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What Some Students Should Know About the Marketplace

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Students should learn more about navigating the marketplace for their own protection. Innocent middle, even elementary age students may find themselves center stage in a nightmare they can’t process. One case in point: The recent news story of 9-year old, … Continue reading

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Foresight: One Thing Every Gig Worker or Aspiring Entrepreneurs Must Not Overlook

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Whether able-bodied worker or freelancer, Michael Finney’s consumer report on a potential downside of the gig economy is an important reminder. And underscored by two sobering experiences noted in links below. References AC7KGo Potential downside of the gig economy https://abc7news.com/careers/potential-downfalls-to-picking-up-side-jobs-for-extra-cash/4145567/ … Continue reading

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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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