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How to Create a Side Project that Customers Actually Want

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Don’t find customers for your product. Find products for your customers. — Seth Godin There’s a scene in Objectified in which a team of industrial designers is shown designing garden shears. Two or three New York MFA-types stand around a conference table discussing a prototype: where on the hand the shears will create friction, whether… Read more

Schrödinger’s Startup

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You run into your friendly neighborhood startup founder. It’s been six months since the last time you saw her. “How are things?” “Great, couldn’t be better! Yourself?” “Pretty darn good. Can’t complain.” There’s been a lot of commotion about the “inauthenticity” of conversations like this. That they give misleading perspectives to enthusiastic, aspiring startupers. I… Read more

Let's Share Hustle And Grind With The World

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If you’re reading this post, it’s because you already signed up for Hustle & Grind. We really appreciate you taking the first step to taking your hustle to the next level and are excited to hear you’re interested in creating an army of hustlers around you.

50 Top Notch Resources For Online Entrepreneurs

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The best hack for achieving success is investing in knowledge. It’s the one investment that will give you returns as long as you have a ability to take action based on what you’ve read or learned. Charlie Munger, the right hand man to Warren Buffet said it best: In my whole life, I have known no wise… Read more

Pro Advice: Launch with a Partner

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  One of the key factors in owning and growing a successful business is the importance of identifying a market for your product simply, is there someone willing to put down their hard-earned money for what you are offering? Having been in the trenches of the start-up world for the last year has given me… Read more

Six Marketing Ideas from President-Elect Donald Trump

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This is not an endorsement or indictment of any political candidate but since we are seeing unprecedented candidates have unprecedented political success, it is worth a look into why. Why a man with no political experience is not only leading the Republican primaries as of this writing but running away with it now The President… Read more

The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Temptation

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What is an MVP? MVP is short for Minimum Viable Product, which a lot of tech companies nowadays are using to quickly test out their ideas and tweak the product, based on results. Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, made this term famous and defines it this way: A Minimum Viable Product is that… Read more

How to Choose the Right Type of Mentor for your Startup

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Over the past few days, I was attending several mentoring sessions, part of the open startup days we conducted at my company, EVC Ventures. New and aspiring entrepreneurs were invited for free mentoring and experiencing the culture of profitable startups working their way out. At the end, they were invited to ask specific questions to… Read more

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Productivity

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Do you feel that you’re always having to improve your productivity? Just about every one of us finds that we on a daily basis we are expected to become more productive. We’re expected to do more both at work and home, and in finding ways to achieve more, we constantly look for more elaborate ways… Read more