Top 5 for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners – May 14, 2013

Let’s cut through the noise and get back to simplicity because you have a business to run!

There’s so many sites and so much news out there it can be hard for a busy entrepreneur to cut through the noise and get the best ways to help out his or her business. The Top 5 presented by CEO Blog Nation distills the best information for entrepreneurs and business owners from across the web to help out your business. We focus on 5 categories: (1) Tips and advice (2) Guest Post/Blogs (3) News (4) Guides and (5) Events.

Business Tip: Business Will Diverge Between What is Cheaply Made to Highly Personalized (via What if Aesop Owned a Business?) – Baboon explores the future of business when he finds a personalized card.

Guest Post: The Power in the Millionaire's Mindset (via Under 30 CEO) – If you want to grow, you’ve got to become an expert in strengthening your confidence muscle from within. It’s no different than working out at the gym. You have to practice convincing yourself that you have what it takes to create and explore uncharted territory. (1) Know what you do best (2) Identify your purpose (3) Believe in yourself (Every day)

News: Why Millennials are the Entrepreneurial Generation (via Vator News) – By the time they were in their mid-20s, they were taking photos with their phones and chronicling their lives on social networks. They were multi-tasking; they weren't having luck finding jobs; and they were watching the rise of Google, Amazon and Facebook. What's a kid to do in this environment? Become an entrepreneur. More than one out of three surveyed by Millennial Branding and oDesk said that if they had a choice between working at a startup or completing their college degree, they'd choose working at a startup.

Guide & Advice: 6 Questions Every Business Plan Should Answer (Fox News) – One of the biggest challenges standing in the way of a good business plan is the fact that oftentimes, no two investors, judges or members of your audience are looking for the same thing when evaluating a business plan. To help, here are six questions every business plan should answer: (1) What is your competitive advantage? (2) Is it in a growth market? (3) Will customers pay for it? (4) How will the business be staffed? (5) Is the product innovative (6) Are the plans & goals realistic?

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Event: Small Business Mixer presented by CEO Blog Nation (DMV CEO) Entrepreneurs, Startups and Small Business Owners are invited to the Small Business Mixer (SBM) presented by CEO Blog Nation, Party Luv & Blue16 Media on May 30, 2013 from 5-8 P.M. Mix and Mingle with entrepreneurs and small business owners at Selena's Bar and Grill in Woodbridge, Virginia.


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