Persistence

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Persistence and Planning Is Needed to Reach That 5-Year Milestone

With dismal business failure rates, follow these five ways to help your company celebrate half a decade of operation.

What I Learned From Being a Broke, Unemployed Graduate

Generous mentors pave the way for a would-be startup staffer, one with a very positive attitude.

The 2 Words Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

Eliminate this destructive phrase every day to increase your focus and productivity.

5 Ways to Work Harder, Courtesy of a Beijing Restaurateur

An overseas trip provides some insights about how an entrepreneur can prevail in realizing his dreams.

10 Quotes on Persistence to Help You Keep Going

The ability to keep making progress may just be the greatest skill an entrepreneur can learn.

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta’s company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.

3 Traits Entrepreneurs Need But Probably Weren't Born With

Entrepreneurs are natural control freaks who love change and want it done yesterday. That isn't so helpful for building a business.

5 Lessons From Sales for Entrepreneurial Success

When toil is certain and reward is hard earned, you're an entrepreneur. Sales pros know your struggles and what is required to succeed.

Hungry Entrepreneurs Need True Grit to Get Their Next Meal

Three essential qualities are the hallmarks of business owners who prevail.

The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: Persistence. (See General Grant.)

With slow, steady striving to solve a problem from many different angles, an innovator can arrive at a breakthrough.

It's Up to Us to Make Our Own Fate

There is no magic equation between taking control and leaving it up to a higher presence.

Remember, Persistence Pays Off. Stay Motivated With These 5 Tips.

You may feel like quitting, but focusing on the big picture will help you avoid giving up.

The 5 Traits You Need to Dominate Any Industry

Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and then use them in your own quest to greatness.

Richard Branson on the Key to Success

The serial entrepreneur explains why a great company always starts with a strong foundation.

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Insights From Richard Branson in 2013

A look at the most popular words of wisdom from the unflappable entrepreneur.

Meet the Innovative Entrepreneurs Who Won Our Top Awards for 2013

From thousands of entries we selected 15 finalists. then readers voted on their favorites. We hope you're as inspired by them as we are!

A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding

After a false start, Lindsay Gaskin tweaked her business model and gained the attention of major investors.

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Infographics of 2013

The habits of the world's smartest people, the career arches of self-made billionaires, what really motivates employees and more topics explained through infographics.

From Profit to Purpose: Making the Shift From Me to We

Raj Lahoti on turning obstacles into opportunities.

Why Growing Your Business Is All About Perspective

For our series The Grind, entrepreneur Greg Connolly explains how changing his mentality helped him become a better entrepreneur.

Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

The founder of Pandora reached out to investors 300 times before getting funding. And James Dyson invented 5,126 failed vacuum cleaner prototypes before getting one right.

Dealing With Rejection: 5 Ways to Turn a No Into a Yes

Visionaries often hear 'no' when they first propose their big ideas. Find out when you should or shouldn't take no for an answer, and how to turn that no into a yes.

Inspiration for the Downtimes (Infographic)

Consider these words of encouragement on the often bumpy road of entrepreneurship.

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