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Why Resilience is the Key for Successful Entrepreneurship

The same strength and smarts that get us through life can help us succeed as entrepreneurs.

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Book Provides Roadmap for Starting a Business

Defining your goals and finding funding are business basics. This guide helps you do both.

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Coworking: More Than Just Space, It's A Community of Support

Women entrepreneurs find what they need to succeed in coworking spaces.

 
 

Improving Women's Innovations Through Competition

In business competitions, everyone can win visibility, inspiration, and connections. What a great way to keep your business growing!

 

How to Use Legal Technology to Cut Down on Legal Expenses

When you hear the word “lawyer,” you might imagine spending hundreds of dollars an hour for basic advice or to generate a simple contract. If legal services were less expensive, what legal agreements would you put in place to protect the business you’ve worked so hard to start and build?

 

Digital Tools Guaranteed to Help You Be More Productive

The key to productivity is doing more with less. Technology – much of it free – comes to the rescue for small businesses that need to get more done in less time.

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7 Tips For Franchising Your Business

Franchising offers a way to grow your business, which depending on how fast you want to grow, you can do without giving up control to outside investors.

 
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How to Use Your Entrepreneurial Connections to Grow

Brainstorming with other entrepreneurs is a sure way to grow your business and groups exist to do just that.

 
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Need Quiet? Optimize Your Office for Improved Focus

Introverts often get a bad rap, especially in entrepreneurship. Investors, employees and vendors who provide goods and services at a discount to startups are attracted to people who have the gift of gab. Even our work environment has been optimized for extroverts. Open space design, for example, has been heralded for optimizing collaboration and nurturing a strong culture while saving on rent.

While that sounds smart on the surface, it’s a shame when you consider that one-third to half the population are introverts, according to Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Introverts do their their best work in quiet. Introverts are just as likely to contribute to a company’s success, but they need an environment with fewer distractions. In quiet spaces, we can listen to our own thoughts and that can be very productive, even for extroverts.

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How to Get Funding for Your Startup Online

Banks have been reluctant to lend money to startups and small businesses, but that doesn’t mean funding is unavailable. The truth is, even before the financial crisis, banks were holding back. According to  The State of Small Business Lending: Credit Access during the Recovery and How Technology May Change the Game, the economic crisis from which we are emerging only accelerated the banks’ reluctance to lend. But luckily for startups everywhere, the void left by banks has been quickly filled by online financing options.

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