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Q&A: A Lemonade Stand Lesson for Minors Often Overlooked

Q&A: A Lemonade Stand Lesson for Minors Often Overlooked

Q: There have been a lot of news stories about young students setting up lemonade stands but getting shut down by authorities. So how can students with dreams to set up a summertime lemonade stand best to avoid problems? A:  Unfortunately, the aspiring lemonade stand owners who were shutdown may have skipped a key first […]

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

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 is dangerous. I could cite business maximums, such as find a need and fill it, but […]

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Q&A: Best Industries for Women Entrepreneurs

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 and influencers. Investigate industry problems beforehand and create a strategy for navigating potholes. Otherwise, based […]

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Q & A: Aptitudes and Technology

  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 Niche: Discover… Hits: 44

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Q & A: Funny or Unusual Business Ideas

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 mailing messages that were written on potatoes to customers. I still don’t understand that one. […]

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Q & A: What Aspiring Furniture Designer Should Know

  Q. Recently, co-hosts on The Talk discussed the sale of George Clooney’s Tequila company for one billion dollars. The topic was entrepreneurial aspirations. Sara Gilbert of Roseanne fame was revealed to be a talented  furniture designer, aapparently researched the possibility of starting up such a venture. What advice would you have? A.  Saw the […]

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Q & A: What’s Your Favorite TV Sitcom Episode Featuring Entrepreneurship?

Q. What’s your favorite TV sitcom eposide about entrepreneurship? A. Probably  The Honeymooners episode lands in first place. But for a real world look at the challenge of finding a business idea that works, check out the Saved By the Bell episode about a group project for economics class. Frienship bracelets andBuddy Bands was the idea […]

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Q & A: Financial Literacy for Entrepreneurs

  .Q:  What resource would you recommend for teaching beginners about money matters in business? A: The answer would depend on several factors. There is no one size fits all resource. But here is a link for a C-Span Video The Reckoning, by an author and professor of the history of accounting. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/559713059924893504/ Now if your eyes just glazed […]

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Q&A: Breaking into the Greeting Card Industry

Q: What kind of greeting cards might a new artist consider offering to card companies? A  The Web has affected this industry with a sizeable shift to e-greetings instead of traditional snail mail For starters, the Greeting Card Association.org has a tip page. Create a strategy that involves spotting and forecasting significant trends in the […]

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Q and A: How to Find Success in the Food Truck Business

Q: I live in India and plan to buy a food truck with several friends. People are making money selling food. What can I do to ensure success? I am an educated person and have been a tech long enough. A. Highly competitive business… like the Indian Ocean is moist. The easier it is to enter  an […]

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