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4 Online Educational Opportunities for E-Commerce Entrepreneurs

The world of e-commerce is a vast and rapidly changing environment. When entering an industry that is this fast-paced, it is important to be prepared and continually educate yourself about trends, strategies and best practices. Naturally, the internet is rife with courses and classes, many of which are free or very affordable, to help one...
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How to Turn $100 Into $1 Million According to 8 Self-Made Millionaires

Most of us can find ways to save $100. But how do we use that money to boost our finances? We asked eight successful investors, self-made millionaires and advisors at The Oracles to share their ideas on how to turn $100 into $1 million. Invest in something you love “It’s difficult to acquire wealth. You either have to save diligently, make...
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Do Schools Hinder Entrepreneurship?

“Do Schools Kill Creativity?” is one of the most popular TED Talks of all time. In his entertaining and provocative presentation, Sir Ken Robinson says (referring largely to the state of education today) that “..if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. And by the time they get to...
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5 Ways to Refresh Your Business Plan for a Successful 2018

A new year is the perfect time to get a head start on refreshing your business plan. It’s also the perfect time to reflect on the passing year, consider triumphs and failures, and craft new goals while dusting off others which still have some life left in them. Whether you’ve already started on next year’s...
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How to Seek Out Funding as a Young Entrepreneur

I was 27 years old when I had the idea for my business, and 28 when I incorporated the LLC to officially launch. In hindsight, there’s a good chance that my young age actually helped contribute to my early success, but youth can be a double edged sword. Young entrepreneurs are seen by the market...
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8 Helpful Brand Storytelling Tips for B2B Businesses

Are you trying to generate more interest in your business? Why not tell a story? Since the beginning of time, storytelling has been used by leaders and organizations to transmit information, values and ideas from generation to generation. Storytelling is an effective way to communicate your brand values to your customers in a vivid, emotionally rich...
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Education: It Doesn’t Come from School

It's back to school season, and as my son left the house today, it got me thinking about the topic of education. Let's start with my favorite thing, a quote: I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Preach it Mr. Twain, preach it. As a father of a high school student who has...
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Top 5 Successful Start-ups That Have Changed Our Education

Innovative Ideas Changing the Landscape of Education There is a lot of innovation that has been happening to the world right now and some of those innovative ideas are directed towards education. Things that were not thought to be possible before are highly possible now. This is actually a good thing given the fact that...
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What is YOUR money mentality?

The number one reason for business, and personal, failure is the “lack of knowledge” about MONEY! As a successful business owner, running a multi-million dollar retail product placement company, I know first hand how being bad with money can be, and how being cash starved is always fatal. I hate to admit that I did have...
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In Small Business, Is It About College or Training?

Every now and then I get asked or ask the question: what universities could do to prepare their students for a world in business." I was randomly going through articles on Startups at Alltop and came across Is College Worth it For Entrepreneurs? at   Classic, “Top 3,” “Best Of” list below:    1)...