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Jenifer Gifford: Starting a Consignment Sales Business

| September 23, 2010 | 4 Comments
Jenifer Gifford: Starting a Consignment Sales Business

Jenifer Gifford attended several consignment sales and found herself instantly hooked! She loved the hunt for great deals and the fun and excitement of consignment sales. So much so that she started selling, volunteering and organizing these one week events offered twice a year. Learn about organizing consignment sales.

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Sally Chamley: Success in Securing Angel Investor Financing

| September 16, 2010 | 4 Comments
Sally Chamley: Success in Securing Angel Investor Financing

Getting financing to grow a small business is never easy. Small business owner, Sally Chamley, who runs an online luxury home interiors business, was able to secure £300,000 from an angel investor. Learn how she did it, and apply what worked for her in your quest for attracting investors for your business.

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Lane Nemeth: Success in Direct Selling and Multi-Level Marketing

| September 12, 2010 | 4 Comments
Lane Nemeth: Success in Direct Selling and Multi-Level Marketing

Lane Nemeth is one of the most successful woman entrepreneurs today. She founded Discovery Toys in 1978, a direct sales business of educational and fun toys for children, growing it to more than $100 million in sales. Now, she heads Petlane, another direct sales business, this time focusing on the pet industry. Learn about her road to success.

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Yue-Sai Kan: Success in Building Her Personal Brand

| September 1, 2010 | 2 Comments
Yue-Sai Kan: Success in Building Her Personal Brand

A Chinese-American, Yue-Sai Kan is often described as the most famous woman in China. China’s equivalent of Oprah and Martha Stewart combined; Yue-sai enjoys massive personal fame and success. Learn about this television personality, entrepreneur and humanitarian.

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Georgette Blau: Success in the Entertainment-Themed Tour Business

| August 24, 2010 | 0 Comments
Georgette Blau: Success in the Entertainment-Themed Tour Business

Georgette Blau hedged her bets that there is a big market for travelers and tourists alike that want to see the New York landmarks and places used in the movies and television shows. Learn how Blau got the idea for starting entertainment-themed tours of New York locations from movies and television shows.

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IdeaPaint: How an Innovative Product Came to Market

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments
IdeaPaint: How an Innovative Product Came to Market

In 2002, three college classmates stumbled on the idea of turning walls and other smooth surfaces into dry erase writing surfaces. Their business, IdeaPaint, was born. Today, corporate offices to schools and homes are using their special paint to improve collaboration and creativity. Learn how these 20-somethings started their business and developed a highly innovative product.

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Jessica A. Zambarano: Starting a Coaching and Personal Assistance Business

| August 20, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jessica A. Zambarano: Starting a Coaching and Personal Assistance Business

Jessica Zambarano saw the rise of the virtual assistance, business coaching and personal coaching businesses. She started her business Personal Assist U more than six years ago, providing coaching and business development services for personal assistants and virtual assistants. She hedged her bets that these businesses will catch on, and she was right! We talked with Jessica about her experiences and learnings thus far from running her business.

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Marion Gold: Turning a Jewelry Design Hobby into a Business

| August 1, 2010 | 10 Comments
Marion Gold: Turning a Jewelry Design Hobby into a Business

Detours in life sometimes present new opportunities. After the death of her parents, Marion Gold dabbled in jewelry design, which was a passion of her mother. She initially thought that jewelry design will just be her hobby. We talked with Marion about how she started her jewelry design business, and the challenges she’s currently facing.

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Liz Lange: Success in Fashion Design

Liz Lange: Success in Fashion Design

The massive success of Liz Lange, founder of the designer maternity line that carries her name, is a result of Lange’s predisposition to following her instincts.

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Laurie Meyers: Success in the Online Coupon Business

| May 20, 2010 | 1 Comment
Laurie Meyers: Success in the Online Coupon Business

With the economic downturn, consumers tightening their budgets have turned to the Internet to get coupons to save money. That’s good news for entrepreneurs like Laurie Meyers, with her CouponSense.com, a website that takes the hard work out of coupon clipping.

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