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by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 8, 2013

Networking is a magical exchange of value between one individual and another.  Over the course of the past week I’ve been fortunate enough to sit down with some amazing professionals in various industries across the greater Chicago area and converse with them about what’s working, what’s not working and what we can do for each other to boost both business and the bottom-line.  I’ve come to the realization…

4 Steps To Your New Startup

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 29, 2013

Startups are typically the result of a solved problem or an unmet need fulfilled. If you’re interested in becoming an entrepreneur or starting a new venture, you need to pay close attention to a few simple but important steps in order to get started on the right foot. People always say that the idea is the hardest part. I could not vehemently disagree more. Anyone that has ever started…

6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Company

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 17, 2013

My company is approaching its tenth anniversary. This important milestone has prompted me to look back at my decade as an entrepreneur. Founding and running a company has been the ride of my life, but it has had its fair share of ups and down. In retrospect, I would have done a few things differently if I had known better. Here are some things I’d wish I’d known…

Are You Ready to Be An Entrepreneur?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 29, 2013

Entrepreneurship looks sexy on the surface, but it’s important to have an idea of what lies ahead when you’ve chosen this path: it touches all parts of your life, your relationships, your bank accounts, and self-confidence. Signs That You Are Ready to be an Entrepreneur You have that nagging feeling: the notion of doing your own thing keeps popping into your head, and you find yourself awake at…

7 Tips for Startup Success

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 4, 2013

“I dreamt of being an Entrepreneur one day, and hence I’m here!”, if this is what inspired you to be a part of the horse race, then you are definitely in the wrong place. This is not the game for the cat in the adage. Likewise, you can’t be a great entrepreneur if you get into it without having a clue about what it takes to create a…

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Small Business is Failing—FYI, They’re All About You

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 17, 2013

Let me guess. You began your small business with a bottomless pit of hope, enthusiasm, and energy, right? You were downright unstoppable. Then, one day you woke up and realized that “it” should have happened already. You and your business should have already “made it.” Perhaps you’re running out of capital or maybe your passion for your business is fizzling fast. Whatever the circumstance, it’s time to pull…

Starting A Business? Start A Blog First!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 14, 2013

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur looking to start your own business, I’ve got some advice for you. Start a blog before you start a business. I know what you’re thinking, “Why would I start a blog when I should be focused on starting my business?” To be honest, that’s a perfectly good question, but as an entrepreneur I’m going to need you to think outside the box. Let’s…

How to Start an Online Business: Tips from the Front Line

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 13, 2013

  As an entrepreneur, you have the great fortune of being able to get tons of information about how to start a business, build your brand and create a community. However, this can be really overwhelming and many entrepreneurs don’t know where to start.   Once you sift through all the information you can get stuck trying to decide what tools and services you should use to start your…

10 Tips for Hosting a Successful Entrepreneur Meetup

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 11, 2013

What’s your best tip for hosting a successful in-person meetup for other entrepreneurs in your community? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content…

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