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A Quick and Easy Way to Ensure Consistency

One of my biggest personal challenges that I face on daily basis is finding a way to stay consistent.  I’m currently in charge of operating several small businesses and making sure that they all get an equal amount of attention has been a challenge.  To me, it’s all about organization.  When you are organized you[…]

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How to Be More Productive Managing Your Daily Email

How do you manage your emails?  If you’re like most people in the workforce, emails are a vital piece of your day to day operation.  While I think that emails can be a distraction you should learn to avoid, I do understand how important it can be to the success of your startup.  With that[…]

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The Amazing Benefits to Using Evernote

I’ve heard about Evernote for years and for some reason, I’ve never tried it.  I knew it was one of the top ranked productivity apps on the market but I continued to use what I had been using for years.  Like most entrepreneurs, aside from wearing a lot of hats, you probably have notes written[…]

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The Science Behind Distractions and How to Avoid Them

In today’s day and age we’re faced with more distractions on a day to day bases than ever before. I think it’s safe to assume that most of these distractions are now coming to us in a digital form.  New emails, text messages, cell phone notifications, phone calls, television and social media are all contributing[…]

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Inspiration: Take Your Startup to the Next Level

Just wanted to share a video that I found on YouTube that I’m pretty sure any entrepreneur would appreciate.  It’s called “Take Your Startup to the Next Level” posted by Michael Sadowski.  It reminds me of a quote I posted a while ago from Marcus Lemonis stating that “Every business in America that’s successful today[…]

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How Timing Can Be The Most Important Thing To Your Startup

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face” – Mike Tyson There are five essential elements that lead to success in any startup: Timing (42%) Team / Execution (32%) The Idea (28%) Business Model (24%) Funding (14%) In this video, entrepreneur Bill Gross discusses the five different elements and how “timing” seems[…]

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Startup Tool: Get Great Tools for Your Business For Five Dollars

Have you heard of Fiverr?  If not, you’ll love it!  Fiverr is one of the world’s largest market places for the professional and creative services you need.  The best part?  All of the services start a $5! Fiverr is truly a place for startups and small businesses alike.  You can sign up on their website[…]

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The Art of Mastering Your Day When You Work For Yourself

Not having a schedule or a plan of attack when you start your day will derail your productivity, period.  As someone who is self employed, you have a million things to do.  Some are big and some are small but they all need to get done.  When you work for yourself, there’s only one way[…]

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Simple Hack to Increase Sales for Your Startup

It’s safe to assume that all startups have the same goal – close more deals.  The sales process can be a long one.  Becoming a master at sales is something that anyone who owns or operates a business needs to do.  Here’s a simple hack to help you close more deals: Schedule a Followup. Stop[…]

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The Importance of Relationships to Your Startup

Some of us are sales people who love to be on the phone and in people’s faces all day.  Some of us are not – and prefer to be “behind the scenes”.  The behind the scenes folks would rather not have too much human interaction throughout the day.  That’s me. I’ve always considered myself to[…]