2 Reasons Why Forums Are Important for the Mental Health of Entrepreneurs

Written for EO by Steven Dudley, mindset and performance coach for entrepreneurs and competitive athletes.

Forums, also called mastermind groups, hold a special place in the world of entrepreneurship. Forum can provide value for any niche group, but it is especially valuable for entrepreneurs.

From my personal experience, the hardest and yet most imperative part of the entrepreneurial journey is the fight between the ears.

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Why Every Startup Needs to Shift Its Focus From the Checkbook to Cash Flow

Written for EO by Terry Lammers, certified valuation analyst and managing member of Innovative Business Advisors. 

After 24 years of raising children, my wife and I will become empty nesters soon. When I see a young couple with children, I think, “How the heck did we raise three kids into responsible adults?” That feeling reminds me of what starting a business can be like: It’s expensive.

Starting a business comes with a hefty price tag.

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From Heartbreak Comes Purpose

Written for EO by Adam Dailey (pictured above, right), an EO San Diego member and CEO of Funly Events.

On the morning of Monday, 4 March 2019, I was easing myself into the week. I practiced my morning routine with intention. I waited to turn on my phone, holding off the inevitable flow of business-related messages.

When I did turn on my phone, however, the flurry of emails and texts that came through weren’t about business. And they would change my life forever.

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Key Takeaways From Startup Grind Global

Carlo G. Santoro attended the 2019 Startup Grind Global as an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ambassador and mentor. He has been an EO Melbourne member for almost 25 years and is currently the managing director of RetailCare. After the Startup Grind Global conference, he took time to reflect on the lessons he learned from the many early-stage entrepreneurs he spoke with. We share his thoughts below.

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What Driving in Italy Taught Me About Business Growth

Written for EO by Joshua Carlsen, who heads business-to-consumer lead generation and client retention at Propelo Media, an EO company owned by San Francisco member Andre Chandra.

On a recent vacation in Italy, I enjoyed amazing sights and experiences, ranging from Michelangelo’s The David and the once-buried-now-excavated city of Pompeii to The Pantheon.

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Simple Ways to Refresh Your Brand

Written for EO by Jessica Thiefels, social media coach and organic marketing consultant.

A brand refresh is critical for all companies, from worldwide organizations to small local businesses. “As businesses grow and change, it’s important for their brands to reflect the current marketplace.

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4 Essential Insights for the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

When we asked EO members what lessons they wish they had known at the start of their careers, EO Arizona member and CEO of The James Agency Veronique James shared the following four insights.

1. A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Mariner.

A fortune cookie once contained this saying, and I found it to be a prophetically profound dessert. My mantra has always been “fall forward.” Mistakes are part of human nature, but they are particularly painful when it relates to your work.

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What We Wish We Knew Then: 7 EO Members Share Advice for Graduates

It’s graduation season for many, which makes this a perfect time to experience-share with the next generation of adults entering the workforce and maybe joining your company. Have you ever written a graduation address in your head—perhaps even delivered part of it to your own kids or employees?

We asked EO members what lessons they wished they had known when they graduated and joined the working world. Here’s what they shared.

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Is American Entrepreneurship In Crisis?

Craig Hall, the writer of Boom: Bridging the Opportunity Gap to Reignite Startups, shares his view on the current state of entrepreneurship in the U.S.  

What prompted you to write Boom?

In 2011, I heard a speech by Mark Zandi [chief economist of Moody’s Analytics] revealing that entrepreneurship in the U.S. was in trouble. I couldn’t believe it at first, but after beginning my own research, I became very concerned.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing

Written for EO by Danielle Canstello, a member of the content marketing team at Pyramid Analytics.

Social media is an ideal way to engage with customers and potential customers, and drive people to your business site.

But that doesn’t make it simple. There are plenty of potential potholes in social media marketing. Maybe your Facebook page is popular, but your Instagram account isn’t.

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