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Should You Quit Your Day Job?

The age old question…. “When should I quit my day job as an entrepreneur?”. First off, even though you think it is… time isn’t your biggest obstacle in starting a business. In this post I’ll line out when it’s the right time to quit your day job, how to carve out more time, and real … Continued

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Finding Passion and Purpose As An Entrepreneur

I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life. Have never held a “real” job. So you’d think I’ve probably always done something for work that I loved to do… right? That’s not quite true. Actually, not even close. You see, entrepreneurs (or someone who wants to break out of their day job and become an entrepreneur … Continued

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Entrepreneurship Is About Being A Kid Again

Think back to when you were a kid… a really young kid. Or, if you have kids or know young kids (under 5 years old) think of them. Think about how fearless kids are at that age. How kids go out and “do it” first… and ask for forgiveness later. How kids don’t really care … Continued

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Your Customers Have Evolved. Have You?

Recently, at one of my companies (Carrot, our software company) we ran a promotion and discovered some pretty cool stuff about our customers that we wouldn’t have predicted. This one customer behavior insight changed the way we’re now doing some things. This one insight could be a “make or break” key to your own success … Continued

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Need Business Funding? Look To Your Customers For The Cash.

At our Entrepreneur Meetups (www.UmpquaEntrepreneurs.com) the biggest question new entrepreneurs have is… “Where do I get the money to start my business?” I asked the same question when I got started. I’ll answer it by telling a story on how I “bootstrapped” several companies with very little money. Before I dive in, I understand that … Continued

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It’s All In Your Head – Inside An Entrepreneurs Mind

I’ve spoken with thousands of entrepreneurs, worked with hundreds, and went into business with a handful over the last 10 years. It’s been a wild ride. A fun ride. Lots of ups… some definite downs… and one common thread that I’ve seen all successful entrepreneurs and businesses have that others don’t. More on that in … Continued

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How to Be Like Walt – March/April Entrepreneur Book

We are so excited to start the book we choose for March/ April “How to be Like Walt – Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life” by Pat Williams. You can pick it up on amazon here<< Check out the video below and see why we picked it, pick up a few extra … Continued

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Why My Little Brother Hugged Danica Patrick

I need your help. And your help will honestly mean the *world* to me. If you know me personally I have a hard time asking for any favors. I usually just put my head down and figure out how to make things happen. That’s the way I grew up. I guess it was passed down from my dad, … Continued