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To Hell and Back: The Dramatic Tale of a Pet Company
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It started with a simple idea: a portable loo for dogs. But building it into a $10 million company nearly sunk founder Tobi Skovron.Tobi Skovron has lived what many would see as the entrepreneurial dream. He came up with an idea, started it with a $20,000 loan, and over 10 years built a multi-million dollar business that he sold. But it was a slog: He survived a distributor who undermined him, not to mention a sudden 40 percent drop in his expansion capital (he financed his family's life on credit cards and one home equity check after another).Skovron comes from a family of entrepreneurs in Australia. He remembers his father, a "ragingly successful guy," teaching him two things: 1) "If you want something done right, do it yourself" and 2) "Don't wonder why or how, go in there and make it h [...]
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Angie Hicks Shares Her Secrets to Success
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A lot has changed since the mid-1990s when Google and email were barely in use. Here, the service rating site founder explains what sets her small business apart.Well, that was quick. After a week of hopscotching across the country--and an itinerary that SBA employees have assured me did not include open bars or lavish hor d'oeuvres--National Small Business Week is wrapping up in Washington.The keynote speaker at the main event is Angie Hicks, cofounder of Angie's List. So I got on the phone with her and tried to get her to spill her secrets ahead of time.I wanted to know two things. First, how can entrepreneurs apply the lessons learned from her experience in starting Angie's List to their own business? And, second, how can small businesses succeed on her site? Here's what she had to say. [...]
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Proceso de sucesión, la gran falla en las empresas familiares
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La preocupación de Agustín Amaya, CEO de PCM, a la hora de ceder el liderazgo, es que las nuevas generaciones no tengan las habilidades para continuar con el proyecto La transición de una generación a otra es la principal falla que cometen las empresas familiares en todo el mundo. Según el estudio “Family Business Survey 2016”, elaborado por PwC, 43% de estas unidades de negocio no cuentan con un plan de sucesión, lo que trunca sus posibilidades de dar continuidad al proyecto empresarial. Ésta es precisamente la preocupación de Agustín Amaya, CEO y fundador de Papeles y Conversiones de México (PCM), quien está a punto de afrontar un gran reto: delegar el liderazgo de la tercera productora de rollos de papel más grande del mundo a sus hijos, la segunda generación de empresa [...]
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20 Excellent Podcasts for Any Marketer
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Do you want to accelerate your marketing know-how? Looking for free advice to grow your business? Podcasts are the highest-leverage, lowest-cost educational medium available today. Top experts share their wisdom week after week. In this article, you’ll discover 20 must-listen podcasts for busy marketers and business owners. #1: StartUp Podcast The StartUp Podcast explores what [...] This post 20 Excellent Podcasts for Any Marketer first appeared on . - Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle [...]
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6 Secrets to Getting a Social Influencer's Attention
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Tip: Get your foot in the door before asking for any big favors. [...]
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4 Creative Ways to Use Free Samples to Grow Your Business
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All you Costco customers out there know exactly what that means. [...]
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Dinamismo de A&T y América Móvil pega a ingresos de Movistar
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La caída en los ingresos de la compañía en el mercado mexicano es producto de la competencia con las operadoras de telefonía móvil A&T y Telcel, aseguró Carlos Morales Paulín, CEO de Telefónica Movistar. La caída de los ingresos “sí es el por el mayor dinamismo de A&T, pero también por América Móvil”, manifestó el directivo al finalizar la firma de un convenio de colaboración entre la Procuraduría Federal de la Defensa del Consumidor (Profeco) y Telefónica Movistar. “Ahora somos tres jugadores de talla multinacional que nos estamos disputando el mercado de las telecomunicaciones en México”, señaló. Según el representante de la compañía de origen español, el sector de telecomunicaciones en México se volvió más dinámico, ya que es la industria que [...]
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Twitter still might save Vine by selling it
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 Vine may survive after all. Twitter is currently vetting multiple term sheets from companies offering to buy Vine, and hopes to make a deal soon, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. After announcing its plan to shut down Vine last month, Twitter received a large number of bids, including several from Asia. It’s now working to decide who should run the short-form video app. While… Read More [...]
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