Archive for July, 2008

Debra Cohen: Success with Homeowner Referral Network

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments
Debra Cohen: Success with Homeowner Referral Network

If you’re a homeowner, one of the most perplexing challenges is where to find reputable home repair or building contractors, from painters to plumbers to architects. New contractors, on the other hand, also find it difficult to find customers for their services. Debra Cohen launched a profitable home-based niche business with her Home Remedies of […]

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Nicole Simons: A Nutty Success Story with Fortunuts

| July 29, 2008 | 1 Comment
Nicole Simons: A Nutty Success Story with Fortunuts

Some successful business ideas come from childhood. As a child, Nicole Simon’s mom would make her special walnut recipe for friends and co-workers during the holidays. Friends asked for their delectable walnut treats that making it and giving it as holiday gifts became the tradition in their household. They decided to add a fun element […]

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Mandy Haberman: Success with a No-Spill Drinking Cup

| July 25, 2008 | 1 Comment
Mandy Haberman: Success with a No-Spill Drinking Cup

For any parent or guardian of infants and toddlers, keeping your little ones dry while drinking is a challenge, as most sippy cups in the market leak. Mandy Haberman , an award winning English inventor, decided to invent the technology to create a totally non-drip trainer cupy when she saw a toddler spilling blackcurrant juice […]

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11 Simple Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship

| July 25, 2008 | 0 Comments
11 Simple Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship

Whether you own a small business, run a large corporation, or work for someone else, Beat the System provides proven, real-world advice for building an entrepreneurial culture in your entire organization, your department, or even in your individual position.

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Sheri Schmelzer: Earning Millions from Crocs Decorations

| July 23, 2008 | 1 Comment
Sheri Schmelzer: Earning Millions from Crocs Decorations

Crocs are the very popular resin clogs dotted with holes and comes in every color, from pinks to blues to yellows to blacks. They are ugly shoes, but both adults and children love them. In fact, the company grew from $1 million in revenue in 2003 to a projected $322 million in 2007. Given the […]

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Renee Wood: Success in the Bereavement and Sympathy Business

| July 19, 2008 | 0 Comments
Renee Wood: Success in the Bereavement and Sympathy Business

When a love one dies, be it a friend, colleague or family member, cards and flower arrangements are typically given to the family. However, there are many who are looking for alternatives to traditional bereavement cards and flowers, and who are looking for a more personal way to express their feelings. When the father of […]

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Jessica Singer: Success One Deal at a Time with MamaBargains.com

| July 18, 2008 | 2 Comments
Jessica Singer: Success One Deal at a Time with MamaBargains.com

With the economy in the doldrums, everyone needs a little bargain nowadays, especially for families raising little kids. MamaBargains.com is a new online store that offers baby products at least 50% off its retail value (or even up to 80% off in some cases). Read the interview with Jessica Singer, founder of MamaBargains.com

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Successful Entrepreneurs WITHOUT Going to Universities

| July 18, 2008 | 1 Comment
Successful Entrepreneurs WITHOUT Going to Universities

The UK publication Mail Online wrote a very interesting piece listing some of UK’s richest and most successful entrepreneurs — but WITHOUT a college degree. Here’s some of them: Robert Braithwaite is the founder of boat-builder Sunseeker International http://www.sunseeker.com/. He left school at 14 and worked at his father’s engine-servicing company. He borrowed £5,000 and […]

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Kim & Scott Holstein: Success with Gourmet Pretzels

| July 1, 2008 | 2 Comments
Kim & Scott Holstein: Success with Gourmet Pretzels

The most successful businesses are those that are able to spot opportunities — even in the seemingly ordinary things in our every day life. Kim and Scott Holstein were in a supermarket in Wilmette, Chicago looking for unique flavored pretzels. However, all that was offered in the frozen food ailes section was plain salted pretzel. […]

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