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Brand Affinity Industries Will Crush Startup Entrepreneurs

I want to talk about B2C (business to consumer) industries to avoid getting involved in as an entrepreneur – no matter how much you may love them. There are specific industries (many consumer products which are prone to ‘brand affinity‘) to avoid as an entrepreneur …

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The Best Commercial I’ve Seen in Years

Part of a successful advertisement or piece of copy is diffusing apprehension about your industry and brand. Making it easy, and ideally even comforting, for the consumer to purchase your product is paramount. It’s essential your customer feels they made a smart decision when buying …

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What the Last 300 Days Have Taught Me…

I usually wait until the end of the year to publish something like this. But frankly, 2017 has been one hell of a schooling – all for good. It’s already been a record year from many business perspectives, and I’ve met and made deals with …

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This Kills Startups Every Day

Over the last several months, I’ve been spending an unusual amount of time in Silicon Valley. Two or sometimes three trips a month – starting to feel like a second home. On some of those trips, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet with very successful venture …

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Rising as An Entrepreneur Falling as a Dad

It was a blockbuster year – the first time I felt like I had made it as an entrepreneur. I felt successful, wealthy and believed (rightly so) great things, massive deals, are within reach. The bar had risen dramatically you could say. But it was …

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4 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Are you spending your time wisely as an entrepreneur? Which projects we work on as entrepreneurs throughout the day are paramount to our bottom line. Any given day, as an entrepreneur, there are numerous, perhaps countless, tasks we could be tackling. The real magic comes …

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Why The Military Should Be Privatized

Entrepreneur Erik Prince is controversial in many Liberal circles and revered by most Conservatives. One thing’s for certain, he’s incredibly accomplished as an entrepreneur, having built the biggest private military contracting firm in US history and now leading Frontier Services Group – a logistics company primarily …

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Criticize in Private and Praise in Public

When my wife and I were looking for a new home to build for our growing family, we went to the most reputable builders we could find, based on feedback from friends, awards, and reviews, as well as the advice from our realtor. Through that …

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Ramit Sethi Knows How to Produce Viral Content

It’s what every online marketer and entrepreneur want from a new piece of content. Seeing their article or video they spent hours, even days, perfecting go viral is rewarding and often a fruitful thing. You all know just how valuable it is when that happens …

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I’m a Dying Entrepreneur

2016 was a banner year for me as an entrepreneur/venture investor, and 2017 is looking to be as good, if not better. Naturally, with success comes a hectic schedule. I’ve been away from home five of the last eight weeks and can’t count how many …

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