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Create Value — Not Just Buzz — For Your Customers

As an active investor in agricultural technology, I hear pitches from startups that have found ways to make crops bigger, stronger and more resistant to pests, usually through some...

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10 Steps to Finding the Right Co-Founder

A common challenge faced by every entrepreneur is that they don’t have the bandwidth, interest or skills to do everything that is required to build their startup. Of course, they...

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Hire a Team You Can Trust With Your Business | Inc. Magazine

David Campbell, founder of Boxman Studios, explains how to find employees who will understand and expand your core mission. Click here to watch.

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Are You Millionaire Material? 7 Things Millionaires Have in Common

Most of the millionaires in the world aren’t celebrities living in massive estates.  In fact, you could be living next to a millionaire and you might not even know...

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6 traits successful entrepreneurs share

As a writer at The Idea Village in New Orleans, I’ve interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, ranging from new founders of fledgling companies to seasoned leaders who have launched several...

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3 Times Entrepreneurs Need to Say No to Be Successful

When we first start our companies, many of us get a dose of what I like to call “startup euphoria.” We recruit everybody we can and after we raise...

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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture...

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Can You Face the 6 Hard Truths of Entrepreneurship?

It’s a common occurrence in the startup world: A critical decision has to be made, one that will affect everything that comes after it, and may determine the fate...

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Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her...

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If You Can’t Overcome These 5 Mental Hurdles, Then Don’t Start a Business

Would I encourage everyone to start a business? No. Starting a business hurts. It requires hard work. Everyone has skills and abilities, but not everyone should invest those skills...

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How to Be an Entrepreneur Who Can See Around Corners

Every entrepreneur realizes that change is now the norm, and they have to adapt their business quickly to survive and prosper. In fact, the best entrepreneurs seem to see...

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Arthur Benjamin: A performance of “Mathemagic”

In a lively show, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares, solves another massive mental equation and guesses a few birthdays. How does...

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How to Develop a Laser-Like Focus on Building Your New Business

If you want to build a successful business, you’re going to do battle with the demons of distraction. The world’s most successful people are those who have streamlined their...

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Keith Barry: Brain magic

First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies — in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping...

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‘Disruption’ Does Not Define Success. Here Are 5 Principles That Do.

As an entrepreneur, you are most likely looking to change an industry — either by improving its current operations or by introducing a new product, concept, service and so forth. I support...

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Susan Cain: The power of introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in...

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Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counter-intuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational...

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There’s A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur – It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you...

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Mark Cuban: 19 Inspiring Power Quotes for Success

While many people know Mark Cuban from his role as a “shark” investor on the popular TV show Shark Tank, Mark is a fabulously successful entrepreneur and investor who...

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7 Critical Questions to Contemplate Before You Become an Entrepreneur

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur — how do I start?” The obvious answer is that you...

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