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When SMART Goals Get You Stuck

image of person looking exasperated with the blog title When SMART Goals Get You Stuck

SMART goals are important to set, when it’s the right time. Find out what type of goals entrepreneurs should set and when.

Our discussion today is about a different way of looking at goals that is very complimentary to our way of looking at goals for entrepreneurs. Click the player to listen to The BIGG Success Show podcast. Here is a summary…

We saw a great article over at the online magazine for swimmers called Swim Swam. It’s a goal setting strategy to use if you are struggling with hard goals. The author, Olivier Poirier-Leroy,  is a former national-level swimmer who says there is a problem with traditional goal-setting . The process of trying to accomplish the goal gets left out, and the pressure to achieve a goal can cause people to fail.

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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Minimize Risk

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Contrary to conventional thinking, entrepreneurs are NOT risk lovers. They are outstanding risk managers. See five ways entrepreneurs minimize risk.

It’s National Entrepreneurship Week. Many people don’t know it, but historically, it’s small business – not large companies – that creates jobs. Of every three net new jobs created, two of them are created by small businesses. They are the engine of the economy.

We saw a great article over at Bloomberg by innovation consultants Michael Maddock and Raphael Louis Viton. They note a new phenomenon: Large companies are hiring professors to teach them how to innovate. The authors assert that it’s misguided:

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Are Entrepreneurs Control Freaks

Are Entrepreneurs Control Freaks?

Are Entrepreneurs Control Freaks

Some people think entrepreneurs are control freaks. We look at this control issue to find out how important it is to successful entrepreneurs.

We discuss entrepreneurs and control on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

It’s National Entrepreneur’s Day. As entrepreneurs ourselves with entrepreneurs as customers, every day is Entrepreneur’s Day to us. But it’s nice to take a day to celebrate the hardest-working, people-serving people in the world.

So today, we want to talk about a critical part of the entrepreneurial mindset.

What motivates entrepreneurs to start a business?

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SBAchat participants and resources for women entrepreneurs

44 Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

SBAchat participants and resources for women entrepreneurs

In honor of Women’s Small Business Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration hosted a Twitter chat to share tips and resources for women entrepreneurs.

We were honored to be among the organizations and individuals invited to participate in the #SBAchat, who are dedicated to helping small businesses succeed. Below are some highlights from the chat, plus some great resources for women entrepreneurs.

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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Risk Less Than You Think

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Contrary to myth, entrepreneurs are able to do BIGG things without losing their shirt. Whether you’re a business owner or not, you can profit from the 3 S’s of entrepreneurial risk management.

Most people think entrepreneurs are risk lovers.

But is it a myth?

Yes!

Entrepreneurs are NOT risk lovers. They are, however, great risk managers.

Today, we want to talk about three ways entrepreneurs manage risk.

Click the player to hear The Professor & Mary-Lynn’s podcast version of this post.

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