All posts by: Julia Valdez

  • pros and cons of drop shipping
No issues associated with inventory, no problems handling shipping – drop shipping sounds like a real live get rich quick scheme. Drop shipping is not all wine and roses, though. It does have some huge advantages, but we want to present you with a comprehensive list of the pros and...
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  • Startup Mistakes
A lot of numbers get thrown around when talking about the startup mistakes that lead to business failure. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, one out of ten businesses fail within the first two years, and another four within the first five. Only a third of them will...
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  • Create a Company Name
One of the most basic things that you will need to do when starting a business is create a company name. But it can be one of the hardest. Where do you even start? Should I go abstract and build my company image later? Should I create a company name...
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  • startup passion
Do you get this overwhelming feeling of excitement when you think about your business idea? Do you find yourself daydreaming about how you’re going to build it out and up? Can’t wait to start spending 16 hours a day looking up keywords and sourcing products and services from vendors and...
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  • 50 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read
Are you constantly searching for the next best book to read? Today, I present a list of 50 books entrepreneurs must read. It is by no means an exhaustive list, but contains titles from top leaders in the business world. These exceptional entrepreneurs have a lot to share from their...
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  • Characteristics to Look For In a Founding Partner
Some ventures are best begun with a partner. There may also come a time in the life of a solopreneur when the want or need to take on a partner becomes evident. If you want someone to share the load with, you will also want to make sure that this...
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  • Characteristics of an Entrepreneur
If I had to pinpoint what the main characteristics of an entrepreneur are, it would have to be this:  entrepreneurs are born with a different perspective on the world, and indeed life itself. They are leaders, molders of the future. They see how things can be better and strive to...
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  • Should You Hire Your Friends to Work for Your Startup
Connor is often asked this question because of how long his partner and he have been working together. But as he explains in his book, Free Up Your Business, hiring friends and partnering with them are very different. The relationships still need to be kept separate, as Connor has said...
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  • Most Popular Sites for Hiring Freelancers
So the time has come for you to start building or expanding your team. You have been working hard to get your business off the ground, and it is now beginning to stand on its own feet. You haven’t done much else – including sleep – for months on end,...
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