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Author Archives: Dee Adams

Q & A: How Some Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Crowdfunding Pitfalls

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Q:  Whether Kickstarter or a  competing platform, any advice for someone thinking about crowdfunding a business project? A:  Look beyond the hype.  Investigate the skills and commitment required to succeed in a crowdfunding project. It’s far more involved than you … Continue reading

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Funny Moneywise Lesson from Actor Jamie Foxx

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When actor Jamie Foxx appeared ss a guest coach on the original American Idol, he showed he had the skills of a gifted teacher. Recently, he appeared on Late Night with Stephen Colbert and told a funny story that could be … Continue reading

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Hugh Jackman: Business Warning

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Not even a celebrity can sell a product if it’s not good, said Hugh Jackman recently in a news interview. The entertainer and successful coffee entrepreneur cited two iconic figures who failed at ventures despite fame: Babe Ruth and Frank … Continue reading

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Why Two Young Minority Entrepreneurs Were Arrested at Starbucks

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  Update: This post, which first appeared April 18, 2018, was removed then reposted because of a technical issue. Q: Technology and social movements may help address profiling issues in the consumer marketplace, you noted.Recently, cell phone video went viral after … Continue reading

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Name Game Revisited

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Editor’s note: Portions of this post appeared previously merged with the wrong paragraphs.  The correct copy is reposted below. What industry would you find these items? And what are they? Purple Fiesta Ruby Crescent Russian Banana Purple Peruvian German Butterballs Rose … Continue reading

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Why Creating a Product Name, Brand, or Title is Challenging

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Imagine having the task of creating a name for an ordinary product like carrots. The World Wide Web has greatly increased competition and the need to think all around the box. For instance, a recent search for a title for … Continue reading

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Q&A: Best Industries for Women Entrepreneurs

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Q: Given the Me Too movement and other gender issues es, what industries are best for women with dreams of entrepreneurship? A: In theory, one should pick a field of interest regardless of gender bias within the industry. Identify possible mentors … Continue reading

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Q & A: Aptitudes and Technology

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  Q. Does technology and the internet change aptitudes? A. No, because aptitudes are an innate ability. What does change are tools used to perform tasks and how aptitudes may be used. Dee Adams is the author of Finding Your … Continue reading

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Q & A: Funny or Unusual Business Ideas

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Q: What’s the funniest or most unusual business that you have found or thought up? A. Well, in the funny category that has to be Goat Yoga. Most unusual was a segment on Shark Tank in which the idea involved … Continue reading

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Q & A: How Do I Figure Out My Interests?

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Q: What resource might best help identify all my interests? A. Check out the Interest Assessment on the Virginia Education Wizard site. Larry Ferlazzo.edublogs.org gave it high marks on the cool scale. VA Wizard.org https://www.vawizard.org/wizard/students  Dee Adams is the author … Continue reading

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