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3 tips from Ali Brown an award winning…

3 tips from Ali Brown an award-winning small business mentor: 1) Align your business with something that you love. Small business that last have owners that are incredibly passionate. 2) Always be marketing. You should be looking for new clients to come through the door. 3) Watch those number. Pay attention to your books so you know where your money is coming from.

Watch the video on Rescue a CEO: http://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2013/10/23/business-250k-grant-deadline-1031/

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Find a New Market for an Existing Product…

Find a New Market for an Existing Product via Small Business Trends – “Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, did not invent Rock ‘n Roll, but his small Memphis label will forever be linked to its beginnings. Phillips established his recording studio and eventually his record label as a way to capture the interaction of country and blues music he was already familiar with as a DJ. There was a wealth of talent he believed most of the country was unfamiliar with and had never heard. He created a relaxed studio environment with unique acoustics to capture and immortalize that talent. Phillips would eventually discover stars like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash and he became an icon and a wealthy entrepreneur as a result.”

Read more: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/10/successful-entrepreneur-mindset.html

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Advice from Angie Hicks the founder of Angie’s…

Advice from Angie Hicks, the founder of Angie’s List offers advice for entrepreneurs and business owners:

What she did possess, she says, was focus and persistence. “Those core competencies were key to driving my career, and have driven what I’ve done since day one at the company,” she says. At the beginning, she measured her success building Angie’s List “one member at a time.”

“Balance your differences. Find people who are going to shore up your weaknesses. Think about building out your team and always be evaluating what the team is missing,” she advises. “When you’re thinking about how you’re spending your time, think about who you’re hiring. That’s going to make the difference in your success.”

“Let your people swim, but don’t leave the pool,” she says. She says employees need latitude to take on risks and fail. “Create a culture with your team that allows them to be open and come and talk to you. I tell them, ‘I know things are going to go wrong, just make sure I’m the first one who knows so I can help you fix it’,”

Angie Hicks, http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/blogs/profit-minded/angie-list-lessons-building-great-team-221247251.html

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I am convinced studying entrepreneurship can reduce the…

I am convinced studying entrepreneurship can reduce the failure rate. That’s precisely why I am a big proponent of programs that focus on active learning in addition to traditional classroom lectures. via Henry Bloch, founder of HR Block

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228729#ixzz2h4aa5IJE

Henry Bloch, http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228729#ixzz2h4aa5IJE

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Start with deceptively small things Maybe it’s a…

Start with deceptively small things. Maybe it’s a bad idea to have really big ambitions initially, because the bigger your ambition, the longer it’s going to take, and the further you project into the future, the more likely you’ll get it wrong. Don’t try to construct the future like a building, because your current blueprint is almost certainly mistaken. Start with something you know works, and when you expand, expand westward.”

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228679#ixzz2glbSZj3O

Paul Graham, http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228679

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“If everything you do needs to work on…

“If everything you do needs to work on a three-year time horizon, then you’re competing against a lot of people…if you’re willing to invest on a seven-year time horizon, you’re now competing against a fraction of those people, because very few companies are willing to do that.”

Jeff Bezos, http://99u.com/articles/7255/the-jeff-bezos-school-of-long-term-thinking

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I always knew I’d be a millionaire by…

I always knew I’d be a millionaire by age thirty-two. In fact, I am going to be the richest black woman in America. The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. If you believe you can only go so far, it is an obstacle.

Be quiet. Part of your responsibility is to honour the quiet inside yourself so you can hear the call. Take five minutes to centre yourself in the morning…set your intention every day…if you don’t have five minutes, you don’t deserve to have the life of your dreams. Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Always continue the climb. Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand. You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another.

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus. You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more. The right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it.
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. I said I knew how to edit when I didn’t. I said I knew how to report on stories. When I went to my first city council meeting, I wasn’t quite sure of what to do, but I told the news director that I did.

It’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life. Making other people happy is what brings me happiness. I have a blessed life, and I have always shared my life’s gifts with others. I will continue to use my voice and my life as a catalyst for encouraging people to help make a difference in the lives of others.

What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and work that fulfills you, the rest will come. And, I truly believe, that the reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is because my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.

You can be pursuing a profession because your parents say it’s the best thing. You can be pursuing a profession because you think you will make a lot of money. You can be pursuing a profession because you think you are going to get a lot of attention. None of that will do you any good if you are not being honest with yourself.

You become what you believe. You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed. I don’t believe in coincidences.

Oprah Winfrey, http://mycomeup.com/motivation/you-must-read-this-powerful-message-from-oprah-winfrey.html

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If you’re working on something important then…

“If you’re working on something important, then you’ll never feel ready. A side effect of doing challenging work is that you’re pulled by excitement and pushed by confusion at the same time. You’re bound to feel uncertain, unprepared, and unqualified. But let me assure you of this: what you have right now is enough.
We all start in the same place: no money, no resources, no contacts, no experience. The difference is that some people — the winners — choose to start anyway.” – inspired by Richard Branson

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James Clear, http://www.businessinsider.com/richard-branson-taught-me-that-successful-people-start-before-theyre-ready-2013-8

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Get off the bench and step into the…

Get off the bench and step into the game of life! Let your imagination run wild with the possibilities of everything you could explore and experience—and begin immediately. What new experience could you pursue today that would expand your life? What kind of person would you become as a result?

Tony Roberts

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Every market is on the verge of disruption…

Every market is on the verge of disruption. The digital natives are only going to understand accessing information, goods, products, services and improving their quality of life through the digital age. We have to find a way to use some of the basic old standards and attach them. – Daymond John

Daymond John, http://videos.inc.com/index.php/extwidget/openGraph/wid/1_16io8gb0