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Keep Moving – Gary Vaynerchuk

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Remember that activity is king. Remember to keep moving. There’s some harsh language but sometimes that’s necessary.

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How to Diversify Your Talent Pool

Bringing new people into your organization can change your business for the better.  It’s easy to evaluate candidates and choose individuals with relevant work history, but this practice does not help to bring new ideas into your business.  Consider selecting a leader with a different background than you would normally consider. Individuals with different experiences will help your company to be more innovative and stay ahead of the pack.  One way to diversify your company is to hire from a variety of age groups.

Todd Taylor, Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, an executive search firm, explains, “‘For the first time ever, we are soon going to have four generational cohort groups working at the same time. People from Gen X, Gen-Y and very soon a new cohort of post-Millenials each interact and network very differently than Baby Boomers…’”  With all of the different generations working together in one company, mentorships will prove to be imperative.  Experienced employees have a wealth of knowledge to offer new hires, and new employees are full of fresh ideas that they can’t wait to share—both can benefit from this relationship.

This video is contributed by Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive search firm headquartered in Chicago.  It specializes in executive search services, executive leadership consulting, and culture shaping.

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How to Manage Loads of Business Coming Your Way

Viewer discretion advised. There might be some harsh language for some but the advice is spot on. It’s a problem many entrepreneurs have: You can fail from failure but also fail for success, so it’s important to be able to say “No” and manage your workload. This video is from Marie Forleo on how to manage the large amount of business that come your way at one time. In order to maintain your customer service and the quality of your product, Marie gives the following tips:

  1. Know exactly who your ideal client is
  2. Set up a waitlist for clients
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Kobe Bryant on What Makes Successful Entrepreneurs Tick

“Talking to these amazing entrepreneurs with these incredible success stories. The one thing that is the common denominator among them all are that they all have the ability to understand people, to communicate properly, to have vision, to have guts and to have this kind of patient persistence in the process.”

The tip is around the 2:13 mark.

Read more about Kobe the Entrepreneur, Kobe, Inc. and his newest investment here.

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Tips for Startup Businesses

Do your research about your business and the industry including marketing and SEO and take a couple of classes that’s associated with what you are doing. Seek out someone that’s in your industry so you can learn from someone that knows the do’s or the dont’s in your business. It is best to step back and be knowledgeable about business. – Lillian Harrison

Excerpt from http://dmv.ceoblognation.com/2013/10/01/northern-virginia-event-planner/

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Being first doesn’t matter as much as being the best does

Take your time. Being first doesn’t matter as much. Being best does. Google wasn’t the first search engine.

FreshBooks wasn’t the first online invoicing service. Just staying in the game longer radically increases your chances of success. Don’t burn money. Don’t do things fast because you’re afraid of going to slow, don’t make stupid decisions because you feel rushed. – Mike McDerment, CEO of FreshBooks

Read more: https://medium.com/on-startups/c756181ee47e

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Being the Type of Person I Want to Follow

Panther had several business mentors over the years of being an entrepreneur. They had all helped her greatly in handling the ropes of being new into the world of business and without them, she knew, things wouldn’t be nearly as great as they were right now. As the years passed she lost contact with a few of those mentors but she continued to follow their teachings. One evening she realized that she had turned into the mentor after answering a question from a fellow entrepreneur. Now instead of following in her mentors footsteps she was the one mentoring fellow entrepreneurs and being a role model for them.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post “Four Entrepreneurs Explain What it Takes to Run an Ethical Business

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Don’t Break Trust

Dove had been working with a client for well over a year on one project. They were nearing the finish line when there was a slight issue with what he had completed. Looking back over his work he realized that he had made an error when writing some of the content. It was due to his customer later that day. As easy as it would have been to blame it on someone below him or claim the technology had malfunctioned, Dove knew he had to take responsibility. He called up the client to let him know about the mistake. While she was disappointed in what had been done she knew it was just that – a mistake. Dove thanked her and promised to fix the error by the morning. For Dove, telling the truth was much more ethical than tossing out a lie.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post “Four Entrepreneurs Explain What it Takes to Run an Ethical Business