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It Takes Hustle and Persistence



Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. In high school, I launched an event planning business. My first event was a hit. I made hundreds of dollars with little to no effort. I […]

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How to Expand Your Business The Right Way



Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Growth is all the rage. Profit, profit, profit. More, more, more. But why? As entrepreneurs, we need to take the time to ask ourselves why. What’s […]

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The Ethical Dilemmas of Entrepreneurship



Years ago, when I started Chiedo Labs, we gave a client an estimate for 5-10 hours for some website work. Two hours after digging into the weeds, the project was done. I was confident it would have taken at least five hours, but it only took two. It only took two hours so I only charged him for two. But […]

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6 Habits and 7 Traits of Entrepreneurs.



Remember when you were a kid and you saw a cowboy for the first time? How cool was that?! I know for a fact that I wanted to be a cowboy at multiple points in my life. But what does a cowboy’s life actually look like? When a cowboy rides into the sunset, where is that dude […]

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Should You Start With Why?



A few weeks ago, I started reading a book called Start With Why by Simon Sinek. This book has blown my mind.

Put simply, it’s about the importance of basing the WHAT you do on the WHY you do it.

Sounds simple enough right? Starting with WHY is what makes Apple… Apple and the PC makers… PC makers.

But should you start with WHY? Or start with WHAT and build your WHY later?

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Is There An Opportunity In Bitcoin?



Sometime between 2009 and 2013 (my memory sucks), I caught my first wind of Bitcoin. I’m a nerd so I was intrigued. I was reading an article about the Winklevoss twins being some of the early investors. Want to know how much money I made from being in the know in the early days?

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The Power of Being Different



When Andrew and Pete started their company they didn’t know anyone. They got plugged into some networking organizations but were just another group in the room. So they became different.

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5 Rules For Deciding Which Clients To Work With



Last summer I read an awesome book called One Page Marketing Plan. In a nut shell, in order to make the best choices about which clients you take on and which clients to keep, you need a system to help you look at those clients a little more objectively.

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Invest in Patience



The other day I was interviewing an incredible lady by the name of Kay Brown. She runs Sweat N’ Swag Fitness. If the idea of a hip-hop studio and plant-based cafe intrigues you, check it out. Kay knows her stuff. But the day I interviewed her also happened to be the day that I decided to […]

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When Should You Fire a Client?



Is the customer always right? Is there ever a good reason to fire a client? And if there is a good reason to fire a client, when should you do so?

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