Category Archives: Links

Helpful links from all over the internet that reflect Launchpad Five One Six’s business views.

Planning Is How You Survive These 5 Common Startup Killers

By definition, every startup is predictably unpredictable, since new solutions have no proven track record, startups are usually building a new market, and the world around them is changing faster than ever. Yet, as an advisor to startups, I see some common disasters, and recommend some anticipation and recovery moves that can save every entrepreneur…
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How to Keep it Real While Building Your Network

Conceptually, we all know that a network is important for personal and business growth; and if you aren’t networking yet, you should get on it ASAP. The question is “How?” A friend and mentor once said, “I know what I know, but I’m very good at knowing what I don’t know. The key is to…
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5 Proven Ways to Turn Failure into Success

As entrepreneurs, we put far more than our money and reputations on the line when we start a new business. We put a big chunk of our hearts and souls at risk, too. When we succeed, there’s no workplace exhilaration that can compare, but when we fail -- and many of us do -- it’s…
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You’re in Trouble if You Ignore These 5 Applicant Red Flags

I've made every hiring mistake in the book. Everything I’m warning against here, I’ve already done. Which just goes to prove I'm one of you. Most entrepreneurs learn hard lessons about hiring the right people only after they've hired the wrong ones. Even after realizing the mistake, business owners still can be prone to errors in judgment. Whether you're…
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