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Most Memorable Business Q& A

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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 … Continue reading

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Censoring Blog Content Q & A

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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 … Continue reading

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Q & A Changing Your Work or Career Book Limits Topics

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Q: Why does your book focus primarily on physical injury when there are so many forms of disability, such as learning disability or mental health issues? A: Two years ago, I was the fortunate recipient of the Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship. … Continue reading

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Q & A Niche Humor

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Q. What’s the funniest story you have come across? A. Oh, there are a couple of them. The one that makes me laugh easily is an incident involving wildlife expert Jim Fowler. I was watching CNN one afternoon several years ago and … Continue reading

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Q&A: Health Care Business Research

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Q&A: I am interested in starting some kind of business in the healthcare industry. How do I go about finding good leads? A. Narrow your search eventually to a particular field within the profession to review current information in trade journals. … Continue reading

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Q&A: How Long Does It Take To Find A Good Start-Up Idea?

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Q. I have been researching self-employment possibilities but still don’t know what I want to do. How long much time does it usually take to find the right idea? A. It depends on the search strategy that you choose and your motivational … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why Aptitude Testing Isn’t More Popular

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Q: Why is it that many people still don’t know about aptitude testing? A. A simple answer would be to point out that organizations that specialize in the field, such as Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation, Inc., or Career Vision.org are … Continue reading

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Q&A Historical African American Entrepreneurs

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 Good Information Sources  Q.  With the close of Black history month, can you recommend a book that documents  historical minority entrepreneurs, besides those repeatedly mentioned every year? A. For a good book on the subject, check out Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black … Continue reading

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Q&A What Constitutes a Young Succesful Entrepeneur?

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A. The definition of young depends on the point of view of the person or institution using the phrase. For instance, Inc. magazine’s list of  top young entrepreneurs is described as those under age 30.  However, demographers may be referring to … Continue reading

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Q&A Trustworthy Online Grant Info for Startups

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Q. Could you advise me on a resource for free online grant information for small business startups? A.  Use the search term “funding for profit business” at www.grantspace.org Note: You should get 12 matches that provide details on the foundation industry and the grant … Continue reading

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