one can ever take on in their life. As a serial entrepreneur, I have learned both from experiences and inspiring people who have taught me what…

How Climbing to the Top Put Life In Perspective

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / April 17, 2014

No, I’m not talking about the top of the success ladder (still climbing), but rather the top of Las Vegas’ most scenic rock reserves. Around mid-March, a close friend and myself went to Red Rock Canyon, a national conservation area in Las Vegas. One word: beautiful! At Red Rock, you’ll find different trails from easy to moderate to strenuous in order to get to different focal points at…

Success Stories: What These Entrepreneurs Did to Change the Game

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / April 4, 2014

  It’s not easy to turn a dream into a reality, but many entrepreneurs have taken on the challenge. While most startup companies fail, many within the same year, a few go on to major success. Here is a look at five companies that did something right with their businesses: Sweet Leaf Tea How can a guy take a secret recipe from Granny for delicious iced tea and…

So You’re A Small Business Owner – What You Need to Know about Business Law

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 31, 2014

Starting a small business is a very exciting endeavor – it involves having a dream and working hard to make that vision into a reality. However, along with the thrilling parts of starting a business, there is also a lot of not-so-thrilling red tape that needs to be dealt with. When you start a business, you will need to figure out the legal requirements that apply to your…

Is Your Startup Lawyered Up? The First Legal Steps for New Businesses

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 21, 2014

  Starting a new business is not for the faint of heart.  Sure, thinking of a clever name and designing a logo is fun and exciting, but many of the other necessary steps are not such a barrel of laughs. Writing a mission statement and choosing cool desks will be a big waste of time if you don’t lay the proper legal and financial groundwork to make your…

Realities of Leaving a Day Job and Pursuing Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 13, 2014

  If you’re an entrepreneur, no matter what industry you’re interested in, there’s a certain call that’s difficult to ignore. It’s the thrill of a new idea, the possibility of a product or service becoming a household name, the high of success…entrepreneurship truly is in the blood. However, for every wonderful thing that comes with being your own boss, there is a challenge to overcome. If you’re considering…

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