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53 free self-paced business courses to fuel your success

“Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself, you’ll make a fortune.” – Jim Rohn I close my newsletter each week with a quote that I hope you’ll find inspirational. I featured this […]

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Dealing with fear in a startup business

By Cliff Ennico “I was laid off from a corporate job a couple of years ago. “I tried finding another job but there was nothing out there for someone over the age of 50. “A few months ago I learned about a local retail business that was for sale. With the help of a business […]

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2018: Time to be bold or go home

Do you believe that “slow and steady wins the race” or that you need to “throw caution to the wind” in order to be successful? I ask the question because it seems to me that today’s cultural and business climate is one that leans heavily toward bold innovation and social change. Mark Cuban recently commented […]

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5 personal building-block attributes of a successful entrepreneur

By Paulyne Antoniou Do you have what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur? The qualities required to be a successful entrepreneur are reflected in your regular, day-to-day life and recognizing them is easy enough once you examine how you handle yourself in everyday scenarios. Some of these seemingly insignificant characteristics can be turn […]

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Royalty financing: The new, new thing in venture capital

By Cliff Ennico “I have a successful retail business that I want to take online with a killer website and a social media marketing campaign on Facebook and Twitter. “The problem, of course, is money. I need to raise $100,000 to build the website and launch the campaign, but am having trouble finding the money. […]

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Small business dreams: The most searched-for businesses [#infographic]

By Collin Czarnecki Dreaming of starting a small business? If you’re envisioning a clothing line, restaurant, bar, food truck, or a gym, then you’re not alone. According to research examining national and state-level Google search trends, those businesses are among the top 20 most popular types of businesses that aspiring entrepreneurs are searching for on […]

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Discover what happens when ‘Love It or List It’ collides with the small business world

What would the cable TV love child of CNBC’s The Profit and HGTV’s Love It or List It look like? I think it would look pretty much like A&E’s new program, Save It or Sell It. The new reality series features Robert Hirsch and Eric Casaburi. The pair visit struggling businesses whose ownership is torn […]

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What Small Business Leaders Can Learn From Today’s Startups

By Emily Burton For college grads in the market for jobs these days, the decision is no longer all about finding that “dream” entry-level position at a big company. While the traditionally coveted spots at Fortune 500 companies or widely-recognized firms have evergreen appeal, more and more young people are starting to gravitate towards jobs […]

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When you see what Dale Carnegie said about fear, you’ll start moving…fast! [Bonus: Free Download]

Are you too fearful to succeed? Fear is the single biggest roadblock that will prevent you from taking risks and without taking risks you can never be an entrepreneur. And, if you think about it, in the final analysis the biggest failure for “entrepreneurs” isn’t a business venture that goes belly up, it’s lacking the […]

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Entrepreneur: Your opening act was a success. What do you have for Act II?

Success in business is a moving target, and today the target is moving more quickly than ever before: Competitors push the target further away. Changes in technology move the target to one side or the other. Consumer preferences and demographics evolve, changing the size and shape of the target. We talk about having a laser-like […]

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