professional mentor

How to Find a Professional Mentor

The trajectory for career growth often comes without a roadmap, which makes a professional mentor invaluable. The opportunity to learn from someone who’s been there, done that can be the leg-up you need to take the next step in your career. In fact, 93 percent […]

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success

7 Things You Should Do in Your First Year of Business

Most small business owners work 50 – 60 hours a week, especially during the first year of operation.1 You’ll be busy tackling the basics — creating a business plan, managing the business’s finances, developing a marketing strategy, etc. — and working to fit in all […]

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small business owner education

Educational Resources for Small Business Owners

If there is one thing that’s constant, it’s change. As a small business owner, there are some tried and true practices that will always work best for you and your business. Other areas, however, can always benefit from a little update or improvement every once […]

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small business mistakes

Most Common Mistakes First-Time Business Owners Make

When you try anything for the first time, you’re likely to at least make one mistake. No matter how much research you do or how much you study, there isn’t a replacement for firsthand experience. That includes starting your first small business. Business classes and […]

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