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Nurse Turns Entrepreneur with Tottels, Towels for Tots

Nurse gets entrepreneurial inspiration from her family Surgical nurse Neeta Tvelil said she was tired of picking up towels from the bathroom floor. She had three sons within five years and needed to cut down her pickup time and laundry. “I also wanted to make the process of hand washing easy and fun for the kids,” Tvelil...
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Amazon: What’s All The Hubub, Bub?

Hi gang. This is the first of a 2 part series about Amazon and eBay. I'm going to talk about each sites positives and negatives from a large sellers point of view. Please keep in mind that I am a dvd, cd, book, and video game seller - your experience may vary. Side effects include...
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A Printer Cartridge in a Pear Tree?

In just a few days, they (and by they, I, of course, mean the global powers-that-be who control the media’s light holiday feature-type articles) will release their treasured summation of what the 12 Days of Christmas would cost in today’s dollars. I looked over the list. Unless you run a small organic farm and are in...
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The No Bull Prizes for Home Entrepreneurship

It’s that time of year again, time for the Nobel Prizes—a series of awards given to the best and brightest scientific minds. But... excuse me all the way to Oslo and back... did you notice any categories for Home Business Entrepreneurs? Well, then. I would like to award my first-ever No Bull Prizes for Entrepreneurs....
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Unleash Your Passion

I've been lying awake at night... unable to sleep. It'll be 2:00 in the morning and I'll get up and walk around the house, attempting to tame a mind that is racing with ideas. Does this happen to you? To be a true entrepreneur, it should. World-renowned entrepreneurship expert Michael Gerber, author of "The E-myth",...
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An Entrepreneur’s Theory of Relativity: You and “Them”

You gotta love Albert Einstein. Relativity speaking, I'm not sure what he was blessed with more - genius or sense of humor. For example, check out this quote by him: When you sit with a nice girl for two hours you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for...
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Richard Branson’s “Luck”

I just read this in the May 14 issue of The New Yorker and wanted to pass it along. Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Atlantic (and about 130 other "Virgin" brands) says about entrepreneurship: I don't think I am different really from any entrepreneur. You have to stick you neck out on occasion. You have...
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Are you up to it?

A thirst for knowledge is essential for those who truly want to become successful entrepreneurs. As a small business owner, I know the fundamental challenge that every business owner faces: time. "I don't have time to read books, I have too much going on right now", I have said over and over again to my...
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Getting things done

Entrepreneurs are often go-getters; people that can do anything ... for anyone ... and, yes, sometimes overcommit. I recently read David Allen's, Getting Things Done and found it one of the most helpful books I've read in 2007. A quick excerpt on the five phases of project planning: You have an urge to make something...
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Maple Syrup Festival is Entrepreneurship in Action

Tomorrow’s the day!! The annual Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival is here!! What began as a joke for Suzanne and I 15 years ago (she told me that she could never marry a man who ate Log Cabin “syrup” on his pancakes) has turned into an annual obsession. To get to Vermontville, Michigan from Detroit, you...
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Why There’s Hope for Silicon Valley

Last evening I went to a networking event organized by the StartupNation community members from northern California. I had no idea what to expect. I had spent the day in and out of meetings with hotshot techophiles from Silicon Valley, and had heard more references to "Web-2-dot-0" and "agile" and "offshoring" to make my head...
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The true mark of an entrepreneur

Everyone, including us, raves about the first-and-foremost quality of an entrepreneur... you know what it is... PASSION. But alas, that may not be true. Lately, our idea of the true mark of an entrepreneur has evolved. It's actually something else, something that's behind any and all action that an entrepreneur might take - and it's...
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Congratulations to an Entrepreneur

One of our customers was just named Entrepreneur of the Week by Inc.com, the online version of Inc Magazine. We love to see our small-biz customers grow and prosper -- it's why we're here. Congratulations, John! Andrew Field is President of PrintingForLess.com, known by its thousands of happy customers as "America's Print Shop." He works...
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Entrepreneurs vs Business Owners

Is there a difference between an entrepreneur and a business owner? Can you be one and not the other? Or be the other and not the one? Or be neither and still be self employed? Does it make any difference what you are, or probably more importantly, what you call yourself? There's an interesting discussion...
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Britney Spears as an Entrepreneur?

Yes, that is exactly the kind of conversation that goes on sometimes in the StartupNation community forums. And for good reason. It's often the wacky, off the wall, “bend your mind just a little bit” topics that spawn the kind of creativity necessary to make it as an entrepreneur. And entrepreneurs absolutely need to blow...
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My REAL Introduction

This is my first official blog entry EVER. It's true, I have not blogged before, so excuse me if I am off a bit on etiquette, acronyms, etc. After reading my bio that was posted, I thought that a little more detail on me might help you get to know me better. I live in...
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Entrepreneur Word of the Day: Energy

I woke up this morning after only 6 hours of sleep with the most energy I've had in years. Then I had a conversation with an entrepreneur in Las Vegas who manufactures kids energy drinks. Its now late afternoon, I've been running hard all day and I'm still rockin'!! What's up with all this energy??...
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Getting Engaged to Entrepreneurship

Well, it happened again. I had the best intentions to go into management consulting following my recent departure from Charisma Arts, but it seems like I'll be starting another business. Just can't escape it! I was discussing this last night with a new friend who is at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She is a Senior Manager there but...
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What’s REALLY important about being an entrepreneur

We all know the importance of balance in our lives. We've all heard about how nobody at the end of their life wished that they had worked more. (I'm not totally buying that, by the way, but that's a whole 'nother blog) StartupNation's 1st step in the 10 Steps to Open For Business? Create a...
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Story of a young entrepreneur: do what you love

I called my Uncle Jim the other day. Actually I have two Uncle Jims. This one is the Penn State Uncle Jim. You know, he's one of those guys that lives & breathes everything that is Penn State. He and my Aunt Sally live in Annapolis but spend all of their weekends at their home...