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GET INSPIRED! A Seminar on Entrepreneurial Learning

GET INSPIRED! A Seminar on Entrepreneurial Learning Invest in Your Business: Make Time for Education Tonight’s focus is on Motivation and Goal setting. Ask yourself this question “Am I achieving my Goals?” Now ask yourself ” Am I motivated to achieve the Goals I have set for myself?” You’re not alone! Thousands of entrepreneurs/business owners […]

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Tips on finding a great mentor

Getting the right advice People in small businesses can become very isolated. You can’t just walk down the corridor and chat about your business with a colleague. Often you can find yourself getting bogged down in day-to-day operating details and forget to “take the helicopter ride up” to look at your business from a distance. […]

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You’re only as old as you allow yourself to feel.

You’re only as old as you allow yourself to feel. Some of you are in your teens or 20 something, and to you the number of years you’ve gathered here on earth is remarkably incidental. Collecting years is no more on your mind than collecting string. Yeah, well, live it up. Turning 30 will probably […]

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Tips on how to win at negotiating.

If an unshaven doctor with uncombed hair, wearing a torn and dirty coat, approached a man and asked him to open his mouth and say “ah,” the man might bolt away in fear of his health. If a person posing as a doctor, dressed in a medical frock, clean shaven, hair neatly combed and gray […]

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Tips on starting a business

Want to be your own boss? The idea of starting your own business is appealing to a lot of people and it can be very rewarding. However, a lot of new businesses fail. This information will help you plan for a successful start to your entrepreneurship journey. Being your own boss can be very rewarding, […]

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What message does your business card send?

Why we all need to understand the first impression people get from the information on our business card and the steps we can take to improve our image. FIRST IMPRESSIONS You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and it’s amazing how strong and quickly people are forming opinions about you and […]

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Are you tough enough?

Who’s the toughest person, you can think of, and what kind of toughness does this individual possess? Mental toughness? Physical toughness? Both? Is being tough something you’re born with, or something you learn? I’ve always been fascinated with what makes some people tougher than others, and what forges the iron-will mind-set that enables an entrepreneur […]

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Focus on your business

Having a focus in business, is to have concentration on a single path. An adage says, Jack of all trades, but, master of none. I know the essence of diversification, but, you must first, be focused on a singular goal or business, Let that business grow, for it to become a business tree. Then, diversify. […]

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There is nothing new

There is nothing new under the sun; you’ve heard it before. But we ought to repeat some things regularly despite the tedium of the process. They’re like reflecting lights that illuminate our way, and our way is one step from the shadow of darkness. Seek contentment, abhor complacency, and don’t be anxious about anything. The […]

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Street Smarts

Forget the classes on entrepreneurship. Throw out the business plan. Ignore the global strategy. The way to become an entrepreneur is one sale at a time. In truth, it seems that entrepreneurs exist only in retrospect. In the early days they are labeled crackpots, dreamers, and unhireables. Only after they become synonymous with their business […]

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