Is Shark Tank a Scam? I’m Starting to Wonder

May 2, 2012

I first tuned into Shark Tank at the end of last season and it instantly become one of my favorite shows.  I loved the business ideas, the pitches, and of course, the wheeling and dealing from “the Sharks”.  It was both entertaining and somewhat educational from a business savvy standpoint.  However, as the episodes progressed […]

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Why connecting with your customers is vital for any small business

April 30, 2012

For small businesses, reaching out to consumers is essential if entrepreneurs want to see the growth they want. Smaller companies cannot rely on massive advertisement campaigns like larger companies do, simply because they simply do not have the funding. The good news for these small businesses is that the internet has dramatically changed how businesses […]

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Personal Asset Lending is Simple, Fast & Straightforward

April 24, 2012

Editor’s Note: I found this business model to be unique and like nothing I’ve seen out there before; check it out and provide your thoughts! This article was written by By Paul Aitken, Founder,   The continued shortage of funding in the U.S. market combined with lengthy application processes are leaving small business owners with […]

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Boring Businesses Make Billionaires

April 1, 2012

Forbes recently published its annual Forbes 400 rankings of the wealthiest people in the world. This list is a classic – a list of the estimated wealth of some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. We always hear the same familiar names in the 400 rankings – Carlos Slim, Bill Gates, […]

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Apple is the World’s Whipping Boy for Worker Conditions, Jobs, Profits – Fair?

March 5, 2012

You know, back in the day, Americans used to celebrate successful people and companies. Today, we vilify them. I don’t know if this is a new manifestation of Obama’s “hate the rich, hate the successful, spread the wealth” mantra or it’s just a sign ‘o the times, but when even the beloved Apple (who even […]

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6 Reasons Learning a Foreign Language Is Completely Useless

February 22, 2012

When I was in middle school, I had the choice of learning French, Spanish or Latin. I didn’t have a particular interest in learning a foreign language, and had never left the country or had any international exposure to speak of. In my rather naive and simple estimation of my options, I understood that the […]

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