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6 Steps to a Smarter Start-Up

Innovation is about turning ideas into reality, says Frog Design's Doreen Lorenzo, but not every company has the right DNA.<p>Ideas are cheap--it's turning them into reality that's the hard part, says Doreen Lorenzo.<p>"Innovation for me is meaningful change," said the president of Frog Design during the …

Design

The Secret To Sales Leadership: Abandoning The Lone Wolf--Discovering The Strength Of Teams

<i>If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. —Theodore Roosevelt</i><p>Today I’d like to share an excerpt from my book, The <i>7 Non Negotiables of Winning</i>, that will be coming out on July 29. I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to hearing …

How Real People Make It Big

Forget shiny objects and distractions. How people who grew up with nothing, people like you and me, build big-time success.<p>There's way too much focus on amorphous concepts like leadership and entrepreneurship these days. If you spend enough time around successful executives and entrepreneurs, you …

Business Strategy

Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

Getting a new business off the ground is never easy. Increase your chances of success by avoiding these common business plan mistakes.<p>1. Giving …

The 99% Success Formula

Every success formula ever written or published boils down to these seven steps.<p>If you boil down every "success formula" that's ever been devised or published, you pretty much end up with the following:<p><b>1. Know where you're starting from. (A).</b><p>Every journey has a starting place. With the journey …

Goal Setting

What Is One Piece Of Advice You Would Give First-Time Entrepreneurs?

<b>“A-Players Hire A-players, B-players Hire C-players.”</b> - Steve Jobs<p>Surround yourself with the best talent you can, the top people you can find. They are worth the cost. Do everything you can to hire, retain, and motivate them.<p>Find partners who are experts in an area you aren’t, who possess the …

5 Signs Your Startup Hit a Plateau

The startup graveyard is full of companies that enjoyed initial success — call it beginner's luck. But often, good news can become the worst enemy of …

The Most Successful People Take Small, Smart Steps Toward Their Goals

Lives there anyone anywhere old enough to work who has not had an idea for a new company? Who has not said on at least one occassion, “someone could make a fortune if they’d just…”<p>So how come we have so few entrepreneurs?<p>Study the type of ideas on which highly successful growth companies were …

Entrepreneurship According To Drucker: Your 12 Keys To Success

No question Peter Drucker is a legend.<p>A man with a seriously keen eye for business — his insights still apply to entrepreneurs everywhere.<p>And even though Drucker is deceased, you can hear his words of wisdom calling from the grave if you listen closely.<p>In fact, I finally had the opportunity to open</i> …

How to Choose an Investor | Inc.com

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How True Entrepreneurs Seize the Opportunity

We have all heard it. “Oh, if I had only acted on that idea back then, I’d be rich.” Or, “I had the idea in my head but never acted on it.”<p>Many …

How to Land Your First BIG Customer

Big companies are risk adverse. Unfortunately for your startup, this means it will be difficult to get big customers without proof that your product …

Six Simple Questions To Guide Your Business Plans

While the key factor in winning is the ability to stick with your plan, it makes sense that you start with the best plan possible. Our experiences …

Management