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10 Reasons You’ll Never Raise A Dime For Your Startup

Almighty cash.

It’s still king and I watch hundreds of entrepreneurs come through my virtual door (read: email) asking the same question:

“How do I find the money I need to start my business?”

Now if this is an area where you struggle, I can tell you one thing… no wait, make that 10 things… you might be doing wrong in your approach to raising funds.

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The 4% Factor: Why 96% Of What You Do Is A Waste

Hit like a ton of bricks.

Yes — to think we waste 96% of our ‘stuff’ (read: resources) is a shot in the forehead.

But where do we make waste as entrepreneurs?

According to business guru and author Perry Marshall — everywhere.

Marshall first came into my crosshairs years ago with his throne status of Google Adwords King. However, his depth of wisdom leapt ten-fold with his revelation to me last year that “the number one skill needed in the 21st century for entrepreneurs is ‘opportunity discernment’.”

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Five Reasons 8 Out Of 10 Businesses Fail

Breaks my heart.

According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. A whopping 80% crash and burn.

But why? What can we learn from the colossal amount of failure with small business that we can apply to our own business aspirations?

In my 30 plus years as a serial (yes – hate that word too) entrepreneur, and through my exposure to thousands of entrepreneurs via my company Mighty Wise Academy, I have seen plenty.

And yes, at surface level the primary reason businesses fail is they simply run out of cash.

But trust me — the cracks in the foundation start well before the brutal day of financial collapse.

Thus I give you 5 reasons for failure and more importantly, what you can do to avoid it happening to you:

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Entrepreneur vs. Venture Capitalist: The Curse Of The NDA

Prepare for battle by laying down your NDA.

That would be my advice to you as you enter the game to raise capital for your startup.

Look everywhere and you’ll see a vast sea of first time entrepreneurs dance with smiles on their face in the courtship game called “we need money to start or grow our business”.

On the other side of the dance floor are the angels and venture capitalists who watch the dancers. Sometimes in awe and admiration. Sometimes in pain and bewilderment.

But make no mistake, in this game of courtship is a stumbling block called the NDA (non-disclosure agreement or confidentiality agreement).

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Why You Need A Vacation: 3 Reasons To Leave Your Business Behind

Fresh off two weeks vacation and I’m a new man. Fired up entrepreneur ready to set the world ablaze.

But 3 weeks ago? I was toast. Burned out and fried. Nose pressed so hard against the tree I was blind to the forest.

Ever been there? Or perhaps you are right now. Listen, every hard-working entrepreneur alive needs a break. You and I included. So here’s what I did. I bailed to Lake Las Vegas, a resort community near Lake Mead outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Holed up with my family for 14 days and unplugged the damn phone.

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In Search Of Funding: 7 Core Principles To Raise Capital

Answer me this:

What would you give for the inside scoop on how to build a $40 million dollar business?

Straight talk direct from one of the founders and current CEO who built the thing from scratch and recently hauled in over $50 million from Goldman Sachs?

Good news my friend.

Entrepreneur Clate Mask of Infusionsoft is set to unveil all his secrets just for you. Wisdom and advice you can implement immediately in your business no matter the size. Call it ‘Mask Unmasked’.

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Crazy Entrepreneur? 8 Signs You’re Out-Of-Whack

Ever been called crazy?

You know, by well-meaning family or friends for your hair brained ideas?

Most every entrepreneur worth his or her salt has.

But what if it’s true? What if you really have stepped over the line between reality and Fantasy Island?

Time to find out.

Here are 8 sure signs (read: cognitive disorders) you’re slightly out of whack as an entrepreneur;

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Why Starting A Fight With Your Customer Never Works

Shocked. Dazed. Dumbfounded.

Felt like I’d been run over by a truck. A UPS truck that is.

Why? Read on and you’ll learn…

But first, promise me this. If you grow up to be a big, successful company, raking in the bucks, please do this one thing:

Take Care of Your Customer!

Just for kicks, what is one way you and I can do this? Well, for starters, try not to get in a fight with your customer on the phone.

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5 Business Model Components Every Entrepreneur Needs

Is your business on a collision course with a train, but yet you’re 100% focused on getting more people to like your Facebook page or follow you on Twitter?

Let me enlighten you: Big mistake.

If your core fundamentals are out of whack, so is your business.

Danny Iny, Founder and CEO of Firepole Marketing, is a guy who sees this everyday. And because of this, he is on a mission. As he stares down the face of one business failure after another, he sees major flaws in the way entrepreneurs are taught. And yes — he is taking action to change it.

Dubbed the Business Ignition Bootcamp’, Iny’s focus is to help business owners break through the madness and escape failure.

And guess what? Iny opened up the first module of his bootcamp so I could take a peek and share it with you.

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Entrepreneurship According To Drucker: Your 12 Keys To Success

Peter Drucker dies at 95

Legend Peter Drucker 

No question Peter Drucker is a legend.

A man with a seriously keen eye for business — his insights still apply to entrepreneurs everywhere.

And even though Drucker is deceased, you can hear his words of wisdom calling from the grave if you listen closely.

In fact, I finally had the opportunity to open The Daily Drucker’ this week; a book containing 366 days of nothing but pure wisdom wedded to action.

Astounded at the depth of his knowledge; I grabbed 12 key insights straight from the mouth of Drucker. If you’re wise, you’ll apply each one right now to your world of entrepreneurship.

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