Entrepreneur Stories

A Business Model Based on Renting Cool Places

Hire Space: In the Lucrative Business of Renting Cool Space With the continued growth of service networking services and sites, which allow people to swap services and goods with each other through online platforms, new ideas in this market happen daily.  One of the newest …

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11 Tips to Increase Your Rental Property Income

I love being a landlord (although the word ‘landlord’ is a bit medieval and I’m not a huge fan of the term). I get a real buzz when I find a property that has been mistreated or in need of some TLC, purchase it for …

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How I Started My Own Creative Writing Company

Landing the Big Fish on ODesk Many young liberal arts grads, amateur writers, or alumni of the sales and marketing realms have been quickly discovering that by marketing your writing skills on ODesk, you can make a pretty penny handling jobs of all sizes and …

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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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