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5 Social Media Rules Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Social media can level the playing field between industry leaders and upstarts, between multinational corporation executives and small-business owners, making peers of all participants. Yet appearances can be deceiving. To borrow from George Orwell’s Animal Farm, all social-media users are equal, but some are more equal than others.

5 Strategies for Communicating When You Don’t Even Like to Talk

The stereotypical entrepreneur talks to everyone easily, but introverts need not be discouraged. Reticence does not doom you to failure.

Social science finds at least a third, and maybe half, the population is introverted. Successful entrepreneurs who are introverts make their personalities work for them. With less interest in the spotlight than accomplishing goals, introverts are inclined to let talented employees run with their ideas. Here are five strategies for making introversion an asset.

25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Regardless of your definition of success, there are, oddly enough, a great number of common characteristics that are shared by successful businesspeople. You can place a check beside each characteristic that you feel that you possess. This way, you can see how you stack up. Even if you don’t have all of these characteristics, don’t fret. Most can be learned with practice and by developing a winning attitude, especially if you set goals and apply yourself, through strategic planning, to reach those goals in incremental and measurable stages.

13 Quotes That Will Remind You Why You’re Working Hard To Achieve Your Goals

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” – Abraham Lincoln

Ten ways your business wastes money

Looking to save some cash? With the end of the financial year fast approaching, it’s time to look at the business budget and work out where corners can be cut.

Running an efficient business is dependent on making calculated, and often difficult, decisions.

5 Entrepreneurs Who Embrace, and Dominate, Risk

Nothing ventured, nothing gained is often the philosophy of very successful entrepreneurs. Calculated risk takes courage and intelligence, but it also requires an ability to welcome the uncertainty that comes along with it.

The Struggles Of A Startup: 5 Valuable Lessons To Learn From A Mentor

There was no real reason that justified why we were the right people to start this company together. We had never worked together before, started a company or even knew how a custom apparel shop functioned.

Neither of us had relevant experience or the complementary skills that all successful startup founders share. We just did it because we had an opportunity, and it sounded like a good idea at the time.

6 Practices to Boost Your Chances of Success in Life and Business

We all define success differently. For some, it might be the ability to purchase a nice car or take a fabulous vacation. For others, it might mean being able to provide for one’s family. I think it’s important to take the time to explicitly define what success means to you. And of course, you don’t have to settle on just one definition.

Tips for new small businesses

Teresa McDowell is the founder of organic skin care business, Hemp Hemp Hooray. In the early years of her business, Teresa sold her products at markets while raising a young family. In the past two years Teresa has re-branded her range, built a new website and implemented an online store which has seen global online sales exceed their sales to retail outlets.

10 Defining Traits That Have Made People Successful Throughout History

So what exactly is the recipe to make you successful? It’s difficult to conclusively define […]