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Greatest Franchising Entrepreneurs of All Time

By admin / May 6, 2008 /

Ray Kroc 1902-1984 Ray Kroc died in 1984, just a few short months before McDonald’s sold its 50 billionth hamburger. One of the most well known success stories in American business history, Kroc developed a sophisticated operating system that essentially put hamburgers on an assembly line. He perfected processes and imposed such discipline on the…

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Greatest Financial Entrepreneurs of All Time

By Lisa Ocker / May 6, 2008 /

Charles Schwab b. 1937 Charles Schwab made investing even more accessible as a pioneer in the discount brokerage business. His company reduced trade commissions and gave more power to consumers to pick and choose their investments. Schwab also introduced e-commerce investing, allowing clients to execute, buy and sell orders online. Quote: "A man can succeed…

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Greatest Fashion Entrepreneurs of All Time

By Lisa Ocker / May 6, 2008 /

Ralph Lauren b. 1939 The name Ralph Lauren conjures images of classic Americana ensconced in high-end luxury, and that’s exactly how the New York-born fashion designer intended it. Instead of selling just clothes, he sold a lifestyle that he portrayed with his distinctive advertisements of fair-haired boys in khaki chinos, elegant brunettes in sharp, white,…

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Greatest Entertainment Entrepreneurs of All Time

By Lisa Ocker / May 6, 2008 /

P.T. Barnum 1810-1891 A master showman and eccentric entertainer, P.T. Barnum produced "The Greatest Show on Earth". Famous for his self-promotion, his entrepreneurial talent was in attracting publicity with handbills and billboards. Above all else, he was a businessman who understood his times and knew how to profit from them. With few diversions available for…

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Greatest Consumer Good Entrepreneurs of All Time

By admin / May 6, 2008 /

Estée Lauder 1908-2004 It’s not that the queen of cosmetics, Estée Lauder, didn’t trust others to do the dirty work; she just loved her company so much she insisted on getting her hands dirty with every little detail. Starting with skin creams concocted by her chemist uncle, she sold the products at beauty shops and…

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Eating for Success: Truth vs. Falsehood

By Bill Phillips / May 6, 2008 /

Obesity has a common cause (overeating the wrong foods and not getting enough exercise) as well as a universal solution (eating the right amount of the right foods and exercising). That's the truth you can take to the blood bank, I assure you. FALSEHOOD: Once you reach a certain age, you can't get in shape.…

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Agents of Change

By Sally Deneen / May 6, 2008 /

Roberto Velez used to work nights cleaning jets at JFK Airport. The work was hard,

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7 Ways to Find Time for Fitness

By Bill Phillips / May 6, 2008 /

The reason it's so hard to get, and stay, in great shape is because we are all just so incr

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6 Degrees of Inspiration

By Chelsea Greenwood / May 6, 2008 /

Not one to rest on his laurels, acclaimed actor Kevin Bacon launched SixDegrees.org in 2007.&nb

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1-on-1: Recruit and Retain the Best People

By John Assaraf / May 6, 2008 /

Q: How do I recruit and retain top sales and marketing people? John Assaraf: By far the best way to recruit the best sales and marketing people is to make them a part of the company by offering great incentives, including a small ownership in the company or better-than-average bonuses for exceeding goals. The other…

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