Monthly Archives: August 2011

Smart Words from Seasoned Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship can be tough — and unpredictable.  On some days, everything seems to click into place.  On others, nothing goes right. If that sounds like what you’re going through, rest assured that even the most successful business owners experience ups and downs.  Here are quotes … Continue reading

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94-Year-Old Business Owner Still Going Strong

Those who know 94-year-old Arline Kneen describe her with words like “hard worker,” “a dynamo,” “interested in serving others” and “proactive.”   And no wonder.  As reported by The Plain Dealer’s Marcia Pledger, Kneen heads up three companies in which she is still actively … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from a Leaky Roof

Last Saturday, a heavy rain began falling in the Washington, DC area (where I live).   By the next morning, the rain – thanks to a roof leak — had soaked part of the interior of a store owned by my … Continue reading

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A Perplexing Question for Business Owners

How do you decide what to charge for your products or services? It’s a very common problem for small businesses, says Bob Dahms, a business counselor with the Bellingham, Washington chapter of SCORE.   For those unfamiliar with SCORE, it’s a non-profit, nationwide organization that offers free counseling and low-cost training workshops for … Continue reading

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Tech Entrepreneurs More Likely to be Older, Finds Survey

Mention the phrase “tech entrepreneur” and most people think of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and/or Mark Zuckerberg.  Yet the notion that America’s typical tech entrepreneurs are in their 20s is a myth, according to a 2009 survey of 549 company founders by Duke … Continue reading

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