Posts tagged entrepreneurial advice
The Secret to a Captivating Elevator Pitch

What makes a captivating elevator pitch? Whether you’re trying to appeal to new customers or seeking investment, being able to pitch what you do in a compelling way is invaluable. If you find yourself rambling on and on and see people’s eyes glaze over as you talk about your company, try your hand at our worksheet!

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How To Workshop Your Mission and Vision

Having a compelling mission and vision to work towards and inspire your employees and customers can be incredibly powerful in keeping you going and growing that bottom line. Whether you’re a growing team or a company of one, today, we’re sharing how you can workshop your own with our four-step process.

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Building a company with purpose

“What’s your purpose? What impact do you want to make?” If you’re a cynic, these questions will probably put a skeptical smile on your face - and we understand why. For many companies, mission statements are just part of an arbitrary checklist devoid of any real meaning. At The EMMS, we define a company’s mission as an operational tool with far reaching consequences, including boosting motivation, enhancing team moral, connecting with customers and growing your business. Learn how.

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Getting Ahead When Business Is Slow

When business is good, life feels good! But what about when business slows down? Most businesses have a slow down in their business cycle. You could just wait it out, and it probably wouldn’t be the end of the world, but what might happen if you leaned in and made use of those quiet times instead? In entrepreneurship. the greatest gift is time. Time to pause, time to reflect, time to strategise, re-energise and find new focus. Learn how you could make the most of this time.

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A Practical Guide to Weathering the Storms in Business

At some point in your career as an entrepreneur, you can almost guarantee that you’ll face a turning point that feels like a disaster. Anxiety, overwhelm, panic. You may not be able to avoid these things all together, but you can use techniques to deal with them. In this post we’ll break down a seven-step game plan to help you weather the storm. 

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How to Avoid Burnout as a founder

Did you know that 30% of start-ups fail for personal reasons? From losing passion and focus to burnout, the struggle is real. So today we’re talking about what you can do to look after yourself as an entrepreneur to ensure you’re bringing your best self to work everyday.

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How to use mind mapping to achieve your goals in 2019

Do you already use mind mapping? If you're busy working on your strategy for the year and feel a bit overwhelmed by all the directions you could take and the things you have to do, mind mapping can be a powerful tool to help you order your thoughts and find focus. Here's how you can do it.

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Forget New Years Resolutions! Here’s How to Set Goals and Keep Them

New year, new life! Time to make those new year’s resolutions! As useful as they may be, it seems hardly anyone actually keeps them…

Forget about resolutions! Try goal setting instead and set yourselves objectives you can achieve!

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How to resource your start-up and scale your business

Most entrepreneurs have one goal: growth. But what happens when that goal starts to become a reality? Should you hire an intern or are there better ways to resource your start-up and scale your business?

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How to Get Your Business Ready for a Successful Launch

Planning to launch a business in 2019? This tends to be an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming and it can be easy to forget about the little and yet oh so important things! Learn how to get launch ready and make a plan for success!

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The Successful Founder's Checklist

What sets successful founders apart? While having a good idea is definitely promising, it will not guarantee success. Successful entrepreneurs tend to have certain characteristics and a specific mind set. Work through our Successful Founder’s Worksheet and see if you have what it takes!

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Is my business idea good enough?

They say you never know until you try. When it comes to starting a business however, a bit of market research can go a long way to get a pretty good idea of whether or not it’s actually worth trying beforehand. That may sound tedious, but it may spare your hours of pain and disappointment. So, let’s go through the basic steps you can take to conduct preliminary market research before launching your business and ensure success!

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What does it take to launch a successful business?

90% of start-ups fail! What sets successful start-ups apart? Based on our work with so many founders, a set of 6 questions started to emerge to evaluate the potential success of proposed ventures. Successful founders can answer all of them well. See if you can.

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Should You Start Your Own Business?

Are you thinking about launching a business? Not quite sure if it’s right for you? Many of our clients have been in your shoes. Having worked with over 100 founders and companies, we find many entrepreneurs tend to fall into one of 4 categories. See if one of these describes you. Depending on the answer, you will have a different journey.

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