Flight 2016 The Midwest Startup Conference Event of the Year

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Flight 2016 The Midwest Startup Conference Event of the Year – December 2, 2016 in Akron, Ohio The Midwest’s entrepreneurial game is strong, although many may not realize it now. This is precisely why ENI Multimedia has partnered with Launch League to bring influential leaders to Akron, Ohio for Flight 2016 – the Midwest startup conference event of the year. … Read More

8 Tips for the Part Time Entrepreneur

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8 Tips for the Part Time Entrepreneur

(Originally published at www.trepsunite.com) Starting your own business can be exciting, scary, and nerve-racking all at the same time. Building something from scratch can take some time, and most people don’t have the cash reserve to jump ship from their full-time job and dive into a new venture. This why you hear so much about the sidepreneur, or someone who … Read More

6 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Have

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6 Things Every Entreprenuer Must Have

(Originally posted at www.trepsunite.com) A lot of people mistake investors for entrepreneurs. Not everyone who buys a million dollar franchise is an entrepreneur. A lot of times, franchisees are people with money who see an opportunity to create an additional stream of revenue. For an entrepreneur, it’s typically less about the money, and more about the need to create and … Read More

3 Steps to Reignite Your Belief in Yourself

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(Originally posted at www.trepsunite.com) Believing in yourself may be one of the most difficult things we can do as entrepreneurs. We get beat down by failure, naysayers, and that pesky little voice in the back of our heads, telling us we’re not good enough. While the lack of belief in oneself is never a good thing, for entrepreneurs it can … Read More

Feel the Fear of Failure – And Do It Anyway

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(Originally posted at www.trepsunite.com) 10 years ago on a cold Friday night, I spent around 6 hours setting up speakers, running cables, and rearranging furniture in this old, beat up hall we rented from this little old lady who was a bit uneasy about the concert we were putting on the next night for a bunch of screaming teenage fans. … Read More

Why I Left Gary an 84% Tip

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So I just had an awesome date night with my wife. Yes, a date night. We do these typically on Mondays because our son spends the night with my parents. However, that will change very soon, as we’re expecting our second child any day now. So tonight was a special one (well, more special than normal), because we’re not sure … Read More

How to Network Better

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How to Network Better

(Originally published at www.gfda.co) Even though there are like, 5,000 articles online providing advice on how to network effectively, some people still manage to really suck at it.   If you’ve taken the time to register, dress to impress, and drive to an event with the hopes to make some new contacts, it’s important to remember that it’s not about … Read More

Failure Is Not An Option. It Is Required.

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(Originally posted at www.trepsunite.com) I recently spoke to a small class of entrepreneurs at an Arts and Design College. I could have spoke about planning, or marketing strategies, or even time management. All of these would have been great topics and provided great benefit for them. I chose to talk about failure. I simply told them, “You’re all going to … Read More

How to be A Better Listener

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Communication is an absolute key element of your business. Unfortunately for some of us, communication includes listening to other people talk, as well as talking ourselves. One of the most valuable skills you can have as a leader is the ability to listen well. This is not always the easiest thing to do. Over my 15+ years of managing teams … Read More