Inspiration

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Year long New Year’s resolutions

This year why not depart from that familiar pattern of making and breaking a big resolution. Instead, try building a set of year-long resolutions you’ll love to keep.

Eight entrepreneurs share their biggest 2018 takeaways

Celebrating your wins and acknowledging your losses can help you avoid making the same mistakes twice, and build for a better 2019.

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The dos and don’ts of client gifting

Sending a gift to your client at the holidays is a great way to show them you value them, but it pays to follow some simple guidelines. This post covers the right way to send your clients gifts at the holidays.

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The art of running a business without ruining relationships

They say it takes a village to grow a business, and that means hard work is required from the entrepreneur and their friends and family. We’ve got a list of tips to help business owners and loved ones alike keep their relationships strong.

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How Maggie MacCormick built her playful, fair trade fashion brand

Maggie McCormick started creating the perfect products, but wasn’t sure how to make the sales. Learn how Maggie took her product, fair trade fashion, and created the brand and design studio Maggie Jayne.

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Stress and project management: How to navigate when under a time crunch

Running a business means being pulled in a lot of different directions, and wearing many hats. This post walks you through tips to help manage your competing priorities so that you can minimize your stress.

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Spooky business: Four entrepreneurs who were haunted by a dream

For small business owners, the idea of giving up their dreams is scarier than zombies, vampires, and unpaid invoices combined. This Halloween, we asked some entrepreneurs about their scariest moments—the times they almost quit (but then didn’t, because they ain’t afraid of no ghosts).

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Five ways entrepreneurs can make relevant connections

Self-employment is a growing career path, which makes networking a really important skill to master. Here are five tips on how to network in today’s world, and how it can help you find clients, grow your skills, and get support as an entrepreneur.

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The ultimate small business autumn reading (and listening!) guide

No matter where you are with your business—dreaming about it, launching it, or actively running it—these books and podcasts should help you reach your next goal.

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Finding the right small business idea

When it comes to finding the right small business idea, there are a few factors to consider. This article covers different approaches to finding business ideas, and how to tell if yours is an idea that’s worth pursuing.

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How to get inspired when you want to start a business

If owning a business is your dream but you haven’t found your big idea yet, the first step is to find inspiration through the entrepreneur community. Learn how to move from the abstract (“Hey, wouldn’t it be cool to run a business?”) to reality (“I know what it takes to launch a successful business.”).

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10 inspiring quotes from female business leaders

If you’re dreaming of owning a business but not confident in your leadership skills, it helps to hear some inspiring advice from the people who’ve already taken that leap. Learn from the wise words of 10 inspiring female leaders.

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Seven ways to maintain your mental health while running a business

Running a business is hard enough, but trying to do it while battling mental health issues is not only difficult, but dangerous. Here are seven ways you can keep mentally healthy, even as an entrepreneur.

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Overcoming your fear of failure when starting a business

Fear is a big obstacle for a lot of would-be entrepreneurs, but there are ways to make it easier. Read these tips on how to prepare yourself to take that leap so you can focus on your excitement of what’s to come.

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The nine best books and podcasts for customer service inspiration

Most businesses today want to put their customers’ needs first and build strong relationships. Learn how to give your customers the best experience every time with actionable insights from these great resources.