How to Validate Your Business Ideas Effectively – Without Spending a Fortune

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison One of the most prolific and successful inventors in history was not averse to coming up with a few ideas that just didn’t work. Modern entrepreneurs face a similar dilemma, coming up with thousands of business ideas that just aren’t […] Share and Enjoy ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Barnes Properties

Barb Getty is the sole owner of Barnes Properties in Indianapolis, IN. She’s a real estate investor, landlord/author (see attached cover art) but real estate investing wasn’t part of the plan … she was a stay at home mom of three teenagers when her 17-year-old son was killed in a car accident. Her daughters were […] Share and Enjoy ...

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How to respond when your family asks for money – My story

Almost four years ago I wrote an article that has had a profound impact on my readers. Since the beginning it has consistently been the most read – and most commented on article in my career. While I did spend a lot of thought, time, and effort writing the article, never in my wildest dreams […] Share and Enjoy ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Complete Computer Services

Izzy Goodman started Complete Computer Services almost ten years ago while working a full-time job at CBS Television. It was actually begun as a hobby: he built a website to discuss safety online. As the number of visitors increased, he offered some items to help defray his costs. Most of them were drop-shipped directly from […] Share and Enjoy ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – BottledUpDesigns.com

This week’s entrepreneurial story is about Laura Bergman, the creator of Bottled Up Designs. Tell us about your company I have lived all my live in the Pennsylvania Amish Country. A life-long passion of mine has been digging and collecting antique glass and bottles reclaimed from the beautiful wooded habitats and rural farmlands where I […] Share and Enjoy ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Fatpacking

Steve Silberberg is the founder of Fatpacking, a business that combines his passion of backpacking and fitness. Steve, tell us in your own words about Fatpacking and why you got started Backpacking is my passion. For years, my vacations consisted of backpacking and hiking. Whenever I’d return to my corporate job, I noticed that my […] Share and Enjoy ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – West Coast Aerial Photography

Mark Holtzman was in the sales industry for over 20 years and, in the late 90s, he began to realize he had reached a glass ceiling. In early 2000, Mark was sitting at the dinner table with his wife discussing his hobbies: photography and flying (general aviation). Mark started thinking “I wonder if I could […] Share and Enjoy ...

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Entrepreneur Stories – For Orchestra

Walt Ribeiro is a 27 year old composer who started For Orchestra, a company that arranges pop songs for orchestra. Walt started his company while on unemployment after he got laid off in 2009. His unemployment checks helped him survive while launching his business, and now he has arranged Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, and more. […] Share and Enjoy ...