10 Things Entrepreneurs Learn the Hard Way — Part II

10 Things Entrepreneurs Learn the Hard Way — Part II

Welcome back to our two-part post on the surprising and sneaky aspects of business ownership that sometimes catch entrepreneurs off guard. Last week, in Part I, we touched on the importance of legitimizing a business, being in it for the "right" reasons, understanding the behind-the-scenes facets of business ownership, and effective time management during the startup phase. 

This week we'll hear from another local entrepreneur as we discuss even more business revelations and lessons that are better to learn up front than in hindsight.

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10 Things Entrepreneurs Learn the Hard Way — Part I

10 Things Entrepreneurs Learn the Hard Way — Part I

The age of the entrepreneur is upon us, but there are many lessons that separate entrepreneurs from want-repreneurs. Hear from a few local business owners about the lessons they learned the hard way in Part I of this two-part post. 

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Don't Put Your Employees in a Box

Don't Put Your Employees in a Box

How will you know what a potential candidate could've become if you let a piece of paper decide they weren't good enough? This blog post makes a case for the twinkling, flickering stars — the ones who seem not to have found their niche just yet — in favor of the standard, reliable worker bee type or the shiny resume with the Harvard logo on it. 

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5 Ways to Boost Your Biz Organically

5 Ways to Boost Your Biz Organically

Whether you're a small business or an individual seeking opportunity, you need to market yourself effectively. But don't worry: there are easy (and inexpensive) ways to do so, and you might already be doing them! Here's how to get some extra mileage out of your organic marketing efforts. 

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Squarespace: The Benefits of a Template-Based Website Builder

Squarespace: The Benefits of a Template-Based Website Builder

Before you drop your salary on a new website, listen up! There's a better way! A quality website doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, and in today's marketplace there's really no excuse for not having one. Yes, it's a necessary investment, but there's no reason to go cashing out your 401k just yet. I'm here to introduce you to Squarespace. 

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What Can Marketing Make You?

What Can Marketing Make You?

The reason why more companies (and small businesses in particular) are opening up their minds — and their wallets — to a new way of thinking when it comes to marketing is because they have most likely found at least one of the following five things to be true. Keep reading to learn why you should be asking "what can marketing make me" instead of "what will marketing cost me?"

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The 6 Most Important Tips for Writing a Winning Resume

The 6 Most Important Tips for Writing a Winning Resume

Whether you're an experienced job seeker or a career search newbie, a well-written and properly formatted resume can make the difference between landing you an interview and being forgotten. Read our tips on writing a killer resume and call us for help if you need it. We're here for you. 

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You Will Be Underestimated During the Course of Your Career

You Will Be Underestimated During the Course of Your Career

You will be underestimated at some point in your professional life. It happens to even the most qualified individuals - and there are many forms of underestimation. Determining the origin of the problem comes down to evaluating whether or not you've put your best foot forward, or if it's them (not you). There are ways to course-correct: read on to see how to handle underestimation at work. 

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Prioritize Your Daily Life to Get Ahead Faster

Prioritize Your Daily Life to Get Ahead Faster

One main reason so many of us get derailed when trying to put plans in motion is because we’re too focused on the results. Don’t just dabble in goal setting and reprioritization for a week and throw your hands in the air when you don’t feel caught up or less overwhelmed. Keep planting those seeds because, once it becomes like second nature, you’ll be able to harvest the fruits of your proactive (and prioritized) labor in every area of your life. 

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