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5 Questions You Need To Ask When Interviewing A Job Candidate

Posted by Tim Jacquet on Aug 4, 2015 2:29:44 PM


 

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5 Tips for Writing a Great Blog Post

Posted by Tim Jacquet on Jul 31, 2015 9:17:44 PM


 

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How to Increase Your Profit Margins in Your Small Business

Posted by Tim Jacquet on Jul 30, 2015 6:56:15 PM


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Creating a Facebook Business Page That Rocks

Posted by Tim Jacquet on Jul 29, 2015 8:10:22 AM


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Making Counteroffers to Exiting Employees: Is It Worth It?

Posted by Tim Jacquet on Jul 28, 2015 8:57:59 AM


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How to Overcome a Social Media Crisis

Posted by Tim Jacquet on Jul 24, 2015 7:03:03 PM


 

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Reaping the Benefits of Event Sponsorship for Your Business

Posted by Tim Jacquet on Jul 22, 2015 2:02:39 PM


Reaping the Benefits of Event Sponsorship for Your Business

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Looking Professional In Your Business Environment

Posted by Tim Jacquet on Jul 21, 2015 6:47:43 AM


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6 Effective Ways To Build Your Business Brand Using Social Media

Posted by Tim Jacquet on Jul 20, 2015 10:39:42 AM


6 Effective Ways To Build Your Business Brand Using Social Media

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Get In The Mindset of Being An Entrepreneur

Posted by Tim Jacquet on Jul 19, 2015 4:44:00 PM


 

Get In The Mindset of Being An Entrepreneur: As You Speak So Shall It Be

Being an entrepreneur requires determination, stamina, the courage to take risks, and the fortitude to withstand failure. Yet what's the good of having a dream if you don’t think like an entrepreneur?

Recently, the Kauffman Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on education and entrepreneurship, compiled incisive insights on this topic from top thought leaders, including a professor who teaches entrepreneurial thinking at the University of Virginia. Here are some key takeaways from the Kauffman Foundation article that can help any entrepreneur:

1. Ask questions

Curiosity is a great way to keep the entrepreneurial flame going while discovering new ways to achieve the next goal. When you stop asking questions, complacency and indifference can set in—both of which are the scourge of visionary thinking. Never stop asking questions, and remember that curiosity is the signature of a true entrepreneur.

2. Improvise

Being able to think and do things off-the-cuff is a quality that all resourceful entrepreneurs share. And because business success can often be arbitrary and relative to factors beyond the entrepreneur's control (i.e. economy, market trends, etc.), it's imperative to master the art of improvisation. Getting locked into a restrictive mindset squashes imagination and spontaneity, both of which are necessary attributes of the successful entrepreneur. 

3. Be open to risk

To launch a business, it's a given that you must be willing to take a risk. That tenet is Business 101. Without the willingness to take chances, an entrepreneur cannot push forward to pursue his or her dream. "Entrepreneurs are in constant motion, pushing forward despite the environment surrounding them," writes Kauffman Foundation author Alex Krause. "In an ongoing hectic environment, risk is part of the day-to-day, and thinking in such a way that expects risk and helps entrepreneurs respond better to risk."

4. Be ready to fail

To paraphrase an old business adage, failure is the precursor to success. This might sound like counterintuitive thinking, but it isn’t. Without making mistakes, you will never learn from them and be able to take the next step with the new knowledge you’ve acquired.

 

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