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11 Disastrous Pitfalls to Avoid When Running Your Own Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 7, 2013

I believe that mistakes and failures are essential to eventual success. I also believe that there are some lessons that can’t easily be taught, and need to be learned through experience. Having run my own business since college, I’ve encountered a wide variety of challenges, and have made my share of mistakes.   I was also able to avoid certain pitfalls thanks to the valuable resources that can be…

5 Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Medical Field

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness Startup Advice / October 12, 2013

There’s usually a type of background that comes to mind when you picture an entrepreneur — one that involves an MBA or, at the very least, a few management classes. Well, my crash course in entrepreneurship stems far from the business school and instead is rooted in eight years working in nuclear medicine. I can see why my time in the radiology department at a hospital may seem…

Top 3 Startup Lessons From “The Social Network”

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 13, 2011

The movie, “The Social Network” depicts the story of Mark Zuckerberg and the early days of Facebook.  Although the movie may not be perfectly accurate from a historical perspective, it does offer a number of lessons that any young entrepreneur can learn from when launching a startup.  Young CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg often operate with a trial and error mentality, which is an excellent startup strategy; however, the…

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