Things to consider before transitioning from founder to CEO

You've thrown everything you have into your startup. You've been the one in charge from the start, making things happen, and gradually leading your startup to growth. In the beginning, you probably had your hand in a little bit of everything – you were product developer, human resources manager, marketer, fundraiser, and several other jobs in-between. At some point during this time and now, you might be thinking about transitioning your role into something more specific. In this article, we look...
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Building a company culture that is fast and efficient starts with the founder. Here's why

When you're in a leadership position you have a responsibility to your team and a large part of that responsibility revolves around setting the right example for others to follow and leading with your actions as well as your words. The goal isn't just to get things done; it's to get them done quickly, effectively, and with enthusiasm—and that means instilling "instilling the right kind of hustle within your company," writes Bill Green. Here, explores how easily you can become complacent, ho...
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Your business may be failing: 20 reasons why and what to do about it

  Being an entrepreneur isn't about throwing caution to the wind when you launch a new business, it's about taking calculated risks, being aware of potential pitfalls, and being prepared to fail and learn from your mistakes. "Often, it helps to turn to the experience of others, to learn what lessons we can from their failures and cut the learning curve for ourselves," writes Larry Kim. To help you evaluate your own startup strategy, Kim shares here an infographic showing the top 20 reasons ...
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How to know when to pivot

As an entrepreneur, hard work is critical to your success and you're inevitably going to hit setbacks. Although pushing through one obstacle after another is a natural part of the startup journey, there may come a time when you feel like you're working hard yet getting nowhere. And while letting go of the products, plans and strategies you've worked hard to develop isn't easy, when the viability of your startup is in jeopardy you need to carefully weigh up your options. To help you dec...
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Why random acts of kindness are a smart strategy to succeed as an entrepreneur

Kindness is an excellent trait to have as a human being—and it's a good for business too. A random act of kindness not only directly benefits the person you're being kind to; it often inspires them to do the same for others. And—whether you're giving back or paying it forward—random acts of kindness can boost your health and well-being. Here, growth strategist Eddie Yoon explores some of the science behind the benefits of kindness and shares why random acts of kindness in particular may be one o...
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