This week’s top stories include small business advice covering the following four topics:
- 3 Myths of Entrepreneurship That Most Business Books Won’t Tell You
- The Difference Between a Business Coach, a Mentor, & a Consultant
- Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief: “Coronavirus Will Make Us All Stronger”
- A 10-Point Small-Business Survival Plan for Dealing With the Coronavirus
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.
3 Myths of Entrepreneurship That Most Business Books Won’t Tell You
By: Thomas Koulopoulos
Ask any book publisher and they’ll tell you that success stories sell. But those success stories often paint a warped picture of entrepreneurs as being superhumans with X-ray-like vision into the future. I can tell you not only from having been an entrepreneur for the past 30 years but also in working with hundreds of successful entrepreneurs that much of the mythology we build around entrepreneurship is a false narrative that doesn’t help those who are just getting started. This false story is what I call the backstory of entrepreneurship.
Looking at my own experience and those of the entrepreneurs around me, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are at least three core myths that always accompany the popular entrepreneurial narrative.
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The Difference Between a Business Coach, a Mentor, & a Consultant
By: Susan Friesen
Whether you want to expand your small business to another country, kick start your career as an entrepreneur or hone your marketing skills, you may be looking for some outside support.
If you look at top business achievers, you will find one common denominator: They didn’t do it all alone.
High performing entrepreneurs and small business owners know that if they want to truly excel, they need guidance and support. But what’s best for your professional development? A coach? A mentor? A consultant? How do you even begin to choose!
Let’s look more closely at your professional development options:
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Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief: “Coronavirus Will Make Us All Stronger”
By: Jason Feifer
Last week, I felt lost. I thought about the stories we tell at Entrepreneur — of people driven by passion and purpose, and navigating a world of seemingly endless opportunity — and wondered if they’d still resonate in a coronavirus world.
What is Entrepreneur now, I wondered? What even am I?
But then I did what I always do: I started talking to entrepreneurs. They told me amazing stories — of scrambling new products to market, of rethinking businesses, of immense generosity. I saw innovation. I saw optimism. I saw leadership. And I realized two things:
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A 10-Point Small-Business Survival Plan for Dealing With the Coronavirus
By: Mark J. Kohler
It’s safe to say that this current crisis is like none other faced by small business owners in the recent past, and it’s certainly daunting trying to tackle all of the unique issues it presents. Regrettably, the predominant voice we hear hasn’t offered a lot of specific steps to take or advice on how to save our business, let along come out on top.
Below are 10 issues to address with detailed considerations and action items that might make the difference in being able to keep your doors open and calm your employees and customers.
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