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Sophisticated and Simple

Gator was trying to design a new logo for her business because she felt her old one was much too messy. Night after night she sat on her couch drawing different shapes and spelling out her company name in letters from huge to tiny, black to blue and even writing it backwards! She wanted so badly to make the logo stand out to her clients and everyone else. As she drifted off to sleep one evening she thought about how all the best logos she had seen were very simple. The next morning she drew up a simple, elegant logo that ended up really snapping with her clients.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “5 Qualities of a Powerful Logo

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Do Not Act Like a Man

Anteater had started her new job at a very large company. It was a field mostly dominated by men and she felt a little overwhelmed trying to figure out how she could make herself known and even out the level between herself and her male counterparts. Her friend Dove told her the one thing she had to make sure to avoid was acting like a man. As easy as it would be to play the part, acting like a man would do little good in the end. So, after months on the job, Anteater had made herself known to the men not by acting like one, but by working by their side as a woman.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How Women Can Level the Playing Field in Business

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Identify the Type of Business

Bunny had decided he wanted to start a business. Although he had no experience with anything business related he visit the local bookstore and asked the librarian for some help. She suggested Bunny look at the book about the basics of a business. Opening the book he noticed the first chapter was about identifying a business. Taking the book home Bunny decided he better hop to finding out what kind of business he wanted to start!

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post “What is the First Step to Take when Starting A Business?

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Fundamentally Accepting a Leadership Role in Society

Donkey was comfortable and happy with his business. Clients were coming in and he was making contacts all over the village. He felt exactly like he was where he wanted to be. His friend, Goat, asked Donkey what the best part of being an entrepreneur was. Donkey said, “Being able to make a change in our community is the best part of my job.”

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “What Does Being an Entrepreneur Mean to You?

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Taking a Walk at Work Helps You Stay Healthy

Bull needed to get in better shape. He sat all day at his desk during work hours and breathed in the same stale air without taking many breaks. Although he was the boss, Bull was dedicated to his work and didn’t feel like taking breaks would help his company any. Finally after getting sick again Bull decided something had to give. From then on he decided to talk a quick walk outside at least once a day and improve his posture when sitting at his desk. From then on out he felt a little healthier and wasn’t sick at all.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Exercises to Stay Fit and Healthy at Work

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Schedule Some Time to Play

Turkey was exhausted from everything he had been doing for his business lately. It seemed that with each passing day his energy was draining and he couldn’t quite get enough rest at night. All in all he knew the stress was going to win out if he didn’t do something soon. Weasel sent Turkey around an invitation one day to meet him in the park. Once Turkey met him at the park, Weasel told him a much needed message, “Every week you need to plan a time to come here and walk around. You can’t always be working!” From then on our Turkey made time each week to walk around the lake or just enjoy nature.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Relaxed Entrepreneurs

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Basic Tasks are the Way to Go

Chimpanzee could do a lot of things well. While other Chimps had a mind for sitting in a tree talking about strategy all day, he was busy building and making things work. He knew how to stop bowls from dripping and fix leaks wells when they were gushing water. The basics, he thought, was a skill that everyone would always need. Because as much fun as the world wide web was, having a great number of Twitter followers couldn’t fix your broken well.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “What are the best industries to start a business?

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Don’t Be Afraid to Raise Prices

Flamingo was struggling in the touch economy. Clients were hard to come by and there just wasn’t enough to keep the company going for much longer. As much as Flamingo hated to do it, he knew the advice from his Salamander was the right step to take. He had to raise his prices. While some of his customers left, more came and stood by him. Though his prices were higher he knew his product was worth it and he also kept his business alive! Now he felt safe standing in two legs instead of one.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How Do You Pull A Struggling Company From The Grave?

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Giving Back to Employees

Snail wanted to do something special for her employees. Day in and day out they seemed to work harder and harder to make her business the best it could be. She had thought of doing some sort of trip earlier or a nice company picnic outside during the regular workday, or even treats during work. All of these were amazing opportunities to show her employees just how much they meant to her. Giving back to them would also give Snail just the boost in speed the needed.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How Do You Motivate Employees?

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Have Patience

Jaguar was used to the rush. With business clients he did everything he could to make sure his products were out quickly and their needs were met as fast as possible. With his local customers, they knew what they were dealing with when making a deal with Jaguar. The quicker the better! But when Jaguar began to deal with customers from other areas he noticed they did business a little differently. They took more time and reviewed things a little more than he was used to. Although it was hard, he knew having patience was important to making sure his customers felt important.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Helpful Hints from Business Owners on Dealing with International Clients