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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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Video of the Week: Bootstrapping ― Entrepreneurship 101

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Bootstrapping, Charles Plant, Entrepreneurship, Material Minds, Youtube | 0 comments

Becoming an entrepreneur is a process. But with the advent of Youtube, you can learn all sorts of things about entrepreneurship from others who have been there and done that. This week’s video is about Bootstrapping. Not familiar with that term? Basically, it when you start your business on a limited amount of funds. In the video Charles Plant, Founder and Chairman, Material Minds, discusses what bootstrapping is and why you should use it instead of Angel funding to start your biz. He also discusses what he has learned after starting 2 separate companies. This is valuable content folks. And if you like this video, Youtube has tons of others on entrepreneurship among other things. In this day and age, there is no excuse for being uninformed. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself with it and learn from the experience and mistakes of others. So take an hour, sit back, listen, take notes, and learn!




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Quote of the Week: Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart…

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Entrepreneurship, Journey, Patience, Perseverance, Persistence | 0 comments

Quote: Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Must have patience, persistence, and perseverance to succeed.
-Sharlotte Jackson
A lot of people want to be an entrepreneur. But do you have what it takes? Do you understand that things will not happen overnight? Chances are you aren’t going to get your big break after your first business meeting. You may not get it on your tenth. The truth is, things aren’t going to happen on your time table. Do you have the patience for that? No? Entrepreneurship may not be for you. 
Do you have persistence? Do you have the gumption to move forward while obstacles stand in your way? There are times when your dreams will be put on hold. Setbacks happen. Business isn’t always going to be sunny. Detours occur. When Walt Disney first started his company, he had to go work for someone else for awhile because business slowed down. But he didn’t give up on his dream. He went one to build one of the greatest animation companies in the world. 
That brings us to perseverance. On this journey called entrepreneurship, there will be many dark nights of fear and uncertainty. There will be doubts and you will question your own competence and confidence. There will be times when the only person who believes in your vision is you. It’s during these times where you will have to summon your courage and dig deep to move forward. Milton Hershey had three failed candy companies before Hershey Chocolate Company became a success. But he never gave up on his dream. Are you willing to endure all of this? Are you willing to do what it takes to finish the race? If not, then entrepreneurship may not be for you. 
I know, this may seem harsh, but now is the time to face the truth. Before you put the time, effort, money, and energy into whatever business venture you decide to pursue, consider these things. Only you can decide what is right for you. So choose wisely. 
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