Category: Startup Success

How to Hire the Best Candidates for Your Startup (Not Just Those Who Fit the Job)

Hiring the right team is the number one concern of CEOs, according to the 2019 Conference Board Annual Survey. An article in the Harvard Business Review discusses how businesses have never done as much hiring as they do today. “They’ve never spent as much money doing it,” Peter Cappelli writes, “And they’ve never done a worse job of it.” […]

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How to Find the Right Co-Founder for Your Startup

You’re thinking of starting your own business. Do you go it alone or do you need a partner? How many people do you know that want to start a business with their best friend? Probably at least a few. Now, how many partnerships do you know that have blown up? Also, probably at least a […]

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How to use Scenario Planning for your Startup

Entrepreneurship has evolved over the past 20 years and there is now a scientifically proven method that can assist you in ensuring your startup is a success. Called the Lean Startup Method, it is focussed on going to customers early and often, putting your idea out into the world, and letting customers help you shape […]

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Forget Your New Year’s Resolutions and Focus on These SMART Goals Instead

It usually doesn’t take long for New Year’s resolutions to be broken. That makes sense since most of the goals that people set at the beginning of the new year are vague, unrealistic, and unspecific. According to NBCNews about 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February every year! So what should you replace […]

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Best age to start a new business

Age 20, Age 40, Age 60? Too young, too old, just right? Is there a best age to start a new business? Starting a business at any age is definitely hard. While there are things you can do to make it less hard, like follow the lean startup method, start with the customer to ensure […]

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How Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Fear of Failure When Starting a Business

“Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.” Suzy Kassem Courage is defined as facing difficult situations without fear, but can also be characterized as facing them despite fear. Does it take courage to be an entrepreneur? Lots of entrepreneurs would say yes because learning how to be a successful an entrepreneur means facing a […]

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How To Build a Brand for Your Startup

The thought of building a brand for a new startup can be daunting for those who think they are not especially creative. But truthfully – this is the fun part! The key to building a recognizable brand is: message consistency and knowing your customer. The following 3 questions form the base for building a brand […]

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COVID is Spurring Millions of New Business Applications… How to ensure YOURS is a success!

While Covid has been a terrible time for millions of people, it also, like many other disasters, has created an environment full of opportunity – ripe for new business creation. According to Francis Scialabba from (a terrific newsletter) Morning Brew, there were 1.5 million new business applications in the US during Q2 and Canada followed […]

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7 things to do to Become a Better Entrepreneur

If you find yourself with a little extra time these days, or perhaps you are quarantining due to Covid, check out these great self-improvement tasks for entrepreneurs. Whether you are looking for guidance on how to start a startup, or advice on how to take your startup to the next level, these tips will make […]

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How empathy can impact your bottom line

When we talk about the qualities that a successful entrepreneur and business leader must have, we often talk about things like passion, a strong work ethic, the ability to sell, a great attitude and the willingness to ask for help and to learn. All of these are vital and should not be minimized. But there […]

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