The Grind

The Grind
The Grind is a weekly column that asks a revolving cast of young founders to take us through the daily rigors of running a business, as well as offer up advice on how they achieved milestones or overcame challenges. Follow The Grind on Twitter with the hashtag #ENTGrind.
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 3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Virtual Assistant
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3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Virtual Assistant

When you're just starting your company, you never have enough time on your hands. If used correctly, virtual assistants may be the answer you've been looking for.
AJ Agrawal
The Secret to Mastering Productivity
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The Secret to Mastering Productivity

While all entrepreneurs aim to be more productive, often they fall short. Here is how to increase your output.
Greg Connolly
Through Storytelling, Entrepreneurs Can Get People to Hit the 'Buy' Button
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Through Storytelling, Entrepreneurs Can Get People to Hit the 'Buy' Button

Compelling web copy is important in creating a hook to persuade people to buy, but it is better to create an experience for people coming to your site that totally transcends the transaction.
Mel Carson
The 3 Functions You Should Consider Outsourcing
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The 3 Functions You Should Consider Outsourcing

Every business needs to perform their own cost-benefit analysis to determine whether to outsource, especially when dealing with large-scale operations.
Sarah Haselkorn
How to Prepare for the Fourth Quarter Slaughter
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How to Prepare for the Fourth Quarter Slaughter

With sales projected to be up 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion compared to last year, it is vital for companies to prepare for the upcoming season and take necessary steps to ensure a profitable fourth quarter.
Jason Lucash
Keep Hearing No? Here's How to Not Take it Personally.
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Keep Hearing No? Here's How to Not Take it Personally.

No's can have large setbacks on your business if you let them get the best of you. Instead, reflect on these pushbacks and iterate.
Karim Abouelnaga
The Trouble With Scaling for 'Hand-Crafted' Entrepreneurs
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The Trouble With Scaling for 'Hand-Crafted' Entrepreneurs

The last thing an entrepreneur ever wants to say is 'I'm sorry we can't take that order for 10,000 units, because we can't make it all in time.'
Adina Grigore
Team Not Talking? Here Are 4 Ways to Boost Communication.
Leadership

Team Not Talking? Here Are 4 Ways to Boost Communication.

If you aren't communicating with your team, your company will suffer. Here is how to get everyone chatting -- and on the same page.
AJ Agrawal
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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Running
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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Running

People can learn a lot about running a company by putting on sneakers and hitting the pavement.
Moritz Plassnig
7 Tips For Hiring The Best Startup Talent
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7 Tips For Hiring The Best Startup Talent

For any entrepreneur, identifying and hiring your first non-founding employees is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make.
David Chait
How to Charge Ahead While in a Holding Pattern
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How to Charge Ahead While in a Holding Pattern

While waiting for something to get complete can feel like an eternity, it is important to make the most of that time.
Sarah Haselkorn
Why I Would Choose the Startup Road All Over Again
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Why I Would Choose the Startup Road All Over Again

While entrepreneurship can be challenging, it can also be extremely rewarding. For our series The Grind, a founder discusses why he is happy he chose to launch a startup – and why he'd do it all over again.
Karim Abouelnaga
How I Finally Snagged My Dream Domain Name
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How I Finally Snagged My Dream Domain Name

One entrepreneur explains how she was able to get the perfect URL for her startup and what lessons she learned along the way.
Adina Grigore
4 Ways Yoga And Meditation Will Make You a Better Leader
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4 Ways Yoga And Meditation Will Make You a Better Leader

Like most things, practicing mindfulness takes dedication. But if leaders remain persistent, they will reap all the benefits of this practice.
AJ Agrawal