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5 Ways to Deal with Startup Setbacks

Setbacks. Every small business owner and entrepreneur encounters them at some point as they build their startup. What separates successful businesses from those less likely to succeed is their ability to overcome adversity, learn from their mistakes and come back better than ever.
Donald Cyprian, Founder of Instant Christ™, the first-ever Christian and faith-based social media platform, offers 5 ways to deal with startup setbacks:
1.        When dealing with a Setback, Take a Step Back – When a situation

arises that negatively impacts us it is natural to want to wallow. That is why the road to recovering from a setback, starts with taking a step back. Take some time to deal with stress, clear your mind and prepare yourself for more challenges.  Setbacks WILL happen but it is your attitude that will propel you forward.


2.       Back to the Drawing Board– Now is the time to ask yourself the tough questions like, “Do I have the right people? The right practices?” Often times setbacks help to expose the holes in our business. Plug them up. You can do this by re-evaluating and prioritizing your business objectives.

3.     Actively Seek New Business– When business is going well it is easy to let recruiting new accounts and clients fall to the wayside. However, you should always chase new business. If you only have a handful of clients and one goes elsewhere, the financial impact can be detrimental. Actively seeking new business helps to ensure that even if you experience the loss of a key client, you will still have a source of revenue. 

4.        Money Matters- Make sure that you have a financial plan in place. When setbacks strike, they normally hit your business right in the wallet. That is why you need to have a solid understanding of your finances, what you’re spending your money on and how much you would need to keep your business functioning properly should a setback occur. Put together an emergency fund, money that you’ll be able to use to help you get through financially tight times and pay for unexpected business expenses.

5.     Utilize Your Network- Family, friends, and industry contacts are all part of your network. When setbacks occur don’t hesitate to reach out to them. You will be pleasantly surprised at the outpouring of help you receive, whether help comes in the form of moral support, advice or an introduction to new clients.

Industrial Revolution Unites Marketing & Product Development Teams

 Industrial Revolution, the privately-held Washington manufacturer and distributor of essential and reliable outdoor accessories through brands such as UCO, Light My Fire,Morakniv and others, is proud to announce the promotion of Peter Pontano to Director of Marketing & Product Development.  Pontano has been with Industrial Revolution since 2013, and was previously responsible solely for product development. With Pontano’s… Continue Reading

AWB Statement on Proposal to Eliminate Bipartisan Tax Preferences

The Association of Washington Business, Washington state’s largest business association representing small, medium and large employers, issued the following statement today from AWB President Kris Johnson regarding the House Democrats’ proposal to eliminate bipartisan tax incentives: “Economic opportunity is the key to strong communities and shared prosperity. When lawmakers propose to go back on tax… Continue Reading

EagleView Technologies Introduces Residential Blueprint Takeoffs

Bothell-based EagleView Technologies, a technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, today announced it now offers its industry-leading 3D PremiumReport™ derived from residential blueprints. Contractors, builders and distributors can simply upload the plans during the ordering process to receive accurate roof takeoffs within 48 hours.  “Obtaining blueprint takeoffs has traditionally been a lengthy,… Continue Reading

The Home Team at KING 5 in Seattle Opens New Studios, Will Use Microsoft Surface Hub

KING 5 Opens Curbside Studio in the heart of SoDo.   (you read this here first because this was release sent to us under ’embargo’ and we say on our website, we do not know what that is) Seattle, Wash., February 15, 2016:  Western Washington’s first, highest rated and most decorated media company is now its newest,… Continue Reading

Stitches from the Heart: Covenant Shores’ residents donate handmade baby items to those in need

Stitches from the Heart members knit and crochet blankets, baby booties and other items to donate to Neighborhood Care Clinic in Seattle and Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah.Photo courtesy of Debbie Friend Haynes Ask any parent and they can tell you: babies require a lot of stuff. In addition to bottles and diapers, there are… Continue Reading

YOFiMeter™ to Connect Glucose Meter with AT&T

Connected Glucose Meter Wirelessly Transmits Patient Data to CaregiversJanuary 5, 2015 – AT&T1 and YOFiMeter™ have reached an agreement that will enable people with diabetes to wirelessly transmit their blood sugar levels, other biometric data and voice notes. Once cleared by the FDA, the YOFiMeter Connected Glucose Meter will open another line of communication between caregivers and patients… Continue Reading

Washington Wine Industry Foundation Releases Guide to Getting Paid for Grape Growers and Wineries

A new how-to guide has been released by the Washington Wine Industry Foundation called “Getting Paid:  Tools for Washington Grape Growers – A Step-by-Step Guide to Reducing Revenue Loss When Selling Grapes”. The guide is a day-to-day reference for both growers and wineries with information about all aspects of a grape sale transaction: from vetting new… Continue Reading

AT&T Renews Multi-Year Exclusive Connected Car Agreement with BMW

Now Expanded to Include Infotainment Features  AT&T* is continuing to bring high speed internet to BMW vehicles in North America as a part of an extended multi-year exclusive agreement. Since 2008, AT&T has powered BMW’s ConnectedDrive services and apps. Through a new agreement, we also will connect BMW “infotainment” features such as a Wi-Fi hot… Continue Reading