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How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

For our series The Grind, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect discusses how pivoting helped him not fall into the category of failures.
Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

Thinking that you have to annihilate your competitors to dominate your industry may not be the best approach to scale your company. Here is why.
How to Go 'Cha-Ching' With an Affiliate Program

How to Go 'Cha-Ching' With an Affiliate Program

When budgets are lean and resources tight, consider turning to an affiliate program to increase sales.
Why You Should Sell First, Build Later

Why You Should Sell First, Build Later

For our series The Grind, the founder of Alumnify explains why his philosophy is sell, sell, sell and not launch quickly.
Closing Shop: Why I Decided to Throw in the Towel

Closing Shop: Why I Decided to Throw in the Towel

For our series The Grind, the founder of a healthy salad restaurant explains why she decided to call it a day and shut her restaurant doors.
Want to Work at a Startup? Here Is How.

Want to Work at a Startup? Here Is How.

For our series The Grind, the founder of S.W. Basics offers up advice on how to catch the attention of startup founders.
Why Landing at a Big Retailer Wasn't Our Golden Goose

Why Landing at a Big Retailer Wasn't Our Golden Goose

For product-focused startups having your item on the shelves of big-box stores isn't always what it is cracked up to be. Here are three hidden challenges you may face.
Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

While scaling a business globally can be an exciting, it can also be challenging. Jamie Wong of Vayable offers up advice on how a lean startup can scale internationally.
How to Make Your First Hire Less Terrifying

How to Make Your First Hire Less Terrifying

Bringing on your first employee can be a scary but a necessary task. Karim Abouelnaga of Practice Makes Perfect provides tips on how to make the process less painful.
Why I Learned to Code and How You Can in 3 Months

Why I Learned to Code and How You Can in 3 Months

For our series The Grind, AJ Agrawal opens up about why he decided to put everything on the back burner to become a programmer and why he is so glad he did.
Why Growing Your Business Is All About Perspective

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.
How to Overcome the Struggles of Being a Young Entrepreneur

How to Overcome the Struggles of Being a Young Entrepreneur

For our series The Grind, Sarah Haselkorn opens up about challenges young entrepreneurs face and how to conquer them.
Why Your Business's Name Doesn't Matter as Much as You Think

Why Your Business's Name Doesn't Matter as Much as You Think

The founder of S.W. Basics delves into why her company changed its name and the time-saving rebranding tips she learned along the way.
How to Create and Leverage a Stellar Board of Advisors

How to Create and Leverage a Stellar Board of Advisors

For our series The Grind, young entrepreneur Franco Capurro opens up about how he nabbed an amazing board of advisors by turning to his network and leveraging his current mentors.
Why Ditching Silicon Valley for Paris Was the Best Decision for My Startup

Why Ditching Silicon Valley for Paris Was the Best Decision for My Startup

Vayable co-founder Jamie Wong opens up about how leaving the Valley's "techno-chamber" helped her form deeper connections with customers.
Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect startup delves into how focusing on value can help attract volunteers and ensure they will be in it for the long haul.
How This Startup Turned an Inventory Nightmare into a Customer Gold Mine

How This Startup Turned an Inventory Nightmare into a Customer Gold Mine

The founder of OrigAudio opens up into how he turned a hard-knock situation into 8,000 new customers.
Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

For our series The Grind, the founder of Travefy offers up advice on securing external capital.
Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race

For our series The Grind, the founder of sports-drink company Amara offers up advice on how to expand intelligently.
How Systems Can Help You Through the Haze, Daze and Craze of Starting a Business

How Systems Can Help You Through the Haze, Daze and Craze of Starting a Business

For our series The Grind, young entrepreneur and founder of eco-healthy restaurant Green Bean Sarah Haselkorn discusses the importance of implementing systems at businesses.
How the Founder of S.W. Basics Got Her Confidence Back

How the Founder of S.W. Basics Got Her Confidence Back

When you are looking to raise growth funding, you'll often have to answer extremely tough questions about your business and yourself. Here's how one business owner rediscovered just how important it is to be confident.
Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect dishes on what he wished he would have known before joining an accelerator.
The Greatest Risk to a Startup Could Be You

The Greatest Risk to a Startup Could Be You

The CEO and co-founder of Vayable, a platform to request, design and book unique travel experiences, dishes on how stress was not only detrimental to her health but also her startup.
Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Young entrepreneur David Chait delves into why startups should never assume a market exists for their product.

How Pivoting Helped This Startup Win Over Nordstrom

The co-founder of OrigAudio Jason Lucash discusses how listening to customers led to a change in product strategy and a major bump in revenue.

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