Nicolas Gremion

Originally featured in : Inc

12 Things You Must Do Before Your First Board Meeting

For a new founder, the initial board meeting can be daunting -- so much is at stake and the first impressions are lasting ones. But preparing properly, whether that's by holding a mock board meeting or knowing what not to discuss beforehand, will put you in the best...

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14 Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Employees

Your employees may not be as motivated as you are. Here are 14 tips from entrepreneurs on how to better motivate your staff. You believe in your company wholeheartedly. There's an entrepreneurial fire burning strong inside that motivates you to work harder each day....

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12 Ways to Shorten Your Workweek

As a young founder, you may find yourself spending more time in the office than you had anticipated, putting all your time and energy into growing your business. But when clocking 80-plus hours week after week becomes unsustainable, it's time to put the proper...

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13 Simple Improvements That Can Transform Your Business

Don't overcomplicate it -- a couple of simple adjustments to your business can yield high ROI. Entrepreneurs sometimes focus too much on creating complicated strategies to improve business, and are left with less-than-stellar results -- and hours of lost time....

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13 Things Every Employee Should Do More Of in 2015

In a startup, every employee's contribution counts -- some more so than others. Here are 13 things the very best employees do. The success of your company relies on the ability of your team members to function as a group. But there are still a few things that we all...

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Best Advice I Ever Got: Nicolas Gremion

Nicolas Gremion moved to Costa Rica with a credit card and an idea for changing the book-publishing business. Crazy? Maybe, but it's working. Nicolas Germion is the founder and CEO of Paradise Publishers Inc., the company behind Foboko and Free-eBooks, an e-book...

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So You Graduated and Want to Start a Company…

It's starting to feel like everyone wants to own a start-up these days. We asked 13 successful young founders to share their best advice for actually starting a successful company. 1. Do Something! Many graduates think there is a perfect opportunity out there, and...

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12 Ways to Unwind During the Busy Holiday Season

For start-ups, especially in the retail space, now is the time to ramp-up sales--not to relax. But that doesn't mean your team can't find time for a little holiday cheer. 1. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare Preparation is key. We make sure we have everything ready and in...

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Work With Family? 14 Tips for Success (and Sanity)

1. Keep Up the Clarity Have clear legal agreements in place from day one. Beyond the good practice of securing contracts, you'll have an impartial, non-family member reference point--should conflicts arise. --Kelly Azevedo, She's Got Systems 2. Hire Slowly, Fire...

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