"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Tweet I hear a lot of excuses from people as to why they aren’t profitable or why they can’t get a business up and running online.  It’s the same story different day.  For years people have been guilty of procrastination and excuses.  It’s part of our make-up, it’s in our DNA.  It’s only when we […]

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Small Biz Davids vs. Goliath

July 21, 2010 by  
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Tweet Small Biz Davids vs. Goliath Can’t compete with the big guys? Meet three small companies – a book publisher, a hotel chain, and a doughnut maker – that can. By Jessica Shambora From Fortune.com BLURB VS. RODALE The challenge: Will established authors embrace Blurb’s online platform over traditional book publishers like Rodale? What they did: […]

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So You Want to Be Your Own Boss…

Tweet So You Want to Be Your Own Boss… 8 tips to get you going, even if you don’t know where to start By Tamara Monosoff From Entrepreneur.com If you want to start a business but don’t know where to start, don’t worry–you are not alone. In fact, given the new economic reality of our time, […]

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How to Create an Overnight Success

July 21, 2010 by  
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Tweet How to Create an Overnight Success Natalie Zaun just wanted to make a few extra bucks. What she got is a six-figure business that just keeps growing. By Natalie Zaun From Entrepreneur.com While chasing kids around the kitchen in the fall of 2006, a friend and I decided we wanted to do more than […]

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Harry Potter and Personal Branding

July 20, 2010 by  
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Tweet Harry Potter and Personal Branding By Nick Nanton and J.W. Dicks From Fast Company The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Studios Orlando June 18 and the studio is reporting rising attendance and guest spending. This is of particular significance since Universal’s theme park attendance had been hurt by the global recession […]

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Why Morning People Rule the World

July 15, 2010 by  
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Tweet Why Morning People Rule the World Morning people are more proactive – and therefore more successful in their professional lives — according to new research. By Courtney Rubin From Inc.com To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, the morning people are different from you and me – or so says new research. Early birds are more […]

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Becoming an Entrepreneurial Expat

July 15, 2010 by  
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Tweet Becoming an Entrepreneurial Expat Thinking of launching a business abroad? Here’s what you need to know. By Michelle Goodman From Entrepreneur.com After working in Mexico City as a manufacturer’s representative for two years, Elizabeth Helsley thought about returning to her hometown of San Diego to start her own company. Then she ran the numbers […]

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Video: TED Talk: Business model based on happiness

July 15, 2010 by  
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Tweet From TED Talks Hotelier Chip Conley shares with TED audiences how his company embraced happiness in its business model. Inspired by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need and a Buddhist king, Conley learned the importance and value of “the intangible of happiness.”

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Business Tips from Small-Town USA

July 14, 2010 by  
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Tweet Business Tips from Small-Town USA By Kasey Wehrum From Inc.com Survival stories from rural entrepreneurs. From the pages of The Oklahoman comes a reminder to big-city entrepreneurs that their rural counterparts may operate under a different set of circumstances, but they still have some important lessons to teach on how to run a business. […]

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Video: Wise Words from Financier Jim Rogers

July 13, 2010 by  
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Tweet Wise Words from Financier Jim Rogers From Fortune Online

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