April 2014

Career Changer Chooses Winning Restaurant Concept

Old Skool Cafe An eatery with a different twist is a feature from time to time on the PBS restaurant review program Check Please! Bay Area.! And a recent segment featured Old Skool Cafe, not your typical supper club. Started by a former corrections officer to help youth avoid crime, the cafe is not based […]

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Lessons From Dale Carnegie’s Biographer

Professor Steven Watts History Professor Steven Watts offers an insightful and revealing look at the rags to riches “perky” guru of the self-help movement in American culture. But the presentation is not merely an educational piece about Dale Carnegie, it’s a highly skillful presentation by a book author. And even the introduction may leave you […]

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Highlights 2014 Black Writers Conference New York

Booktv.org Publishing Industry Panel. Business insider’s talk about challenges and the impact of the Web on aspiring writers, small independent bookstores, and other members of the industry. And the audience Q & A provides further glimpses into interesting examples of people who venture into different forms of writing and marketing their work. Literature Panel Poet, […]

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Finding Your Niche Book Bonus

New Kindle Format 2 Books in One Available fall 2014 Update: Software and formatting issues have delayed Kindle upload until fall. Finding Your Niche: Discover…  Newly revised and available free through the Kindle lending library, 241 pages, ISBN 978-0-9831539-3-1  will include Lawyers Who Become Entrepreneurs   Hits: 120

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When Government Regulations Halt Entrepreneurial Plans

TV Industry & FCC Ruling Regardless of political leaning, the recent C-Span interview with TV station owner Armstrong Williams has two major takeaway lessons: Changes in federal regulations, state or local law can put an entrepreneur in any industry out of business. So always having a backup plan is key. In this case, new Federal […]

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Most Memorable Business Q& A

Q. What is the Most Memorable Business You Have Encountered? A. If you mean jaw-dropping unforgettable, it would have to be a designer I learned about while editing Changing Your Work or Career. An accidental gunshot by an acquaintance at an LA party blinded him permanently.. He went through challenging times. But he embarked on a […]

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Censoring Blog Content Q & A

Q: Have you ever decided not to pursue research on a niche topic? A. Yes. I had planned to write about the entrepreneurial film Sunshine Cleaners but  realized quickly during the preliminary fact gathering, that I did not want to learn the gritty details about businesses that specialize in crime scene cleanup…. And I had […]

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