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What you can learn about entrepreneurship from The Terminator
Entrepreneurship
October 24, 2019
What you can learn about entrepreneurship from The Terminator

By Felicia Guthrie You can learn a lot from unconventional places. Movies, television, and other popular culture elements can all contain little nuggets of wisdom. Today we’ll be looking at one of my favourite franchises, The Terminator films, particularly the first two, and what you can learn about entrepreneurship from them. “I’ll Be Back” One […]

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Start-Ups: Business Development FAQ
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
July 6, 2018
Start-Ups: Business Development FAQ

There is a lot to consider when starting your own business. At SongBird, we work with a lot of start-ups and small businesses to not only help them get on the right track, but also to build great strategies that set them up to grow successfully. Here are a few frequently asked questions that come […]

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In-house or outsource: The startup dilemma
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
June 28, 2018
In-house or outsource: The startup dilemma

The startup dilemma about whether entrepreneurs should outsource certain tasks to professionals or keep everything internal is one that is debated about consistently. I might be biased because I think our SongBird team is pretty great, and we often work as a marketing and strategy extension to small and medium-sized businesses who don’t have internal […]

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5 ways to determine business success
Business, Strategy
June 21, 2018
5 ways to determine business success

Everyone has a different view of what business success means. The most common thing we see is that many business owners don’t really define what success is for them in ways that can be measured or tracked. How are you supposed to know if you are successful if you haven’t figured out what being successful […]

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7 steps to starting a successful business
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
May 31, 2018
7 steps to starting a successful business

Starting a business can be scary. For some entrepreneurs, it can be really overwhelming when you think about the number of things that have to be accomplished. It’s important that you break the process down into steps so you approach it in smaller chunks rather than all at once. That way, you can enjoy small […]

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6 reasons entrepreneurs should just say ‘no’ in business
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
November 23, 2017
6 reasons entrepreneurs should just say ‘no’ in business

For many people, saying ‘no’ can be the hardest thing to do. When was the last time you said ‘no’ to someone when it comes to business? Most entrepreneurs don’t feel they can say ‘no’ to opportunities. How can you grow your business if you say ‘no,’ right? Wrong. Sometimes saying ‘no’ is the best […]

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7 common entrepreneurship myths
Entrepreneurship
November 16, 2017
7 common entrepreneurship myths

Entrepreneurship can be both extremely rewarding and detrimental… sometimes at the same time. When people talk about it feeling like a roller coaster, it’s not an exaggeration. One minute you feel like the world is crashing down and the next you are flying high on a win (whether big or small). While there are certain […]

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Entrepreneurship Self-Assessment: Think you’re cut out for business ownership?
Entrepreneurship
November 9, 2017
Entrepreneurship Self-Assessment: Think you’re cut out for business ownership?

If there is one thing I have learned through my own experiences and working with other entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses, it’s that there is no right or wrong way to be an entrepreneur. Just like your business brand, your brand of entrepreneurship will be as unique as you are. That being said, […]

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5 Phases of entrepreneurship
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
October 19, 2017
5 Phases of entrepreneurship

Did you ever read those “choose your own adventure” books as a kid? Where you got to certain points in the story where you could choose between two outcomes at a point of decision in the story line? There were usually at least two endings to those books. Entrepreneurship is a lot like those books. […]

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4 Promises to keep as an entrepreneur
Business, Entrepreneurship
October 12, 2017
4 Promises to keep as an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is about so much more than just starting a business. It takes planning and a lot of hard work to make it in the long run. Even if you set goals for yourself in the beginning, it can be easy to lose sight of why you started a business to begin with. That’s why […]

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