This week’s top stories include small business advice covering the following four topics:
- How To Start The Right Online Business To Match Your Personality
- Entrepreneurship is Not a Religion. It’s a Lot of Hard Work
- 10 Proven Habits Of Successful Entrepreneurs
- Are You Building a Business or a Job for Yourself? Here’s How to Tell the Difference
Each week we scour all the top business-related magazines and newspapers for articles with the best advice for the small business owner, so you do not have to.
How To Start The Right Online Business To Match Your Personality
By: Kathy Caprino
A successful life as an entrepreneur involves a number of critical factors including how close your business model fits with your personality and core values.
How many times have we heard that approximately half of all small businesses fail by the fifth year mark? There have been hundreds of articles written and entrepreneurial training programs developed to address this phenomenon, but one factor that isn’t discussed as frequently as it should be revolves around two core questions:
1) Is the business you’ve started a true match to your personality?
2) Will this business model be personally rewarding and fit the way you want to work, so you can invest the necessary time, energy and money to sustain and grow this business over the long haul?
Related Paper: Anatomy of a Business Owner – The 3 personas
Entrepreneurship is Not a Religion. It’s a Lot of Hard Work
By: Dustin McKissen
Entrepreneurship isn’t sharing inspirational quotes, and a corporate expansion isn’t “like a startup.”
So, what are we talking about when we talk about entrepreneurship?
We are talking about unending, unglamorous hard work.
We’re talking about doing whatever it takes.
10 Proven Habits Of Successful Entrepreneurs
By: Alejandro Cremades
Want to be a successful entrepreneur? Here are ten habits that billionaires, high profile investors and high growth startup founders have in common.
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Are You Building a Business or a Job for Yourself? Here’s How to Tell the Difference
By: Bill Green
Being an entrepreneur is about building more freedom, not a longer To Do list.
The vast majority of entrepreneurs don’t actually know if they’re building a scalable company or a job for themselves–just with a fancier title.
Now, I’d like to just say that building a small business is great for a lot of people. Our country is built on small businesses, and many of them give the owners a nice paycheck–and the ability to “run their own shop” and do something they enjoy (hopefully). All I’m saying is, don’t fool yourself by thinking you’re this hot shot entrepreneur building a company, when in essence all you’ve created is a new job for yourself.
Here’s how to tell the difference.
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