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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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Choose a business that’s your passion

“Are you passionate about it?” This was the first question that the Owl asked the Zebra about his idea to launch a funnel cake business. “Well kind of” replied the Zebra. The Owl leaned back and said, “Kind of isn’t enough. When you’re working 24/7 on your business and dreaming about funnel cake you will wish that you chose something you truly love.

Lesson: This tip is from “18 Reasons Why Businesses Fail” by Nick Psaila. It was featured on Rescue a CEO. “If you’re running a business or are inheriting one passed down from a family member and you’re not passionate about it, do your self a favor and just sell it. Life is too short to live everyday with something that you just don’t love. The litmus test I like to share with my clients is ask yourself these 2 questions (1) Would I do this for free? (2) Am I happy to dedicate the next 10 years to?”

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