Monica M.

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Meta Networking and How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Empire on the Need for Sales Leads

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My networking company BNI has nearly 6,500 locations in more than 50 countries around the world, but it wasn't always like that.<p>When I started that first group, I wasn't even thinking of BNI as a business. I already had my own company. I …


Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If small-business owners were given three wishes from a genie, they would likely request improved access to capital, help growing sales and a tax code that is a whole lot simpler.<p>That’s according to the results of a small-business trends …

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5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, I helped found a business dedicated to helping entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to fruition. I've mentored and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs since. Many of my students have licensed their ideas to powerful …

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9 Habits Of Productive People

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.<p>So, why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably …

7 Powerful Words of Advice for Entrepreneurs

We asked Inc. readers to give their best advice for new entrepreneurs--in exactly seven words.<p>If you had to distill your best business advice for new entrepreneurs into just seven words, what would they be? We asked Inc. readers this question, and you rose to the challenge, offering up wisdom on …


Keys to Success: Overcoming 5 Fears That Hold Entrepreneurs Back

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's Note: A version of this article previously appeared at</i><p>There are plenty of fears and excuses that hold us back from getting what we want as entrepreneurs. But success (and failure) is a choice.<p>When I started out in …