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Kathy Gendel: Success in the Undergarment Business

| April 12, 2008 | 15 Comments
Kathy Gendel: Success in the Undergarment Business

Ever watched QVC? One of QVC’s best selling products is Breezies Intimates, a line of undergarments created by Kathy Gendel. Breezies Intimates is a wide range of undergarments sold exclusively by QVC. What sets the Breezies apart is the patented fabric used in panties and bra linings. More than underwear-as-sexy-objects pitch like Victoria Secret, Breezies […]

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PowerHomeBiz Small & Home Business Blog: Mom Entrepreneurs: 10 Rules for Doing Business

| April 12, 2008 | 3 Comments
PowerHomeBiz Small & Home Business Blog: Mom Entrepreneurs: 10 Rules for Doing Business

Mom Entrepreneurs: 10 Rules for Doing Business Very informative rules for doing business from Kim Levine, a successful woman entrepreneur and Wuvit’s inventor.

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Eureka Moment: Kim Levine, Creator of Wuvit

| April 1, 2008 | 1 Comment
Eureka Moment: Kim Levine, Creator of Wuvit

Great business ideas are everywhere — if you’re willing to look closely. Kim Levine, invented Wuvit, which are little bags that comes in various patterns and provides soothing penetrating moist heat. She describes her eureka moment in her book “Mommy Millionaire: How I Turned My Kitchen Table Idea into a Million Dollars and How You […]

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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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Brenda Dronkers: Finding Success with Inflatable Party Spaces

| January 31, 2008 | 2 Comments
Brenda Dronkers: Finding Success with Inflatable Party Spaces

Sometimes the best business ideas are just around us — if you know where to look. Brenda Dronkers, founder of the inflatable party place Pump It Up http://www.pumpitupparty.com/index.htm, got the inspiration for her business in her church’s fall festival in 1999. She was then a California mother of three who struggled to make ends meet […]

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Debbie Weiner: Interior Design for Budget Conscious Families

| January 27, 2008 | 0 Comments
Debbie Weiner: Interior Design for Budget Conscious Families

As a small business, you can’t offer everything to everyone. Hence, niche targeting has been an effective a strategy used by many small businesses to succeed. With more limited resources, you can offer better products or service if you concentrate on a smaller (but profitable) market that the giants of your industry has overlooked. This […]

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Ashley Qualls: 17-Year Old Success Story

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments
Ashley Qualls: 17-Year Old Success Story

One of the most interesting success stories of 2007 is Ashley Qualls, only 17 years of age but has already built a million dollar website. Her site, WhateverLife .com offers free MySpace page layouts giving her main target audience — young girls — the ability to change their MySpace pages using Ashley’s flowers, hearts, celebrities […]

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11 Simple Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship

| October 20, 2007 | 0 Comments
11 Simple Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship

According to the new book “Beat the System” by Robert W. MacDonald (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; October 2007) the key to becoming an entrepreneur lies in the implementation of basic concepts and, there are only 11 simple secrets to learn to make it happen. Here are the secrets to successful entrepreneurship: Secret 1: Build […]

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