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Aura Alex

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An entrepreneur and the founder of the Business Funding Group LLC, my focus is on helping fellow entrepreneurs and real estate investors find funding solutions to start and grow their businesses. Funding Consultant Phone: 1.888.630.6620 (Pacific Coast Time) Fax: 1.888.630.6464 I Text: 360.390.8895 Email: aalex@thefundinggroup.net

Take Off Your Heels! Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed!

  Many professional women have become sick of playing politics, working hard and receiving little or unequal return for their efforts. They have “kicked off...

A “No” Answer? It’s Not The End of The World!

The last thing any entrepreneur wants to hear when asking an investor for money to get “the big idea” off the ground is the...

Why It’s So Important To Tell “Your Story”

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally.  Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths and legends through...

How You Can Help Nurture Your Kid’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

The old adage is, “go to school, get good grades, and get a job.”  Is that the best we can encourage our children to...

It’s Not So Bad Being An Introvert: Myth Or Fact?

In many ways, our modern society is biased against introverts, especially in Western culture.  Our image of a successful person is essentially the “Man...

Signs You Are A Micromanager And How To Stop

  If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, one of the reasons you said goodbye to the corporate rat-race was “freedom.”  The freedom to be your own...

That Powerful “Aha Moment” May Be Your Best Solution

You’re faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem.  A modern day Gordian Knot for which there seems to be no solution.  At first, when faced...
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The Most Important Entrepreneurial Skill You must have!

  “The ability to sell is the number one skill in business. If you cannot sell, don’t bother thinking about becoming a business owner.” –...
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Seize The Day…Be Inspired!

“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at...
The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

Since the days of the ancient Greek historian Pliny, humans have been fascinated by the mighty elephant.  Pliny once wrote that the elephant was...
Women Entrepreneurs

Working Your Buzz Off?  It’s a Bee-Sy World For Women Entrepreneurs!

The Forbes list of successful entrepreneurs is dominated by men.  But, there are many women entrepreneurs who have taken the bull by its horns...

Diversity In The Work Place:  Does It Help or Hurt Business?...

There’s no question that diversity in the workplace is a noble goal.  There is a lot to be said in favor of it.  Yet,...
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Looking For An Investor For Your Venture? Read This!

Starting your own business can be terrifying at times, especially once you start actually hiring people.  Before that point, it’s an adventure with a...

Dealing With Narcissistic Leaders!

Narcissistic leadership is a leadership style in which the leader is only interested in him or herself. Their priority is themselves - at the expense of their...

Why Bankers Just Said No To Your Start-up?

The process of getting a start-up loan can feel a lot like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without any gear. There are blizzards of...

The True Meaning Of Patience: A Fine Art!

For many entrepreneurs, success can be reached despite countless obstacles. How many times do you get knocked down and you get back up? And...

Why You Need To Have A Powerful Executive Summary

Why You Need To Have A Powerful Executive Summary One of the first big hurdles any aspiring entrepreneur will face is securing enough funding to...

The Young and the Restless “Millennial” Entrepreneurs

While they may be young and inexperienced, they bring fresh ideas and new skills to the table. They understand the tech world and are...

Start-Up Culture: What Makes It Great And Vibrant?

It is often the case that when people bring up the topic of “start-up culture,” it’s done with more than a little bit of...

Why Being Hungry Is Good For Entrepreneurs

Do you know what you call an entrepreneur who’s NOT “hungry?” A starving entrepreneur. The simple truth is that if you’re not hungry enough for...

Silverpreneurs: The Boomer’s “Start-Up” Generation

A lot has been written about tech savvy Millennials, and how they’re going to radically change the future. They might, but there are two...

Living Your Passion: Reality or Fiction?

“Be Like the Bluebird who never is blue, for he knows from his upbringing what singing can do.” –Cole Porter, Be Like the Bluebird,...

Entrepreneurs: Know when and how to ask for help!

It’s a common belief among entrepreneurs. The notion that if you have to ask for help growing, expanding, or even getting your business off...

Micropreneurship: NOW Is The Right Time To Start!

The term has been in the news in recent months, but what exactly IS a “micropreneur?” In a word, it’s an extremely small business. The...

The Hidden Cost and Risk of Entrepreneurship No One Talks About

COST. It is not a bad four-letter word but it makes most entrepreneurs wince!  Sure, you are supposed to know the cost of doing...

Could Your Son Or Daughter Be The Next Great Innovator?

Right now, we’re experiencing what amounts to a worldwide technological renaissance. Much like renaissance Italy, hardly a week…hardly a day goes by that we don’t...

Important Keys To Gain MOMENTUM For Your Start-Up

A body at rest tends to remain at rest. That’s fine if it’s a lazy Saturday and you’re sleeping in.  Or binge watching your...

Start-Up Skills They Don’t Teach In School

Business programs across the country do a pretty good job at teaching business theory. But theory takes you only so far.  There are a...

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What is the Meaning of Life?

What is the Meaning of Life?

It’s the age-old question, but what if I told you, the answer was two short words?  Now it’s not wine and cheese, nor is...

The Non-Destructive Steps To Dealing With Your First Million Dollars

You’ve just made a million dollars, and you feel sorry for yourself. You feel you have let yourself and peer down by taking too...
What is your niche

What is your niche?

One of the advantages of being an independent coach is that I get to connect with other coaches around the world, usually using either...

7 Awful Things Leaders Do To Their Employees

We focus a lot on what leaders can do to improve, but we often forget to analyze our current actions and which behaviors we...

11 places to see before it’s too late

IT’S hard to believe but there are some great places on Earth that will one day be gone forever. The question is just how...