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10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. Yet none knows exactly.

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8 Unpublicized Strategies From Serious Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

The message I hear publicly from most entrepreneurs is that you have to think outside the box and take big risks to ever beat the odds and be among the less than ten percent that experience real success. Serious entrepreneurs will privately admit the business is first, and the family second. All risks are not the same.

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Entrepreneurs do not easily retire.

Berkonomics

Most successful sales of businesses, again especially in the technology arena, enrich younger entrepreneurs and stock-option holders who are under fifty years of age. I followed many of these stated retirees, and very few if any retiring entrepreneurs stay that way for long. The post Entrepreneurs do not easily retire.

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6 Startup Lessons Learned By Passionate Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Over my many years of mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs and business professionals, I often hear a desire to start a new business, with a big hesitation while waiting for that perfect idea and perfect alignment of the stars. Most aspiring entrepreneurs don’t have the resources alone to “bootstrap” or fund their new business alone.

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8 Types of Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Will Not Start

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur I know is dismayed by the number of friends who approach them with a line such as “I have an even better idea that will change the world, and one of these days I’m going to get around to starting my own business.” Focus” is the key to success as an entrepreneur. Irrational fear of failure or embarrassment.

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Entrepreneur Discipline Necessary For Business Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs seem more quickly frustrated these days when their “million-dollar idea” doesn’t turn into a sustainable business overnight. So why do entrepreneurs think that building a business is intuitively obvious, and should happen overnight?

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10 Keys To New Business Learning As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Failures and pivots come in all shapes and sizes, but entrepreneurs need to adhere to a common set of principles for failing productively, leading to ultimate success: Don’t allow the same failure twice. Actively seek and don’t ignore critical feedback.