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“You Can Only Pick Three”: Disproving the ‘Zuckerberg Theory’

Randi Zuckerberg Theory

I came across this article recently. Immediately, I was intrigued by the title. And once I opened it up, I came to realize that it is based off a quote by the one and only Randi Zuckerberg. As with all great quotes of our current time period, it came from a Tweet. “The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3.” […]

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Gen X Advice for Millennial Entrepreneurs

Gen X Entrepreneur Advice

No matter where you’re at in your entrepreneurial journey, having someone to help guide you along the way can be one of the most important keys to success. The advice I’ve gotten in the past from fellow business owners and side-hustlers has helped me navigate the unknown and think even bigger about the kind of mark I was to leave with my brand. Not only has that guidance pushed me forward as […]

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From ‘Freelancer’ to Full-Time: Make a Splash in the Marketing World

Many copywriters and advertisers got their start in the freelance world. After all, it’s a great way to dip your toe into the world of marketing without necessarily swapping careers or dropping out of school. But what do you do when you want to finally make the jump from pursuing freelance full-time to working in an agency? Knowing first-hand what makes this type of switch a difficult one, today’s blog […]

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Is It a Good Idea to Take a Loan for Starting a Small Business?

Small Business Loans

Taking a loan to start a business might sound scary to many. Naturally, people don’t like owing money to anyone, especially banks. It doesn’t seem too appealing to let yourself get into debt before your business has even started operating. However, not many businesses are opened and started with the money of their owners alone. Actually, as much as 64 percent of new companies use some sort of a loan […]

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How To Avoid Burnout as a Millennial Entrepreneur

Avoiding Entrepreneur Burnout

Have you been feeling overwhelmed or exhausted ever since you jumped into this entrepreneurial world? Do you put off your other priorities because you lack time and energy? The Good & Bad of Being Your Own Boss One of the most appealing aspects of being an entrepreneur is that you don’t have to work for anyone else. As exciting and liberating as it is to be your own boss, it […]

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5 Financial Strategies for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, it can be difficult to manage financial matters and get your feet planted firmly on the ground. Some entrepreneurs thrive on making wise financial decisions, but for others it doesn’t come as naturally. No matter which way you lean, there is always something to learn or improve in your finances. Because like it or not, proper finance management is crucial to the success of any […]

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9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Finding a Mentor (According to Mentors)

9 Questions to Ask- Finding a Mentor

Every entrepreneur hears lots of advice about why you should get a mentor or how to find a mentor. I mean, come on, free, personalized help and attention, to help you achieve your goals faster? Who doesn’t want that? But mentors are sought out for a reason. They’re busy high-achievers. This means that you may only get one chance to ask someone to mentor you, so you’d better be ready. […]

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8 Key Benefits Of Having A Mentor and How To Find One

Finding a Mentor

Starting something new is exciting and adventurous, but it can also be quite overwhelming and somewhat intimidating. Whether you’re starting a new job or you’re embarking on your entrepreneurial journey – actually at every stage of your career and life –  whenever you’re in need of honest advice, it’s comforting to know you have someone to turn who you can trust. Someone you can bounce off ideas with. A person […]

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4 Ways To “Hack” Your Thinking

4 Ways to Hack Your Thinking

Unproductive thinking… Spinning your wheels…Tossing and turning… Call it what you want, we as a society have a problem with thinking. Our society, and especially our generation, is more data-saturated than ever before. Through the internet and social media we have access to more information than at any point in history. This creates massive information overload, and can cripple effective thinking. Why You Need to “Hack” Your Thinking If you’re trying […]

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Information Overload: Moving Beyond “How Tos” to Get Started Today

Woman at Computer Combat Information Overload

My wife and I had several business ideas long before we started them. We spent a lot of time thinking about them, double thinking about them, and then triple thinking about them. Before we started anything, we bought a bunch of small business planning books and hemmed and hawed for a while. But it wasn’t until we printed our first few t-shirts that we got the business rolling. There are […]

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