MBA896 Should You Buy a Business Instead of Starting One?

Most people think that being an entrepreneur means starting a business. But there’s another option, an alternative path to independent success: buying a business! We don’t often think of this option, but with some capital and a smart purchase plan, it can be the right move. Pre-owned cars and homes can be great investments, so…

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MBA895 Guest Teacher: Dorie Clark – Practical Steps to Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship

So you want to be an entrepreneur. Honestly, who doesn’t? Who hasn’t occasionally dreamed of that freedom and self-determination? Who isn’t intrigued by the thought of making their own living on their own terms? Of course, dreaming is one thing. Doing is another. That’s what we’re here for: to help you become one of the…

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MBA894 Are You a Terrible Boss?

Worst. Boss. Ever. We’ve all had a terrible boss. As entrepreneurs, we never have to have one again. But as our independent business grows, how can we avoid becoming one? That’s the topic of this week’s deep-dive lesson, and it’s one worth exploring. Do you have the courage, the honesty, and the wisdom to ask…

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MBA893 Do You Need a Product Road Map?

The product is never perfect. Smart entrepreneurs realize that in order for a business to grow, the product has to grow with it. But what if you could direct (or at least guide) the evolution of your product? What if you could time that evolution, and set goals for certain improvements? What if you could…

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MBA892 How To Master The 3 Branches of Your Business

A successful business has many components, but all of them fall into one of 3 main categories. These 3 branches of business are the basic aspects of commerce. They are the pillars that hold up any company, big or small. And like any tripod, without each leg in place, the whole thing comes crashing down.…

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MBA891 Guest Teacher: Dale Beaumont- How to Use Marketing Partnerships to Scale Fast

No man is an island, or so they say. By the same logic, no entrepreneur succeeds entirely on their own. Independent business doesn’t mean going it alone or taking a solitary approach. It just means you get to choose the terms upon which you partner with others. When you do, you further your success, and theirs.…

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MBA890 Must Read: The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Independent business is never easy. If it was, everyone would do it! Because we choose the path less traveled, we entrepreneurs need to reckon with challenges and obstacles that the conventionally employed never face. At first, that might seem like a negative. But challenge is what entrepreneurs thrive on. Independence is what we work for.…

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