Entrepreneur Stories

Berlin, the Next Silicon Valley

Obama was in Berlin yesterday and gave what sounded like a watered down version of his second inauguration speech. It was hard to listen to the same old same old from him. But in light of his visit, I want to talk about Berlin and …

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How to Make Big Bucks as an Online Freelancer

ODesk, Digital Content, and the Rapidly Growing Freelance Writing Market When I graduated from Indiana University in 2008, I was leaving college with a liberal arts degree, a lack of any clear direction of how to make money with said degree, and unwittingly stepping into …

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4 Rules to Starting a Lucrative Freelancing Business

One Freelancer’s Tips and Tricks For Becoming Your Own Venture First, I must make a bit of a confession.  I myself am a wealthy online freelancer.  I’ve been one for five years, and I admit that I have a problem.  That problem is, I’ve found …

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Bose Schools Entrepreneurs on the Importance of Style

Bose Knows: Staying Current in the Ever-Changing Home Entertainment Arena One brand that has become synonymous over the past few decades with both high quality sound systems, as well as sleek and attractive product designs, is Bose.  While Bose outlet stores litter malls across America …

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August: Using Smartphones to Launch Innovative Smart Lock Business

Bringing Next Generation Technology to Home Security With the rapid advances in technology and gadgetry being felt everywhere from online business, to mobile communications, to social media, it is easy to forget that certain segments of the marketplace could stand to benefit from new and …

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Domu’s Business Model Provides Entrepreneurs with Lessons on Do’s and Don’ts

A Business that Cuts-out the Middle Man: Always a Good Strategy [dropcap style=”style1, style2, style3, or style4″]A[/dropcap]s a Chicagoan now for five years (and a New Yorker before that), one thing I’ve always been able to count on as an urban dweller is the annoying, …

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Lyft’s Business Model: Exploiting an Existing Competitor’s Weakness

Putting Out Your Digital Thumb; Lyft Aims to Bring New Meaning to ‘Catching A Ride’ A few weeks ago, we profiled new cab provider UberCab, which is quickly gaining a dedicated following in cities around America and Europe with its alternative, intuitive cab services.  With …

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Steve Jobs Possessed the Entrepreneurial Leadership Apple Desperately Needs Once Again

The Man Behind the Money Monster In September 2012, the possibilities were literally endless.  At that point, Apple (AAPL) had been trading consistently at over $700 a share, the company had literally re-invented three new product markets over the past decade with its iPod, iPhone, …

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Richard Branson – You Need to be Bold to make Billions

Bold Risks Breed Great Entrepreneurs One of the most recognizable (aside from wildly successful) entrepreneurs of the past century probably needs no introduction, as his larger-than-life personality has led him to multiple feature articles and television interviews over his ambitious rise to fame and entrepreneurial …

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How Pinterest Created its Own Niche Market From Facebook Users

Scrapbooking, 21st Century-style In the few years since its original release as a beta in 2010, photo-sharing and social media community Pinterest has gained incredible traction both here in the United States, as well as in emerging communities around the world.     Designed much …

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