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Today’s blog post is a guest post provided by Maple C of http://inspirationspark.us/

Tax season is a time when, like it or not, we reflect upon our financial decisions over the past year. Some of our choices will result in extra funds we’ll have to send to Uncle Sam, and thankfully, others will help keep money in our pockets.
While most of us don’t necessarily look forward to tax time, those who do usually feel a sense of victory in receiving a sizeable refund after taking advantage of as many tax deductions as possible. And there are many things that you, too, can do to help ensure that you aren’t paying a dime more than you have to this tax season. Here are a few suggestions to help make that happen: Read More Don’t Pay More than You Have to In Taxes

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If there is one thing that entrepreneurship can promise; it is that you will constantly learn as you progress forward. And this learning process is what separates successful entrepreneurs from average entrepreneurs.

I say this because successful entrepreneurs learn from both success and failures. Average entrepreneurs seem to never really learn from either. And therefore, they remain in the same average position their entire entrepreneur career.

I make this observation due to the fact that I have been around a lot of entrepreneurs and business owners over the years. The successful ones are always challenging themselves to accomplish more and backing their talk up with complementary actions. The average ones talk loudly proclaiming this and that, but never put forth the effective actions which will move them beyond their average position. Read More Gaining Perspective on Entrepreneur Success

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I was going through my Google Alerts for Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship the other day and came across an interesting article on Entrepreneur. It was an article that talked about the 4 Strategies John Lee Dumas used to build a $250k a month podcast. If you are not familiar with John Lee Dumas, he is the founder of Entrepreneur On Fire, which is a great podcast for entrepreneurs to have on their list of podcast. Read More F.O.C.U.S. and Its Importance for Entrepreneurs

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HUSTLE. The word “sophisticated” business people hate to use and be associated with. The word hustle has a negative connotation attached to it for many people who operate a business but it is a word I love.

If you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, startup founder; you are most definitely hustling. You are not just operating passively because doing so would most certainly jeopardize your ability to be successful. You have to be aggressive/ assertive everyday while building your business. Just because opportunity is available, it doesn’t mean it will just be handed to you. Read More Why Entrepreneurs Must Love the Hustle

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I am not one of those people who says you must go through extreme hardships in order to be considered an entrepreneur. And I am also not one of those people who believes that everyone should be an entrepreneur or can be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is not some job with set hours and set requirements outlined for you to perform. Entrepreneurship is an ongoing process of actions that you have to continuously develop and properly structure in order to produce the most rewarding output for your efforts. Read More Why Do People Believe Entrepreneurship is Easy?

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Last week I covered Part 1 of The Entrepreneur Process. If you have not read it, I suggest you take a look at it before proceeding forward. For those who have read it, you know that we have established that simplification is needed in order for an entrepreneur to succeed. What you want now is the information that instructs you on how to create a system to implement into your entrepreneur process.

The system is important for two reasons:
1. You stop having to constantly trade time for money
2. Your ability to make money multiplies significantly, giving you the opportunity to scale your operations

Read More The Entrepreneur Process Part 2: Developing Your System

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In my last post I identified my definition the entrepreneur process. I defined the entrepreneur process as: the act of aligning a successful mindset with effective actions in order to produce successful results. According to this definition, your mindset influences your actions, connecting together and working off one another in order to make your entrepreneurial efforts fruitful. It sounds quite simple when you see it written out or hear it, but you would be amazed to know how many people make this process quite difficult. Read More The Entrepreneur Process Part 1: Simplification

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