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How To Pick The Perfect Name For Your Startup

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
I’m often asked by young entrepreneurs whether it’s important to find a strong name for a new startup. The name is important, but the process to come up with a unique name can easily distract you. For example, it took us nearly 50 hours to come up with “crowdSPRING” –...
How To Pick The Perfect Name For Your Startup

Find the Right Business Partner

This post is syndicated from Entrepreneur Blog by Seth Kravitz.
Finding that right partner(s) to launch a business with is one of the most important choices you will make in your business life. It can be very difficult to not only find someone that shares the same vision as you do, but also brings to the table a set of skills or values that work hand-in-hand...
Find the Right Business Partner

Sometimes It’s Better to Wait Before Asking for Help

This post is syndicated from Entrepreneur Blog by Seth Kravitz.
Running your idea through the meat grinder in your head for a while is a much better approach than running it through potential partners, employees, or volunteers first. Talking about an idea before it has been properly researched and vetted can be a very painful lesson in why sometimes you really...
Sometimes It’s Better to Wait Before Asking for Help

How Often Do You Ask Why?

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
Why do birds fly? Why is the sky blue? Why do you drive a car? Why do I have to wear shoes? Why do I have to go to bed? Toddlers are relentless in asking “why?” questions. ┬áThe questions are driven by sheer curiosity – they want to know about everything and it’s not unusual...
How Often Do You Ask Why?

Do you celebrate incremental success?

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
Entrepreneurs interpret goals and measure success in very different ways. While most people appreciate huge wins, many have difficulty appreciating smaller accomplishments. After all, most of us are conditioned to believe that success in founding a start-up is met only if you sell the company for...
Do you celebrate incremental success?

You Didn’t Get There Alone

This post is syndicated from Entrepreneur Blog by Seth Kravitz.
Remember how you got to where you are. If you are experiencing your first taste of success, never forget how you got there. Even if you don’t have a single employee, you didn’t get there alone. Customers, employees, vendors, contractors, and maybe even family and friends all played a...
You Didn’t Get There Alone

Startup Tip: Marketing One-To-One

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
When most people talk about marketing, they talk about broad, strategic tactics focused on large groups of customers or potential customers. Adwords, banner ads, print ads, email marketing – these are all common tactics used by many businesses to market their products and services. It’s...
Startup Tip: Marketing One-To-One

Better Not be in it for the Money

This post is syndicated from Entrepreneur Blog by Seth Kravitz.
Getting into business to simply make a lot of money is one of the guaranteed ways to insure that doesn’t happen. Creating and growing a successful business requires unrelenting passion and an endless supply of will power. A recent study showed that over the first 10 years after starting a...
Better Not be in it for the Money

10 Tips to Increase Customer Loyalty For Free

This post is syndicated from Entrepreneur Blog by Seth Kravitz.
Increasing customer loyalty and satisfaction doesn’t have to cost you anything. We have implemented several different strategies to make our customers happy and none of them cost more a little time and effort. Here are ten great examples of things you can start doing today: 1. Great Help...
10 Tips to Increase Customer Loyalty For Free

Goals, Strategies and Tactics

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
It’s not uncommon for young entrepreneurs to focus on tactics at the expense of also setting appropriate goals and developing core strategies. It’s easy to fall into this trap when you see someone else successfully executing a tactic – and trying to duplicate their success by...
Goals, Strategies and Tactics
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