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Five Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

We all get stuck in a rut where the negatives outweigh the positives. When nothing seems to be going right, you might fear the worst for your budding business. The best way to overcome fear is to face the problem head on.

Here are five ways to get out of your own head, and turn your worries into action:

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How to Adopt a Lifetime Mindset For Your Business

"Successful people do not have a part-time mindset nor a full-time mindset, but a lifetime mindset."-Orrin Woodward

You can’t have a successful business if you’re watching the clock. Greatness doesn’t happen during part-time or full-time hours. It just happens.

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Are You Making the Most of Your Business Strengths?

So, you've been in business for a year or two. You work hard, you've earned a great reputation and a loyal clientele. But are you working your assets to their full advantage?

When you start to leverage your strengths, growing a successful business is so much easier -- and more fun! 

Here are some ways to make the most of your strengths.

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Random Entrepreneur Traits (And How To Develop Them)

Successful entrepreneurs have a number of traits in common. They are creative thinkers who embrace innovation. They are not afraid. They are willing to take risks. When they hit a dead end, they just keep going. Despite the many challenges, entrepreneurs find unique pathways to create a successful enterprise and rise above.

Sound familiar?

Here’s some really good news for entrepreneurs: any trait that will help you succeed in business can be nurtured.

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How to Keep Your Virtual Team Connected

Hiring a virtual, independently contracted team for your small business is a smart move. Not only will you save money on office space, benefits, and insurance—you also get the opportunity to pick and choose from the best talent. In a recent study, it was found that virtual teams typically outperform traditional teams.

Do I have your attention now?

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How To Set Prices For Your Small Business

Setting prices for products and services can cause many entrepreneurs to break out in a cold sweat. Set your fees too high and you risk pricing yourself out of the market. Price yourself too low and you might be flushing your profits down the drain. And I’m assuming you went into business with a goal of making a profit.

I'd like to suggest a radical method for setting prices, based on what's at the heart of any good product or service: value.

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7 Inspiring Quotes for Your Worst Business Days

We all have them. Days when everything goes wrong, you aren't as far ahead as you hoped, and your clients are driving you crazy. Whatever the source of your bad day, these quotes will help you get back to work with a smile.

  1. You've made mistakes.

    Mistakes can be frustrating. But they are also the hallmark of innovation and essential to growth. So how to move past them?

    "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations." - Steve Jobs.

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What Books Charge You Up?

Most entrepreneurs share a passion for learning. If you're an avid reader (or an audiobooks-addict, like me), you probably have a few favorite authors and well-loved books in your collection that helped you grow, personally or professionally.

For me, the best business books are the ones that not only inspire us, but guide us through the steps we need to take to get to where we want to go. I'd like to share a few books that have helped me on my entrepreneurial path, as well as a few titles I'll be adding to my reading list this year! Enjoy!

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How to Turn the Tables on Your Greatest Weaknesses

What are your greatest weaknesses? Remember, back in the days before you ran your own business and you were asked that question during a job interview? You hated that question then, and you probably hate answering it now. But if you want to grow your business, you have to know where you’re falling short.

Here's how to see your weaknesses for what they are and make them strengths:

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Sage One Invoicing Share-to-Win Sweepstakes

To celebrate the launch of Sage One Invoicing we're giving away a ton of prizes! Our first ever Share-to-Win sweepstakes is in full gear! To enter, just share the daily Facebook post on your wall or a friend’s wall! 

If we meet the daily share target, one lucky winner will take some great prizes. New prizes every day – with a grand prize winner being chosen at random on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Here’s how it works:

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