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This article was originally published on Entrepreneur Trust is invaluable, but it can’t be purchased, only earned. There is no shortcut, only commitment. Image credit: Westend61 | Getty Images The most valuable thing you’ll ever own is the trust of your clients, customers, and peers. You can’t buy it, and earning it isn’t always simple. It’s the sentiment that launched a thousand cliches, but they’re cliches for a reason: they’re true. The value of trust can’t be overstated. It’s how you create beneficial relationships, and it is the backbone of every ...

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This post was originally featured on Entrepreneur Fear of failure is natural. In entrepreneurship, overcoming your fears is essential. Everybody enjoys a success story. Vicariously living out our fantasies through those who achieved success gives us hope it will happen to us. But, listening to these stories doesn't do us any favors because those tales aren't the whole picture: the struggles, the tough breaks, the defeats that set the stage for the eventual big win. The fact is, while there are an infinite number of ways that successful entrepreneursmake their money, there's ...

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This post was originally featured on ScoreNYC Warren Buffett, also known as The Oracle of Omaha, has been a shining example of investing and business acumen since he became a billionaire nearly three decades ago. There’s a multitude of lessons to be gleaned from his career, but perhaps most inspiring (and applicable across disciplines) is Buffett’s approach to risk. It’s a philosophy that has served him and his firm Berkshire Hathaway well throughout the years, and encompasses a few key points. For Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, risk is a four-letter word. That doesn’t mean that ...

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