December 15, 2016

24 Leaders Get Real on Balancing Work and Life [Actionable Tips for 2017]

by Zirtual Team

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November 2, 2016

What I Spend on being Efficient

by Chris Ronzio

It starts off harmless. $9 a month to store all my files in the cloud? That’s cool. $20 a month for a virtual phone service? Nice! But before long, you start to get skeptical. “Another subscription service? How many of these do I need?! Not another monthly charge.”

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July 12, 2016

The Entrepreneur’s Guide on Forming New Habits and Learning New Skills

by Sujan Patel

You know as a startup founder that it takes a lot of time, energy, and skill just to get the train to leave the station. 

School didn’t cover things like sourcing and vetting manufacturers and suppliers, handling customs for international business, marketing, customer onboarding, developing consumer and wholesale funnels, or payroll taxes.

And if they did, it was glossed-over textbook knowledge, not necessarily practical information meant for real-world application.

As you’re building your business, you’ve got to adapt, learn new habits, and teach yourself things you never thought you would spend time learning – let alone trying to master.

That’s just the way it is, whether you’re a cash-strapped startup or you’ve got deep-pocketed investors backing you.

Those new skills and habits broaden the reach of what you can accomplish, as they help you tackle core operational tasks while outsourcing the rest to administrative assistants and freelancers.

So how difficult is it to learn those new tasks and change all of your bad habits to give your startup a fighting chance?

The short and kind of ugly answer: “As long as it takes.”

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