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Having a Mentor

Camel had been working at dead end jobs for years now. His true passion was creating products instead of simply making them from some book. Suddenly one evening he realized that he needed to make a new start. One that didn’t involve him following by another set of rules someone else had laid out for him. He had the ideas, a plan he’d written for fun long ago but now he knew one more thing he needed before the business could be started – a mentor. Someone who knew the whole business realm and could prevent him from making a lot of mistakes he could avoid. Going online and to the local business center he met individuals which could act as mentors. Camel knew no business owner should be too proud to accept help from a mentor figure.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “What Are The Most Important Things You Needed When Starting A Business?

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Bad Customer Service Can Be Viral

Shark knew customer service was the most important part of any business. So important, he thought, that he began giving a lecture on it to any new recruit he hired. One of the biggest things he emphasized in his speech was that fact that in this day and age one slip up can be send around the world in a matter of minutes. The power of YouTube had already been a platform for customers to show how they have dealt with horribly customer service. You know know when you are being film, Shark said. So it is better to act as though you are always being filmed.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Customer Service

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Gain Relationships with Colleges and Universities

Panda had been looking for employees for the new business he was trying to get off the ground. Instead of doing so through online sites dedicated to getting workers hired, he went another route. He contacted the local college in his neighborhood and requested that they sent the resumes of any graduates looking for a job in his field to contact him to see about a job. Youth usually had the fresh ideas and he thought that also giving recent graduates a leg up on getting a job would not only help him but also his community.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How Do You Find People to Help You Out with Your Business?

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Keep Positive

Crow could easily have gotten upset about certain things in business. There was a lot of stress to deal with, of course. There were issues with hiring, employees, products and any number of things. There were times when Crow just wanted to throw up his wings and take a month off from doing anything at all. But knowing how unhappy he would be without his business, Crow held one idea firmly – keep positive. There was plenty of bad to dwell on outside and within his business, but Crow knew that remaining positive kept everything else on course.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How Do You Find People to Help You Out with Your Business?

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Interviewing People Outside Your Network

When starting her business, Baboon wanted to make sure that she would have all skills covered. Her company was filled with her friends as workers and she debated whether or not she needed to just stick straight to the people she knew and not wander outside of this. But Baboon felt that the best business had people from all backgrounds within it, not just her friends. So Baboon went online and looked at hiring sites and networks to find some other workers which may have been the right fit for her job. Soon she had hired a handful of people she didn’t know at all, but knew they were capable of creating some great things.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How Do You Find People to Help You Out with Your Business?

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Schedule Repetitive Tasks

Each day there were certain things that Falcon knew she needed to do. They were small, daily things that sometimes got in the way of running her business. Checking on her Facebook wall and other social media sites slowed her down. Talking to a friend about this very thing she learned that he, also a fellow business owner, would usually schedule things like this at one single time in the day. In the afternoon when he returned from lunch he would hop on all of his social media sites for the business and schedule posts or reply to comments. This way he was ready for it each day and it never got int the way of his other duties.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “5 Tips for Entrepreneurial Productivity

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A Personal Assistant

Chipmunk had just bought the new iPhone and had been researching ways that it would help him with his business. There were obvious ways like Apps to help him with payments and keeping up with clients. Even the most basic Apps like calendars and calculators helped out a lot in his daily life of trying to manage everything. But the one thing he loved best about his new phone, which made his life just a little easier, was Siri. She could help him find information and assist him with small tasks. She acted like the personal assistant he never had!

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use the iPhone 5 for Their Business

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Set Daily Priorities

Seal knew the only way to get what he needed done in the day was to make a list of his top priorities. Each morning after breakfast he would sit down with a full list of things he needed to accomplish and one by one he could mark things off and cancel meetings until he had a final list of 3-5 tasks for the day. Each of these things were what he knew would make the most difference each day if he completed them. This was a much easier way to set his day up and also make sure his priorities were in order with his business.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “5 Tips for Entrepreneurial Productivity

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Exercise Everyday

Hog had been feeling like he didn’t have much energy to do anything around the office. He sat behind his desk and let his employees do their work without walking the floors or getting involved in any of the smaller meetings. Realizing he needed to get some of his energy back he started to walk each morning with his wife around the block. It only took them 15 minutes to do so but over time Hog realized that just getting in a little exercise helped him feel like normal again!

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “3 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Stay Healthy

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Office Time is Not Family Time

Penguin was having a spat with her son at home. They had been arguing over whether or not he could build a porch onto the back of his room to have some more privacy. The trouble was…her son also worked with her at their shared business. While the argument wasn’t a major one she knew that if they let their personal, family argument become a work issue that their business would begin to slip. Penguin decided to sit down with her son one night before they went back to work and speak with him about the problem. They agreed not only on the porch but also on never bringing up family matters at work.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Tips on How to Succeed When Working with Your Grown-up Kids