Alex Courtwright

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Want Another Tool To Help Your Startup Get Off The Ground? Here's One, And It's Free

It’s a common little dance done between entrepreneurs and the investors they’re trying to win over: “This is a $20 billion market—I’m confident we can grab at least one percent of it.” Investors smile and nod, knowing full well that the entrepreneur is making an educated guess and ponder – even if …

Three Ways To Get Poached From Your Current Job

Heading out for the holiday weekend disgruntled about your current job, but wondering where you’ll find the time to hunt for a new one during the inevitable fall busy season that plagues most industries?<p>You’re not alone.<p>With office-induced stress emerging as a leading reason people leave jobs, and …

6 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Astronauts

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p><i>“It’s not like astronauts are braver than other people; we’re just meticulously prepared.”</i><p>- <i>Astronaut Chris Hadfield</i>, Canadian astronaut and commander of the International space station<p>Surprisingly, entrepreneurs may learn profound lessons from …

Entrepreneurship

This One Thing Can Make or Break Your Consulting Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Consulting Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Eileen</i> …

Profit

Financial Secrets Of The World's Wealthiest People ... Revealed

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Like most broke university students, Steve Siebold wanted to get rich. But unlike most college kids, he did something about it.<p>“In 1984 I was a sophomore in college,” he recalls. “And I was sitting in class listening to business professors telling me the …

7 Insider Tips For Launching a Money-Making Side Business

<i>by Christine Ryan Jyoti</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Are you a crafty genius whose letter-pressed stationery could easily become the next Etsy sensation? Or perhaps you’re a social media whiz with some time to spare.<p>If you have a professional skill or passion that’s not being used to …