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Entrepreneur Skills

The importance of entrepreneur skills is often overlooked, but we've studied this area for over 20+ years. In this collection of expert guides and coaching programs we dive into the traits of an entrepreneur, advice from famous entrepreneurs, critical business management skills and more, so you can become a successful entrepreneur.


What to do if your business idea already exists
Business Skills

What to do if your business idea already exists

One night, you’re sitting having dinner and bam - it hits you. A brilliant and original business idea. Over the coming days, weeks, maybe months - you keep returning to it, contemplating it.

Catie McHugh
“You called it what?” The product names that nearly destroyed businesses
Founder Feature

“You called it what?” The product names that nearly destroyed businesses

As much as we humans hate to admit it, we’re pretty darn influenced by brands, and our emotional reaction (and subsequent attachment) to everything from the packaging, the name and the product itself, is something companies agonize over getting right. You only get one shot, after all.

Catie McHugh
8 turning points that created successful businesses
Founder Feature

8 turning points that created successful businesses

A-ha moment, breakthrough, pivot: whatever you want to call it, many entrepreneurs can point to an event or realization that shaped their business for the better. Some persevere for years before making it big. In celebration of their strength and tenacity, here are the moments where eight successful entrepreneurs called upon their skills and powerful mindset to shape their journeys (and how you can do it, too):‍

Vivienne Egan
5 weird startups (that are kicking ass)
Founder Feature

5 weird startups (that are kicking ass)

It’s fair to say that we are in something of an ‘entreprenaissance’ at present; the blistering speed of innovative tech and relatively low cost to launch ideas out in the wild is birthing some incredible companies around the world.

Catie McHugh
Three booming industries (that might surprise you)
Business Skills

Three booming industries (that might surprise you)

During those long nights spent poring through business news, developments and the latest startup success stories, always searching for that little something that sparks your next big entrepreneurial idea, you may have noticed some quirks.

Catie McHugh
Want venture success? Tear up your business plan
Become an Entrepreneur

Want venture success? Tear up your business plan

Throughout school, university and even in most careers, one underlying message carries through: If you want to be a success, cross your i’s, dot your t’s, keep your inbox at zero and definitively plan everything months in advance. Either you prioritize detail and structure or your business is destined to fail.

Shell Higgs
The ultimate playlist to fire up your entrepreneurial spirit
Business Skills

The ultimate playlist to fire up your entrepreneurial spirit

Everyone loves music, right? Even busy entrepreneurs take the time to add a little vibrancy and music therapy to their day - or, they should, in any case!

Catie McHugh
New study reveals why only 2% of businesses succeed
Startups

New study reveals why only 2% of businesses succeed

Headlines typically suggest that all you need to start a business is an inherent killer drive and opportunistic luck, and you’re destined for success. Yet, if that’s all that’s required, why do only 2% of businesses succeed? Our research reveals that it’s the distinctive attitudes of highly successful entrepreneurs that hold the key to venture success.

Vivienne Egan
What if venture success is simply about changing your attitudes?
Become an Entrepreneur

What if venture success is simply about changing your attitudes?

Sure, hard work, a good product and financial investment are essential to creating a thriving business. But what about less obvious factors, such as founder attitudes and motivations? How do they impact venture success—and failure? What role do the individual interests of entrepreneurs play in predicting business outcomes like investment, longevity, and profitability?

Vivienne Egan
8 incredible entrepreneurs you must start watching right now
Founder Feature

8 incredible entrepreneurs you must start watching right now

The great thing about all these fantastic startups popping up all over the world (you know, apart from their general world-changing innovation) is that the genius entrepreneurs driving them often have a stellar online presence.

Catie McHugh
4 tech startups that are changing the world (in all the right ways)
Founder Feature

4 tech startups that are changing the world (in all the right ways)

The tech industry, unsurprisingly, continues to go absolutely gangbusters. Just a quick scan of the daily news and business blogs with your morning coffee each day would give you an indication that the world is on a perpetual, sustained leap forward in what we can achieve with technology. And startups are taking full advantage and innovating at cracking speed.

Catie McHugh
The ultimate employment battle: Startup BS vs. corporate BS
Startups

The ultimate employment battle: Startup BS vs. corporate BS

When it comes to your career, where’s your head at right now? Perhaps you’re working in a corporate, staring enviously at the Inc. 5000 list and wanting to get in on one of those hot tech startups you’ve heard so much about (or maybe you have an idea to start one yourself).

Catie McHugh
The founder should be the best salesperson in the company. Here's why.
Become an Entrepreneur

The founder should be the best salesperson in the company. Here's why.

If you want a successful startup, then you’re going to need a hot sales strategy for your product or service, and a great team to do the legwork, at least initially.

Catie McHugh

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