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Make Your Mark: The Creative’s Guide to Building a Business with Impact

Make Your Mark: The Creative’s Guide to Building a Business with Impact
Published November 18, 2014 by Behance Team
Are you ready to “make a dent in the universe”? As a creative, you no longer have to take a backseat. In fact, stepping up and embracing entrepreneurship is the fastest route to impact. But where do you start? And what sets the businesses that succeed apart?

To find out, we asked the entrepreneurs and designers behind the world’s most creative companies like Google X, Warby Parker, Facebook, O’Reilly Media, Buffer, Contently, and more to share their startup wisdom in our brand-new 99U book, Make Your Mark.

Inside you’ll find best practices for launching a purpose-driven business, refining your product, delighting you customers, inspiring your team—and ultimately—making something that matters.

Whether you’re about to launch a new company or are considering how to retool an existing business, our hope is that Make Your Mark will offer you fresh thinking, practical advice, and the moxie to get out there and make an impact.

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Quotes from the Book:

"Innovation starts with enthusiasts." —Tim O’Reilly


"Don't just invent something, fix something." —Emily Heyward


"Ask: How can we become a cause and not just a company?" —Warren Berger


"The best businesses aren’t profit-driven or even product-driven; they’re purpose-driven." —Jocelyn K. Glei


"Great product creators aren’t just makers; they are also stewards." —Scott Belsky


"The most important thing you can do to gain allies and attention is to produce good work." —Chris Guillebeau


"Being human is more than just a good policy. It's more fun." —Sean Blanda


"Tiny considerations make products world-class." —Shane Snow


"How can I put a smile on my audience's face, in lieu of getting in their face?" —SwissMiss


"The first step in living your purpose is to distill it." —Keith Yamashita


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