Archive for March, 2008

Kobold Toys: How a Brick and Mortar Toy Store is Moving to the Web

| March 18, 2008 | 2 Comments
Kobold Toys: How a Brick and Mortar Toy Store is Moving to the Web

The specialty toy store Kobold Toys has been in existence in Panama for the last four years, and is now venturing in the US via the Web. We interviewed Anna Eiras, co-founder of Kobold Toys Online to share her experiences in bringing a new business to the Web.

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Kobold Toys: Home-Based Mom Launching a New Online Toy Store

| March 16, 2008 | 0 Comments
Kobold Toys: Home-Based Mom Launching a New Online Toy Store

A former colleague of mine who have left the workforce to be a full time mom to her kids has recently launched a unique specialty toy store. Ana Eiras, together with her partner Carmina Valdizan, are bringing to the Web a different kind of toy store called Kobold Toys. Kobold Toys brings its customers not […]

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Banu Ozden, Starting a Business After Cancer Diagnosis

| March 11, 2008 | 2 Comments
Banu Ozden, Starting a Business After Cancer Diagnosis

When people are diagnosed with cancer, some panic and wallow in fear; others pray; while many prepare themselves physically and emotionally for the battle ahead. Some will start doing the things they’ve always wanted to do but never did, like travel to some exotic land. But not Banu Ozden. When she heard that she had […]

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Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

| March 1, 2008 | 3 Comments
Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Financial Post has an interesting article entitled “Understanding the psychology of the successful” which lists the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. According to the article, those who succeed in entrepreneurial activities share the following attributes: often relatively comfortable with ambiguity, uncertainty and risk strongly influence events (or self-efficacy) have high levels of work motivation characterized by […]

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