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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How to Get the Most Out of an Accelerator Program
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How to Get the Most Out of an Accelerator Program

Not all accelerator programs are created equal. Follow this list of do's and dont's to make sure you find the right one for your company.
Moritz Plassnig
7 Ways to Keep Your Team Hungry
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7 Ways to Keep Your Team Hungry

Startups are notorious for having long hours, a lot of bumps in the road and many projects occurring simultaneously. When times get tough and your team is down, here are seven ways to keep them motivated.
David Chait
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Outsourcing Your Production? Here Are 3 Ways to Save Money.
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Outsourcing Your Production? Here Are 3 Ways to Save Money.

While larger companies can afford lost products during production runs, startups can't. Here are a few tips on ensuring your supply chain is as efficient as possible.
Greg Connolly
Controlling the Uncontrollable
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Controlling the Uncontrollable

When getting a startup off the ground, entrepreneurs have to rely on others. Here is how to overcome the challenges of depending on external partners.
Sarah Haselkorn
Don't Just Develop Your Company Brand, Think About Your Personal One, Too
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Don't Just Develop Your Company Brand, Think About Your Personal One, Too

Building your own brand can do wonders for your business. Here are three quick tips to get your started.
AJ Agrawal
Dealing With a Communication Meltdown at Your Startup
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Dealing With a Communication Meltdown at Your Startup

For a close-knit team it is imperative everyone is on the page. If not, your startup could go into a tailspin.
Karim Abouelnaga
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Growing Pains: How Expansion Causes Startups to Lose Customers
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Growing Pains: How Expansion Causes Startups to Lose Customers

The founder of skincare line S.W. Basics discusses how she has to sacrifice clients in order to gain others and how to deal with it.
Adina Grigore
Preparing Your Team for a Move Across the Globe
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Preparing Your Team for a Move Across the Globe

There are times when entrepreneurs need to uproot their companies and move to a new country. One of the most challenging aspects is preparing your team. Here are a few pointers.
Moritz Plassnig
Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base
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Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base

Getting customers to notice your startup in a sea of competitors can be tough. Using the ‘roll-up' strategy, entrepreneurs are able to acquire new customers -- quickly.
David Chait
Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup
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Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup

Finding manufactures is a daunting task, particularly when dealing with factories overseas. Here are a few tips on making it easier.
Jason Lucash
The 3 Questions You Should Focus on During a Pitch Competition
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The 3 Questions You Should Focus on During a Pitch Competition

During pitch competitions, entrepreneurs must go head to head with other ambitious founders to try and win a piece of the funding pie. To prepare for these competitions, entrepreneurs should concentrate on these three questions.
AJ Agrawal
Why I Pivoted My Fundraising Strategy
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Why I Pivoted My Fundraising Strategy

Hint: It's not because I ran out of money.
Sarah Haselkorn
6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires
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6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires

When starting a business, often it is just you running the show. Shifting from a 'solo entrepreneur' to a founder with a team can be challenging. Here are a few tips to make the process easier.
Karim Abouelnaga
How to Get Your Startup Past the Debbie Downers
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How to Get Your Startup Past the Debbie Downers

After skincare line S.W. Basics met with Target, the founder got a mixed receptions: some people cheered and others were scared for her business. Here is how she dealt with it.
Adina Grigore