7 Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Share

By Bill Guting

The most successful entrepreneurs come from all different social classes, geographic locations, upbringings, education levels, income brackets, etc.

But regardless of their background, they all seem to share the following 7 traits:

1. Risk Takers

Now this needs some clarification, because I think many people are under the impression that entrepreneurs are high risk-takers … willing […]

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The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma

By Brian Edmondson

I was driving to go meet a buddy of mine one day when I looked up at the windshield and realized I was about 500 miles overdue for an oil change.  “Ugh,” I thought. “I can’t believe I missed that again.”

I could have changed the oil myself and saved a few bucks. But […]

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The 3 Top Reasons Entrepreneurs Struggle Financially

By Baeth Davis

In order to succeed in business – you need to make a profit. This seems obvious. However, many entrepreneurs, at one point or another, fail to generate the revenue necessary to make their business flourish.

Why is this?

I’ve come across three main reasons and they are not the ones most often addressed – and […]

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Cigars or Hotdogs, Same Thing – NOT!

By MaryEllen Tribby

On the way home from visiting my pals over at Early To Rise, I saw this sign for a local business.

I found it so amusing that I said out loud, “Now, that’s funny!” Keep in mind I was alone in my car.

As I continued my […]

How Your Screw Ups Can Actually Create Customers Who Love You Forever

By Yanik Silver

A few years back I went to the Modern restaurant in New York City with a colleague of mine. The Modern is run by Danny Meyer, the famed CEO of several top NYC restaurants, and author of Setting the Table.

One of the touchstones of Danny’s book is his philosophy of “Enlightened Hospitality”. He […]

Entrepreneur vs. CEO: Understanding the Difference Can Save Your Business

By MaryEllen Tribby

It’s a phenomenon that I have watched for as long as I can remember, entrepreneurs who think they can magically transform themselves into a CEO purely because they started a business.

Well, brace yourself. Because the hard cold truth is that most entrepreneurs simply do not encompass the skill set to be the CEO […]

The Dangers of Social-Media-Mania

By: MaryEllen Tribby

“I have been spending four hours a day for the last six months on Facebook and I have not made a single penny from it,” said Barry, my new mentoring student.

Unfortunately, I have heard this kind of thing before: struggling entrepreneurs waste countless hours on a marketing channel that yields no revenue while […]


Today’s audio diary is called Reviews.

I really want to stress the importance of reviews for team members. Now, it does not matter if you are in a corporate culture or in a very entrepreneural culture. Reviews are essential. And it does not matter today if you’re the one doing the review or being reviewed or […]

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MaryEllen Interviews Laura Betterly

Laura Betterly, mother of two, is an eclectic serial entrepreneur. She has spent most of her career as a tech geek, handling the marketing and promotion for her clients as well her own projects .

She has traveled the world working with celebrities such as […]

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Joe and MaryEllen Unplugged

By MaryEllen Tribby & Joe Polish

I share this with you because of the amount of positive comments I have received lately from an interview I did with my pal, Joe Polish, THREE YEARS ago. I cannot publish it in its entirety because of its length but I did cream some extremely important business secrets.

Joe: You […]

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