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6 Ways to Build a Happy Startup Culture the Scrappy Way
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6 Ways to Build a Happy Startup Culture the Scrappy Way

Founders are the ones who set the stage, as culture usually mirrors their beliefs. Because of that, it's important to set the values and tone right at the beginning.
Aihui Ong
How to Hire the Right Employees
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How to Hire the Right Employees

Before your first interview, be sure you create a job analysis, job description and accurate 'wanted' ad to bring in people who are a good fit for your needs.
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5 Business Lessons From Billionaire Mentors
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5 Business Lessons From Billionaire Mentors

These are the basics, but to truly succeed, you need to blaze your own path, like Richard Branson and Mark Cuban did.
Charles Michael Yim
Forecasting Is Hard, But It's Harder to Run a Business Without Doing It
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Forecasting Is Hard, But It's Harder to Run a Business Without Doing It

We're people, we don't know the future, so we are always guessing. But we're not just guessing. We're developing sets of assumptions.
Tim Berry
The 8 Key Rules of Starting the Business of Your Dreams on a Shoestring Budget
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The 8 Key Rules of Starting the Business of Your Dreams on a Shoestring Budget

The bad news is that many are already doing it, with competition growing, so the longer you wait, the less chance you have of getting there first.
Martin Zwilling
5 Entrepreneurial Roadblocks You Never See Coming
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5 Entrepreneurial Roadblocks You Never See Coming

No matter how you approach them, roadblocks have the power to destroy your business if you ignore them, and they have the potential to help your business evolve if you catch them and address them appropriately.
Jayson DeMers
Beware of These 6 Assumptions in Your Startup
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Beware of These 6 Assumptions in Your Startup

No, you can't do it all alone. No, your startup isn't a business. No, your launch date isn't a certainty.
Peter Daisyme
The 4 Worst Tips I Got When I Started My Business
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The 4 Worst Tips I Got When I Started My Business

With so many people talking in your ear when launching a new venture, there's bound to be some bad advice. Ignore them for your own good.
Jess Ekstrom
8 Keys to Leading a Dispersed Team to Maximum Productivity
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8 Keys to Leading a Dispersed Team to Maximum Productivity

Virtual teams remain a productivity nightmare for many companies, but having the right people and leaders in place can make it a dream.
Martin Zwilling
4 of the Hottest Markets for Professionals Who Want to Teach and Train Others
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4 of the Hottest Markets for Professionals Who Want to Teach and Train Others

Not sure which market to target? Here are four smart choices for eLearning entrepreneurs.
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Should You Extend Credit to Your Customers?
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Should You Extend Credit to Your Customers?

A too-lenient credit policy can break your business, while one that's too strict can scare customers away. Here's how to craft a credit policy that's just right.
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The 4 Qualities That Inventors or Entrepreneurs Should Look for in a Partner
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The 4 Qualities That Inventors or Entrepreneurs Should Look for in a Partner

Rarely does one person fill both roles. To present an innovative solution to the market and build a profitable business, you need a team.
Martin Zwilling
Advice From 9 Entrepreneurs Who Made Partnering or Hiring Friends Work
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Advice From 9 Entrepreneurs Who Made Partnering or Hiring Friends Work

Conventional wisdom says it's a big risk, both to the business and the relationship. But there are exceptions to every rule.
Darrah Brustein
Smart Startups Learn How to Create and Manage Hype
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Smart Startups Learn How to Create and Manage Hype

What most entrepreneurs fail to appreciate is that even the most basic marketing takes time, money and creativity.
Martin Zwilling