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20 Inspiring Quotes on How to Build a Successful Startup

Original posted January 26, 2015 by Thomas Oppong Startups have always been hard. Even when you think you are putting in your best, it may not be enough to pull it off. Truthfully, most people fail. But don’t give up on your dream just yet. If you really believe that you have something amazing to share with the world (and there is a market for it), go for it. Don’t be discouraged by the number of times you have tried and failed, but be inspired by the number of people who have failed and bounced back as successful entrepreneurs. Here are some of the most important insights from amazing founders on building a great startup. #8221;User experience is everything. It...
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Should You Quit Your Day Job and Jump Into Entrepreneurship?

Originally posted October 30, 2015 by Stephen Key I received a thoughtful, heartfelt email from a 24-year-old gentleman a few weeks ago. In his email, he listed the books about entrepreneurship he’s read, the instructional videos he’s watched and the inspirational events he’s attended. He had decided to quit his corporate job at a large accounting firm in New York City, he told me. He was ready to take a leap of faith. He wanted to become an entrepreneur and invent products. Boy, did his sentiments bring me back. If you’re an entrepreneur, it’s because you made the decision to be. Anyone who has dared to earn a living as a creative or who has taken an alternative career path knows what...
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Bob Fitts: Creating Events To Create Businesses SUP-X Founder Discusses Career And Upcoming Convention

Embarking down the path of entrepreneurship is a difficult and sometimes dangerous decision to make, yet America thrives on the courage and risk-taking nature of business creators. When someone is attempting to break into the world of start-ups, it can be very tricky to have the intuition to know which decisions will ultimately lead to success and which will likely end in failure. Bob Fitts, the current head of Gold Coast Venture Capital Association, is making a concentrated effort to ease the pain of beginning the entrepreneurial journey by hosting the Start-Up Expo, or SUP-X, a convention dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit and offering a venue for business creators to learn how to perfect their craft.
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7 Dark Truths About Entrepreneurship

Originally posted May 4, 2015 by Jayson Demers When you’re thinking about taking the plunge and becoming an entrepreneur, for the first few weeks and months of your entrepreneurial journey, the prospect of being your own boss and investing in your own enterprise is exhilarating. You read stories about overnight successes and other business leaders finally feeling fulfilled in their work and think that you’ll experience the same level of success or fulfillment as soon as you get started. While these positive and exciting elements of entrepreneurship are certainly true and make the job worthwhile, you have to remember there’s also a dark side to entrepreneurship. It isn’t all fun and games, and those “overnight successes” are almost invariably...
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Press Release: Marcy Rosenbaum Joins Staff of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Miami Dade College

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Trina Sargalski 305-761-8605 ENTREPRENEURIAL BROADCASTER MARCY ROSENBAUM JOINS STAFF OF GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES AT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE Miami, FL. November 23, 2015 – Marcy Rosenbaum, Executive Producer and Co-Host of “Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind” on , recently joined the staff of the acclaimed Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Miami Dade College (GS10KSB) as a Business Advisor. “I welcome the opportunity to help these small business take their next step and create growth plans for their companies,” said Rosenbaum. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small business owners that helps them identify and achieve opportunities for growth. It is a three-month action learning program with curriculum developed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school....
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The growing attraction of pushing through the pain barrier

Originally posted October 22, 2015 by Katie Hope, Business Reporter BBC News Image captionGwen Hamilton says the Total Warrior event was the “most scary” thing she’s done Business Brain Does being difficult get you to the top? Catching a lift on a private plane The cost of NY’s new nail salon rules The art of doing business in Myanmar “I loved it. I had a grin on my face the whole way round,” is how Gwen Hamilton, a 43-year-old mother of two, says she felt after doing what the organiser bills as the “toughest event on earth” earlier this year. The Edinburgh race she did involves running 12km ( miles), which sounds simple enough, until you consider the...
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SportsManias CEO Vicente Fernandez Reinvents Sports Talk As A Twitter-Based Content Aggregator

News media consumption has been changing rapidly. Instead of having a daily paper delivered to the doorstep, people are now more likely to scroll through their smartphones and read headlines with their morning coffee. This technological shift has affected coverage of politics, local interest stories and weather reporting; Vicente Fernandez, the 22-year-old CEO and co-founder of SportsManias is bringing this shift to sports reporting. SportManias is a Twitter-based curated sports news feed. It captures the best reporting-local, national and international- on major sports, and brings to fans a wealth of information, access and insight in an up-to-the-minute format.
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David Redlich: Envisioning The Internet for Small Business Commerce

Entrepreneur David Redlich is a pioneer in the application of the internet for online commerce. In 2004, along with his partner AND co-founder Matt Kuttler, their forward-thinking mindset allowed to create a business that leveraged the capabilities of the Internet before its full potential was understood and harnessed. ReStockIt currently sells over 200,000 products on their site. It began as an office supply retailer, but quickly grew to include many other necessities, such as janitorial supplies and electronics. David’s logic in selling so many diverse products is that customers will come for one product, and stay for the rest: “To us it’s an acquisition play. How do we get more customers and get them into the database so we could...
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The next billion entrepreneurs will be women

In fact, more than half the women (56 percent) were motivated to become entrepreneurs based on another company founder’s recruitment efforts versus 31 percent of men. Similarly, the report indicates women put more emphasis than men on having a professional and business network for achieving success with their startups, indicating that if there is insufficient support, they may not pursue an entrepreneurial path. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2010 Women’s Report also suggests that women may be at a disadvantage because their networks are often smaller and less diverse than their male counterparts.
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4 Ways Games Can Help Your Company Innovate

Innovation produces employees who think fresh thoughts. The more innovative your team is, the quicker it can solve problems, as it's constantly anticipating potential roadblocks. Equally as important, an innovative mindset engages your employees in a way that makes them feel connected to their work. They not only feel more satisfied within their roles, but they also become more service-oriented toward customers. However, in the hustle and bustle of a startup, innovation isn’t easy. Companies find themselves either stuck in a creative rut where they’re unable to push past initial visions or plagued by “shiny object syndrome.”
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