Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tips for Budding Entrepreneurs

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Self-Coaching  Developing ways to improve skills and abilities is an important step toward the goal of successful self-employment.  This article discusses self-help methods to achieve goals. Want To Get Ahead? Get To Self-Coaching http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/08/04/want-to-get-ahead-get-to-self-coaching/ Evaluating Potential Ideas Spotting pitfalls in a … Continue reading

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Good/Bad Business Advice for Budding Entrepreneurs

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Beware of Expert Counsel Billionaire Mark Cuban believes “follow your passion” is bad advice for budding entrepreneurs. However, many experts disagree with that argument. Based on my firsthand experience, and researching business and medical data on the ill effects of … Continue reading

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

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Adapting to New Business Trends in the Marketplace Prior to the popularity of the automobile, blacksmiths made a sizeable part of their income from shoeing horses. After the horse and buggy era slowed, many would become auto mechanics, but a … Continue reading

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Biz Quiz

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How Much Do You Know? What group in the working population is more likely to start a business or moonlight? What does Henry VIII have to do with the NASA space program? Star Wars, Harry Potter, American Graffiti, A League of … Continue reading

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Potholes in the Creative Process

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TV Ads Cause Difficulties for Writers Writer-producer Matthew Weiner and David E. Kelly discuss the insane amount of commercials on TV today, and how it disrupts their ability to produce a show. Curious, I decided to survey the amount of ads jammed into … Continue reading

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Q & A – Do You Have Any Tips for New Bloggers?

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A. There’s a ton of how-to information online, some better than others. Some of the key questions that you should know the answer to include the following:  Why do you want to be a blogger? What skills and knowledge do you have … Continue reading

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Starting a Restaurant on a Shoestring

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The Great Food Truck Race The second season of Food Network TVs program inspired many budding restaurant owners short of cash to ease into the industry by starting with a  truck. However, it’s a crowded field, and unless a prospective entrepreneur … Continue reading

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Beaver Eats Apple Farmer out of Business

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Ecology Challenges When a new farmer in the state of Maine went into the Apple farming business, he awakened one morning to find that his entire crop was gone. During the night, a beaver had munched through all the fruit … Continue reading

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Growing Niche in the Food Industry

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Saving Seeds The CEO of Growing Power, during Q & A, pointed out that, with the rising concern over genetically engineered crops, there’s a need for seeds, which have not been altered in the lab. Allen pledged to support startup … Continue reading

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STOMP

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Dispute Launched a Unique Entertainment Company In the 1980s, drummer and street performer Luke Cresswell couldn’t use traditional instruments while performing on public streets, so he began using ordinary items that had a percussive beat. This idea served a number of … Continue reading

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