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Music to Guide You from Incorporation to Success

By IncNow | Published December 30, 2014

shutterstock_112822438Finding inspiration in lyrics and energy in the rhythm can get entrepreneurs moving. Perhaps you are looking for songs or a playlist that can serve as a business start-up soundtrack for when you file a Delaware LLC to become your own boss! These songs cover everything from inspiration to innovation and should help fuel your marketing, management and customer service plans. In the words of André 3000, “git up, git out and git somethin’.”

PHASE I – DREAM
1. Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained – Gerald Nelson
      • Overcome fears, go out on a limb, and take risks. Courage.
2. Independent Women, Pt. I – Destiny’s Child
      • Anyone can do it! Be your own boss. Make your own money. Make your own destiny.
3. Can’t Hold Us Down – Christina Aguilera
      • Don’t let others hold you back.
4. Winds of Change – Scorpions
      • Dreams and ideas
5. Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles
      • Disruptors + New technology = Innovation

PHASE II – LAUNCH
6. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
      • Motivation: Jump in before you know how to swim.
7. Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
      • Fired up!
8. Money – Pink Floyd
      • Finding start-up capital – Family + Friends + Kickstarter

PHASE III – EVOLVE
9. Learning to Fly – Pink Floyd
      • Putting the ideas together
10. Overnight Success – Zane Williams
      • Business plan & serendipity & figuring it out as you go along – learning on the job

PHASE IV – MATURE
11. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
      • Challenges – loneliness
12. Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
      • Competition & cold world
13. The Fixer – Pearl Jam
      • Finding solutions to problems
14. Our House – Madness
      • Setting culture and values…not sinking to lowest common denominator

PHASE V – DELIVER
15. Running Down a Dream – Tom Petty
      • Getting a second wind
16. Running on Empty – Jackson Browne
      • Keeping the dream alive when the thrill is gone
17. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
      • Lonesome pursuit to win
18. Drive – Incubus
      • Embracing challenges and driving on
19. Lose Yourself – Eminem
      • Opportunities to grow
20. Going the Distance – Cake
      • Putting in late nights, weekends, holidays
21. Obsession – Animotion
      • Endless pursuit

PHASE VI – REGROUP
22. Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Takin’ Care of Business
      • Administering the business (Buy office supplies)
23. Misery (Frustrated Incorporated) – Soul Asylum
      • Unhappy moments and problems
24. Keep the Customer Satisfied – Simon and Garfunkel
      • Keeping eye on the customer
25. Customer – Raheem DeVaughn
      • Doing whatever it take to do the best job possible
26. One Thing Leads to Another – The Fixx
      • Integrity – Owning up to mistakes and making it right
27. Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins
      • Mending relationships – forgiveness for sacrifices
28. Tempted – Squeeze
      • Keeping the team together

PHASE VII – RELAX
29. Big Time – Peter Gabriel
      • Success and riches
30. Billionaire – Bruno Mars
      • Charity and luxury
31. What is Success – Bonnie Raitt
      • Looking back at sacrifices, family and relationships. Was it worth it? Were there mistakes?
32. My Way – Frank Sinatra
      • Declaring victory for being independent

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