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Approaching The Pivot

Entrepreneurship

The Pivot is having a renaissance. It is an action that is, for many business owners and entrepreneurs, defining this moment in time as surmountable or not. Disruption is not new. Innovation has been making businesses obsolete for generations. But here are two reasons that make this moment one of a kind, two reasons we shouldn’t gloss over in an effort to rebound:

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Take Only What You Can Carry

Mindset

I have a rule when visiting certain retail establishments; I can only purchase what I can carry. No carts or baskets allowed, which provides a mechanism for limiting my expenditures. This is a very effective rule in craft stores and book stores. In my humble opinion, it should be applied to toilet paper purchases too. […]

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Managing Risk With Melba the Crossing Guard

Entrepreneurship

As an elementary school student back in Bloomington, IN, we had a crossing guard named Melba. A dutiful child, I had crossing the street pretty well mastered. I remember one day, Melba laid into a kid who tore across the street in front of her, she grabbed him and yelled “Don’t you know anything? You […]

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Don’t Go The Way of the Dodo

Entrepreneurship

The Dodo Bird evolved in isolation on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean named Mauritius.  A big bird, unable to fly, with plenty of access to food, in an environment free from natural predators, the Dodo had it made! Little was required of our Dodo friend in their sheltered paradise. Then, along came humans, bringing […]

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How To Un-suck Networking

Entrepreneurship

Networking can be difficult. For some entrepreneurs networking events can feel over whelming; deciding what events to attend, struggling with the awkwardness of introducing yourself to new people, feeling like everyone already knows each other, and in the end not really understanding what you accomplish by doing it all. Done well, it helps you connect […]

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Who-What-Why-ing You Way into your Business

Entrepreneurship

Storytelling is the act of telling a story, sounds obvious right? Yes, but telling an interesting, compelling, and intentional story that supports and propels your business takes a bit more work. We have so many tools, platforms, and formats to tell this story, sometimes it can feel over whelming. And the ease of access to […]

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