Old Towne Grill – Joshua Copeland Interview

Joshua Copeland Joshua brings 19 years of hands-on entrepreneurial experience to his new efforts.  His most noteworthy endeavor was in 2003 when he founded a construction company on Kauai. In 2007, a time when most small businesses were struggling, he led this company to be one of the largest on Kauai and fastest growing in Hawaii…
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Startups Need Business Relationships Without Drama

Startups Need Business Relationships Without Drama Entrepreneurship is not a job for the Lone Ranger. Every startup requires building and maintaining effective relationships with people, including partners, team members, customers, and investors. That means giving and asking for feedback, and learning from it, especially negative feedback. “Friction” is feedback mixed with emotion or drama, making…
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9 Entrepreneur Skills Which Drive Team Leadership

9 Entrepreneur Skills Which Drive Team Leadership Startups provide business leadership with new products, services, and new revenue models, but leadership startups can only be built by entrepreneurs who are leaders themselves, and incent leadership in the team around them. Leadership which incents other people to be leaders is called “contagious leadership.” John Hersey, in…
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Marketing Strategy Tips

Marketing Strategy Tips   Most small business owners don’t do the right things to market their products and services. The reason why is that they don’t have a marketing strategy that really works. They are spending time and money on advertising, mailings, sales calls, websites, social media and presentations. But going through the motions of…
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User Lens – Jennifer McCormick Interview

Jennifer McCormick Jennifer McCormick is the Founder and Principal Researcher of User Lens, Inc., a San Francisco-based consultancy specializing in user experience research and consumer insights. She has over a decade of experience pioneering research and user-centered design methods at companies like Microsoft, Logitech, and Amazon, as well as various Silicon Valley startups. [hr] You…
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6 Approaches to Maximizing Good Business Habits

6 Approaches to Maximizing Good Business Habits Most of the entrepreneurs I know realize they have some bad habits, like maybe procrastination or not listening well, so they focus on dropping these. New studies indicate that a more productive approach would be adopting new good habits and behaviors that clearly move your business forward, like…
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Startup Professionals, Inc – Marty Zwilling Interview

Marty Zwilling Marty Zwilling‘s passion is nurturing the development of entrepreneurs by providing first-hand mentoring, Angel funding assistance, and business plan development.  He is the Founder and CEO of Startup Professionals, a company that provides products and services to startup founders and small business owners. He writes a daily blog for entrepreneurs, and dispenses advice…
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CWSBA – Anna Quesada Interview

Anna Quesada Anna Quesada is the founder of the Christian Women’s Small Business Association, created to Ignite a movement of women trailblazers from around the globe to fearlessly live out their God-calling. Founded in 2006, the organization now encourages over 75,000 entrepreneurs daily online.  Before starting cwSBA, Anna spent a decade in the marketing industry working closely…
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Artsicle – Alexis Tryon Interview

  “Artsicle came out of my personal struggle to start collecting artwork.” Alexis Tryon  Alex is the co-founder and CEO of Artsicle. She is the site’s connector guru – finding collectors and artists wherever she can. Interested in buying, selling, partnering? Have a good bottle of wine to share? She’s your girl. Alexis developed a…
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Find the Right Celebrity to Promote Your Startup

Find the Right Celebrity to Promote Your Startup Most startups dream of attracting a celebrity endorsement, and assume that it will take their startup to the stars. There have been some “famous” successes in this regard, such as Charlie Sheen using Twitter last year to promote Internships.com, as well as some failures, including Airtime, launched early this year…
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