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Navigating the 3 Great Challenges of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. While many romanticize the idea, the path to success is less idyllic. It’s true. Passion is critical, but there are other, equally important factors to consider. Perseverance, for one, can make or break your ability to escalate a goal into fruition. “Talent counts, but effort counts twice,” says University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela ...

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How to Finish 2016 With a Bang

All around us, a change is taking place. The days are getting noticeably shorter, leaves are beginning to turn, and there’s a distinct chill in the air. It can only mean one thing. The fourth quarter is in full swing. Business leaders know how tricky Q4 can be. Whether you like it or not, the end of the year brings with ...

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China's Fujian drops Aixtron bid after Obama blocks deal

FRANKFURT China’s Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund has dropped its takeover bid for German chip equipment maker Aixtron after U.S. President Barack Obama blocked the deal. Fujian’s takeover vehicle Grand Chip Investment said on Thursday its offer had lapsed as it had failed to obtain U.S. regulatory approval for the purchase, which had been a condition of the deal. Investors ...

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Cannabis Industry Is Rattled by Trump but Thinks Federal Crackdown Unlikely

A month after the election, marijuana legalization advocates still await some clear indication of President-elect Donald Trump’s official stance toward legal cannabis. Voters in eight states joined the legalization movement on Nov. 8. Those included two of the largest: California approved recreational marijuana while Florida expanded the use of medical marijuana. Still, concerns continue to grow among marijuana proponents about ...

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4 Steps From Startup to a Growth-Stage Company

You’ve taken the plunge and started a new business. You made it through the first year and turned a profit – congratulations. When an entrepreneur takes an idea and turns it into a profitable business, it’s a cause for celebration. But it’s not enough to just keep doing the same thing — continued success is going to depend on different ...

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Buying a Business Through Seller Financing

The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Advertising and publishing veteran Janelle Regotti was looking for a business to buy. The right opportunity presented itself in 2014 when she found Guide Publishing, a company that distributed a quarterly resource guide for Northeast Ohio seniors. The only catch: Regotti ...

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Hacking Doomsday: Your Cyberattack Survival Checklist

The Dyn attack caused a severe disruption of internet traffic to major sites, including many you may be familiar with, like Amazon, Reddit, Twitter, Tumblr, Verizon, Pinterest, Etsy, Spotify, PayPal, Comcast and even Playstation. The first attack was followed by at least two more. Back in 2012, there was a DDoS attack that took out the websites of JPMorgan Chase, Bank ...

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What Today's Leaders Can Learn From Pearl Harbor

It is still rightly referred to as the Date Which Will Live in Infamy, that morning 75 years ago when Japanese airmen launched an attack on the U.S. at Pearl Harbor. Though war with Japan had been building, peace talks were underway even as the attack occurred and our military were caught napping. At the end of the day, more than ...

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Turn Your Staff Into a Sales Force

Allow me to introduce a largely misunderstood and negligently undervalued marketing channel. It’s not anything new, or some fancy techno tool. This channel is sitting one desk over from you. Your fellow employees. They are your very best marketers, salespeople and customer relationship managers and you may not even know it. Fred Reichheld, the creator of the Net Promoter score once wisely said, ...

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Tony Robbins's Social Media Director Shares His Marketing Tips

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mark Fidelman of Fanatics Media meets with Tony Robbins’s social media director Tyler Culbertson.  To start off, Culbertson explains how to measure a marketing strategy in terms of dollars and ROI. To do so, it’s important to understand your desired outcome — do you want to sell a product online? Do you want to ...

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