There are two ways to learn to be a successful entrepreneur, and learning from the lessons of others who have blazed the entrepreneurial path before you, is much more preferable to learning from your own mistakes.
Whilst some mistakes may not cause you a great deal of pain, and making them will not divert you from your path to success, others can be mission critical and lead to the failure of your venture.
This excellent article (and accompanying video), lists seven of the more serious mistakes that entrepreneurs only make once, and it explains the fallacies behind the decisions that lead to each specific mistake.
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Many of us work too much, and it’s hard to find the time for the after-hours activities we enjoy.
Is it possible to balance the teeter totter of work and life?
Maybe not, but here are nine tips to help you try:
1. Be 100 percent where you are.
2. Be more organized at work
3. Find hobbies.
4. Plan your week.
5. Enjoy your family.
6. Learn to say no.
7. Institute a digital free zone.
9. Be selective with your errands.
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A good friend of mine has long argued that startups can succeed through vision and hard work. Because I only partially agree with his position, we have had more than one heated argument on the subject. It is my belief that hard work and a great idea are required ingredients for success, but that those two elements alone are not enough for a startup to become a success.
Imagine a great Amazonian rainforest. As your mind floats along the banks of a surging river in this rainforest, pause for a moment and take in the strength and beauty of the mightiest of the trees that you can see in front of you. Reaching above all of the other plants and collecting a shower of precious sunlight, this tree is over 100 feet tall, with sinewy roots reaching deep into the rich forest soil. Beautiful isn’t it?
Did this tree get to be the the giant that it is because of hard work? Not hardly.
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Business owners everywhere need to update their level of awareness of the effectiveness of inbound marketing versus the traditional outbound marketing, and they must stay on top of the data available re the effectiveness of the key social media platforms in delivering new business leads, so that in future they can make effective marketing decisions.
A key piece of data now available to business owners, indicates that leads sources as a result of inbound marketing, are 61% less costly than leads sourced as a result of traditional outbound marketing efforts.
This excellent article (albeit a promotion piece), provides great intelligence about many aspects of lead generation, intelligence that all business owners should be putting to good use, as they plan future marketing activities.
See on blog.hubspot.com
In Using Utilities and Services. It is more practical for an entrepreneur to use either bundle services or unlimited services. Internet service connection for instance has a promotional DSL bundles that already includes the telephone line. This service is also considered on unlimited use already. With these kinds of services, you will not have to think of your bills when connecting to a client, thus, you have a quality time and better service.
In Using and Purchasing Office Supplies. For office supplies, you can save more if you buy in bulk. You may look for generic brands that are cheaper; however, you should also not compromise on the quality when it is a protocol in your business. For example, if your business needs to be precise about the quality of colors for toners, you should opt for branded ones. Also look for ads of sale and grab the opportunity so you can save. Office supply depots can be a great place to buy cheaper supplies.
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Customer experience is exceptional leadership with effective management, connecting the right people to solve the right problem.
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Thought that opener might get your attention. What I’m suggesting is that not all business ideas need to be brand spanking new. Clearly innovation and cutting-edge products are a cornerstone of entrepreneurship and growth at every level of society. We need to continually foster new ideas, but I’m also trying to de-emphasize their importance in connection with starting your business. If you have an idea that you want to turn into a business opportunity, I don’t think that you necessarily have to have a new or cutting-edge product or service to launch—just make sure that it’s something you’re passionate about.
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