Friday 5 for the Week of May 12, 2014


These articles have been hotter than Papa Bear’s porridge this week:

7 Awesome Facts About American Small Business

Steve Jobs is famous for putting a “ding” in the universe, but he also said, “You need a lot of passion for what you’re doing because it’s so hard. Without passion, any rational person would give up.” Entrepreneurs really are an amazing breed. Here are 7 amazing facts about American small businesses… Read more

Everything You Know About Entrepreneurship is Wrong

We’ve all seen photos of Jobs and Wozniak toiling away in a garage or Mark Zuckerberg staring at a computer screen in his dorm room. Yet, while these whiz kid-turned-multimillionaire overnight success stories grab the most headlines, the reality is that they are only a tiny drop in the entrepreneurial pool… Read more

[Video] Relationships Lead to Clients

One of the best ways to find new clients comes from leveraging past relationships. Greg Abel is the Co-Founder and Director of Strategy and Client Services at Tailfin Marketing, and shared some of the secret sauce that he and Tailfin have used to grow their client base… Read more

Starting Up? Don’t Forget These 4 Areas

While entrepreneurs lead their new businesses, they must recognize that they will need professional support to make business decisions. Bankers, lawyers, accountants, and insurance agents all contribute to the success of a business… Read more

Business Mentoring Series: Spotting a Taker

When people interact with one another, there are three styles they can take: they might be a giver, a taker, or a matcher. Being able to identify who is who is an important step for building a winning team. It’s especially important to recognize takers, but it might not be as easy as you think… Read more

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