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How to Manage a Startup Through Troubling Times

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Contributed by Rizwan Virk , author of S tartup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School. The pandemic of 2020 has tested most sectors of the economy. Like the downturns in 2008 and 2001, this has been a very trying time for entrepreneurs running startups.

Top Four Survival Tips for Small Business Owners

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Remember when owning a small business was risky but rewarding? Stressful but satisfying? And then COVID-19 hit. In the midst of a global pandemic, being responsible for your own business—as well as the livelihoods of your employees—very likely seems overwhelming if not completely debilitating.

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Are you heading toward burnout?

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Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . “If If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

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4 Reasons to Be Optimistic Today

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Contributed by Greg DeLine , president and CEO of DeLine Holdings. COVID-19 was the stealthy rival no one saw coming. As entrepreneurs, we face challenges throughout our careers, but we don’t spend a lot of time planning what we’ll do during and after a global pandemic. Yet here we are.

How to Build a Team That Can Navigate Your Business Through Difficult Times

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Contributed by Chen Amit , co-founder and CEO of Tipalti. Entrepreneurship is one of the most challenging vocations on earth. Even during the best of times, it requires long hours, endless devotion, and a willingness to take big risks and make gut-wrenching decisions.

We’re Entering the Stay-Home Economy. Here are 10 Industries That Will Be Winners

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The below article is part of Robert Glazer’s LinkedIn Newsletter series and originally appeared on Glazer’s LinkedIn page. He is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners , an affiliation marketing company.

4 Secrets to Responsive Leadership

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What makes a great leader? Nationally recognized leader and executive coach Jackie Jenkins-Scott provides her perspective as she explores examples of responsive leadership in her new book, 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership.

3 Ways to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Your Workplace Starting Today

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No one can dispute the inherent benefits of diversity in the workplace. A diverse and inclusive organization amplifies the number of potential hires—which means access to the most talented candidates.

Innovation Through Crisis

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Written by Ruchir Punjabi , the co-founder and chief digital officer of Distributed Energy , a company that matches investors with renewable energy projects across Africa, Middle East and India, and the founder of Langoor, which was sold to Havas Group in 2019.

What the New Normal Looks Like in Three Industries and Three Countries

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At Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) , our mission remains engaging business owners at every stage with the tools, education and community necessary to learn and grow to new levels of leadership , in business and beyond.

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5 Qualities to Look for in a Remote Employee

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Contributed by Kaelee Nelson, writer and content specialist. There are now over 1 million novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases worldwide. In an effort to stop the spread and “flatten the curve” through social distancing, much of the world has been on a stay-at-home order.

A 30-year Sales Superstar Shares Two Tricks to Succeeding

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Kalika Yap , an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Los Angeles, is founder and CEO of both Orange & Bergamot , a creative agency for female founders, and Citrus Studios , a branding and design agency. She’s also an author and the host of EO Wonder podcast.

The Money Trap: How to Choose Between Money and Passion

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Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . “A A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” –Jonathan Swift.

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Advice from Warren Rustand: Put Your Head Down and Walk Into the Storm

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Written for EO by Kalika Yap , an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Los Angeles. Yap is a thriving serial entrepreneur whose businesses include Citrus Studios , Luxe Link , and the Orange & Bergamot.

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How to Build a Successful Partnership in Work and Life

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Contributed by Katty Douraghy, president at Artisan Creative , a member of EO San Franciso and the MyEO Women of EO Champion. . In January of 2000 my husband, Jamie, asked me to come work with (for) him.

More Good News on Good Deeds

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With the pandemic creating uncertainty for organizations and individuals around the globe, entrepreneurs continue to harness their influence and skills to aid those most in need.

Mental Health Should Be Your Top Priority Right Now. Here’s Why

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As COVID-19 devastates nations and businesses, there’s a potential casualty you may not have fullly realized: your mental health. Uncertainty around the health of your family, company and employees can be overwhelming.

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On the Road to Racial Equality, Start with These 10 Steps

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Written by Parveen Dhupar , chief creative officer at BTI Brand Innovations Inc. and a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Toronto. The original version of this article appeared on Dhupar’s LinkedIn blog. . My name is Parveen Dhupar.

7 Reasons You Don’t Want to Start a Business With Friends

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Contributed by Frank Hamilton. Starting a business is an exciting adventure. It’s understandable why some people choose to do it with friends. After all, who could be a better partner than your best friend?

How Business Can Revitalize a Community After Crisis

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Contributed by Michael Neidert. Ryota Saito is an entrepreneur and member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Japan. He shared his experiences persisting despite disaster in a recent EO webinar about rebuilding through business. .

How Employers Can Support Workplace Mental Health

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Contributed by Bethany Seton. Our mental health clearly affects all aspects of our daily life—including the way we do business and conduct ourselves in the workplace.

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Attitude Is Everything

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Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it.

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Be First, Stay Agile and Leverage the Power of MyEO Deal Exchange

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Richard Marchbanks is the president of Gateway Exhibits , a turnkey trade show solutions provider. He is also a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in St. Louis, Missouri.

Are You Going Back or Moving Forward?

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Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. A version of this article originally appeared on Johal’s LinkedIn blog. .

How Gender Equality Improves Business

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Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is proud to support International Women’s Day (IWD), which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women.

Leadership In the Future: Practical Tips for Leading From Home

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The following article is an abridged version of “Digital Leadership: Leading Virtual Teams From Your Home,” an e-book written by Erik Kruger. Kruger is the founder of an international learning and development firm called Modern Breed.

A Survival Kit for Entrepreneurs, From the Consumer-Facing Sector

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Written by Abdul Wahab Al-Halabi, partner, Decker & Halabi , and member, Entrepreneurs’ Organization UAE. A version of the following article originally appeared on Entrepreneur Middle East.

8 Steps to Making Better Business Decisions

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Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky , disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . History’s headlines are filled with examples of companies brought to their knees by bad decision making. Decca Records famously turned down the Beatles. Motorola chose not to make smartphones.

Entrepreneurs Around the World Make the No Layoff Pledge

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As the US stretches to nearly a full month of a pandemic-related economic shutdown, the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits has reached more than 26 million. Lines at food banks recall images captured during the Great Depression.

Retool, Repurpose, Redeploy

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Eric Ludwig is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Cleveland chapter, which he joined in 2003. He is also the founder and partner of Pulsar Eco Products. He recently shared with us how the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed him to put his EO learning to work.

How to Project Cash Flow to Forecast the Impact of COVID-19

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As uncertainty swirls around how long the COVID-19 crisis is going to last, many businesses are temporarily shuttered. The definition of “temporarily” is yet another unknown. Without knowing how long the crisis will continue, it’s critical to get a handle on your company’s funding needs.

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

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By Miranda Naiman, accidental entrepreneur, motivational speaker, member of the EO Tanzania chapter and founder of Empower Limited , a Tanzanian human capital consultancy firm.

How to Maximize the Contributions of 4 Diverse Work Styles

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Contributed by Justin M. Deonarine , an industrial organizational psychologist with Psychometrics Canada , which provides psychometric assessments to help businesses hire the right individuals and develop teams and leaders. We asked Deonarine about the benefits of diversity to an organization.

Stepping Up in Crisis: EO Members Respond to COVID-19

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In times of crisis, entrepreneurs step up to take the lead on creating groundbreaking pathways toward renewal. We asked three EO members what strategies they are implementing at work and in their personal lives as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Innovation in Sustainability: From Trash to Textiles

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Monique Maissan is an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Shanghai, CEO of Vision Textiles, and founder of Waste2Weave. Monique has been a pioneer in sustainability in the notoriously environmentally unfriendly textile and fashion industry for more than 20 years.

Finding North In a New World

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Contributed by Ross Drakes , an entrepreneur and creative director based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the founder of Nicework , which helps companies to define their purpose and then deliver on it. He joined the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in 2013.

The Value of Letting Go to Gain Perspective

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Adrienne Palmer, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Dallas, Texas, embodies the qualities that make EO entrepreneurs truly special.

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