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How to Successfully Start a Business with a Friend

How to Successfully Start a Business with a Friend

By | Entrepreneurship, Small Business

Starting a business with a friend can either bring success beyond the wildest dreams of both of you or a nightmare that breaks up the friendship to the point you never speak to each other again. For most people, the success of this arrangement falls somewhere between these two extremes. Before either of you forges ahead with forming a business partnership, we encourage you to…

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9 Great Ways to Help Your Small Business Grow

9 Great Ways to Help Your Small Business Grow

By | Uncategorized

  Success. Every small business owner wants it. Your desire, your passion is to see your small business grow and succeed. Success seems to require a combination of attitude and persistent effort. Said noted business leader and television personality, Oprah Winfrey, “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” Noted hotel industry leader Conrad Hilton once said,…

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Overcoming Setbacks on the Road to Success as an Entrepreneur

Overcoming Setbacks on the Road to Success as an Entrepreneur

By | Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

There are not many things you can count on as an entrepreneur in the business world, but one of those things is that you will definitely experience some setbacks. Entrepreneur setbacks are bound to happen to everyone, and if you aren’t experiencing any kind of problems, then it probably means you haven’t risked much either, and you’re not achieving nearly as much as you could….

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What is the Right Leadership Style to Inspire Your Team

Which Leadership Style Will Inspire Your Team and Achieve Success?

By | Leadership

There is more than one leadership style that can lead to success.  In fact, several different leadership styles can inspire your employees to follow you, and to achieve great things for your company.  Sometimes it’s a conscious choice and sometimes it isn’t – but any good leader will adopt a leadership style which is well-suited to his/her own personality and employees’ motivations. Here are some…

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What are the Different Types of Small Businesses Structures?

What are the Different Types of Small Businesses Structures?

By | Entrepreneurship, Small Business

If you’re thinking of starting your own small business, you may be wondering about the different types of small business structures, and which would be most advantageous for you. These business structures define many things about your business, including how ownership, finances, liabilities, and taxes are all managed. Partnership When ownership responsibilities are shared among two or more people, a partnership can be formed. There…

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4 Insights about Generation Z Every Business Owner Should Know

4 Insights about Generation Z Every Business Owner Should Know

By | Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Small Business

Generation Z describes the nation’s 73 million young people from early elementary school to recent college graduates. The exact years can vary with most sources listing the generation beginning with those born in 1995 or 1996 and ending with birth years between 2010 and 2012. The important take-away for business owners is that 40 percent of consumers will be a member of Generation Z by…

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5 Top Leadership Strengths Boomer Entrepreneurs Should Have

5 Top Leadership Strengths Boomer Entrepreneurs Should Have

By | Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Small Business

It is entirely possible that some major shifts in the workforce could happen in this country within two years, with as many as 27 million Americans abandoning their traditional jobs in favor of self-employment by the year 2020. In addition to this, more than 60% of all self employed baby boomers have indicated they will work right through retirement, which is a much larger percentage…

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When Your Business is Growing Fast, How Do You Preserve the Company Culture?

When Your Business is Growing Fast, How Do You Preserve the Company Culture?

By | Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Small Business

Small businesses often take on a culture of their own from the very beginning. The founder and first employees help to create this company culture, and in the best of circumstances they pass it along to those who come along later. However, culture can also get lost when a company grows quickly. This leaves both old and new employees feeling confused about where they fit…

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