Four Ways to Wreck Your Retirement

  Let’s face it, it is a whole lot easier to blame outside factors for our lack of retirement readiness than it is to look at how we could have handled things differently with regards to our investments. But, as with anything, progress begins with truth. There are certainly outside factors such as job loss,…
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How Coca-Cola’s Santa Can Help Your Marketing

Decades ago, Coke had a problem. They sold plenty of soft drinks in the summer, but no one drank soda in the cold winter months. So they called on Santa for help. In 1931, the Coca-Cola Company commissioned the artist Haddon Sundblom to create ads featuring Coca-Cola and Santa Claus. They hoped consumers would associate…
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Entrepreneurs Who Master Storytelling Win More

The entrepreneur’s challenge is to effectively communicate their value proposition, not only to customers, but also to vendors, partners, investors, and their own team. Especially for technical founders, this is normally all about presenting impressive facts. But in reality facts only go so far. Stories often work better, because humans don’t always make rational decisions….
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3 Easy Ways to Take Your Business from Good to Explosive

Did you know: Two out of three businesses started this year won’t be around in 2020? If you’re building a business to flip, that’s not a problem. But, if you’re creating a company because you want more – more freedom, money, recognition, or power to give back – then being sustainable for years to come…
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JuicyCanvas – Remixing Art & Design

JuicyCanvas is a new art e-commerce startup based out of Buenos Aires and NYC.  Their vision is to create activated, engaged consumers who co-create artwork to be printed onto apparel and lifestyle products. Artur, Deb, and Baby Luciano are a husband-wife-baby team forging their way in the social commerce startup game and they’ve got a crazy…
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How Disaster Day Dreaming Helps You be a Better Entrepreneur

Think about the last time you were on an airplane as you read the true story below: In 1977, Paul Heck and his wife, Floy, were on vacation. They were on an airplane, on a runway, waiting for takeoff. An inbound flight slammed into their plane. Paul reacted immediately. His wife sat rooted to her…
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Your Financial Progress-Are You on the Right Path?

A recent study was conducted regarding the level of satisfaction with people’s current financial advisors.  Of the people surveyed, a staggering 80% said they were either leaving or thinking about leaving their current financial advisor.  The top three reasons mentioned were, their advisor lost all their money, their advisor gave them bad advice, and/or their…
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One Mall Group – Moe Kittaneh Interview

“Success isn’t always instant; having passion enables perseverance.” Moe Kittaneh is the president and co-founder of One Mall Group, a rapidly growing online retail collective which includes mattress retailer Amerisleep. Kittaneh specializes in building businesses from the ground up, employee leadership, and innovative financial management. A passionate self-starter and lifetime entrepreneur, he has managerial experience…
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A Short Guide to Saving More Money

Try asking ten people what you should do financially and you are likely to receive ten different answers.  There are so many financial products, strategies, and ideas.  Are you expected to understand all of them?  The answer lies somewhere between yes and no.   My intention is to give you a brief explanation of how much…
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Announcing Outlier Labs

Public/Private Partnership to Launch Coworking Space in Southern Utah St George, Utah 10/15/2013 A coalition of successful business owners, city officials, educators and resource providers are joining forces to create Outlier Labs. A coalition of successful business owners, city officials, educators and resource providers are joining forces to create Outlier Labs, a network of mentors, resources, and…
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