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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: Moving from One Successful Business to Another

| February 2, 2008 | 51 Comments
Brenda Dronkers: Moving from One Successful Business to Another

Brenda Dronkers made her mark by starting the highly successful inflatable party place for kids called Pump It Up that grew into a $55 million dollar business with 160 franchises. Now she is ready to face a new challenge with a new clothing line called Thriving Ink.

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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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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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Success Story: John Scharffenberger

| October 9, 2007 | 1 Comment
Success Story: John Scharffenberger

It is refreshing to read about the ingredients of a person’s entrepreneurial success. U.S. News and World Report has a very interesting article, albeit last year, on John Scharffenberger, who founded several businesses including wines and gourmet chocolates. He co-founded Scharffen Berger chocolate with Robert Steinberg, the leading American fine-chocolate brand out there in the […]

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Winning Strategies to Succeed in the Real Estate Business

| April 27, 2007 | 2 Comments
Winning Strategies to Succeed in the Real Estate Business

In the book “The Peebles Principles,” real estate developer R. Donahue Peebles shares the winning strategies of his highly successful entrepreneurial career. Peebles is the Chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, a real estate development company with portfolio that includes four-star hotels, luxury and commercial properties in Washington DC, San Francisco, Las Vegas and […]

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Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

| April 23, 2007 | 3 Comments
Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

I have received a copy of the book of Barbara Carey, a successful inventor-entrepreneur who have made millions from products such as hair tools/accessories Hairagami, Motivation Mirror, feminine protection products Dittie, and Friendship Bracelets. She is one of those success stories that we all love to hear — turning a shoestring startup capital of only […]

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Norine Dagliano: Success in the Resume Writing Field

| March 6, 2007 | 1 Comment
Norine Dagliano: Success in the Resume Writing Field

One of the stories we are working on right now is that of Norine Dagliano, Owner of resume writing and job search company called ekm Inspirations http://www.ekminspirations.com/. Norine’s story is interesting: she did not start her career until later in life. A full-time housewife, she suddenly became a single parent at the age of 33. […]

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Nancy Jarecki: Success with an Unconventional Beauty Product

| February 24, 2007 | 3 Comments
Nancy Jarecki: Success with an Unconventional Beauty Product

The best business ideas sometimes come from the most seemingly mundane problems — and providing the means to address them. Nancy Jarecki was in a hair salon in Rome when she noticed that some women after having their hair colored would linger at the door, only to leave when given small doggie bags. Asking one […]

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