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December 7, 2012
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Bold Ventures 
  • Entrepreneurial lessons from Samuel Adams -- the beer
    Chris Spinelli and Jon Mervine, who have a brewing company, are among the entrepreneurs who have received advice from Jim Koch, the man behind Samuel Adams beer. "It's like being a left-handed guitarist and getting the opportunity to jam with Jimmy Hendrix," Mervine said. It's important for entrepreneurs to be patient when it comes to growth, develop a great product and follow their passion, according to Koch. Fox Business Small Business Center (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Leading the Pack 
  • Do you have a need to lead?
    The best leaders are those who have a real calling, writes Mary Jo Asmus. It's not always comfortable to be the boss, but when your values and abilities coincide with opportunity, it's important to step up. "The calling sometimes whispers very softly, so you have to open your ears and heart to hear what it's asking of you," Asmus writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Finance & Growth 
  • What to think about before taking a loan from a relative
    There are certain advantages to taking loans from family members when building your company, but there are potential drawbacks as well, writes Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit. If you choose to get funding from a family member, you should create a written agreement and decide whether the lender will be involved in the business. "Just because you may be able to secure capital from a relative, it does not mean that the rules of launching a business change at all," Arora writes. Fox Business Small Business Center (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Whole Entrepreneur 
  • How to move past resentment and live a happier life
    If feelings of anger or fear are playing a large part in your life, it could be because you are maintaining feelings of resentment toward other individuals, Jessica Ruane writes. You can start to overcome these feelings by making a list of everyone you resent and how their actions have affected your life. "The point is to become acutely aware of the specific ways that the resentment is impacting your identity, and your ability to feel safe, secure, and loved," she writes. Lifehack.org (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Companies should act more like countries, Google chairman says
    Google and Apple have had their differences, but both companies are run by grownups and are able to work together when it serves their interests, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says. "The adult way to run a business is to run it more like a country. They have disputes, yet they've actually been able to have huge trade with each other. They're not sending bombs at each other," Schmidt says. The Wall Street Journal (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Ideas for Innovators 
  • Want creative breakthroughs? Harness your unconscious mind
    Asking consumers what new products or services they need is "like asking the political affiliation of a tuna fish sandwich," Douglas Van Praet writes. People simply can't consciously access their deepest desires, Van Praet explains. "The truth is the unconscious mind, the seat of our motivations, communicates in feelings, not words," he writes. FastCoCreate (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Fortune from Failure 
  • Are you falling short as an entrepreneur?
    You might not be doing a good job as an entrepreneur if your company isn't growing quickly enough or if you aren't getting feedback from your customers, Jason Freedman writes. You also might be falling short if you don't go to other people for advice. "You should have advisors who are constantly pushing you to be better," he writes. "You should talk with peers at other start-ups that are out-performing you." Inc. online (free registration)/Humbled MBA blog (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
Always remember that there are more things at stake than just finances. ... Consider that before entering a business agreement with a family member."
--Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit, writing at the Fox Business Small Business Center.
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