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43 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses

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Share Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project. Each story is different though the ...

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Entrepreneur with Humble Beginning Continues to Prove Millennial Stereotype Wrong

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Being a young entrepreneur, sooner or later there will be a large hurdle to climb over. There will be people suggesting you turn back immediately and some shaking their heads before you even come in the door. SHOLDIT founder Angela Lee hit the pavement and proved many wrong by getting her business off the ground with hard work and finding ...

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Marketing Veteran Offers Insight on Entrepreneurship and Franchises

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Gary Sanchez, Marketing Director at Good Feet Worldwide, has a long career with a firm foundation in small business ownership and entrepreneurial efforts. Hearpreneuer had the opportunity to speak with Gary and learn about his career, his successes in business, and his outlook on franchises. What Is Your Background and Experience? My career started as a commercial lender where I ...

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Former Goldman Sachs VP Trades Wall Street for a Natural Beauty Line

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Nancy Twine, former Goldman Sachs VP, decided to take a huge risk as an entrepreneur and leave her high-paying Wall Street to make a name for herself in the natural beauty sector by launching Briogeo Hair Care. We sat down with Nancy to find out more about why she started her business and what advice she has for future entrepreneurs and business ...

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Entrepreneur Turns Crochet Skill into Gifts That Give Back

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Krochet Kids Int, a company which aims to break the poverty cycle and create gifts with a purpose, continues to grow by huge steps. While crocheting may not have been considered a mainstream hobby for young guys in high school, over the years it has proved an overwhelmingly valuable skill. Hearpreneur sat down with Kohl Crecelius, founder of Krochet Kids Int, to ...

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Entrepreneur Helps People Kick the 40-Hour/Week Grind

Simon Slade, CEO of Salehoo

For many, breaking free of the 8-5 grind means freedom to manage your own schedule and be your own boss. Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of SaleHoo, helps more than 100,000 members worldwide achieve this goal by connecting them with prescreened suppliers of over 1.5 million products to sell online. Why did you start your business? The idea for SaleHoo arose ...

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CEO Creates A Simple Tool to Help Business Owners Track Expenses & Save on Taxes

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Today is the deadline for taxes. While many entrepreneurs and business owners are still scrambling to track down their CPA and to get their taxes in order, we spoke with John Thomas the CEO of Deductr about small business taxes, expenses his business and common mistakes entrepreneurs make. What is Deductr? Deductr is the fast and easy way for small/independent business ...

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2 Millennial Entrepreneurs Blaze a Path for Women Entrepreneurs

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There are more and more women entrepreneurs if you haven’t been around. Women are launching ventures at an larger rate then men and it is always inspiring to hear successful entrepreneurs. Hearprenur spoke with the founders of Socialfly NY, Stephanie Abrams and Courtney Spritzer about their business, social media, and being a women entrepreneur. What is Socialfly NY? How did ...

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CEO Discusses Online Reputation & New Google Patent

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The Online Reputation Management (ORM) industry is growing rapidly and companies are trying to find any way they can to edge out the competition. Reputation.com recently purchased a license for Vizibility’s “Google Me” button to allow their users to embed a link that leads to curated Google search results, enhancing their ability to manage their online reputation and make a ...

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2 Entrepreneur Use Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Spill-Proof Lid

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What separates entrepreneurs from everyone else is that when there is an issue or a problem, entrepreneurs come up with a solution. For SipSnap founders Michelle Ivankovic and Sativa Turner that was the case. SipSnap is a spill-proof kid’s drinking lid that fits any cup. As their Kickstarter campaign comes to a close at the end of the month, the ...

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