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Practical PR Advice for Start-ups

This is a repost from an article on Greenhorn Connect, a platform and resource for young rookie entrepreneurs in Boston. The author, Danny Wong, is a 19 year-old, PR rock-star for Blank Label, whose been featured in New York Times, BusinessWeek, ReadWriteWeb. All startups wish to be featured on MSNBC, the New York Times, Mashable…

Starting a business doesn’t have to be expensive

Many people think that starting their own business is a costly affair. This doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. Of course there are many costs involved. Think of renting office space, hiring of employees, cars and trucks, legal fees, your corporate identity, letter headed paper, advertising, taxes, and so on. Also the development of…

Watching CNBC, CNN or FOX News while at work

I’ve always worked better while having CNBC in the background, it makes me feel more professional for some reason. I see all of those traders on the New York Stock Exchange moving millions of dollars worth of equity and it motivates me to work harder so I could one day be the investor they are…

Putting Flyers in a Building Complex

So we’ve all heard about gorilla marketing and how effective it can be, but how difficult is it? Whoever named it GORILLA marketing definitely knew how brutal it can be. Recently we decided to go to over 1000 different apartments throughout Boston putting fliers under people’s doors, it was exhausting. The most difficult part of…

Working Out of the Couch is Extremely Effective

So today I spent almost all day working out of my couch and loved it. I was able to focus very well on everything that I needed to get done. One thing that was extremely useful was making a list of what I needed to get done today before beginning. I started working at 5am today…

Doing Your Finances Without a Finance Person

As a start up, chances are that you don’t have the budget to hire a CFO so you are the CEO/CFO/COO/CSO and so on. The trick to it is to get lots and lots of help through the beauty that is financial software programs and to take everything one step at a time. Depending on…

Legal When Starting a New Venture

Many of us forget about how important all of the legal work is when starting a new venture, but it is critical. Sure it is sometimes difficult to talk about it when your partner is your friend or spouse, but it is a must because it will come back to haunt you later on. There…

Dropshipping and E-commerce

The more entrepreneurs that I speak with the more I find that many of them have a small website, but don’t know much about online marketing and are willing to drop ship so long as you manage the site and marketing for them; all for a percentage of each sale of course. Dropshipping is a…

Meeting Fellow Entrepreneurs for the First Time

Today I met a fellow entrepreneur at his “day job”, this was a first for me. A day job and entrepreneurship never really occurred to me as something that could exist simultaneously, amazing. This fellow entrepreneur shared with me that getting a job does not necessarily mean that you have to quit being an entrepreneur, but instead have found…

Purchasing a Franchise and the Important Research that You Need to Do

Before investing in a franchise you must be sure to do extensive background research on the brand and support system that the company provides. There are many online tools that you can use to find information on franchises online. One of my favorite research spots is Franchise Fix, because they provide just the right amount…