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7 Ways to Overcome Your Self-Doubt

By: Abby Drexler, Writer and Media Specialist for the Presentation Training Institute Being an entrepreneur means putting yourself out there time and time again. Whether you’re applying for grants, arranging meetings with content experts, or pitching your idea to a potential investor, you need to be on your A game to maintain momentum. And let’s…

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4 Signs You’re in Urgent Need of Self-Care

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Some days, it all gets to be too much – this is when self-care is essential. Starting a business can take a toll on your health, your happiness, your sense of self-worth, and your personal relationships. There may be periods where you feel chronically exhausted and unable to keep up…

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Chelsea Harden: Taking the Reins with H.E.A.R.T. Center

By: Blakely Fraasch, Content Creator Intern Many people have heard the phrase “when you fall off the horse, get back on the saddle”. On the path to entrepreneurship, you may experience a few bumps and bruises, but the ride will be worth it. Starting any business venture is a lot like learning to ride a…

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John B. Johnson: “My First Start-Up Failed”

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator The sad and scary truth? Not all business ventures succeed. In fact, about two-thirds will survive two years, half will survive five years, and one-third will survive ten years. So, how can entrepreneurs move past these sobering statistics and stay dedicated to the cause they voluntarily risked health and wealth…

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6 Habits of a Highly Impactful Entrepreneur

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator There are several adages that attempt to identify the perfect recipe to becoming an impactful entrepreneur, ranging from “early bird gets the worm” to “the difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” And we’ve all heard about the eccentric habits that our society’s most brilliant minds have –…

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Melanie Isaacs: “Studying Fish Isn’t Helpful in Starting a Business”

By: Jenna Fitzgerald, Market Analysis Intern Most entrepreneurs remember their “moment.” You know, the moment they KNEW they were meant to start a socially-conscious business venture. SEED SPOT alumna Melanie Isaacs clearly recalls her moment – a life-changing conversation on a train about beluga whales and sea turtles with a young autistic boy. Melanie is…

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3 Ways Men Can Better Mentor Women

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Though no two mentors are quite the same, the vast majority of entrepreneurs agree that a mentor is an irreplaceable business investment. According to a UPS Mentor Month survey published on Entrepreneur in 2015, an overwhelming 88% of small business owners surveyed considered their mentoring experience “invaluable” to their business…

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Neel Mehta’s 5 Steps to Making a Lasting Impact

By: Blakely Fraasch, Content Creator Intern   Though many recent college graduates and experienced professionals find purpose in their careers by working for socially-conscious companies, others CREATE purpose by starting their own venture. Our blog post “Using Your College Degree To Engage In Social Entrepreneurship” shows you how to apply any degree program towards social…

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Podcasts: Your New Virtual Mentor?

By: Vid Micevic, Guest Blogger and Co-Founder of 33 Buckets   UNSTABLE CONNECTION According to TechCrunch, a startup company is three times more likely to succeed if it has a mentor. More importantly though, mentorship has a stronger correlation with company success than age, experience or background. Innately, I find myself drawn to connect with…

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Using Your College Degree to Engage in Social Entrepreneurship

By: Blakely Fraasch, Content Creator Intern   For those of who you may have recently graduated from college, congratulations! Welcome to the “real world” of adjusting to your first entry-level position. You’ve traded in long nights of homework for cubicles, business casual, and bimonthly paychecks. But sooner or later, there will come a time when…

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