Today’s edition of Acceler8Success Cafe is our Sunday Recap where we share links to each day’s newsletter and a preview of that day’s most popular shared article. We’re pleased to report that the relaunch of Acceler8Success Cafe has been a success as evident by the increasing numbers in views on and shares from our site, across social media and from the many messages received. Thank you to all our readers and previous and new subscribers for helping to put Acceler8Success Cafe on the road to success!
6 Habits of Highly Focused People
The biggest reason people struggle to focus is that they don’t understand what focus really is. Most of us think about focus like willpower — the effort you apply to keep your mind on one thing when it wants to go somewhere else. But this is only a tiny part of focus — and by far the least important. Read more.
Keep The Faith In Small Business
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of business closings peaked at around a quarter of a million at the end of 2008 but returned to pre-recession levels by the end of 2011. Nearly as many new companies were started in 2012 as in 2006. And even in this year of a pandemic, the country has recently seen tens of thousands of new business starts each week. The 36th week of this year saw over 101,000 new starts, nearly double the same week in 2019. Read more.
83% Of Small Business Owners Report Optimism For 2021
A new sentiment survey of small and medium-sized business (“SMB”) owners describes their outlook for 2021 as optimistic despite the significant impact of COVID-19 on business performance throughout 2020. The report, authored by GGV Capital and Hello Alice, also suggests that business owners expect an uptick in hiring, technology purchases, and overall growth. Read more.
5 Best Business Ideas for 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic presented a flurry of challenges, from finding small business funding, short-term business closures, quarantines, and mask-wearing to sharp declines in storefront traffic and more. So there is no doubt that many entrepreneurs threw in the towel this year. Despite all of this, the data shows that 2021 will be a great time to go into business for yourself. Let’s take a look at some trends shaping new businesses next year and five of the best entrepreneurial ideas for capitalizing on them. If you’re considering starting a small business in 2021, there are some trends to consider before making your plan. Read more.
QSRs Benefit From Economic Growth
The U.S. economy grew at a record pace in the third quarter, reported The Wall Street Journal (Oct. 29). It increased 7.4% over the prior quarter and at a 33.1% annual rate—recovering about two-thirds of the ground it lost earlier in the coronavirus pandemic. Gross domestic product—the value of all goods and services produced across the economy—jumped following a record decline from earlier in the pandemic when the virus and related shutdowns disrupted business activity across the country. Read more.
The Weekend Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs
So much has been written about the traits and skills one must have to be a successful entrepreneur that it’s easy to forget that sometimes it is the little things in life that lead to the greatest success. In Entrepreneur Habits, we provide you with simple yet effective habits that any fledgling founder can employ in their daily — or nightly — routine. With advice from top entrepreneurs and innovative practitioners, these creative customs can help put you on the path to progress. Read more.
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