Renew your trademark

When You Need to Renew Your Trademark (And How to Keep Yours Current)

It takes a lot of work, time, and money to register a trademark. After you've successfully completed this process, it's good to keep in mind when you need to renew your trademark. It's important to pay attention to renewal deadlines because if you fail to file these documents, you will…
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How to discover your minimum viable product

How To Discover Your Minimum Viable Product

Are you managing a startup or getting ready to release a product into the market? If so, learning how to discover your minimum viable product is a useful tool to develop the most successful product possible. What is Your Minimum Viable Product? At this point, you might be wondering what…
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Fostering Creativity in the Workplace

Fostering Creativity in the Workplace

I firmly believe that as an entrepreneur, it's important to grow your sense of curiosity and creativity. This principle applies to your employees as well.  When you're leading a business it's easy to make encouraging productivity among your employees your top priority.  But this shouldn't come at the cost of fostering creativity…
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Side hustle

How to Turn Your Side Hustle Into Your Full Time Job

Almost every entrepreneur has had a side hustle at some point in their career. An extra stream of income can be the difference between following your passions and staying in a dead-end job you just can't take anymore. In some cases, your side hustle could turn out to be where…
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Setting realistic goals

7 Tips for Setting Realistic Goals

I find that setting goals is one of the best ways to keep my days on track and my head in the game. That being said, setting realistic goals can be tricky. You may be wondering how to walk the line between pushing yourself and staying reasonable. Here are 7…
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Benefits of planning your day

Reap the Benefits of Planning Your Day (And Avoid the Mistake of Winging it)

Do you get up every day with no concrete idea of how you plan to spend your time? You're missing out on the benefits of planning your day. One of the most valuable things I do for my productivity every evening is go over my longterm goals and my plan…
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Increase productivity

How to Use Teamwork to Increase Productivity

I'm the type of entrepreneur who likes to do it all. I find it tempting to get involved with every project and deal with every problem personally. I have to curb this instinct, however, to avoid getting burned out and reap the benefits of having a competent team working with…
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curiosity entrepreneur

Curiosity: A Secret of Entrepreneurship

Curiosity is part of what drives me every day. While it may be dangerous for mischievous felines--you know, because curiosity killed the cat--curiosity can be the key to being a great entrepreneur. Why is curiosity so important? Asking questions and being interested in the world around you can set you apart…
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Get motivated

10 Strategies to Help You Get Motivated

Are you starting a new business? Are you trying to getting more done at work or in your everyday life? Do you have new habits you're trying to form, or bad habits you'd like to break? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there's a chance that you're…
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10 Ways to Know It’s Time to Let an Employee Go

Letting an employee go can be a long, expensive process. It's usually preferable to tell your employees what's not working, and expect them to correct their own behavior. However, certain warning signs can help indicate when terminating someone’s employment is the best option. 1. Refusing to make Changes Your first…
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How to Fire an Employee (Without Landing in Legal Hot Water)

A wrongful termination lawsuit is a nightmare for any employer. Worse, the law surrounding wrongful termination is vast, and can be hard to understand. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to protect yourself. While they won’t stop a determined employee from filing a lawsuit, these tips will…
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Vacations for small business owners

Vacations for Small Business Owners: How to Plan and Execute the Perfect Break

Small business owners often have “vacation anxiety." They fear that if they leave, everything will fall apart. Or they think that if they go away, they’ll be spending most of their vacation time on the phone. This means that vacations for small business owners don't happen nearly as often as…
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