Five Friday Links: 100 Rules for Being an Entrepreneur

Happy Friday!

We hope you had a productive, successful and wonderful week! As always, here’s a roundup of some inspiring and interesting links for you to enjoy.

The 100 Rules for Being an Entrepreneur
While there isn’t a set of rules for all entrepreneurs to follow, there are guidelines that will help the journey run more smoothly. James Altucher is an author and entrepreneur who’s started several businesses, invested in 13 companies and advised 50 more. This is the list of rules he believes entrepreneurs should follow.

Ready to Become a Full-Time Entrepreneur? Here’s How to Quit Your Job
Are you thinking about taking the entrepreneurial leap? Casandra Campbell provides a few simple guidelines to follow before quitting your job to become your own boss.

10 Ways to Learn About Your Target Audience
At this morning’s Business Breakfast, Kyla Roma talked about how to revolutionize the language we use and the way we market to our clients. In order to do that though, it’s important to know who the target audience/clients/customers are! These 10 tips will help you figure that out.

The 5 Don’ts of Social Media Self-Promotion
Social media is an amazing marketing tool that allows entrepreneurs to reach a wide range of people very quickly. It’s only helpful though if it’s being used correctly. Here are five things you shouldn’t do when using social media to promote yourself or your business.

Why Ottawa-Based Coffee Shop Bridgehead Doesn’t See Starbucks as a Threat
In this Financial Post article, Tracey Clark, owner of Bridgehead Coffee Shop, explains how she transformed a faltering business to a thriving community landmark by providing consistent commitment to the businesses’ core value – fair trade product and community.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the nice weather!

– Ashley