If we go back five or ten years in the business world, there were very few options for funding a startup company. Entrepreneurs could take out a bank loan or work with an investor but otherwise, financing options were scarce. As crowdfunding websites like Indiegogo, Crowdrise, and others have made a splash on the scene, startups suddenly have a world of new options for financially backing their company.

Crowdfunding is a unique solution because it allows masses of people to give just a tiny portion of money to fund your business, rather than relying on a few choice investors who…


It seems to be an ingrained American ideology that a college degree leads to a successful life. This idea is taught from childhood, as teachers encourage students to start thinking about college at a younger and younger age.

As great as education is, we’re here to tell you there’s more to achieving success than a college degree. Having a bachelor’s or master’s is not the only way to make it in life, especially as an entrepreneur.

The Classroom of Life

No matter how prestigious the college, every student comes out of higher education having to compete with everyone else from their class. If two…


Every entrepreneur knows the importance of networking. Building relationships are truly the bread and butter of a successful company since the human connection can bring business partners, important mentors and a stream of customers.

All the time in the world could be spent creating a product or service, but it is all for nothing if you don’t have customers who will buy it. Here are some tips on how to build a relationship with your customers:

Remember the Golden Rule

The Golden Rule is more than a coined phrase we’ve known since childhood. You’ll benefit from always asking yourself if your business is treating…


You haven’t chosen an easy life — entrepreneurship is tough going. You put so much of your time and finances into your small business, it is easy to get overwhelmed with challenges and roadblocks, especially if you aren’t turning a profit as quickly as you’d hoped. Even if things are going well now, you’re sure to face obstacles eventually.

The key is to develop a strategy that helps you to stay the course and stand strong when times get tough. There are plenty of ways to deal with difficulty as an entrepreneur, but giving up isn’t one of them! …


Are you considering becoming an entrepreneur? Starting and running your own business is filled with risk and challenges but when done right, entrepreneurship can bring freedom, flexibility and financial success. If you think you have what it takes, read on to learn what skills successful entrepreneurs have in common and some of the benefits of building your own business.

What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship requires a certain skill set. If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, work on developing these skills:

Self-motivation. When no one but you is in charge, you need to be disciplined enough to hold yourself accountable. …


Are you ready to start your own business? While becoming a successful entrepreneur is challenging, it is rewarding as well. Owning a business is the key to flexibility, freedom and financial security. There are several steps you can take to ensure your success as an entrepreneur. Take a look at the tips below and learn where to focus your efforts in 2019.

1. Build Relationships

One thing about business will never change: the power of networking. Before quitting your day job, connect with local entrepreneurs and others in your field of interest. Take them out to lunch or coffee to pick their brains…


Have you been considering starting your own business? Diving into entrepreneurship can be intimidating but Next Level Success offers you the tools and know-how you need to take the plunge. As you consider jumping into business ownership, be sure to review this list of 10 essential tips for aspiring entrepreneurs.

1. Network

Surround yourself with fellow entrepreneurs and business owners. Share stories, ask questions and build relationships. A support network of people going through similar experiences will be essential when things get difficult. Your network may also be able to connect you with important resources such as suppliers and potential hires.

2. Make Sure the Time is Right

If…


Your business likely began with only you and a partner, and maybe a few employees. As your organization grows, you’re going to need to expand your leadership team to help guide it. You’ll need team leads, directors, department heads, and more. A great place to find the leadership your company needs is among the employees you’ve already hired. Promoting internally builds trust and loyalty among your employees. It also reduces risk, because you’ve already had the chance to see the person work and know that they have an interest in the success and future of the company.

The trick to…


For decades, business owners and entrepreneurs have looked to personality tests to help them climb the ladder to success. Personality tests have been deemed an excellent way to predict if someone has what it takes to make it as a business person, and no other test has the trust of the corporate world like the Myers-Briggs personality test.

The Myers-Briggs Personality Test

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably already familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality types, which are dictated by a combination of four categories that make 16 possible personality types. You may even already know your specific personality type…


All of us get the same 24 hours in a day but truly successful entrepreneurs know how to maximize their time and make every minute count. They are smart about how they spend their time and never waste a minute on something that isn’t productive. If you’re wondering the secrets of successful entrepreneurs, first rest assured that you can follow their lead without having to sacrifice sleep or work yourself to the bone. Instead of killing yourself with work, you just need to be efficient and maximize the minutes of time where you don’t even realize they were being wasted…

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