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Guest Post: 3 Viable Ways to Control the Stress Factors at Your Startup

By on June 19, 2017

We all know that building a business can be SUPER STRESSFUL! In this week’s guest post, Yazi Jepson gives us some tips for how make sure it doesn’t all get to be too much, not just for us, but for

How to Decide if Crowdfunding is Right for You and Your Business

By on June 13, 2017

Today I want to talk to you about crowdfunding – not equity crowdfunding – just regular old, plain vanilla, rewards-based crowdfunding that has been around for years, and how to decide whether it’s a good move for you and your

Guest Post: 5 Signs You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur

By on June 6, 2017

It’s guest post week here on New Venture Mentor and today we’ll hear from Bea Maiz, who shares an infographic created based on an article by Thomas Oppong, about the makings of an entrepreneur. Here’s Bea: Anyone who’s started their

How to Use Follow-Up Then to Drastically Increase Your Productivity

By on May 30, 2017

Today’s post will be super quick and super focused: it’s a discussion of the absolute best productivity personal management tool out there, follow-up then. I’ve done a few posts about productivity tools and tips and I have mentioned some of

Review: The Ultimate Guide to Content Marketing and Digital PR

By on May 22, 2017

This week is a little different than normal because, even though it’s guest post week, I don’t actually have a guest post for you. Instead, I have a review of The Ultimate Guide to Content Marketing and Digital PR from Charlie Marchant,

A Quick Overview of the Business Model Canvas

By on May 16, 2017

Today I am responding to a request from one of my followers, Andries Baloyi, to explain the business model canvas. The business model canvas has gotten a lot of attention over the past few years because it is closely tied

Guest Post: How to Save on Packing Supply Costs

By on May 8, 2017

It’s guest post week again. Today we’ll hear from Marian Sparks with some tips for how to save money on packaging and shipping costs at your small business. Here’s Marian: If you run a business—no matter what your product is—you

A Quick Exercise to Make Sure You’re Focused on Building Your Business

By on May 2, 2017

Today I want to discuss the importance of staying focused on building your business and to share a quick exercise to help make sure you’re doing so. I know that sounds really trite – obviously you need to stay focused

Guest Post: How to Market Your Small Business on a Small Budget

By on April 24, 2017

Advertising is an important aspect of any business strategy, especially when it comes to small businesses. As a small business owner, you need to figure out how to promote your company and get the consumers’ attention. Although this can sometimes

In Praise of Humble Confidence

By on April 18, 2017

Today I want to very briefly discuss something that comes up over and over again when I coach business owners on how to deliver a great pitch: the art of projecting humility and confidence at the same time. I spend