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Small Business Owner

How to make $10 million dollars

Let me ask you a question. Don’t just blurt out an answer, but actually think about it. I’ll give you a hint: It’s a trick question. If you get the question right, you are certainly in the minority. How do you build a net worth of $10 million dollars? Have an answer? Well, the numbers

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How Fortune 500 Executives park determines success

As a business student and now a consultant, I’ve had the distinct pleasure to work with more than a dozen companies over the past few years. In that time, I’ve seen incredibly different working styles and corporate cultures. There has been a constant trait shared by executives at every company I’ve worked at, though. The

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Leadership is knowing their kid’s birthdays

Leadership is a skill that everyone should know how to do. It’s a mandatory part of the human experience. But at its core, leadership is psychology. There’s a lot to unpack there! First, let’s start about why leadership is a required skill. Leadership is a required skill for everyone To start, we at Ten Minute MBA strongly

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You don’t need paid marketing until you are at $100M in revenue

As a startup exec, a consultant and someone with a degree in marketing, I’ve seen hundreds of companies and how they think about marketing. Some companies heavily invest in it, some companies ignore it. But there is one common thread and rule that I’ve seen almost-always works: Here’s the headline: You don’t need marketing until you are

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The only question a business needs to think about

This morning, a friend and I had a quick conversation at the office about California. We talked about sunshine, Malibu, the high-income tax rate. In other words, we covered the spectrum. After all, there is a lot to talk about when it comes to California! But, there was one unexpectedly interesting staple of California that

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Head of People needs to be one of your first 10 hires

In the startup world, you hear a lot of talk about your first ten hires. Your first ten hires will, in all likelihood, end up being your leadership team as you scale. They’ll get the most equity (roughly one point each) and play the biggest role in growing the business. The logical takeaway then is

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