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Things Entrepreneurs Should Do In The Morning



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How does the successful entrepreneur start their day? Is it by cracking open the business section of the newspaper? How about by chugging down a fresh pot of coffee? Do they start their day by working out at the gym? It’s no secret that successful people do things their way. However, there are certain habits they share that gives them competitive advantage which can assist them when trying to overcome adversities. Here are habits to cultivate if you want to be a successful entrepreneur.  

They Wake Up Early

Tim Cook, Richard Branson, Jack Dorsey, Jeff Immelt and Ursula Burns all wake up very early. Every day is important, and they know that there’s not a moment to lose. Another advantage to getting up early is avoiding distraction. Getting up early means you can do lots of things before everybody has the chance to tell you what to do.

They Exercise

Richard Branson and Disney’s Bob Iger get up super early in the morning to workout. Exercising even for just 10 minutes releases GABA, a neurotransmitter that soothes your brain and helps control your impulses. It helps to improve behavior that can be measured by an emotional intelligence test.

They Take a Shower

Did you know that science has proven that you get the best ideas in the shower? This is because the warm water causes you to relax and helps to shut away the distraction. The relaxed state releases dopamine which boosts creativity when the mind is at ease.

They Have Family Time

If Obama makes it a point to eat breakfast with his family every day, then we have no excuse. The most successful people know how important it is to spend time with their families, even if it’s just reading or eating breakfast together.

They Have A Passion Project

Successful entrepreneurs have passion outside their work. This passion project helps them blow off steam, boost their creativity, and refine skills. Companies like Google encourage employees to have a passion project, which was how AdSense and Gmail were born.

They Are Grateful

According to studies, when you write down what you’re grateful for, it helps you to get centered and put your life in perspective. Entrepreneur and author Tim Ferris spends 5 minutes writing down things he is grateful for every morning. Doing this everyday can help a person to get more things done and become happier and content.

 They Read and Send Emails

In a study conducted by Robert Half Management Resources, many executives (50%) start their day by reading and sending emails compared to the 30% of entry-level employees. Why? Reading and sending emails at the start of day allows executives to schedule their day first thing in the morning. Reading emails also allows you to prioritize work so that you can get through the important tasks first.

Successful entrepreneurs know that time is a very valuable commodity. Most of their time is composed of meetings, talking on the phone and making important decisions. Early morning is a time they can control. This is why many of them get up before the sun rises to squeeze every possible second of the day.


We need to talk to Marketing and PR Agencies about Amazon



Owner’s Magazine is writing an article featuring the top Marketing and PR Agency’s perspectives on why Amazon should choose their city as it’s next HQ. We’re reaching out to all marketing and PR agencies in each of the 20 cities on Amazon’s list for a private interview. If you’re a marketing or PR agency, then we want to talk to you to get your perspective of your city. Your interview and responses will be featured in an article published featuring your city.

Here are requirements to qualify to be featured in article:

  1. Must be legally classified as a Marketing or PR Agency (cannot only be a service you offer)
  2. Company must either be headquartered in a prospective HQ2 city or have an active office there (No satellite offices)
  3. Company must be at least $1MM+ revenue anually

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First Tech Startup to join Camden NJ




First Tech Startup to join Camden NJ

Penji is a new tech startup who recently launched in Camden NJ. Instead of having costly all-inclusive packages that design agencies typically offer, Penji offers unlimited graphic design, unlimited revisions, at a flat monthly rate. The startup launched on October 21st 2017, a day after Camden Catalyst, a startup pitch competition hosted by Waterfront Ventures to bring startups into the city.

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Penji solves a unique problem that startups, small businesses, and agencies tend to have. According to Penji, startups and small business owners spend too much of their time attempting to design their own marketing materials, logos, business cards, etc. And even if they hire a company or a freelancer to help them, it often costs quite a bit more than they originally thought. 

” It’s a huge time waster. And that’s why we created Penji, to solve that graphic design problem for startups and small businesses.” – Johnathan Grzybowski (Cofounder)

Penji’s unique mission

Penji also has a unique mission. The startup plans to be one of the first community conscious startups to plant their flag in Camden NJ. For Penji, being a community conscious startup means giving back to their community on a consistent basis and in ways that truly helps their community. The startup plans to offer jobs and opportunities specifically for students and residents in Camden. Their goal is to hire as many talents as they can from the city with the hope of keeping those talents in Camden. Camden is home to major school institutions such as Rutgers, Rowan, Camden County, and Cooper. Despite having these big names investing in the city, few job opportunities currently exist for students graduating from any of these 4 colleges.

“The only way to successfully revitalize Camden sustainably is if our students are willing to stay in the city and invest in the city themselves. And they can only do that if there are good paying jobs available in Camden. Currently there aren’t many available, and we plan to change that.”- Khai Tran


The startup already hired 4 students from Camden and have plans to hire more as they grow in Camden. Things are definitely looking up for Camden NJ as the interests for startups are growing from surrounding cities. The Camden city has been struggling with bringing in new businesses for the past few decades and many efforts have been put forth to revitalize the city. Things may be different this time around if enough startup companies join Penji in Camden and invest in the city.

Melissa Le (office manager of Waterfront Lab, Camden’s very own co-working space) is optimistic that Camden will be revitalized this time around.

“We’re feeling good about Camden’s revitalization and we know it will be successful if enough key industries get involved. Having major companies such as American Water, Holtec, and Subaru is a great start, however we need more interests from startups and small businesses to make Camden’s growth sustainable.”




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0 – 100 With Peter Hwang CEO of Bite App Inc.



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0 – 100 With Peter Hwang CEO of Bite App Inc. Exclusive interviewed Peter Hwang, current CEO of Bite App Inc., a startup company based in Philadelphia that’s changing the way you discover your next meal.

“Bite is a mobile app that makes deciding what to eat easy by mitigating the time and energy required to evaluate a restaurant dish. It also provides a platform for users to share useful, concise reviews that help improve others’ dining experiences.”


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