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5411 Empanadas Owners Share Why It’s So Important to Find Perspective When Making Business Decisions

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] “No Man Is an Island”, but sometimes as small business owners we feel like we are deserted on an island – entrenched in our non-stop world of tasks, planning and decisions. Being a small business owner could possibly be one of the most difficult challenges one could ever take on. So...

Shark Tank’s Lori Greiner on Surviving the Turbulent Waters (and Sharks) of Entrepreneurship

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] She might be small in stature and known as the 'Shark with a Heart', but don't be mistaken - Lori Greiner is a fierce entrepreneur who is leaving a huge mark on the entrepreneurial landscape. Having made over sixty deals on ABC's Shark Tank, with well over fifty percent of those closing,...

Hourly Nerd: Turning “That Will Never Work” Into Small Business Success

Hourly Nerd: Turning "That Will Never Work" Into Small Business Success Mark Cuban, self-made billionaire and outspoken Shark Tank investor with a knack for finding and funding promising startups, knows a thing or two about starting and growing businesses. One often-quoted piece of Cuban’s advice is that entrepreneurs should know their core competencies and focus on...

Entrepreneurs Find Success Without the “Shark Tank”

From the Shark Tank to the Trenches: Never Take ‘No’ for an Answer The life of an entrepreneur is full of ups and downs. Not only do you have to fully embrace regular challenges and ambiguity—you must possess unrelenting persistence, belief and focus. And that’s just for the day-to-day operations. However even with all its challenges, entrepreneurship...

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GoodVidio: The Startup Story of Entrepreneur Dimitrios Kourtesis

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]About 10 minutes after landing in Austin, TX for SXSW, I met Dimitrios Kourtesis, CEO and Co-founder of retail video engagement curation platform GoodVidio. GoodVidio is a product that helps online retailers engage and convert their customers, by improving their product pages with high-quality video content that has already been put on social...

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ArborBridge Co-founders Share Three Things To Do When Your Market Is Dominated By Giants

ArborBridge Co-founders Share Three Things To Do When Your Market Is Dominated By Giants It can be difficult in today's competitive business space to rise above all the noise so your product or service can be discovered and heard. It becomes even more difficult when you are not one of the dominate players in your...

Beyond the Lemonade Stand: 7 Kid Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets of Success

Beyond the Lemonade Stand: 7 Kid Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets of Success When talking about kids running businesses, most people think of lemonade stands, delivering newspapers, mowing neighborhood lawns or babysitting. While those are still very common for many, kids today are taking entrepreneurship to a whole new level by creating products and businesses that...

Thriving During the Holidays: How 5 Entrepreneurs Embrace the Unique Seasonal Opportunity

Thriving During the Holidays: How 5 Entrepreneurs Embrace the Unique Seasonal Opportunity For many small businesses, particularly retailers, the holiday season can be a double-edged sword. Often unprepared to compete with the massive big box retailer sales, failing to ramp up staff and inventory sufficiently, or simply not considered the unique holiday sales message, many small businesses find only...

From Service to Startup: Veterans Making Their Way as Small Business Entrepreneurs

From Service to Startup: Veterans Making Their Way as Small Business Entrepreneurs Veterans of our military are one of this nation’s greatest resources. Given much greater responsibility than their civilian counter parts much earlier in their military careers and taught leadership in high-stress and high-stakes situations from the get go, veterans typically exhibit greater maturity...

Operation Supply Drop: Making Fun Where There Is None

Operation Supply Drop: Making Fun Where There Is None Stephen “Shanghai Six” Machuga graduated from Purdue University and its ROTC program in 1998. He served as infantry officer at Fort Bragg where he earned both his Airborne and Ranger tabs. In 2003, while with the Fort Lewis-based 2nd Infantry Division out of Washington, he was...

Captain Charlie Plumb: Winning Through Adversity

Captain Charlie Plumb: Winning Through Adversity Lessons from A Navy Fighter Pilot and P.O.W Captain Charlie Plumb graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Plumb was shot...

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