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Entrepreneurs Who Turned Hobbies into Million-Dollar Businesses

  Kim Lavine started making microwavable pillows as gifts for her kids’ teachers in 2001, assembling them at her kitchen table in Grand Haven, Mich., using a corn kernel filling. Around the same time, her husband lost his job, prompting her to consider turning her pastime into a source of Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/o8P4weMZWWw/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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7 Ways LinkedIn Can Drive More Traffic to Your Website

For online marketers, success usually boils down to two simple things: traffic and conversions. But how does someone cut through all of the noise online to capture the prized attention and fans? One of the best, and often overlooked traffic sources online is LinkedIn. Yes, LinkedIn. The site Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/PZJc67qeyx8/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented by [...]

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Oops, My Bad! 5 Ways Your Business Can Improve by Admitting to Mistakes

  Everyone makes mistakes. No one likes admitting to them. As businesspeople we worry that customers will be intolerant of our missteps and foul-ups. The truth is, though, denying them only magnifies an already awkward situation and ends up hurting your reputation. Handling them right, on the other hand, Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/IsfLicowUgU/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented [...]

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Small Business Reading Guide

  We know, we know. Reading for fun isn’t exactly part of most business owners’ daily routines. But making time to check out some of the year’s most popular business books can be a great way to balance pleasure with productivity. Sure, staying on top of the latest business trends Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/wOybqLfeEkQ/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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5 Things Startups Can Learn From ‘Great American Food Truck Race’

Every new small business that an entrepreneur starts faces daunting challenges. If you'd like to see them all summed up in a single hour, consider tuning in to Great American Food Truck Race, the popular Food Network show that recently kicked off its third season. Hosted by celebrity chef Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/oEaWingD5yA/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented [...]

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Don’t Forget ‘Positioning’ in Your Marketing

  In my work as a marketing consultant, clients in creative fields often say to me: "Before I do any marketing, I have to figure out my positioning." What exactly is positioning? It might sound like marketing jargon to you, but it's an important concept for any entrepreneur to understand. I Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/VLnUaFJNrhE/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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Finding Start-Up Success Through Serious School Spirit

  Editor’s Note: YE’s Startup of the Month is a regular column that highlights new companies with interesting launch stories. To be considered for a future column, tell us about your startup. While a student at the University of Oregon, Abraham Choe wanted to show some school spirit by Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/-SqaKpKY-1g/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented [...]

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3 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn’s Company Pages

It's no longer enough to just drive traffic to your website, you need to engage your web visitors and create an online journey that leads them quickly to the content they're searching for. LinkedIn understands the need to engage their members so they recently released an updated version of Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/EGyDdlIYo4Q/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented [...]

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The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

Based in: Alexandria, Va. Founded by: Heath Hall and Brett Thompson Product: Barbecue sauce Shark Tank appearance: Sept. 13, 2009 Show highlight: The Sharks were skeptical when Thompson and Hall said they had 10,000 units of their sauce ready to go. “What if the 10,000 don’t sell?” cracked Kevin Harrington. Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/gtz9lcHnKJI/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail

  "For entrepreneurs — especially those just starting out — businesses succeed as much as they fail. I’ve seen this time and again as a mentor and entrepreneur. But statistics also suggest that the failure rate for new startups within the first five years is as high as 50 percent. Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/6N-hi9d9LLs/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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