Top 10 Tips for Starting a Business That Will Succeed

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1) Do what you love. You're going to devote a lot of time and energy to starting a business and building it into a successful enterprise, so it's really important that you truly deeply enjoy what you do, whether it be running fishing charters, creating pottery or providing financial advice. 2) Start your business while you're still employed. How long can most people live ... [Continue Reading]

8 Reasons Why People Who Spend Money On Experiences Are Happier

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“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” —Paulo Coelho There are a multitude of things you can spend money on nowadays. You live in a society that is obsessed with consumption. Houses, cars, technology, etc. are all items you are pressured into purchasing. You can’t go anywhere, including on your personal laptops, without encountering advertisements for the ... [Continue Reading]

7 Reasons Creative People Don’t Talk about Money

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Creative people have a love/hate relationship with money. We love it, because – well, who wouldn’t want it? But we also hate it, avoid dealing with it, and avoid even talking about it. Here are some of the reasons why. 1. We Think It’s Not Important And of course we’re right. There are more important things in life than money – love, art, justice, world peace and coffee ... [Continue Reading]

When You’re The Only One: How To Leverage Being The Only Woman In A Room Of Entrepreneurs To Create Your Own Success

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Has this situation ever happened to you? You show up to make an investor pitch and realize all the faces sitting across from you are male? Or, you meet with a group of other startup execs and find you’re the only woman in the bunch? The demographics are changing, but slowly. We look forward to the day when a room full of female entrepreneurs will be the norm, not the ... [Continue Reading]

7 brilliant tips for managing stress in the C-suite

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Every founder dreams of the day his or her startup experiences runaway success, but the reality of massive growth can be terrifying. Recently, my company experienced four of the best sales months we’ve ever had, and it seemed like we were hiring a new employee every week. Most CEOs would’ve been breaking out the champagne, but I found myself overcome with stress. I feel a ... [Continue Reading]