Entrepreneurs! What's Your Story?

There’s nothing more special and near and dear to the hearts of entrepreneurs than the story of the founding of their company.  So, why did you start your business? What opportunity did you fulfill?  

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Entrepreneurs! What’s Your Story?

There’s nothing more special and near and dear to the hearts of entrepreneurs than the story of the founding of their company.  So, why did you start your business? What opportunity did you fulfill?

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A Daddy's Girl Turned Entrepreneur Gives Back

  At the heart of any successful nonprofit organization or business venture, there is an entrepreneur who saw a need and created an organization to fulfill that need. Daddy’s Girl is no different.  While many people sit on their laurels, it is the entrepreneur that seizes the moment and the opportunity. Tasha McKenzie is the founder and the President of ...

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A Daddy’s Girl Turned Entrepreneur Gives Back

  At the heart of any successful nonprofit organization or business venture, there is an entrepreneur who saw a need and created an organization to fulfill that need. Daddy’s Girl is no different.  While many people sit on their laurels, it is the entrepreneur that seizes the moment and the opportunity. Tasha McKenzie is the founder and the President of ...

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Looking Back 2 Move Forward: Richard Colburn

  Richard D. Colburn bought the USC School of Music and turned it into the Colburn Foundation intending to create the West-Coast version of Julliard.  He willed a $1 billion to his foundation upon his death in 2004. Colburn started taking violin lessons when he was five.  As he grew older, other boys made fun of him when they saw him ...

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A Cup of Entrepreneurship (Book Review)

TITLE: Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time Author: Howard Schultz and Dori Jones Yang Pages: 340 Twitter Review: It’s great for the romantic in us all and the dreamer with a dream. NOTABLE QUOTES “Every company should stand for something” “Just ‘say yes’ to the customer. Good companies go out of ...

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Looking Back 2 Move Forward: Brownie Wise, The Tupperware Queen

Brownie realized that women who had been employed during World War II were now looking for a means to engage in business and earn money of their own.  She saw an opportunity and encouraged women to host parties and sell Tupperware, creating a sales staff that she supervised. Brownie Wise wasn’t born into a wealth or opportunity, but through hard ...

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The Father of Mickey Mouse

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. – Walt Disney Walt Disney (1923-66) is the Founder and Chief Executive Office of The Walt Disney Company who created ...

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Looking Back 2 Move Forward: Irving Mills

In the first half of the 20th Century, Mills Music was one of the largest music companies in the United States.  Its chief competition was Jules Stein’s Music Corporation of America (MCA).  Irving Mills was a risk-taker who did more than just publish music and sell recordings.  Mills integrated bands and booked his bands into venues where African-Americans had not ...

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William Mcknight

William McKnight (1887-1978) was an American businessman and philanthropist who served his entire career in the 3M Company (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company). He joined the business which became 3M as an assistant bookkeeper in 1907 when it was on the brink of bankruptcy. He established a small laboratory to ensure that research and development was an integral part of the company, and ...

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