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How Ten Dollars, Imagination, and Determination became the King Soleil Boutique

How Ten Dollars, Imagination, and Determination became the King Soleil Boutique

When I came across Shoestring Venture, I was at once intrigued to read about businesses starting up with very little money and becoming successes and fascinated by their stories. I am thrilled to now be one of them; a sole proprietor small business that was literally started with ten dollars. If I can share anything, [...]

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Poverty Sucks! How to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Author’s Bio : Aimee Elizabeth was a broke and homeless teenage girl, a throwaway kid at age fifteen. Poverty stricken and malnourished, Aimee barely managed to finish high school. Aimee was never in foster care, received no government or charitable assistance, nor did she receive any money from family or friends. Just lots of low [...]

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The Key to Business Startup Success: Just Go for It

My name is Andrew Schrage and the name of our site is the Money Crashers personal finance blog which was started out of a desire to help people make financially sound decisions. With articles that cover a variety of topics, we seek to educate readers on matters such as investing, buying and selling real estate, retirement planning [...]

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StrikeIron: Cleaning Customer Data in the Cloud

StrikeIron: Cleaning Customer Data in the Cloud

What is the name of your business and URL?: StrikeIron – http://www.strikeiron.com   A brief synopsis of the website / application: StrikeIron is the leader in Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), delivering data quality solutions via our cloud platform IronCloud. Data quality is important for businesses, because dirty data costs the U.S. economy $3 trillion a year (that’s [...]

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The spreadsheet formulas every entrepreneur should know, Part 5: What is payback?

The spreadsheet formulas every entrepreneur should know, Part 5: What is payback?

The Series Introduction 1.) Internal Rate of Return 1a.) Modified Internal Rate of Return 2.) Net present value 3.) Payback (What Is Payback?, Spreadsheet Payback, Discounted Payback, Spreadsheet Discounted Payback) 4.) Average 5.) Standard deviation Bonus!) Excel Solver Our epic little mini-series on must-know spreadsheet formulas has covered some pretty advanced topics, mind-benders like the [...]

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If running a business is a marathon . . .

. . . have you ever wondered what a marathon is like? Come on, you know you’ve heard the expression a thousand times. “Running a business” or “starting a business” “is a marathon, not a sprint.” And you nod your head in agreement as if somebody has actually said something sensible. But outside of the [...]

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The venture capital game changes ever so slightly

In Claire Miller’s must-read article in the New York Times yesterday, she interviews Silicon Valley venture capitalists to see how the current downturn has affected their investment proclivities. Since our book devotes some pretty hefty space to financing start-ups, there are some important takeaways from the article (but don’t skip the article — I mean [...]

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Credit cards and business debt

Louise Crowley in her Freelance Writer Journal has an excellent summary piece on getting credit cards if you’re self-employed. Money quote: The solution lies in your status as a business in your own right, believe it or not. When self employed individuals apply for credit cards, they are much more likely to meet with success [...]

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