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How Every Successful Entrepreneur Overcame Failure

Friday 28 June 2013 | Danielle Pacelli

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There's a saying that goes, “If you’ve never failed, then you’ve never tried anything new,” and if that doesn’t accurately describe the attitude of an entrepreneur, then I don’t know what does. Failure is an ingredient in any recipe for success, and if you never experience it, then the success won’t ever taste as sweet. You have to hit some lows to appreciate the highs, but not letting the lows bum you out is a true gift every entrepreneur is ...

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5 Reasons Crowdfunding Fails

Friday 24 May 2013 | Danielle Pacelli

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As hyped up and exciting as crowdfunding sounds, it isn’t for everyone. You might think it sounds better than seeking a loan from a bank, and it can be, but unless you’re planning to put the work in, then you just might fall short and end up wasting time. Anyone can launch a crowdfunding project, but having it succeed is a whole different story. Check out these five common reasons for crowdfunding failure. 1. ...

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The Best Business Advice You Will Ever Have: Don’t Fall in Love with Your Product

Thursday 28 February 2013 | Danielle Pacelli

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You remember that first inkling of an idea, that explosion of colorful thoughts that raced excitedly through your mind? How you lost sleep and gained energy? You stopped eating but felt full? This was the birth of your business: a culmination of your passionate thoughts and beliefs combined with the conviction that your ideas would revolutionize the world we live in. You’re an entrepreneur, an innovator, a risk-taker and a thrill-seeker. You have big ideas, and you’ll go to the ...

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10 Questions with Joe: David Shepherd, Author & Entrepreneur

Thursday 3 May 2012 | Joe Witte

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David Shepherd is a former business school professor at the University of Texas who has launched successful businesses in the technology and services industries and has just launched a new business to provide guidance about the best business books for entrepreneurs. MycroBurst worked with David on an e-book cover project.  See the contest here. 1.  Who has been your greatest influence as an entrepreneur?  David Shepherd (DS): Steve Jobs. I’ve followed him since his early 20s. I have always purchased Apple products, and I’ve ...

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12 Blogs Every Small Business Owner Should Read

Tuesday 9 November 2010 | Keith J. Hamilton

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Starting your own business is a very exciting prospect for many individuals. The desire to succeed is there. So is the commitment towards clients and the dedication to work hard. These are all good attributes and sure signs of a bright future for any company. However, there is one quintessential element for survival that all businesses big or small must be aware of and master – Knowledge. Knowledge relating to your industry; knowledge regarding your competitors; knowledge pertaining to your clients; ...

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