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The IDH Guest Blog spotlights voices from our community—those who offer tips, advice, musings, and learnings to help others in their entrepreneurial journey. Here, we learn we're not alone, we share what's helped our success, and we recognize how to fail forward—and land on our feet.
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5 Essential Apps For Entrepreneurs
Learn about time-saving tools you can leverage to make your workload easier to manage.
Strategies For Immigrants Launching a Business in Connecticut
Immigrants face unique hurdles when initially launching a business. If you’re planning on starting a business as a new resident in the Greater Hartford region of Connecticut, here are some effective strategies.
Implementing Small Changes Can Have Big Results for Your Small Business
As a small business owner, you may not have the budget for massive marketing campaigns or a huge brick-and-mortar location, but that doesn’t mean you can’t engage in a few simple measures and changes that may have a big impact on your business.
Watch the Bottom Line: How New Restaurant Owners Can Cut Costs
Tips for new restaurants owners about controlling costs and operating efficiently.
Entrepreneurial Lessons for Freelancers
“As a freelance writer, I’ve learned that very few people consider freelancers as entrepreneurs. Yet, in fact, they are the very definition,” writes IDH Blog Contributor Beatrice Beard, who shares valuable lessons that apply to entrepreneurs and freelancers.
Tips for Startups to Boost Employee Retention
Job perks and a clear policy for time off are important to prospective employees. It also helps to show new employees the ropes, provide mentorship when they first start, and add your own personal touch to the experience of working at your business.
Content Planning Tips to Help Start Your New Year Write
Creating a content development plans begins with figuring out exactly what you’re going to say and when you’re going to say it. Learn more and find out how hiring an expert can help.
Hartford’s Robust Startup Ecosystem
What makes Hartford a viable city for New England startups and early-stage companies? Plenty.
Startups for Seniors: Beginning a New Business Later in Life
Tips for seniors thinking of launching a new business.
Hartford is a Fit for Entrepreneurs, Artists, and Developers
Hartford has made great strides in the urban revitalization of its core in the past few years and is attracting artists and entrepreneurs, investment from real estate developers, and a continued commitment from large U.S. corporations.
Hartford Entrepreneur Carmen Veal Reflects on Her Business Experience
Local entrepreneur Carmen Veal shares tips she's learned after five years of being in business.
The Difference Between the Idea and Starting a Business
Many people have ideas for a business they want to start. How does that idea transition into business ownership?
Afraid of Making a Mistake? Well, Then, Don’t Hang onto the Ball
In the end, it’s okay to want only perfection in the game of business, but don’t let the fear of imperfection stop you from playing. Said differently—don’t hang onto the ball.
Finding Your Niche
Do you want to be known for your expertise and depth of experience, or would you rather be perceived as a jack of all trades, master of none?
10 Tips to Know When It’s Time to Walk Away From Prospects and Leads
Are all prospects good prospects? Find out if you’re chasing the wrong leads.
Tips for Female Entrepreneurs to Become Positive Mentors
Tips to help and guide female entrepreneurs in their path toward becoming positive mentors.
Top 7 Reasons Entrepreneurs Think Greater Hartford Has It
Entrepreneurs from all types of industries have great things to say about starting and growing their businesses in the Hartford Region.
Considerations Before Taking Out a Small Business Loan
If you’re getting ready to take out a business loan, the following questions can help you determine the type of lending product that will work best for your business.
Stop Selling and Start Relating
How can a business use social media effectively? When it’s used to relate and build relationships.
An Entrepreneur’s Reflection on Time
Time is the only resource we will always have to work with, and yet there never seems to be enough of it. Find out how one local entrepreneur handles time management.