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Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Running a business is a lot of work, but the rewards can be great. In these archives, we look at the realities of running a business, being an entrepreneur, and doing the day-to-day work that makes the engine go.

Gratitude For The Grind (Any Audience Is Amazing)

Running a business is hard. Our viability depends on a steady stream of customers coming through our doors. There are days when it seems like our competitors are beating us at every turn — for attention, for publicity, for those customers that we need to stay afloat. There are billions of people all fighting for […]

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Article Discussion: The Future of the Digital Design Agency

Recently there’s been a lot of discussion about the future of digital design agencies. In recent months, consultancy Adaptive Path joined the Capital One team. The partners at Teehan + Lax joined Facebook. The general feeling in the industry is that large companies now understand that design is valuable, and they are looking to build […]

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Time: An Entrepreneur’s Most Valuable Resource

A lot of entrepreneurs focus on runway, capital, and money. But money is not as important as time. Not by a long shot. “Your time is limited. Remember that. Each day you’re given 86,400 seconds from the ‘Time Bank’. Everyone is given the same. There are no exceptions. Once you make your withdrawal, you’re free […]

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Get Punched In The Face, Get Back Up

On EP46 of the #AskGaryVee Show, from 1:23 to 3:08, Gary Vaynerchuk answers a viewer question about endurance. A viewer asks “How many failures and punches to the face can a person handle before achieving success?” Gary states that not everyone is an entrepreneur just because they call themselves one. He states most people take […]

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Ideas Are Worthless, Execution Is Everything

A “million-dollar idea” isn’t worth a dime if it isn’t planned, built, marketed, and run correctly. Is it shocking to hear that? Ideas are as plentiful as drops of water in the ocean. Most ideas are never brought to life and die in darkness, never being realized. This is why we say, “Execution is everything.” […]

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Lessons from Canlis for the Web Industry

The other day I heard a podcast interview that blew me away. In this episode, Chase Reeves interviews Mark Canlis, co-owner of Seattle’s destination restaurant, Canlis. The restaurant has been operating at an extremely high level of quality and service for over 60 years. Do yourself a favor, go listen to the podcast right now. […]

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