19 Jul 2022

The Four Steps to Creating Lasting Change in Any Area of Your Life

I talk a lot about integrity in helping people to establish themselves in business, and for good reason. One of the main things that led me down a very dark path and almost took my life, was living without it. That realization, along with many others, helped me develop these four steps to change anything… Continue reading The Four Steps to Creating Lasting Change in Any Area of Your Life

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19 Jul 2022

3 Solid Business Reasons to Avoid Marketing on Twitter

Will Elon Musk buy Twitter? Will Twitter allow more free speech? Maybe those are interesting questions to discuss at a dinner party. But these issues aren’t of much interest to businesses. In fact, Twitter really isn’t a great place for most small businesses. Why? A recent report from Pew Research has the reasons. For starters,… Continue reading 3 Solid Business Reasons to Avoid Marketing on Twitter

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19 Jul 2022

5 Ways to Fund Your Startup as a Solopreneur

While there are several different ways to fund your new business, many options are either expensive, require collateral (such as personal assets), or involve the participation and expectations of other people (as in the case of friends and family loans, funding from angel investors or venture capital financing). If you prefer to self-fund your business… Continue reading 5 Ways to Fund Your Startup as a Solopreneur

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19 Jul 2022

4 Ways Startups Can Beat Inflation

Startups are famous for doing big work on a small budget that pushes society forward, often succeeding against the odds. In fact, small businesses and the startups behind some of them are responsible for creating 1.5 million new jobs each year in the U.S. But right now, we are all feeling the pain of inflation.… Continue reading 4 Ways Startups Can Beat Inflation

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14 Jul 2022

3 Simple Steps to Succeed as a Small Business Leader

One of the biggest challenges that small business owners face is also the one biggest thing that will ensure their success: leadership. Regardless of industry, the majority of small business owners I work with have similar backstories: They are good at what they do, they hated their job/boss, and they feel that they can do… Continue reading 3 Simple Steps to Succeed as a Small Business Leader

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14 Jul 2022

5 Streams of Income That Will Grow Your Wealth

Studying millionaires is quite fascinating, because more often than not, they are regular, ordinary people with remarkable discipline and focus. Very wealthy individuals get that way by working differently (not necessarily harder or smarter) than the rest of the world. One fascinating insight into millionaires is that they typically have multiple streams of income. A… Continue reading 5 Streams of Income That Will Grow Your Wealth

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14 Jul 2022

5 Reasons to Launch Your Startup in a University

Time is inexorable. Pervading everything, it draws our world into the whirlpool of its motion. It seemed only yesterday that first-year students had begun their studies, and now they are facing the last stage of the defense of their thesis, and the door to the new world is opening. How comfortable and predictable this world… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Launch Your Startup in a University

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14 Jul 2022

4 Daily Steps to Create Insane Levels of Focus, Confidence and Productivity

We all want to get to the end of the day and feel like we’ve been productive. There’s something about lying in bed and feeling great. Because we’ve done the things we said we were going to do vs. that feeling of laziness. Developing super levels of performance doesn’t have to be hard. But it… Continue reading 4 Daily Steps to Create Insane Levels of Focus, Confidence and Productivity

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15 Jun 2022

The Great Resignation Is Shifting Gears. Finding a Proper Work Balance Will Pay Dividends.

We’re closing in on the halfway point of 2022, and we’ve seen the Great Resignation gradually transition into the “Great Renegotiation.” Employers and employees continue to vie for the upper hand. The workforce philosophy on life-work integration has shifted throughout this season as employees now believe their personal lives and individual needs must outweigh work… Continue reading The Great Resignation Is Shifting Gears. Finding a Proper Work Balance Will Pay Dividends.

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15 Jun 2022

5 Entrepreneurship Lessons We Can Learn From Moms

Grit, determination and flexibility are just some of the many qualities it takes to be an entrepreneur — and who embodies those qualities better than mothers? As we recently celebrated Mother’s Day, I got to thinking about all the lessons I’ve learned from my own mother and how her wisdom translates to business. Working primarily… Continue reading 5 Entrepreneurship Lessons We Can Learn From Moms

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15 Jun 2022

5 Business Lessons We Can Learn From the World’s Leaders

If we want to become business leaders who lead with wisdom, respect, resilience and strength, we must study the actions of the great leaders that came before us. Finding those parallels between the past and the present has always been a successful learning tactic for me. Leading in the modern age isn’t a task for… Continue reading 5 Business Lessons We Can Learn From the World’s Leaders

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15 Jun 2022

The 7 Qualities of People Who Are Highly Respected

Respect is something not automatically given. It must be earned. When you’re in a leadership position, it is imperative that the people with whom you work respect you. They might respect your work habits, your intelligence, or your ability to close a deal. Yet, there’s more to respect than that. If you can earn their… Continue reading The 7 Qualities of People Who Are Highly Respected

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27 May 2022

6 Telltale Signs of Bad Leadership

Be it Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Bill Gates, these people are known for driving the growth of their companies through strong leadership. A good leader can take a failing business and turn it around, while a bad leader, on the other hand, can ruin even the most successful company. Leadership is essential to the… Continue reading 6 Telltale Signs of Bad Leadership

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27 May 2022

4 Reasons to Ditch Your Annual Appraisals

I remember the first time I was on the receiving end of an annual appraisal. My hands were sweaty, my stomach was tight, and my heart was pounding. This would be the first evaluation added to my “official record.” I crossed my fingers and hoped that my supervisor believed that my strengths outweighed my weaknesses.… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Ditch Your Annual Appraisals

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27 May 2022

Mindset Matters: How to Prepare Your Company for Ongoing Change

One of the lasting lessons CEOs have learned over the past two years is that there will always be unknowns when it comes to business. Whether it’s a global pandemic, “The Great Resignation,” or supply chain slowdowns, being prepared for unexpected issues can make or break a company. Amid ongoing uncertainty, successful leaders continue to… Continue reading Mindset Matters: How to Prepare Your Company for Ongoing Change

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18 May 2022

How to Become a Master at Talking to Strangers

A couple of years ago, I started to talk to strangers. That’s not to say I hadn’t talked to strangers before that, because I had. I’m the son and brother of highly social small-­business owners, and I’m a journalist, so talking to strangers has been both a way of life and a livelihood for me.… Continue reading How to Become a Master at Talking to Strangers

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18 May 2022

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath for a minute. You grab something to eat and then veg out in front of the TV. The next thing you know, you’ve just binge-watched five episodes of the latest Netflix show. While… Continue reading The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

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18 May 2022

The 7 Qualities of People Who Are Highly Respected

Respect is something not automatically given. It must be earned. When you’re in a leadership position, it is imperative that the people with whom you work respect you. They might respect your work habits, your intelligence, or your ability to close a deal. Yet, there’s more to respect than that. If you can earn their… Continue reading The 7 Qualities of People Who Are Highly Respected

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5 May 2022

The Richest Person on Earth Breaks Every Rule, And You Should Too

Who is Elon Musk? Is he an entrepreneur? An immigrant success story? A Twitter troll? Labels are important, because they give us context for what to expect from a person. Musk most recently earned the title of the richest person on earth, but I’d argue, “most influential person on Earth” might be more fitting. Musk’s… Continue reading The Richest Person on Earth Breaks Every Rule, And You Should Too

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5 May 2022

How to Successfully Start a Tech Company Without Technical Experience

Let’s talk about the biggest tech company the world has ever seen, Apple. Its co-founder, Steve Jobs, had no technical skills before the company started. There is no concrete proof that he developed the required technical skills along the way either. However, the success of Apple can be attributed almost entirely to him. Steve Wozniak… Continue reading How to Successfully Start a Tech Company Without Technical Experience

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5 May 2022

How Truly Great Leaders Overcome the Fear of Trusting Their Teams

Anytime we are about to make a difficult decision or try something new, we instinctively consider the risk. We ask ourselves a whole host of questions that begin with “But what if . . .” That phrase is then followed by any number of potential concerns with varying degrees of likelihood based on past experience,… Continue reading How Truly Great Leaders Overcome the Fear of Trusting Their Teams

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5 May 2022

Four profitable internet business ideas

Virtual marketing continues to expand. More and more people who want to start a business are turning to the Internet to sell their products and services. If you want to join this group of entrepreneurs, but you do not have a specific idea of the business you would like to start, here are some profitable… Continue reading Four profitable internet business ideas

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22 Apr 2022

Work-Life Balance Is Essential for Entrepreneurs

Work-life balance is critical for entrepreneurs. Why? Because being an entrepreneur is tough. You have a lot of highs and lows, and not a lot of other people to help you grow the business. If your life is out of balance, you won’t be able to excel in any area. Working longer is usually not… Continue reading Work-Life Balance Is Essential for Entrepreneurs

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22 Apr 2022

4 Habits to Recharge Your Digital Stamina as a Busy Entrepreneur

The past two years have severely tested our digital stamina. Suddenly digital was responsible for it all — work, communication, networking, kids’ birthdays, you name it. On the outside, it seemed like digital productivity had surged. In reality, we’ve been going through an experience that Microsoft described as “high productivity masking an exhausted workforce,” with… Continue reading 4 Habits to Recharge Your Digital Stamina as a Busy Entrepreneur

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22 Apr 2022

6 Ways Practicing Self-Love Will Make You a Better Leader

Self-love, to me, is the fuel that drives your business. It allows you to grow alongside your business — as you grow in your personal journey, your professional one grows, too. Accepting myself for who I am and where I am on the entrepreneurship journey made all the difference in my business. Having the courage… Continue reading 6 Ways Practicing Self-Love Will Make You a Better Leader

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22 Apr 2022

6 Strategies for Making a Good First Impression During Business Meetings

First impressions matter. While they only take tenths of a second to make, a first impression will change the entire trajectory of a business meeting — for better or for worse. Here are six important strategies for making a good first impression to always keep in mind as you go into an important business meeting.… Continue reading 6 Strategies for Making a Good First Impression During Business Meetings

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15 Apr 2022

7 Easy Habits That Will Make Your Business More Sustainable

Businesses of all kinds are making sustainability a priority. In today’s world, a sustainable business model is practically a necessity. Whether you own a brick and mortar store, a tech startup or even a law firm, the time to adopt a sustainable business model is now. Although adopting sustainable practices might seem expensive or out… Continue reading 7 Easy Habits That Will Make Your Business More Sustainable

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15 Apr 2022

Your Team Is More Important Than Your Idea and Other Truths About Entrepreneurship

We know that while the trust-privacy paradox is difficult to solve, it lies at the heart of a secure digital future. We’ve begun our journey by helping businesses improve identity verification and compliance through smarter ID checks, facial recognition, and database access. I believe that as an entrepreneur, you’re never done learning. I don’t think… Continue reading Your Team Is More Important Than Your Idea and Other Truths About Entrepreneurship

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15 Apr 2022

5 EdTech Trends That Will Change Learning Between Now and 2030

The educational landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. Traditional institutions are facing growing demand to prepare students for rapid economic challenges, as well as social changes, new jobs and technological appearance. According to World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Survey 2020, by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a… Continue reading 5 EdTech Trends That Will Change Learning Between Now and 2030

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15 Apr 2022

Why is customer focused strategy so important for your business success

Oftentimes entrepreneurs fail to realise that customer focus is a strategic choice, not a random one, and brings more results than an ROI-focused strategy. Why? It’s simple: Satisfied customers are returning customers and bigger spenders, thus, the ROI increases. Hence, creating a customer focused culture that puts the needs of the customer first is of… Continue reading Why is customer focused strategy so important for your business success

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