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Brady Gibson Opens TruBlue Business in West Houston

PR Web - 13 hours 21 min ago

TruBlue offers handyman services, maid and cleaning services, lawn care, emergency repairs, seasonal projects, a home watch program, a senior accessibility program and more.

(PRWeb June 19, 2017)

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James Pumphrey Opens Caring Transitions in Sugar Land, Texas

PR Web - 13 hours 21 min ago

Whether your situation is planned or unexpected, Caring Transitions’ services are perfect for seniors moving in with family or into a safer living situation as well as busy families and people...

(PRWeb June 19, 2017)

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RE/MAX Northern Illinois Salutes Its Brokers Who Are Taking Leadership...

PR Web - 13 hours 21 min ago

The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network recently saluted the RE/MAX brokers across the region who are playing vital roles in support of their local Realtor organizations.

(PRWeb June 17, 2017)

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PrideStaff Akron Recognized for Stellar Growth and Performance by...

PR Web - 13 hours 21 min ago

PrideStaff, a nationally franchised staffing organization, is pleased to announce that their Akron office was recently named the winner of the 2017 Emerging Business Award by Greater Akron...

(PRWeb June 16, 2017)

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Club Z! Tutoring and Test Prep of Manhattan Open for Business - Hosts...

PR Web - 13 hours 21 min ago

Club Z! Tutoring and Test Prep of Manhattan will host its Grand Opening Event on July 1, 2017 at 1 pm. Local families are encouraged to take advantage of special promotions and giveaways all month...

(PRWeb June 16, 2017)

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Property Management Inc. Opens New Office − PMI Loudoun, Serving...

PR Web - 13 hours 21 min ago

Grand opening of Property Management Inc., location in Loudoun

(PRWeb June 16, 2017)

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Chicago Housing Market Delivers Upbeat May Results Despite Continued...

PR Web - 13 hours 21 min ago

Home sales in the metropolitan Chicago area continued to deliver upbeat results in May despite a continuing decline in inventory levels, RE/MAX Northern Illinois reports. Sales transactions rose 6.2...

(PRWeb June 15, 2017)

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Centurion Strategies Earns Strong Reputation for Successful Brand...

PR Web - 13 hours 21 min ago

Media engagement, community and industry relations, digital media strategies, focused marketing, and reputation management services drives agency’s service-centric growth.

(PRWeb June 15, 2017)

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Melville, NY Relocates to New Facility,...

PR Web - 13 hours 21 min ago

To better serve his customers, Minuteman Press franchise owner Steve Blustein and his team recently relocated to their brand new facility at 600A Walt Whitman Road. With high visibility right on Long...

(PRWeb June 15, 2017)

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RestorationMaster Develops New Micro-Site for Gresham, OR to Expand...

PR Web - 13 hours 21 min ago

RestorationMaster has recently built a new micro-site for Gresham, OR on to help expand the digital marketing outreach for ServiceMaster of Gresham based out of Portland,...

(PRWeb June 15, 2017)

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Stephanie Davis is spotted with painful-looking marks

Topix - 14 hours 30 min ago

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE 'She has very sensitive skin': Stephanie Davis is spotted with painful-looking bruises littering her arms while making fast food stop after tumultuous few weeks Stephanie Davis was pictured with painful-looking bruises covering her arms as she headed out for fast food in Elstree on Monday. The 24-year-old former Big Brother star was casually-clad as she stopped in a branch of McDonalds, before her representation revealed to MailOnline that a deep tissue massage caused the bruising as she has 'sensitive skin and muscles'.

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Big groups' FandI sales top vehicle volume in '16

AutoNews - 15 hours 50 min ago
FandI revenue at the nation's 150 largest dealership groups rose more than sales volume did in 2016, but the pace of growth for FandI slowed from prior years.
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James Beard Foundation president to resign

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-06-27 21:12
Foundation to launch national search for Susan Ungaro’s replacement

Could Amazon take on Sysco? Don’t bet against it

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-06-27 20:45
Blog: Here’s how Amazon could disrupt the distribution market

Dog Haus debuts chicken sandwich

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-06-27 20:23
Bad Mutha Clucka brings hot dog chain into fried chicken fold

Internet Entrepreneur Smackdown: These 5 Mistakes Could Hurt Your Business

Small Business Trends - Tue, 2017-06-27 17:30

When you run a business, you don’t have the luxury to philosophize about mistakes and learn lessons from them. Mistakes may be the proof that you are trying, but simply trying is not enough when a single mistake can pull your business a notch down in the competition.

However, millennial entrepreneurs who hope to profit off the Internet, are hardwired to make mistakes. What are some common mistakes they make? What steps should they follow to avoid them? Keep reading to find the answers.

Beginner Entrepreneur Mistakes Being Overly Perfectionist

A perfectionist wants things to be perfect. He looks into tiniest of details and cross-checks everything so things don’t go awry. An overly perfectionist, on the other hand, suffers from insecurity induced anxiety and is unable to take a firm stand because of his habit of nitpicking.

Hitesh Shah, the co-founder of KISSmetrics described how he unknowingly sabotaged his initial startup venture, in which he invested $1 million. In his own words, “We were perfectionist so we built the best thing we could without even understanding what our customers cared about.”

Now this might sound like a no-brainer because customers want everything perfect, right? Not really. Most customers are ordinary people, who aren’t obsessed with perfection. Hitesh being overly perfectionist had no clue of their choice of products.

Overly perfectionists are self-absorbed and often detached from reality. They unnecessarily underestimate their own potential. The danger of this is like Hitesh, they spend big chunks of fortune on resources, which may not be required. This is how they waste money as well as time.

Not Investing in Non-profit

Budding entrepreneurs are so focused at making profit that they exclude non-profit entirely from their marketing stratagem. By doing so, they limit their visibility. Investing in non-profit can be a great way for a startup to increase its reach among customers.

Successful entrepreneurs often invest in non-profit. Gurbaksh Chahal is one of them. He founded a number of startups including RadiumOne, ClickAgents, BlueLithium and Gravity4. Despite being a profiteer, Gurbaksh involved himself in charity and social works via his own nonprofit organizations.

He is the founder of The Chahal Foundation, a nonprofit entity established in July 2014. Before that, he founded another nonprofit called BeProud. Empowering women, mentoring promising entrepreneurs, ending child labor are among The Chahal Foundation’s key agenda.

Fractured Atlas is a nonprofit organization that operates from NYC. Its founder Adam Huttler has his own angel investment firm. Fractured Atlas solves problems for organizations and individuals in visual and performing arts segment. According to Mr. Huttler, nonprofit organizations can be small, but are more flexible than large-scale, profit-driven enterprises. Besides, they find it easy to approach people.

People like Gurbaksh Chahal and Adam Huttler are not exceptions. There are plenty other social entrepreneurs, who have a vision that’s not stuck with making profit.

Not Practicing Interaction and Social Listening

The humane era in branding has changed the definition of entrepreneurial success. A successful entrepreneur is not someone who earns tons of money. He’s someone with enough social capital. Social capital is not tangible. It’s produced by one’s extended network on social media that gives him a unique command in his domain.

This is why, steady interaction with people on social media is important for budding entrepreneurs. Social listening makes interaction meaningful. Via social listening, brands can monitor industry conversations. Tips for social listening are very easy to follow. Social listening becomes effective and value-driven when automation is thrown into the mix. ORM tools are used for listening conversation on social media.

Cutting-edge software solutions, developed solely for social listening possess features that traditional ORM tools lack. Here’s a comprehensive list of new age social monitoring tools. These tools can deliver entrepreneurs an edge in the competition and make their social journey worthwhile. Young entrepreneurs, eager to build a base are strongly recommended to use these tools.

Not Quantifying Progress

This is a very common mistake. Plenty of young entrepreneurs are guilty of committing as well as repeating this mistake. Two chief reasons they fail to quantify progress are:

  • They don’t use progress tracking methods and tools.
  • They invest in long-term and big-budget projects.

DFD (Data Flow Diagram), Gantt chart and project management templates are cost-effective ways to quantify project progress. Creating a baseline goal for a project is a must. Using team planner is necessary if a large team handles the project. Documentation of intra-team communication is key to quantifying the progress.

Big-budget projects may be profitable, but such projects often lack agility and their life-cycles are overly long. Rand Fishkin, the CEO of Moz described how his team was unable to see visibility of progress when they undertook a project in the fourth quarter of 2011. They project was initially scheduled to roll out in July 2012, but instead rolled out more than a year later.

Hence, creating agile development environment within the enterprise is essential, in order to accurately quantify progress of projects.

Not Learning to Unlearn

Adaptability is a precursor to being successful as an entrepreneur. If you are eyeing at entrepreneurial success, be adaptable. If adaptability is a coin, its two sides are learning and unlearning. Budding entrepreneurs prioritize the former, but ignore the latter. That’s a grave mistake.

Let me elucidate this with an example:

Imagine your business is not open to BYOD and your enterprise policies were formulated accordingly. If you introduce IoT for better enterprise connectivity, you have to change those policies because IoT presents users with more device options. When you change the existing policies, you unlearn several existing policy requirements.

I know from first hand experience that several work hours are spent and several enterprise resources are invested for better employee learning. In my honest opinion, organizations should ease up on learning and create opportunities for unlearning. This will make them more adaptive and more agile.


The five tips discussed here won’t bring overnight success, make no mistake about it. However, if young, Internet-savvy entrepreneurs follow these tips diligently, they’ll surely get the taste of success one day.

Double Facepalm Photo via Shutterstock

This article, "Internet Entrepreneur Smackdown: These 5 Mistakes Could Hurt Your Business" was first published on Small Business Trends

Florida dealership protection law takes effect

AutoNews - Tue, 2017-06-27 17:17
Florida's governor signed a new dealership protection law, limiting how often automakers can mandate store renovations and how they can apply sales-effectiveness standards.
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Krystal names Catherine Jefferson CPO

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-06-27 17:05
Former Popeyes executive succeeds Tom Murrill as chief people officer

Keller, Mercer team up to advise startups

AutoNews - Tue, 2017-06-27 16:49
Well-known industry analysts Maryann Keller and Glenn Mercer are teaming up to advise startups and investors new to the auto industry.
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Loomis Direct - Tue, 2017-06-27 16:19