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09.14.20

Weekly JAAGNet Entrepreneurship Community Blog News Feed

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Every Monday we curate the latest news from the JAAGNet Entrepreneurship Community Blog to help you stay on top of the latest commercial and innovative advancements and business challenges from around the world.

Our world is evolving quickly and the Entrepreneurship community is changing rapidly as well. The players, the focus of investment, how different technologies are introducing new challenges to Entrepreneurs and where (Geo) investment is going continues to rapidly change.

You can read the news here or also subscribe to our Monthly JAAGNet Newsletter..


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JAAGNet Team | Business Community Builders

I Took Over an Entire Convention With The Smallest Booth -- Here's How
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I Took Over an Entire Convention With The Smallest Booth -- Here's How

      Trade shows offer an unmatched opportunity for connecting with potential customers; this strategy can help you make the most of them.   Traditional trade conventions are an outstanding way to show off your products or services and connect with p...

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3 Reasons Empathy is Good for Business
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3 Reasons Empathy is Good for Business

  Soft skills are vital for leaders, regardless of your industry. Here's why being empathetic plays a major role in successfully growing your company.   Good business leaders today need a whole slew of skills and traits to stand out and get results, no...

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Six Essential Components Of A Sound Business Plan
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Six Essential Components Of A Sound Business Plan

      If you are thinking about opening a business, planning is key to getting started on the right foot. A thorough and well-written business plan makes all the difference in organizing and marketing your business, seeking funding, and measuring your...

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Being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead, research finds
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Being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead, research finds

Image: Unsplash - Pablo Varela The evidence is in: Nice guys and gals don’t finish last, and being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead. That’s the clear conclusion from research that tracked disagreeable people—those with selfish, combative, manipulat...

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Finding Funding in the Finding Funding in the Age of CoronavirusAge of Coronavirus
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Finding Funding in the Finding Funding in the Age of CoronavirusAge of Coronavirus

Finding funding might be harder during the pandemic. But there are some startups thinking outside the box to attain theirs. Finding funding tougher than ever Almost eight months in to the pandemic and many startups are still fighting to survive. Findin...

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Time to Evaluate Video Conferencing? Babson, Assistant Professor Kerry Gibson Says Yes
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Time to Evaluate Video Conferencing? Babson, Assistant Professor Kerry Gibson Says Yes

It’s an early weekday morning. You wake up and get ready for the day in some shape or form. You then head to your desk, or perhaps a familiar space that you’ve come to know as your workstation for the last several months. You’re still working frequentl...

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10 Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Launching Your Business
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10 Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Launching Your Business

      Entrepreneurship is a journey that no one is ever fully prepared to take. No matter how much time you spent researching and learning things before you started, there are always things you’ll wish you had done differently in hindsight. While you ...

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Skilled managers boost employee retention, but not necessarily productivity, study finds
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Skilled managers boost employee retention, but not necessarily productivity, study finds

Image: Mimi Thian - Unsplash Supervisors with good people-management skills keep employees happier and less likely to quit, but might not spur higher productivity, a new study has found. In a paper forthcoming in The Journal of Political Economy based ...

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VPs, the C-Suite, and How to Build Your Leadership Team
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VPs, the C-Suite, and How to Build Your Leadership Team

Image: Matthias Jensen - Unsplash After weeks of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden finally named Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate in the race for the White House. “You make a lot of important decisions as president,” said Biden, “bu...

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8 Kobe Quotes That Will Challenge Your Views on Competition, Leadership and Death
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8 Kobe Quotes That Will Challenge Your Views on Competition, Leadership and Death

Image credit: Lisa Blumenfeld | Getty Images During his 20-year tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant was one of the most polarizing people in professional sports. But whether you loved him or hated him, you could not deny Bryant’s success at...

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Increase Revenue and Include Your Teammates With These 4 Strategies
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Increase Revenue and Include Your Teammates With These 4 Strategies

Image credit: Maskot | Getty Images Having a team whose members trust and support each other reflects well on the team leader. Building that kind of culture takes awareness and commitment and a commitment to inclusion. Just as the opposite of love is n...

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4 Steps for Building Your Team's Resilience
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4 Steps for Building Your Team's Resilience

Image credit: sarote pruksachat | Getty Images Resilient teams meet challenges and learn from them. That's why it's essential for leaders to develop resilience in their teams. Here are some practical ways to cultivate resilience. Resilience is crucial ...

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Parenting's Latest Challenge: Working at Home While Schooling Your Children
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Parenting's Latest Challenge: Working at Home While Schooling Your Children

Image credit: Images By Tang Ming Tung | Getty Images Many of us recently learned our school districts' return-to-learning plans include virtual learning. Thus far, we've been just getting by managing childcare and work. Parents working from home, how ...

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How to Make Money in a Crisis
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How to Make Money in a Crisis

Image credit: z_wei | Getty Images In times like these, full of unknowns, it can be scary for entrepreneurs and freelancers who’ve lost business opportunities, as well as workers who’ve lost their jobs or had their hours cut. However, there are still w...

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The small business attitude adjustment
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The small business attitude adjustment

COVID-19 has turned the worlds of small businesses upside down. So much so, that even before lockdown commenced, hotels and bars were seeing revenue drops of 50-60%. Despite plans to ease lockdown measures and restart the economy, it will be a long tim...

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4 Coronavirus Questions That Can Define the Future of Your Business
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4 Coronavirus Questions That Can Define the Future of Your Business

Image credit: andresr | Getty Images Throughout this pandemic, you’ve probably had quite a few questions cross your mind. I know I have. Some of these questions might even be defining moments for your business’s future.  So, what are the answers to the...

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3 Powerful Ways to Get Rid of Self Doubt About Money
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3 Powerful Ways to Get Rid of Self Doubt About Money

Image credit: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images No matter how successful of an entrepreneur you are, there's always going to be a voice in your head that says I can't do it. These thoughts are something I refer to as "head trash" with my clients. Here's an...

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US Startups Look To South Korea Amid Country’s COVID Success
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US Startups Look To South Korea Amid Country’s COVID Success

Illustration: Dom Guzman South Korea is a country winning in the war against COVID-19 and U.S. startups are taking notice. As a result of its success, the country has attracted entrepreneurs from around the world who are eager to grow their businesses ...

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The Washington Redskins' Overdue Name Change Teaches a Powerful Lesson on How to Lead
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The Washington Redskins' Overdue Name Change Teaches a Powerful Lesson on How to Lead

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder waited years before taking an inevitable step - Image credit: Getty Images/G Fiume Like most long-standing professional sports leagues, the NFL hasn’t exactly been a model of inclusion or equality over the years....

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How To Engage Your Remote Teams
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How To Engage Your Remote Teams

  How to Engage Your Remote Teams : GETTY   As we continue social distancing and grow more accustomed to remote work, it is important to ensure that your teams are feeling valued, heard, and respected. It is critical to create a safe space for your tea...

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: The Navigation of a Crisis for a Small Business
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Looking Back and Looking Forward: The Navigation of a Crisis for a Small Business

Getty Images Covid-19 has wiped out dreams, created a psychological nightmare, and torn a country apart, with individuals questioning what is the right, or wrong, thing to do. The result? Nobody has been untouched. But, like any crisis, there are lesso...

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New PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules Will Help Small Businesses
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New PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules Will Help Small Businesses

The millions of small businesses that have taken out Paycheck Protection Program loans received some good news yesterday; the Trump administration affirmed that small businesses will not have to pay back their loans even if they don’t rehire all the wo...

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Every Day Drills to Maintain Physical and Mental Wellness During Times of Stress
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Every Day Drills to Maintain Physical and Mental Wellness During Times of Stress

A message of hope and encouragement to help us make it through these hard times. Market ups and downs, emotional ups and downs, working from home, and a recession has caused many companies and individuals to have feelings of uncertainty, fear, and doub...

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Why Empathy Is One of the Most Overlooked Skills in Business
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Why Empathy Is One of the Most Overlooked Skills in Business

Image credit: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images It was a sunny day in April. The air was crisp and the walk ahead of us enjoyable. I stared at the beautiful Embarcadero situated near our San Francisco office, feeling grateful for working close to such a stun...

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Small Biz Optimism Swells, But Challenges Remain
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Small Biz Optimism Swells, But Challenges Remain

Small business owners across the United States are feeling more upbeat about the state of the economy as a growing number expect the downturn to be “short-lived,” the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reports. The NFIB’s optimism index...

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SoftBank Reveals $100M Fund To Invest In ‘Founders Of Color’
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SoftBank Reveals $100M Fund To Invest In ‘Founders Of Color’

Illustration: Li-Anne Dias SoftBank is putting its money where its mouth is. The Japanese investment conglomerate has revealed plans for a new $100 million fund that “will only invest in companies led by founders and entrepreneurs of color,” according ...

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How Leaders Can Remotely Create a Strong Workplace Culture
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How Leaders Can Remotely Create a Strong Workplace Culture

Image credit: pixelfit | Getty Images Here's how you can make everyone on your team feel important and respected, regardless of where their offices are. Although the exact definition of a workplace culture may be different in your company, most busines...

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3 Keys to Growing Sales and Views on YouTube
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3 Keys to Growing Sales and Views on YouTube

Image credit: Dude Perfect | YouTube Simple steps and key insights for tapping into YouTube's massive audience One-third of internet users say they purchased a product because of YouTube. You’d think brands would be YouTube experts. They’re not. Kids a...

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8 Ways to Grow Your Audience to a Million Followers
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8 Ways to Grow Your Audience to a Million Followers

Image credit: Witthaya Prasongsin | Getty Images One of the most significant milestones an online business can achieve is reaching one million followers. It comes with myriad benefits: The most obvious is the more people that pay attention to you, the ...

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The 3 Most Dangerous Words In Entrepreneurship: "This Is Impossible"
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The 3 Most Dangerous Words In Entrepreneurship: "This Is Impossible"

Image credit: Nigel Parry If you think something is impossible, it will become impossible. It's time to think differently. “This is impossible.” We’ve all said those words recently. I sure have — about managing my increasingly needy children, or fittin...

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Founder Institute CEO: Now Is The Time For Startups To Step Up
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Founder Institute CEO: Now Is The Time For Startups To Step Up

Illustration: Li-Anne Dias   The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting businesses all over the world. But amid all the news of layoffs, operations scaling down and closures lies something that I hope will never go away: hope. It’s not just established sta...

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Survey: Most Dubai SMBs Will Shutter By October
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Survey: Most Dubai SMBs Will Shutter By October

In what could be among the most devastating economic impacts of COVID-19 overseas, a survey revealed 75 percent of Dubai businesses said they expect to close within the next six months, CNBC reported. “The impact of COVID-19 crisis on the world economy...

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5 Social Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs to Master
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5 Social Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs to Master

Image credit: Maskot | Getty Images During uncertain times, communication is the glue that holds organizations together When I was younger, if I had to give a presentation at school, I’d barely sleep the night before. Instead, I’d lay awake half the ni...

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More PPP Forgiveness Guidelines Unveiled, But Clarity Remains Elusive
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More PPP Forgiveness Guidelines Unveiled, But Clarity Remains Elusive

It’s no secret that the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has had a rocky few weeks since initially launching in early April. There were the initial questions of just who was eligible, lenders had trouble handling loan requests and then the fir...

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Why Your Next Failure Is Actually Your Secret Weapon
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Why Your Next Failure Is Actually Your Secret Weapon

Next time you get rejected, say "thank you." Stephen King wrote his best-selling novel Carrie on his wife’s portable typewriter.  Fresh out of college, King had been working on a short story for a popular magazine. His wife found the first three pages ...

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$120B Still Available As Appetite For PPP Loans Slows
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$120B Still Available As Appetite For PPP Loans Slows

The small business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) still has $120 billion available as the appetite for the forgivable loans slows down, according to recent Small Business Administration (SBA) data.   The second round of the program was launched with...

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Want to Advertise Your Business on Podcasts? Here's How to Get Started.
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Want to Advertise Your Business on Podcasts? Here's How to Get Started.

Image credit: visualspace | Getty Images Everyone “knows” that sponsoring podcasts is, quite often, one of the most effective and easiest ways to launch a modern startup and set it on a fast-growth trajectory. Although podcast audience numbers are down...

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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Rebound After a Crisis
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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Rebound After a Crisis

Image credit: Olga Kurbatova | Getty Images The current pandemic is dramatically impacting American small businesses and entrepreneurs. According to a recent report, almost 7.5 million of America’s approximately 30 million small businesses may be force...

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Deadline To Return PPP Loans Is May 14 For SMBs That Don’t Meet Updated Rules
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Deadline To Return PPP Loans Is May 14 For SMBs That Don’t Meet Updated Rules

One week. That’s how much time Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan recipients have to return their loan if they can’t meet the updated rules from the U.S. Treasury Department. On April 23, Treasury provided the latest guidance for the Small Business...

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5 Steps to Help Your Business Emerge Stronger From the Health Crisis
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5 Steps to Help Your Business Emerge Stronger From the Health Crisis

Image credit: FG Trade | Getty Images Listen closely to your customers and make a long-term plan, because this isn't going away anytime soon. The global health crisis has caused immense disruption to the global economy, and many companies around the wo...

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NY Fed Study: Neediest SMBs Didn’t Get Coronavirus PPP Loans
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NY Fed Study: Neediest SMBs Didn’t Get Coronavirus PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was intended to extend forgivable loans to businesses struggling to pay workers and stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, small businesses in areas less affected by the crisis — like the midwest — are...

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PPP Forgivable Loans Will be Unforgiving for Many
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PPP Forgivable Loans Will be Unforgiving for Many

Image credit: Kameleon007 | Getty Images Many small business owners who have been approved for Paycheck Protection Program loans (“PPP”) are realizing that the loan isn’t as forgivable as they’d hoped. The amount a small business can qualify to have fo...

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These public companies are returning emergency loans meant for small businesses
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These public companies are returning emergency loans meant for small businesses

A normally busy street in Rockton, Ill., is deserted as small businesses are closed. Scott Olson/Getty Images   Hotel and cruise companies among the publicly traded enterprises that aren’t giving back their Paycheck Protection Program loans The Treasur...

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DOJ Finds Evidence Of PPP Loan Fraud
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DOJ Finds Evidence Of PPP Loan Fraud

Amid rising criticism over the loan effort, the Department Of Justice has reportedly discovered potential fraud among companies seeking relief with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said prosecutors hav...

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10 steps to plan a successful online event - EU-Startups
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10 steps to plan a successful online event - EU-Startups

With in-person events postponed for the foreseeable future across Europe and the world over, startups and scaleups are looking for other ways to network, promote their business and learn from experts.  A few weeks ago we did a survey with 30 of the top...

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Staying solvent in a crisis - Live as a CFO in a Downturn
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Staying solvent in a crisis - Live as a CFO in a Downturn

Image: Unsplash - Michael Longmire   “The team are seeing a different side of me”: Life as a CFO in a downturn Catherine Birkett, chief financial officer at London's GoCardless, on guiding a scaleup through an economic shock.   Catherine Birkett is no ...

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7 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Elite Athletes
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7 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Elite Athletes

Image credit: Sawaya Photography | Getty Images Great achievements begin with a goal and a plan. Elite athletes push themselves to perform at an extraordinarily high level. Whether they’re winning gold medals or taking their team to the championships, ...

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Ecommerce Entrepreneurship Grows as Unemployment Rises
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Ecommerce Entrepreneurship Grows as Unemployment Rises

Image credit: Macrovector | Getty Images The looming recession has sparked a boom in digital business. The recent rise in unemployment in America has been staggering, and there are few companies that haven’t been impacted. Although in ecommerce, some b...

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5 Ways to Pivot Your Business During a Crisis
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5 Ways to Pivot Your Business During a Crisis

Image credit: Photographer is my life. | Getty Images “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” —Charles Darwin. In a matter of weeks, everything chan...

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4 Tips To Keep Your Business Afloat in a Downturn
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4 Tips To Keep Your Business Afloat in a Downturn

Image credit: Colin Anderson Productions pty ltd | Getty Images It will be nearly impossible for anyone to walk away unscathed, but companies can take steps to mitigate losses. It’s official. We are in another recession. According to Kristalina Georgie...

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