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7 Lessons of a Rookie Entrepreneur

After almost two months of being a full-time entrepreneur, there are a number of first-time experiences, feelings and lessons I’ve walked through that I thought I’d share simply for therapeutic reasons and also because they might help someone else starting out for the first time. A lot of these particular things I’ve learned may have […]

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How To Make a Long Tail Business Even Better

Amazon is brilliant … Here’s why: If you’re read the Long Tail, you know that Amazon is a Long Tail-type business. So just this week, I just stumbled upon a new on-demand publishing business called Create Space. They offer a lot of similar services as Lulu and other on-demand businesses, including DVD, audio CDs, audiobooks, […]

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Know Thy Strengths

I’m fascinated by personality tests and other tools that help clarify who you are, what you’re good at, etc. I took the Myers-Briggs Test Indicator in college and that started my immense interest in the subject. So a while back, I bought the book Now, Discover Your Strengths and took the StrengthsFinder test. I thoroughly […]

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Control the Traffic or Ride the Waves

He who controls the traffic — the mass of Web users logging on each day — is king. That company or website who can steer and siphon and redirect the majority of Web surfers is Google controls traffic through search. Now … Google is a verb. When your brand name is used commonly as a […]

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Skype Wants to Welcome Me Back

I was just cleaning out some programs on my computer that I don’t ever use … you know those ones where the icon sits on your desktop forever, but you never click it. Or worse, the one that boots up with your computer automatically but is an irritation. Well, I wouldn’t say Skype was one […]