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Entrepreneurial demotivation. What it is and how to fix it.

Entrepreneurial demotivation. What it is and how to fix it.

Entrepreneurs suffer a lot of demotivation. I even saw that in 16-year-old entrepreneurs just starting out at a school I help with entrepreneurial development. It steals your focus. It diminishes your energy. It robs you of achieving something greater in life. Isn’t that why you started the business, to have something better? It can feel like an insurmountable brick wall…

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Entrepreneurship is a lie- Why owning a business does not work and what to do about it

Entrepreneurship is a lie- Why owning a business does not work and what to do about it

Entrepreneurship is a lie. It is a lie because it rarely, if ever, delivers on its promises made to you the business owner. Promises made of freedom, more time, more control, more money and even a better life. Most business owners experience entrepreneurship as a hell of personal, mental and physical sacrifice. We get stuck in our businesses; we build…

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What Darth Vader taught me about small business management

What Darth Vader taught me about small business management

Darth Vader ran a massive empire and this applies to small business management as well. A death star does not run itself, someone needs to be in charge. Not the men in black, this was the MAN in black and he ran a tight ship. That said, he made me think a lot about running a business and small business…

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Our obsession with building successful small businesses should stop

Our obsession with building successful small businesses should stop

Our obsession with building successful small businesses should stop. We should rather have an obsession with building successful entrepreneurs because businesses come and go but entrepreneurs should last for as long as possible. Yes, we look at Google and we look at Facebook as super successful companies and we all strive to build something like that. But their day of…

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