Business

Greatest Media Entrepreneurs of All Time

By admin / May 6, 2008 /

Martha Stewart b. 1941 Author, one-time caterer, publisher and TV personality Martha Stewart did one thing better than anything else; the lifestyle maven understood the power of her brand and consolidated it in 1997 as Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Oh, and she staged a pretty good comeback in 2005 after serving five months in jail.…

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Greatest Retail Entrepreneurs of All Time

By admin / May 6, 2008 /

Aaron Montgomery Ward 1843-1913 Open your mailbox and thank Aaron Montgomery Ward for what's inside. The retail magnate is most noted for his innovation in mail-order catalogs for department stores. Working as a door-to-door salesman for a dry-goods wholesaler, he noted the disparity between the cash prices farmers received and high retail store prices. In…

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Greatest Technology Entrepreneurs of All Time

By admin / May 6, 2008 /

George Eastman 1854-1932 George Eastman made photography an amateur sport. When competition in the camera industry heated up, he shifted his attention and created the film roll, which replaced cumbersome glass plates that required more complicated processing. The innovation also became the basis for motion picture film. Eastman obtained a patent for a camera to…

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Greatest Transportation Entrepreneurs of All Time

By admin / May 6, 2008 /

Herb Kelleher b. 1931 What started as a regional carrier serving Dallas, Houston and San Antonio became one of the industry’s pioneering low-cost, no-frills airlines. Founded by Herb Kelleher and partner Rollin King in 1967, Southwest Airlines posted its 35th consecutive year of profitability in 2007. The airline has been known for campy antics—flight attendants singing…

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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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Greatest Entertainment Entrepreneurs of All Time

By admin / 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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Business Branson Style

By admin / April 30, 2008 /

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson got an early leg-up with a loan from his aunt. Still in his teens, he already had a few ventures that had gone south—growing Christmas trees that were eaten by rabbits and raising parakeets with reproduction rates that far outpaced demand. But he felt good about this latest venture. And things…

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5 Questions to Help Turn Your Passion Into Profit

By admin / April 2, 2008 /

5 Questions to Help Turn Your Passion into Profit

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The Four Keys to Successful Business

By admin / February 1, 2008 /

Salespeople typically rate their customers by at least four crucial factors: profitability, stability, vulnerability and potential for future business. Let’s look more closely at how you rate clients on each of those factors: Profitability. This is by far the most critical factor because it ultimately determines the profitability of your business. To be really useful,…

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Think About What You THINK About

By admin / February 1, 2008 /

There are six simple words in Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich, that ha

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