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Products from Brilliant Young Inventors

| February 22, 2006 | 0 Comments
Products from Brilliant Young Inventors

I am always in awe of anyone who can invent a product — more so when the inventor is a young kid! The By Kids for Kids website showcases several products invented by young children from ages 6 (!!!) to 12. I remember I was a lot of things when I was 10, but inventing […]

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Connecticut Success Stories

| February 16, 2006 | 0 Comments
Connecticut Success Stories

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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Milton Hershey: Rich Life of a Chocolate Tycoon

| January 6, 2006 | 1 Comment
Milton Hershey: Rich Life of a Chocolate Tycoon

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

| January 2, 2006 | 2 Comments
Artelatinoh.com: Finding their Niche in the Hispanic Market

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

| January 1, 2006 | 0 Comments
Craig Ridenhour: Most Innovative Entrepreneur of the Year

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?

| December 26, 2005 | 0 Comments
Are Your Mistakes Preventing Your Business to Succeed?

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

| December 23, 2005 | 2 Comments
Will Your Next Mistake be Fatal? A Book Summary

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

| December 21, 2005 | 0 Comments
Garage Success Stories

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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Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!

| December 11, 2005 | 0 Comments
Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!

Aristotle once said, “Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.” We’ve been taught that the single most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. Having a goal keeps our mind focused on that goal, and allows us […]

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The Changing Mindset of Women when Shopping

| December 6, 2005 | 0 Comments
The Changing Mindset of Women when Shopping

According to the website FrankaboutWomen.com, women’s shopping behavior is changing. Women are doing more comparison shopping. They are more aggressively looking for sales. They’re spending more conservatively due to concerns about the economy. And they’re more likely buying necessity items rather than “frivolous” items. Their studies also point out that retail therapy is on rise […]

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