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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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Founding For Founders: Bob Fitts and the Start-Up Expo

How can we leverage our own knowledge and experience to provide learning opportunities to other people on the entrepreneurial path? For Bob Fitts, the answer was to create SUP-X, the Start-Up Expo. SUP-X is a large-scale convention for entrepreneurs being held on February 16th and 17th at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bob joins the hosts of “Inside The Entrepreneurial Mind” this week to discuss his own experiences as an entrepreneur, details of the convention, and what inspired him to put this kind of event together in the first place. Bob started his career as a real estate developer, working with some of the biggest firms in the country and climbing the corporate ladder. He realized...
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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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