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It is time for my tea interest to grow into a hobby business with the potential of becoming a real residual income in the long-run... One of the tools that will help me facilitate the op Read More
These days, your online Internet reputation is your reputation. Of course, having no reputation is usually better than a bad one, but don’t wait for someone else to establish a good one for you. It’s time for every business and business person to proactively create a positive presence, before someo Read More
More and more entrepreneurs are hearing about the successful graduates and investors queued behind a few well-known startup incubators, including Y Combinator, TechStars, and the Founder Institute. They dream of appearing at the door, with their idea on the back of a napkin, and popping out a few m Read More
Entrepreneurs are usually highly creative and innovative, but many innovative people are not entrepreneurs. Since it takes a team of people to build a great company, the challenge is to find that small percentage of innovative people, and then nurture the tendency, rather than stifle it. Read More
Small Business Express, episode 21:

Has anyone ever told you, “you’re so great at (insert skill), you should start a business!”
These words, though innocent, have paved the road to more failed business ventures than any recession, depression or economic downturn ever has.
Encouragement from fr Read More
We’ve launched Secrets of Success, a new weekly interview series here at’s Small Business Forum. I’ve asked some of the smartest, most innovative, most Read More
Have you noticed that more companies beg you to participate in their business today? It started with an email survey on your last stay at their hotel, but now includes requests for online product reviews, to social media input on the design of future products. They do it because engaged customers b Read More
In reality, so-called “Founder’s” shares are simply common stock, issued at the time of startup incorporation, for a very low price, and normally allocated to the multiple initial players commensurate with their investment or role. But that’s only the beginning of the story. Read More
Consider for one moment that we lose 60% of our body’s energy to escaped heat. Imagine what an athlete could do if this energy could somehow be conserved. To bring such a vision into reality, 1st Round Athletics teamed up with a 3rd-party research team to develop energyDNA®. Read More

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