Three Things To Consider Before Starting A Business

Three Things To Consider Before Starting A Business

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From Arlene: 5 Tips To Open Your Mind

From Arlene: 5 Tips To Open Your Mind

We all function more efficiently when we clear our heads and don't fill every nook and cranny with information.

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From Arlene: The Importance of Failure

From Arlene: The Importance of Failure

"Failure is nothing less than the gateway to success."

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From Arlene: Are You An Entrepreneur? 6 Questions To Consider

From Arlene: Are You An Entrepreneur? 6 Questions To Consider

There is a great deal of debate that goes on - sometimes in one's head - about whether or not a person is indeed cut out to be an entrepreneur.

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From Arlene: How Do You Deal With Friends & Family Who Want Freebies?

From Arlene: How Do You Deal With Friends & Family Who Want Freebies?

One of the occupational hazards for entrepreneurs is that friends, family members and sometimes even random acquaintances may think nothing of asking you for free advice.

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From Arlene: When You Meet That Special Someone

From Arlene: When You Meet That Special Someone

Ha! I bet you thought I was talking about a life partner. No, instead, I'm speaking about meeting the people you know you should hire. Even though you may not necessarily have…

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The Rhythm of Me

The Rhythm of Me

Arlene Dickinson, Canada's favourite venture capitalist, is one of the most recognizable faces in media whose biggest challenge was believing in herself.…

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The DNA of an Entrepreneur: The Sum is More Than the Parts

The DNA of an Entrepreneur: The Sum is More Than the Parts

I am often asked what is the most important characteristic of an entrepreneur. It's akin to asking what DNA is and trying to explain it in one simple thought, rather than…

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From Arlene: Are You Lonely Tonight?

From Arlene: Are You Lonely Tonight?

In this video Arlene Dickinson acknowledges that entrepreneurs make critical decisions on a daily basis – some of which may produce feelings of loneliness and isolation.…

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From Arlene: Communicating a Common Goal

From Arlene: Communicating a Common Goal

In this video, Arlene Dickinson provides an analogy for communicating business goals to your team. Training, tools, motivation and feedback are key to a high functioning team,…

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From Arlene: Nobody Succeeds Alone

From Arlene: Nobody Succeeds Alone

The entrepreneurs that I admire most share one significant trait: they don't consider themselves the sole architects of their success.

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From Arlene: Be Unafraid

From Arlene: Be Unafraid

Are entrepreneurs risk friendly? No, not risk friendly. Unafraid.

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From Arlene: Failing Is Important As An Entrepreneur

From Arlene: Failing Is Important As An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs fall on their faces a lot, especially when they're first starting out.

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From Arlene: The Big Lie About Work-Life Balance

From Arlene: The Big Lie About Work-Life Balance

If only we could figure out a way to achieve work/life balance, we'd be so much happier. That's the conventional wisdom, anyway.

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From Arlene: Living With An Entrepreneur

From Arlene: Living With An Entrepreneur

Living with an entrepreneur is no picnic. Building a business from scratch requires intense focus, incredibly long hours and enormous risks.

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From Arlene: What The Floods Have Taught Me

From Arlene: What The Floods Have Taught Me

As all of you know, this past week a historic natural disaster occurred in Southern Alberta. A flood of almost mythological proportion wiped out countless homes, communities, roads…

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From Arlene: Sleep? Who needs sleep?  Solving the Unresolved

From Arlene: Sleep? Who needs sleep? Solving the Unresolved

Last night I woke up at 3 a.m.…

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From Arlene: The Gift of Mother’s Day

From Arlene: The Gift of Mother’s Day

As a female entrepreneur, mother and grandmother it seems fitting for me to use my blog this week to talk about Mother's Day. I'd like to focus on my kids and the…

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From Arlene: Reserve The Right To Get Smarter

From Arlene: Reserve The Right To Get Smarter

In this video, Arlene Dickinson provides some tips for small businesses looking to invest their marketing budget wisely. Marketing is an art and a science, r......

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From Arlene: Making Your Small Business Stand Out

From Arlene: Making Your Small Business Stand Out

In this video, Arlene Dickinson provides some tips on how to help your small business stand out from the crowd. Make sure you have clear product differentiation, innovative…

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