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 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.
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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
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
6 Secrets to Surviving on Little or No Sleep
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6 Secrets to Surviving on Little or No Sleep

Entrepreneurs' work schedules tend to go far beyond the standard 40-hour workweek, causing many to forgo catching some z's for more hours working on their startup. Here is how to survive this crazy lifestyle.
Jason Lucash
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
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