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MHPChat Recap – Building Your Practice on a Budget

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Bootstrapping, Business, Entrepreneur, HIPAA, Mental Health, Practice Management, Psychotherapy, Social Media | 0 comments

MHPChat Recap – Building Your Practice on a Budget
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MHPChat Recap – Collaboration & Marketing

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Collaboration, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Tweet Chat | 0 comments

MHPChat Recap – Collaboration & Marketing
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MHPChat Recap – Platforms for Brand Building

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Branding, Coaching, Entrepreneur, Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Tweet Chat | 2 comments

MHPChat Recap – Platforms for Brand Building
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TCCs Top 10 Links of the Week: Business

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Business, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship | 0 comments

top10I love weekends. The work week is done and it’s time to decompress. But if you are an entrepreneur, is there really any rest for the weary? We are always reading and searching to help us grow our business. But there is a lot of content out there to sift through. So I have done some of the sifting for you. As you may have guessed, today’s list is focused on business. Whether you’re new to the game, or have been running your own business for awhile, there’s something here for you.

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  1. Lead Generation: Best Practices for Your Small Business @JennGHanford
  2. Like a BOSS…. Branding & Business Development Lessons from Kerry Washington @womenceo
  3. Is Your Dying Business Begging You To Go From Employee to an Entrepreneur Mindset?  @Dawn_Abraham
  4. Four Ways to Make Your Small Business Recommendable @SmallBizLady
  5. Top 7 Reasons Your Business Should Be Interested In Pinterest @JuliaCSocial
  6. 5 Things Small Businesses Learned During the Government Shutdown @AlibabaTalk
  7.  How to Survive Your First Year in Business @NicoleLeMaire
  8. Lead Nurturing Gone Wrong: Three Frightening Scenarios @collectivess
  9. Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This. @rainforestbook
  10.  Tips To Get Success in Business without a Boss @fivethingsnow
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Kickstarter vs. Peerbackers – Choosing the Right Crowdfunding Site for You

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Crowdfunding, Entrepreneur, Kickstarter, Peerbackers, Projects | 0 comments

Isn’t the internet wonderful? In this modern day and age, the startup now has easier access than ever to enter the marketplace. With Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other forums, gaining exposure is not as cumbersome as it used to be. But bringing your product or service to the masses still takes some amount of funding. With the economy in the current state its in, going to the bank for a loan isn’t really feasible. And sure there’s the venture capitalist, but what if your startup or project needs smaller amounts to get going? That’s the beauty of crowdfunding. It gives startups an opportunity to raise funds for a project without going into debt. But there are a lot of crowdfunding sites out there. So today we are focusing on 2 that I really like: Kickstarter and Peerbackers.

Kickstarter – Started in 2009, Kickstarter offers creators a chance to gain funding for their projects in exchange for rewards. The rewards must be related to the project. For example, if you’re trying to raise funds for a movie, you can offer tickets to the premiere of the movie. A pair of socks would probably be rejected as a reward. Kickstarter has an all-or-nothing format. The funds are released only if the goal is met. Once the goal is met, payment is handled through Amazon Payment, so you will need an Amazon account to access your funds. Most of the projects on Kickstarter focus on Arts and Entertainment (i.e. Movies, Documentaries, Books, Music). Also, the funds raised though Kickstarter or any crowdfunding site are taxable. So keep those receipts for your tax records.

Peerbackers – Founded in 2011, Peerbackers offers a lot of the same features as Kickstarter with a few differences. Unlike Kickstarter, Peerbacker will allow you to keep the funds raised if you can reach 80% of your goal and you can deliver on your rewards. Also, the rewards offered do not necessarily have to be connected to the project. Just make sure your rewards are interesting. Peerbackers offers a wider range of projects to support, including non-profit endeavors. Once the project ends, the payment is distributed through PayPal. Remember that funds raised are taxable.

Both Kickstarter and Peerbackers charge a 5% fee. You also have to take into consideration that PayPal and Amazon Payments also charge a fee as well. Keep that in mind when you consider your goals.

Both sites are appealing and user friendly. Ultimately, if you decide to create a project, you will have to put in some work to get it funded. You just have to decide which site would be best for you based on the type of project you are doing.

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Video of the Week: Top 10 Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Carol Sands, Entrepreneur, Gurbaksh Chahal, Jørn Lyseggen, Matt Cohler, Mistakes, Stanford | 0 comments

Entrepreneurship can be a truly rewarding experience. Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn more about it from others who have been there and done that? Well here’s your chance. In this week video, you’ll hear from four entrepreneurs who have been where you are. Why not benefit from their experiences? Listen to Carol Sands, Gurbaksh Chahal, Jørn Lyseggen, Matt Cohler as they discuss what it means to be an entrepreneur, how to get through the black days, and the joys and pitfalls of partnering, and other things they have learned along the way. So kick back and take notes. Knowledge is power and only a fool learns everything from experience.

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