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Closing Loops: 7 Keys to Small Business Success

Closing Loops: 7 Keys to Small Business Success

| August 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

  What is the secret to small business success? According to the book “Loops: The Seven Keys to Small Business Success” by Dr. Mile Chaet and Dr. Stephen Lundin, success in business is all about closing loops – the right loops. The book follows the summer-long study of Tony, a business student assigned by his […]

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How to Run a Successful Home Business

How to Run a Successful Home Business

| July 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

Many people underestimate the skill, discipline, perseverance and huge adjustments that need to be made when you decide to start a home business. They think it is so easy; so simple. Afterall, how hard is it to work in your pajamas? Working from home and starting or running a home business is NOT easy.  Many […]

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Business Idea: Taxi Service for Women, By Women

Business Idea: Taxi Service for Women, By Women

| July 29, 2009 | 6 Comments

Entrepreneurs across the globe have recognized the business potential in offering secure transportation options for women. Women-only transportation companies are gaining ground in countries such as the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, among others. Women are looking for a more secure and uneventful ride to their destinations, particularly taxis. There are many cases of women […]

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Laura Wellington: Success in Children’s Entertainment Business

Laura Wellington: Success in Children’s Entertainment Business

| July 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

The inspiration to start a business can come from anywhere, even from tragedy. Laura Wellington, a seasoned entrepreneur running two successful IT businesses, was inspired to start a children’s entertainment company when she was hit with a double dose of tragedy: the death of her husband and the sad events of September 11, 2001. Without any prior experience in children’s entertainment, Laura took a huge leap into an industry far beyond her comfort zone and started the Giddy Gander Company with the delightful The Wumblers characters.

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Candace Nelson: Sweet Success with Cupcakes

Candace Nelson: Sweet Success with Cupcakes

| April 15, 2009 | 13 Comments

Sometimes success can be found only after changing career directions.
Candace Nelson was a former investment banker who realized, after losing her job in the dot-com bust, that her life’s passion is baking. Candace then traded her suits to a baker’s uniform and found culinary success with her cupcakes.

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Lisa Rudes-Sandel: Success in Niche Jeans Market

Lisa Rudes-Sandel: Success in Niche Jeans Market

| March 14, 2009 | 79 Comments

Lisa Rudes Sandel had tried different types of diets and exercise, but she could not flatten her stomach. Hence, she was often pushed to buying jeans three sizes bigger to find one that fit her body. Instead of complaining, this daughter of the founder of a popular women’s denim and sportswear label (St. Germain) saw a busines opportunity. In 2003 with her sister Leslie, she started a company called Not Your Daughter’s Jeans creating jeans for women over 40 with womanly bodies. A name thought out by her father, Rudes-Sandel jeans line is for the often-ignored baby boomer women, not for the waif-thin young girls and perfect-bodied glamazons.

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Markus Frind: How to Succeed on the Web

Markus Frind: How to Succeed on the Web

| March 3, 2009 | 14 Comments

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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Earvin "Magic" Johnson: 32 Ways to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Earvin "Magic" Johnson: 32 Ways to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

| February 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Magic Johnson was a famous NBA basketball player who has made a highly successful transition from sports to business. Since leaving NBA, he has started several businesses focusing mostly on densely populated yet underserved urban communities. Today Magic Johnson Enterprises is a multimillion dollar company. In his book “32 Ways to be a Champion in Business,” he shares the lessons he has learned as he stumbled and succeeded in his business journey.

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Catherine Patton: Business Ideas Come from Everyday Needs

Catherine Patton: Business Ideas Come from Everyday Needs

| November 9, 2008 | 3 Comments

Catherine Patton, founder of Patton Medical Devices, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2001. As a result, she is now faced with the daily struggle of effectively managing her disease. Using injection therapy, Ms. Patton quickly grew tired of giving herself an injection each time she needed insulin. The multiple daily injections often left […]

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

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

| November 6, 2008 | 1 Comment

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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