The Art Of The Start

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When people talk about startups, they often pigeon hole them in the broad category of business. I categorize them as art. Sure, "creating multiple revenue streams", "watching the bottom line" and "maximizing the ROI" are important, but it really it starts with a blank canvas. As the artist, you want to paint beautiful things onto …

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How To Keep Your Customers Satisfied

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When I used to live in England, Americans were hailed as the ambassadors of customer service. "The customer is always right." Well, that is what I remembered. I visited the US for the first time when I was 13 years old and I can remember feeling like royalty. Well, I don't know what changed but …

Start Investing In People

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I saw an illustration from Gary Vaynerchuk the other day that really made me think. It is so easy to think of external factors that can benefit your business. Examples include advertising, social media and international markets. But the thing that very few companies look at is internal factors like their own team. Invest in your …

What Nightcrawler Teaches You About Starting A Business

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I'm not sure if you've seen Jake Gyllenhaal in the gritty thriller Nightcrawler, but you need to see this movie. Shot almost entirely at night on the streets of LA, the film features Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom, a guy desperate to make it in any industry he can get into. He stumbles into a new career as a cameraman …