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Connecticut Success Stories

Connecticut Success Stories

| February 16, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Connecticut Licensing Info Center has several success stories on their site. The write-ups are short, but there are a lot of gems that you can pick up from the various entrepreneurs featured. The featured entrepreneurs are: All-Wayz Transport, LLC (William Buono, success story in the automobile transport or towing business) Aunti Dawn’s Bake Shoppe, […]

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Kimberly Mann: How to Start a Virtual Assistant Business

Kimberly Mann: How to Start a Virtual Assistant Business

| February 1, 2006 | 2 Comments

Administrative assistants, secretaries and executive assistants are seeing new opportunities on the Web with the rise of the virtual assistants. Virtual assistants provide the same services administrative assistants may do – except that everything is done over the Web. Virtual assistants provide services such as word-processing, event planning, and handling other office chores over the […]

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Kimberly Mann: How to be a Virtual Assistant (Part 2)

Kimberly Mann: How to be a Virtual Assistant (Part 2)

| January 19, 2006 | 3 Comments

Kimberly Mann of Hatfield, PA, a founding member of Women’s Business Forum, is one of those who saw the growth potential of the virtual assistance business. Learn how to market a virtual assistance business.

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Kimberly Mann: How to be a Virtual Assistant

Kimberly Mann: How to be a Virtual Assistant

| January 19, 2006 | 19 Comments

Kimberly Mann of Hatfield, PA, a founding member of Women’s Business Forum, is one of those who saw the growth potential of the virtual assistance business.

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Milton Hershey: Rich Life of a Chocolate Tycoon

Milton Hershey: Rich Life of a Chocolate Tycoon

| January 6, 2006 | 1 Comment

The great industrialists of yesteryears are some of the most interesting entrepreneurs. They mostly come from a rags-to-riches story, and the creator of Hershey’s chocolates is one of them. SFGate.com has a short review of the new biography by Michael D’Antonio entitled “Milton S. Hershey’s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire and Utopian Dreams.” Part of […]

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Artelatinoh.com: Finding their Niche in the Hispanic Market

Artelatinoh.com: Finding their Niche in the Hispanic Market

| January 2, 2006 | 2 Comments

The Hispanic market is booming, and opportunities abound for entrepreneurs willing to serve this market. Two sisters who immigrated from Dominican Republic saw the potential of the Hispanic market, and decided to create a business focusing on this market. Amelia Martinez-Holt and her sister Pilar launched ArteLatinoh.com, a scrapbooking supplies company offering Hispanic-themed products. Their […]

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Craig Ridenhour: Most Innovative Entrepreneur of the Year

Craig Ridenhour: Most Innovative Entrepreneur of the Year

| January 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

Craig Ridenhour, a cardiovascular ultrasound specialist from Phoenix, Arizona, invented the first-of-its kind cycle that combines the benefits of stair-step exercise systems and a recreational bicycle. His product, called Staircycle, comes in adult and children sizes and can be used indoors or outdoors. By crossing a stair-stepper with a bicycle, he created a product that […]

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Are Your Mistakes Preventing Your Business to Succeed?

Are Your Mistakes Preventing Your Business to Succeed?

| December 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

To continue our discussion of the book “Will Your Next Mistake be Fatal,”the author listed very interesting insights in the last chapter of the book. Some of these insights are definitely worth pondering upon: Fly the airplane: It is easy to get distracted and there are times when you need to have a stern talk […]

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Will Your Next Mistake be Fatal? A Book Summary

Will Your Next Mistake be Fatal? A Book Summary

| December 23, 2005 | 2 Comments

A key element of achieving success in business is making as few mistakes as possible, especially those that can prove fatal to the business. Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr. in his book “Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal? Avoiding the Chain of Mistakes that Can Destroy Your Organization” (Wharton School Publishing, September 28, 2004) shows how […]

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Garage Success Stories

Garage Success Stories

| December 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

What is it with garages that entice success? As pointed out at TelegraphIndia.com, some of the biggest success stories in the field of technology, computing and Web started their businesses from their garages. David Packard and William Hewlett launched Hewlett-Packard Co. in a garage. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started Apple Computer Inc. in the […]

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