Mistakes

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5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Hiring a Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistant

5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The reality is, hiring a VA isn't easy -- and it isn't a quick fix for your business's problems.
Eric Siu
3 Reasons Customers Don't Care About Your Content
Content Marketing

3 Reasons Customers Don't Care About Your Content

You'll have a much easier time engaging your customers if you recognize the following mistakes that many brands make.
Aaron Agius
The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make
Business Ideas

The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make

You may have just come up with a great idea, but it doesn't mean squat if you fall into this trap.
Stephen Key
How to Avoid Startups' Biggest HR Pitfalls
Human Resources

How to Avoid Startups' Biggest HR Pitfalls

There's no exact science for keeping your founding team members around for the long term but there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of being surrounded by those same early employees further down the line.
John Gentry
Startups: Don't Make These 3 Financial Mistakes
Startup Financing

Startups: Don't Make These 3 Financial Mistakes

How you manage your initial funds is critical, especially because many entrepreneurs use their life's savings to make the leap into independence.
Taylor M.
Watch Out for These 9 Seed Funding Gotchas
Fundraising

Watch Out for These 9 Seed Funding Gotchas

Don't rush into fundraising too early or without a plan.
Alex Iskold
5 Fatal Startup Mistakes -- and How To Avoid Them
Mistakes

5 Fatal Startup Mistakes -- and How To Avoid Them

Where countless entrepreneurs find success, others have found failure. Here is why.
Scott Hansen
9 Common Mistakes Made by New Entrepreneurs
Mistakes

9 Common Mistakes Made by New Entrepreneurs

Just because mistakes are inevitable, it doesn't mean you have to make the same ones everyone else does.
Jayson DeMers
6 Major Financial Blunders Entrepreneurs Make
Personal Finance

6 Major Financial Blunders Entrepreneurs Make

Some of those errors, noted by finance bloggers, can cause a lot more long-term consequences than others.
Brandon Turner
Never Say These 7 Things in Sales
Sales Strategies

Never Say These 7 Things in Sales

These phrases will kill potential deals and limit your opportunities.
Grant Cardone
Avoid These 5 Small-Business HR Mistakes
Managing Employees

Avoid These 5 Small-Business HR Mistakes

Not heeding these warnings can lead to costly mistakes, such as litigation and employee turnover.
Andre Lavoie
Richard Branson's Biggest Mistake: Inventing the iPod… as a Prank
Richard Branson

Richard Branson's Biggest Mistake: Inventing the iPod… as a Prank

The entrepreneur ultimately only pranked himself when he failed to follow through on his fictional 'Music Box' concept.
Kate Taylor
5 Things They Don't Tell You About 'Starting Up'
Startups

5 Things They Don't Tell You About 'Starting Up'

Avoid heavy advertising investments and forget going public for now: These moves will keep you healthy while competitors crash and burn.
Harry Whitehouse
3 Lessons From My Failed Business With a Guy I Met on Craigslist
Failure

3 Lessons From My Failed Business With a Guy I Met on Craigslist

If you've ever jumped into a relationship way too quickly, and let things get serious way too fast, you'll have a small glimpse of what happened.
Andrew Medal