Best Practices

MOSourceLink: Ten Proven Tips to Score International Sales

10 tips to help you with exporting, courtesy of International Business News.

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MOSourceLink: How to Prioritize Your Entrepreneurial Ideas

Anyone can come up with ideas. Only the organized can execute them. Here's how to set priorities for your startup or business.

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SoMNSourceLink: The Story of an Entrepreneur

Edward T. Lowe started a foundation whose mission it is to serve entrepreneurs. But how did Ed get his start? This is a story to inspire the entrepreneur in you!

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IASourceLink: Top 5 Ways To Be More Efficient As An Entrepreneur

Let's take a few moments and review five techniques which could elevate your overall productivity. Not that these five tips are revolutionary or innovative, but rather solid truths in boosting small business efficiency.

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: Is Your Business Lean?

Many business owners claim to have a lean business without fully understanding the concept. Do you know what it takes to be a “lean” business?

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ARKSourceLink: Tips for Making Excel Graphs

Microsoft Excel is something most every business person and/or entrepreneur will use at some point during their business career. Excel graphs can help visualize data to more effectively get points across. Here are some tips to help make Excel graphs easy to read and understand.

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SoMNSourceLink: Take Care of Your Business by Taking Care of Your Health

Staying healthy is no easy task, but of key importance for the small business owner. Find out a realistic approach here.

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Network Kansas: Cultivating Entrepreneurial Culture

What does an entrepreneurial community look like? What is the makeup of entrepreneurial culture? The answer to these questions provides the framework for an entrepreneur-focused economic development strategy and a more entrepreneurial community

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MetroNOLA SourceLink: Eight Reasons Why Mardi Gras Die-Hards Make Excellent Entrepreneurs

Kristine Dickson gives you 8 great reasons as to why Mardi Gras diehards would make the best future business owners.

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KCSourceLink: Youth Entrepreneurs Alumna Zips Up Success on ABC's Shark Tank

In 2003, as a Topeka High School student, Betsy (Wanless) Johnson took theYouth Entrepreneurs yearlong class as an elective just like nearly 12,000 other students have.

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MOSourceLink: How to Write a Business Plan

A plan in your head is good. A plan on paper is even better. Writing a business plan doesn't have to be intimidating or complicated.

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IASourceLink: Is Setting Up Your Retirement Still on Your 'to do' List?

Starting up a new business has a lot of 'to do's'. Some are immediate, others have no set deadlines. When it comes to setting up a retirement plan, leaving it on your 'to do' list may impact when you will be able to retire and with how much. In this blog series, we will be reviewing three retirement plans every entrepreneur should know.

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: Multitasking is a Relic

Multitasking is a relic of the 20th Century. As late as 2001, The New York Times was touting multitasking as the next big thing. The working theory: By doing many things at once, people could be more productive.

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SourceLink Tulsa: The Big Deal About Word of Mouth

Word of mouth can be a pretty powerful way of getting your business out there. Here are some important outlines and steps to help get your business into the Word of Mouth game.

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ARKSourceLink: How to Create a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

The Kauffman Foundation has released their newest addition to the popular “Sketchbook” web video series. The video titled “Wizard of Fundz” features Slava Rubin, founder and chief executive of the popular crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. In the video Mr. Rubin discusses how to make a crowdfunding campaign successful plus tips for making a great campaign video.

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