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There are other options besides big time investors.
Before diving into a new project, make sure it's worth your time and effort.
It's all about striking the right balance between respecting your rivals and focusing on how you can beat them.
In the worst of times, it is amazing how people can pull together.
It takes courage and thoughtful risk-taking.
While there are no shortcuts to success, certain attitudes and actions help.
Making mistakes allows you to make smarter choices the next time around.
To resolve conflicts with business partners, try humor, debate and when necessary, a strong drink.
Apparently, it's possible.
Your employees can make or break you, no matter how big your company is.
It's easy to get lost in the here and now, but planning for what comes next is crucial to your business's success.
Now is the time to act and discover the passion that will help you succeed.
Entrepreneurial success isn't reserved for one personality type, and you don't have to commit all your savings to an idea on blind faith.
In the end the answers to the important questions don't come from report cards, but from asking questions, seeing things differently and finding the answers yourself.