A conversation is only as good as the questions that you ask.

And a good conversation with an important person will go a long way towards accomplishing just about anything with your business.

To make networking more interesting and fruitful, I put together a list of 51 thought provoking questions to ask entrepreneurs.

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Entrepreneurship isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Going into it, you expect to wake up on a cloud, work on a whim, and fall asleep every night with the satisfaction of knowing that you made the world a better place.

It’s not like that. In some ways, it’s quite the opposite.

I don’t want to dishearten you. Rather, I’d like to set a few things straight to give you a better idea of what entrepreneurship is really like so you can work towards creating a business that you enjoy.

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Humor sites do well with social media. Informational sites do well on search engines. But very few do well in both.

The sites that rank well and get shared often have massive email lists chock full of people who love what they’re doing and will buy whatever they produce. And it’ll all starts with a little blog.

Today I want to show you how to integrate search engine optimization (SEO), social media, and email marketing to accrue an incredibly engaged audience.

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A business card to an entrepreneur is like a pair of running shoes to a runner.

You can make it by without them, but they’re one of the first tools you should get if you’re in it for the long run.

Before I designed and ordered my latest batch of business cards, I looked through hundreds of cards and read dozens of articles to figure out what to put on a business card.

I found nine essential elements of an effective business card.

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Let’s say you want to start something. Whether it’s a business, an organization, or even the next stage of your life, you need to start with a mission.

Writing a mission statement is one of the most important things you can do as an entrepreneur. It’ll set a foundation for your company, guide you through important decisions, and briefly explain what you do to other people.

Today I want to show you how to write a mission statement and I’ve included a few mission statement examples to help guide you through creating your own.

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