Apr
18
2011

The Business Venture Of Ken Stamps And Navitat Canopy Adventures

Navitat Canopy Adventures

Environmental consciousness and education meets adrenaline-inducing adventures – that’s the gist of a canopy tour. There are currently hundreds of canopy tours all across the world. Originating out of a need to study the diverse animal population residing in the upper canopy level of forests in Costa Rica, biologists rigged an assortment of platforms, cables, and zip lines to make this possible. It makes sense that this thrilling experience has been modified to fit into […]

Feb
11
2011

Book Review: ‘The Big Moo’ By Seth Godin

The Big Moo By Seth Godin

Seth Godin, one of the greatest entrepreneurial minds in our culture, pulls together 33 top business thinkers in his book ‘The Big MOO’. This resource has messages from Malcolm Gladwell, Tom Peters, Chris Meyer, and Seth himself. The contributors focus on a quest to get ‘unstuck’ and offer insights on how to make you ‘remarkable’. On top of that, 100% of the proceeds from this book are donated to charity! In this book, you’ll learn […]

Apr
8
2011

4 Ways To Keep ‘IT’ Alive: Lessons For The Independent Business Owner

Rocky

Do you remember what it was like when you first started dreaming about your entrepreneurial initiative? It was almost child-like as there were no boundaries and the level of excitement was unprecedented. In addition, there was some indescribable determination that made no sense to those ‘logical’ folks around you. Don’t you remember what that felt like? You spent hours thinking about your idea and even more hours talking to anyone who would listen! You were […]

Apr
22
2011

Run for the Border! A Lesson in Damage Control

Taco Bell

Recently, Taco Bell was sued for allegedly using something other than ‘real beef’ in their taco products. Can you imagine being a franchise owner and waking up to this news? If we follow the story close enough we come to realize there are several learning events for our entrepreneurial followers in regards to Damage Control. A class-action lawsuit was filed by an Alabama based law firm alleging that the meat used by Taco Bell was […]

Aug
21
2012

Living As An Entrepreneur: A Tale Of Caution

caution

If someone asked you what it was like to live as an entrepreneur, what would be your response? As you think about the dream of becoming your own boss, what do you imagine it would be like in the beginning? How would you live? How do you think those who have succeeded at starting a business live in the beginning? These are important questions if you want to be realistic about your goals. In my […]

Aug
16
2012

Becoming An Entrepreneur: Never Quit

never quit

You`re sitting in your cubical, behind your cash register, or behind the wheel of your car on your way to another sales appointment and your mind wanders back to your dream. What dream you ask? You know, the dream that is buried deep down in your heart and soul—the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Most people dream of owning their own business, but only a few really step out and take on the task of […]

Mar
25
2012

Good Stress Motivates

…Bad Stress Kills Stress is powerful.  You’ve probably heard of the insane, super-strength that humans are able to exhibit during times of heightened stress.  For example, there is the age-old story of the frightened Mother who lifts a car off her trapped baby.  A simple Google search will yield dozens of these types of stories.  The fact is that stress releases certain pro-hormones into our body, which makes it possible to achieve that which we […]

Feb
23
2011

10 Q’s With CAVATA: Creating A Voice Abouts The Arts

Cavata

One great thing about being an independent business owner is that you can always choose who you work with. Who better to work with then family? Ok. So that may be a statement certainly up for debate. CAVATA, however, is a family-owned and run business, and thrives because of it. That is why we are featuring CAVATA in this week’s “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed at offering insight to our […]

Mar
14
2011

Hipmunk And The Flight Search Evolution

Hipmunk

If you’ve ever flown the friendly skies, you’re quite aware that it’s a little more complicated than it might seem. The tedious process of finding cheap flights with trusted carriers and acceptable time tables really isn’t that friendly at all. In fact the whole experience is quite a pain in the ‘you-know-what’. This week we are featuring an entrepreneur that is responsible for revolutionizing that process. Adam Goldstein is one of two founders, and the […]

Feb
13
2012

5 Ways To Help Build And Improve Your PageRank

PageRank

What is a PageRank? Why should I care? How does a PageRank benefit me? These are all good questions. A PageRank is a numeric value that represents how important a web page is on the web often referred to as ‘PR’ in regards to the online world. Google considers and discovers when your website is LINKED to another site, that a vote is being cast on your site. Think popularity, when your link is among […]

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