Startup founders can have such a great time launching a business together. It can sometimes be tricky, however, if you end up stepping on each other’s toes all the time. Dissolving the partnership and going off on your own is not the only answer to this problem. It may not...
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...
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...
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...
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...
What does being an entrepreneur mean to you? Are you one as you read this column or are you aspiring to become one? If you are aspiring, why do you want to become one? What are you seeking that the life of an entrepreneur or business owner will provide you?...
Have you gotten your team off on the right foot in the new year? Have you taken the proper measures to organize and motivate your team? A constant challenge for business owners is making sure that your team is organized, motivated, and ready to take on the challenges that you...
Many entrepreneurs struggle with the ups and downs of building a new business. The quick mood swings in what’s happening for your new product/service makes it hard to take a step back and find ways to celebrate the small victories while building businesses. As this process continues, you can lose...
Over the past year, I have been learning a tremendous amount about the mental habits of some of the most productive and impactful people in history. If you gave yourself a second to think of who these entrepreneurs may be, I’m sure you could think of some that I will...
How does organizational psychology relate to being an entrepreneur and starting your own business? As I said in a previous column about How I Used Life Maps to Hire Over 50 Valuable Employees, I have been taking a course over the past month focused on leading a grounded life. The...
You know that feeling towards the end of the day when your head begins to hurt a bit and you’re mind feels like it’s turning to mush? If you’re a startup entrepreneur, you’ve most likely become accustomed to the feeling as you work through an endless checklist of tasks to...
Introduction As your startup team begins to grow from you and your cofounder to a founding team of intelligent individuals, it’s critical that you, as the CEO and owner, have the ability to lead. The leadership of the company stems directly from the precedence that the owners and CEO sets...
Introduction In this column, I’d like to reflect on how entrepreneurs can stay motivated by your vision when the times get tough and you feel like you can’t or don’t want to go on. Throughout the first year of building your business, you will hit this roadblock many times as...
Introduction In the first year of starting a new business, it is critical to create your startup systems and processes so that you are as efficient as possible. In this column, we’ll cover what systems and processes are, why they are important, and how you can create them in your...
Quick Recap Before we launch into understanding how belief in your startup plays into the first year of launching your new idea, let’s recap. In our last meeting, I spoke about creating a short term strategic plan to guide your actions as you start your new business. It’s an extremely...
Setting the Stage Before we dive into the first step to starting your own business, let’s back up a bit so that I can better explain how my the theory or method that I am about to present was formed. Around August of 2015, my business partners and I decided...
Outside of Your Comfort Zone Have you ever traveled outside of your comfort zone? Up until the summer after my sophomore year in college, I had not traveled outside of the United States less a short stint to Montreal for a soccer tournament. I had plenty of experiences driving around...
An Outside Perspective Everyday, there are new articles, videos, and content published on the lives of entrepreneurs in the 21st century. Many focus on the triumphs and tragedies that accompany being an entrepreneurial force within a given industry and we, as the public, are given a particular view of who...
I’m always interested in learning what my readers want to see next so I asked you this past week for suggestions. I received a handful of great recommendations and the one that I’m going to be addressing today was provided by Jon Bozzuto, a good friend currently living in the...
Whether you work for a small, 3 person startup in your parent’s garage or a thousand person company, you will eventually find yourself in a position where you are responsible to lead a team meeting. Dependent upon your role, team meetings can focus on company strategy, addressing a potential issue, or...

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