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Markus Frind: How to Succeed on the Web

| March 3, 2009 | 14 Comments
Markus Frind: How to Succeed on the Web

Markus Frind is the founder of the highly popular free dating website PlentyofFish.com , which Alexa ranks as #406 in terms of site popularity with more than a billion pageviews a month. Frind started his dating website about 5 years ago with no money, no plan and with scant knowledge of how to run a […]

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Maxine Clark: How Personal Satisfaction and Passion Leads to Success (Build-a-Bear Workshop)

| November 6, 2008 | 1 Comment
Maxine Clark: How Personal Satisfaction and Passion Leads to Success (Build-a-Bear Workshop)

One of the most admirable women entrepreneur in recent years is Maxine Clark, founder of the highly successful Build-a-Bear Workshop. Her Build-a-Bear Workshop, first launched in St. Louis in 1997, has grown to a $474 million business 10 years later. Ms. Clark has an extensive experience in retailing, with 19 years experience in various divisions […]

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Sarah Beatty: At the Forefront of Green Living

| October 19, 2008 | 2 Comments
Sarah Beatty: At the Forefront of Green Living

Green living marketplace is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors today. The eco-friendly or green lifestyle is being embraced by more and more consumers, from personal care products to automobiles to home building and decor and other aspects of living. Sarah Beatty is one of the women at the forefront of the […]

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Kathy Doering: The Importance of Providing Excellent Customer Service

| October 6, 2008 | 1 Comment
Kathy Doering: The Importance of Providing Excellent Customer Service

Why is customer service important, especially for a small business? Kathy Doering, President of market research agency Ann Michaels & Associates, Ltd. http://www.ishopforyou.com/ , shares her views on the importance of customer service to a company. Kathy is well entrenched in the business of customer service as her company offers various market research services such […]

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Design Toscano: Successful Niche Business with its Unique Product Line

| September 27, 2008 | 3 Comments
Design Toscano: Successful Niche Business with its Unique Product Line

One of my favorite online store is Design Toscano , a multichannel retailer of mostly European-inspired gifts, home furnishings and decor. I stumbled upon the store when I was looking for unique wall decors, and I have been extremely pleased with the quality and price of their products so much so that most of the […]

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Heather Murphy Monteith: Success with Baby Disco

| August 14, 2008 | 1 Comment
Heather Murphy Monteith: Success with Baby Disco

Heather Murphy Monteith — a mom, choreographer, modern dancer and caterer — has been looking for alternatives to commercialized activities for her toddler son, Max. She was especially concerned with the lack of healthy foods available, as well as the obvious commercialism with the strategic placements of gift shops at the usual children destinations such […]

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Lesley Mattos: Success from Photo Guest Books

| August 12, 2008 | 4 Comments
Lesley Mattos: Success from Photo Guest Books

Lesley Mattos, a single mother of four kids, spent several decades working in high profile technology companies including Cisco. But a burning desire to try something new led her to quit her lucrative job. On a trip to Italy to take stock of her life and attend a wedding, she stumbled upon an original idea […]

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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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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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