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Next Level Entrepreneurship: Investing in a New Generation of Startups

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For many established entrepreneurs, establishing a purpose and passion beyond business is a fulfilling way to truly make a mark. Ravi Machani , an EO member in Bangalore, India, is one entrepreneur who has done so admirably.

How to Build Authentic Customer Relationships That Spark Innovation

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Written for EO by Jason McCann , a lifelong entrepreneur and experienced founder. You wouldn’t be surprised if I said that customer feedback is essential for a startup. And nobody doubts the connection between long-term customer relationships and success.

The Secret to Successful Mentorship

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Kristen Harris is the co-founder and COO of Portfolio Creative , a workforce innovation firm based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. As a member of the EO Columbus chapter, Kristen is an active participant in the EO Mentorship program. I’ve been matched with seven amazing local mentors so far!

How Entrepreneurs Can Invest in Their Families

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When we asked EO members to share how being a parent and an entrepreneur overlap for them, we heard from Joel Patterson, a member of EO Dallas and founder of The Vested Group. Joel shared his secret for work-life balance.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

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.

Can You Afford a Marketing Team?

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Written by Jackie Carrillo, a content coordinator and contributor who writes on technology, marketing, business management and education. . For high-achieving startup founders and entrepreneurs, marketing might feel like a no-brainer to tackle on your own.

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4 Leadership Secrets I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Manager

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Written by Violet Lim, an EO Singapore member and the co-founder of Lunch Actually , Singapore’s first and largest lunch dating agency. A version of this article originally appeared on LinkedIn. . I first became a manager at 24, the year that we started the business.

Can a Week in the Desert Make You a Better Entrepreneur?

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Every year, a group of EO members convenes in northwest Nevada, USA, at dEOxidized, one of the hundreds of theme camps at Burning Man.

How to Use a Ghostwriter to Build Your Authority and Generate Sales

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Written for EO by Nico Prins, a communications consultant who specializes in internet marketing. . When you read articles by busy CEOs on sites like Forbes or Entrepreneur, you might wonder how they managed to find the time to write the content.

Should Entpreneurs Trust Their Gut?

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Written for EO by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . Decision-making research shows that many entrepreneurs don’t know when to rely on their gut instincts and when to follow reason.

Build a Better Tribe, Build a Better World

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In August 2019, Kimberly Hickok Smith spoke at the MyEO Women of EO Summit in Bogota, Colombia.

10 Books on Persuasion and Negotiation

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Closing sales and winning deals are like oxygen for your business. Mastering these tasks requires a firm understanding of negotiation and persuasion. From EO Melbourne , we share 10 books to help you improve your ability to close—in both your business and personal life.

Assess Your Team to Effectively Implement Change

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By Kevin Bonfield, founder and managing partner at Concentre and a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Dallas, Texas. Your leadership team is truly the driving force of any change you want to bring to your organization.

A Look Back at 2017 GSEA With the First Runner Up

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Sadira Yeong Min Yi was a student at the University of Malaya when she competed in the 2017 EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). After earning a spot as a finalist, she traveled to Germany to take part in the Global Finals—where she won first runner up! .

How to Accept Challenges and Thrive Alongside Business Risk

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Written for EO by David Disiere. Fear of failure can have significant sway over entrepreneurs wanting to launch their own startups. But imagine what would be possible if failure were completely and utterly avoidable. Further, imagine what would be possible if failure did not hold anyone back.

How Do You Create a Best Place to Work?

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Robert Glazer is a member of EO Boston and the CEO of Acceleration Partners , a leading independent affiliate management agency with 160 employees. The company was honored with Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award , recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019.

Cybersecurity for Startups: How to Protect Your Business

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Large-scale data breaches, such as the Equifax hack , are ubiquitous nowadays. But if you think that breaches only affect high-profile companies, then you are mistaken. In fact, three out of five small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have fallen victim to a cyber attack.

The Role of Middle Management in Your Company

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From EO Melbourne , we share the skills of a great middle manager. “Middle management” is the level in a corporate structure that bridges the senior executives and the junior ranks.

No Limits: Looking Back with GSEA Finalist Carlos Rivas

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Carlos Rivas was a student in El Salvador when he competed in the 2012 EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). After earning a spot as a finalist, he traveled to New York City to take part in the Global Finals.

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Lessons Learned in Parenting and Entrepreneurship

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When we asked EO members to share how their entrepreneurial and parenting endeavors inform each other, we heard from Matt Doud, a member of the EO Baltimore chapter and co-founder and president of Planit. Matt shared what he considers a must-have for both areas of life.

Follow Your Curiosity and Success Will Follow

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Written by Michael Weitz , co-founder of Virtuozo and EO Israel member. . What advice would I share with young entrepreneurs today? That’s easy to answer. Follow your strange curiosities.

How to Deal With Colleagues in Denial

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Written for EO by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . When was the last time a colleague said something so ridiculous that it made your jaw drop?

EO Japan Launches Exchange Program for Children

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With the world’s attention turning to Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019 and for the 2020 Olympics, members of EO Japan realized an opportunity to cultivate an international mindset in their families. What better time to connect with other countries?

How to Give Back Through Your Business

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Have you ever wished for a way to give back that’s integrated with your life and your work? EO Oklahoma City member Piyush Patel has figured out how to do just this.

Seven Ways Your Employees Could Unintentionally Compromise Your Business’s Cyber Security

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Written for EO by Annie Button. Humans are often cited by businesses as a weak link in the cybersecurity chain. And while some people tend to focus on the threat posed by malicious hackers or bitter insiders, it is actually unintentional mistakes and compromises that are a much bigger issue.

Happy Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money

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Ken Honda is the author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money. He is a bestselling author of self-development books and has sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

Work On Your Business, Not In Your Business

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David Cusimano shares how he worked through the stages of hearing and actually doing a key piece of advice for business owners. .

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How to Spot and Eliminate Nincompoopery at Your Business

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John Brandt, CEO and founder of The MPI Group and author of Nincompoopery: Why Your Customers Hate You—and How to Fix It , recently answered questions on customer satisfaction, hiring, innovation and leading change. . What is Nincompoopery?

On the Rise on the Fort Worth Food Scene

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In a July 2019 episode of the Food Network’s show “ Chopped ,” EO Fort Worth member Juan Rodriguez competed against other chefs in hopes of landing the top stop. Spoiler alert.). Juan Rodriguez was chopped.

3 Ways to Apply an Agile Mindset

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Written for EO by Sarah Fruy, director of online marketing at Pantheon Platform. I admit it. I was a traditionalist. For a long time, I followed a one-step-at-a-time approach to project management.

2 Reasons Why Forums Are Important for the Mental Health of Entrepreneurs

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Written for EO by Steven Dudley, mindset and performance coach for entrepreneurs and competitive athletes. Forums, also called mastermind groups, hold a special place in the world of entrepreneurship. Forum can provide value for any niche group, but it is especially valuable for entrepreneurs.

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Health and Hustle Don’t Have to Be at Odds

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Written by Justin Song, a senior research analyst at LendingTree where he has experience covering topics such as personal loans and small business lending. The average cost of starting a small business in the U.S. is about US$30,000 —the same cost as a three-day medical stay.

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3 Steps to Getting the Most from Your Web Analytics

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A version of this article appeared originally on the blog of Bluetrain, Inc. founded by Bryan Smith. Smith is a member of EO Edmonton. Plan, implement and maintain. These three steps apply to almost any aspect of a business, but they are often overlooked in web analytics.

The Secret to Succeeding at Work and Family

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When we asked EO members what they’ve learned from being a parent and an entrepreneur, we heard from J essica Honegger of EO Dallas , the founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection. She revealed how she strives for success in both work and home life.

How Extreme Adventure Racing Informs Entrepreneurship

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Chip Dodd joined EO Southeast Virginia in 2013. He is currently the president and CEO of Support Services of Virginia , a mid-sized company that provides Intellectual and Developmental Disability Waiver services, supports and housing in community-based integrated settings across Virginia, USA.

Best Countries in Asia-Pacific for Startups

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Have you ever wondered where you’d have the best chance at start-up success in the APAC region?

The Future of Professional Development

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Written for EO by Kamy Anderson, an ed-tech enthusiast who writes on emerging technologies in the areas of corporate training and education. . Digital natives entering today’s workforce expect companies to provide them opportunities for professional development and learning.

Are CSR and Sustainability the New Magnets for Top Talent?

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Written by Annie Button. . Attracting and retaining the right talent is a fundamental building block for business success. But recruiting staff and keeping them is getting harder.

Why Every Startup Needs to Shift Its Focus From the Checkbook to Cash Flow

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Written for EO by Terry Lammers , certified valuation analyst and managing member of Innovative Business Advisors. . After 24 years of raising children, my wife and I will become empty nesters soon.

What I’ve Learned From 20 Years as an EO Member

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In 1988, Randy Nelson was one of the founding members of the Raleigh-Durham chapter of EO. He remained a member for nearly 20 years and recently transitioned to an EO Strategic Partner (SAP) in 2018.

Key Takeaways From Startup Grind Global

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Carlo G. Santoro attended the 2019 Startup Grind Global as an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ambassador and mentor. He has been an EO Melbourne member for almost 25 years and is currently the managing director of RetailCare.

Skills of the Future that Guarantee Success!

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Written by Susan James, co-founder, self-discovery trainer and coach at Self Discovery Life Mastery.