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How Can I Cope with Rejection When Networking?

How Can I Cope with Rejection When Networking?

Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, on handling the fear of a negative response when seeking support from peers and other business contacts.
What's the Best Way to Attract Investor Interest?

What's the Best Way to Attract Investor Interest?

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, says to attract investors, first give them a product or service that they can check out for themselves.
How Can I Maintain the Focus I Need to Run My Company?

How Can I Maintain the Focus I Need to Run My Company?

Scott Gerber, founder of Sizzle It and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on maintaining the discipline needed to launch a startup.
How Can I Avoid Micromanaging Employees?

How Can I Avoid Micromanaging Employees?

Marcus Erb, senior consultant at the Great Place to Work Institute, on ways to get workers to perform without constant supervision?
How Can I Find Dedicated Employees?

How Can I Find Dedicated Employees?

Marcus Erb, senior consultant at the Great Place to Work Institute, on how business owners can find employees as competent and dedicated as they are.
When Should a Business Owner Get Personal on Social Media?

When Should a Business Owner Get Personal on Social Media?

Mikal Belicove, Entrepreneur Magazine columnist, on when to get personal or stay business-like on social media.
Should I Stick with Social Media If I'm Not Getting Results?

Should I Stick with Social Media If I'm Not Getting Results?

Mikal Belicove, Entrepreneur Magazine columnist, on exercising patience when experimenting with social media marketing.
How Can I Make Sense of Social Media Feedback?

How Can I Make Sense of Social Media Feedback?

Mikal Belicove, Entrepreneur Magazine columnist, on when to act on online comments about your business.
How Can I Stay on Top of My Social Media Efforts?

How Can I Stay on Top of My Social Media Efforts?

Mikal Belicove, Entrepreneur Magazine columnist, on finding fodder for social media conversations.
How Can I Find Cash to Expand?

How Can I Find Cash to Expand?

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, on why your best source of financing is generating profits and early customers.
How Can I Find Funding As a Young Entrepreneur?

How Can I Find Funding As a Young Entrepreneur?

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, on how first-time business owners can tap their network to identify potential investors.
How Can I Bootstrap My New Business?

How Can I Bootstrap My New Business?

Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., offers tips for people looking to bootstrap their own business.
How Can I Hire Someone to Help Write My Business Plan?

How Can I Hire Someone to Help Write My Business Plan?

Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., responds to a reader seeking advice on finding a low-cost writer to help with a business plan.
How Can I Retain Good Employees?

How Can I Retain Good Employees?

Marcus Erb, senior consultant at the Great Place to Work Institute, on keeping top talent from leaving for other jobs.
How Can I Stay Effective Under Pressure?

How Can I Stay Effective Under Pressure?

Scott Gerber, founder of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on keeping your cool when tensions run high.
What's the Best Way to Ask for What I Need When Networking?

What's the Best Way to Ask for What I Need When Networking?

Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, on cultivating fruitful networking relationships.
What's the Most Efficient Way to Do Networking?

What's the Most Efficient Way to Do Networking?

Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, offers tips on being a more effective networker.
How Do I Find Like-Minded People Who Are Passionate and Professional?

How Do I Find Like-Minded People Who Are Passionate and Professional?

Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, on connecting with people you can network with.
How Can I Break the Ice?

How Can I Break the Ice?

Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, on starting conversations with strangers at networking events.
How Can I Find a Mentor?

How Can I Find a Mentor?

Scott Gerber, founder and chief executive of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on securing introductions to those who can open doors for you.
What's the Best Way to Stay Motivated?

What's the Best Way to Stay Motivated?

Scott Gerber, founder and chief executive of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on creating a boredom back-up plan to avoid burnout.
How Can I Come Up With a Name for My Company?

How Can I Come Up With a Name for My Company?

Scott Gerber, founder and chief executive of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on how to decide on a name for your business.
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