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Economic, Social, Cultural, and Community Ties to Food

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Interesting 2015 PBS special includes segments on youth activity and skill set with an iconic comfort food., and how the economic downturn of 2008 inspired small business and home-based businesses startups. Highlights from more than 10 states include unique family … Continue reading

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Q & A: What Is the Single Most Important Thing One Should Know Before Launching a Startup?

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A: There isn’t a simple answer to your question. Imagine embarking on a kayak trip across unfamiliar territory. What one thing would you take? Food, water, warm clothing, camping equipment, cell phone? Point being, narrowing the answer to one thing … Continue reading

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When Using Numbers to Measure Success May be Mistake

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C The Tyranny of Metrics by Professor Jerry Muller. Eye opening book talk with Q&A reveals how fixation on numbers stifles innovation, imitative, and motivation in different fields. C-span.org https://www.c-span.org/video/?441850-2/the-tyranny-metrics Dee Adams is the author of Finding Your Niche: Discover…

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Cool Entrepreneur Stories in the News

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Mr. Reggie… Kron4.com https://www.kron4.com/news/police-called-on-12-year-old-cutting-neighbor-s-grass-now-his-business-is-booming-1/1273890250 Underwater Dog… https://www.kron4.com/news/national/world-renowned-underwater-photographer-creates-unique-dog-portraits/1277867889 PBS.org New Mexico Fantasyland https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-this-artist-fantasyland-became-a-new-mexico-moneymaker Dee Adams is the author of Finding Your Niche:Discover…

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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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