Small Business Stories – Pick of the Week March 25, 2017

The Gift and the Curse of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur By: Raul Villacis [caption id="attachment_4750" align="aligncenter" width="822"]Woman on Laptop Image credit: Hero Images / Getty Images[/caption] Entrepreneurs are a different breed of human beings. While most people would be comfortable living a normal and secure life, an entrepreneur feels more alive when they are taking risks in life. [...]

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Why Bigger is Not Always Better

Not long ago, I was driving through Denver in rush hour traffic. As I inched along in traffic, I was replaying a discussion in my head about the Colorado Springs ecosystem being the red-headed step child to Denver's much more robust business ecosystem. Most of the discussion was geared toward activities the Colorado Springs ecosystem could do to grow into an [...]

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13 Steps to Find Your Profitable Niche for Free Using Long-Tail Keywords

Recently, I was teaching a course, “Going Pro – Moving from Hobby to Business” and one of the students was a jewelry designer looking to take her hobby of making jewelry, mostly as gifts for friends and family, and turn it into a paying business. I suggested she focus her jewelry design on a profitable niche or risk becoming [...]

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Small Business Stories – Pick of the Week March 11, 2017

In-House or Outsourced? How Do You Decide?

Entrepreneur By: Thomas Smale [caption id="attachment_4552" align="aligncenter" width="822"]in-house or outsource Image credit: Shutterstock[/caption] Because the internet has connected people worldwide, the outsourcing industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Another reason for this growth: Outsourcing gives entrepreneurs access to a greater pool of talent [...]

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Our Fragile Monetary System

Understanding monetary policy is critical to understanding why our lives are the way they are. Unfortunately, economics is often viewed by the vast majority of citizens with confusion and boredom. Financial jargon coupled with intimidating mathematics quickly deters people from any attempt at understanding it. That said, our established monetary system exists as one of the most unquestioned forms of faith [...]

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