Monthly Archives: December 2012

American Phoenix: How a 19th-Century Entrepreneur Managed Tragedy & Disaster

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When tragedy or disaster strikes a one-person business, he or she may have to cope with the day-to-day responsibilities of entrepreneurial activities solo. In today’s world, experienced business owners who have grappled with these issues recommend sending a message via … Continue reading

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Hidden Business News

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The UnderReported Side of Media Topics In the United States, the economic downturn triggered an increase in employee-owned businesses, but that fact is not widely reported, according to truth.org. And consider Afghanistan: The public does not immediately think entrepreneurial in connection … Continue reading

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Syndicate Kidnaps Prized Turtles

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Conservation Conflict As a child, Eric Goode received a little turtle as a gift, and that began his fascination and love for the animal. Today, he maintains a sanctuary for turtles and travels the world as a conservationist for a … Continue reading

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Finding Your Niche eBook

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Versus Other Entrepreneurial Books Finding Your Niche is designed solely to help you uncover the right venture. Small business books and classes are geared to help you start-up an enterprise when you already have an idea in mind. If you are considering self-employment, … Continue reading

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The Suprising Ability of General George Armstrong Custer

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  Historians remember General Custer for his daring exploits and the disastrous end at the Battle of Little Big Horn inMontanain the 1876. George Custer was known for his kinetic personality, he could not keep still. And he graduated at … Continue reading

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Assessing Risk of Self-Employment Versus Traditional Employment

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb Former financial trader, best-selling author and professor of risk engineering at NYU’s Polytechnic Institute, Nassim Taleb uses the story of two brothers, one a self-employed taxi cab driver and the other a corporate employee to illustrate how a … Continue reading

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Q&A What Constitutes a Young Succesful Entrepeneur?

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A. The definition of young depends on the point of view of the person or institution using the phrase. For instance, Inc. magazine’s list of  top young entrepreneurs is described as those under age 30.  However, demographers may be referring to … Continue reading

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The Private Prison Industry

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& Social Conscience At first glance, the topic of prison reform and drug policy would seem better suited to a political science class, but a recent gritty discussion illustrates several aspects of a major social, political, and cultural issue, and the billion-dollar … Continue reading

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Home-Based Eco Entrepreneuring

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Alpaca                  Kristan Davis on The Talk explains and shows how a simple idea  creates economic empowerment for women in countries like Peru using an animal uniquely suited for the geography of certain parts … Continue reading

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