Mark Cuban: Only Morons Start a Business on a Loan

Creating a Business Plan

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Creating a business plan is a useful process that many start-ups overlook. However, if you take the time to get it completed, it can save you a world of headaches. Executive Summary Company Description Market Analysis Organization & Management Service or Product Line Marketing & Sales Funding Request Financial Projections Appendix  How to Make Your Business Plan Stand Out 1. Executive Summary  This section should include: A brief description of where your… Read More

Amway vs College: 9 Most Common Questions

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Given the crisis surrounding college debt, it is no surprise that people are starting to toy with the idea of doing Amway rather than going to/finishing college. However, before you decided one way or the other, pretty PLEASE  (with sugar on top) read this post outlining almost everything you’ll need to know about the company. For those of you who don’t know what Amway is, I encourage you to at least give… Read More

8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees by Inc.com

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Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities. A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance. Here are eight qualities of remarkable employees:   1. They ignore job descriptions. The smaller the company, the more important it is that… Read More

FORTUNE: 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR 2012

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And the winners are… Fat paychecks, sweet perks, fun colleagues, and over 70,000 jobs ready to be filled — these employers offer dream workplaces. Like Google, which reclaims the top spot this year to become a three-time champion. Meet this year’s top 100, network with the winners on LinkedIn, and more.

21 Businesses You Can Run From a Laptop

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by Michael Dunlop Maybe you’re a young kid who wants to start a business. Maybe you’re a college grad who wants to create a job (rather than finding one). Or maybe you’re a corporate mouse who’s fed up with the rat race. In any case, the internet has opened up a world of opportunities for the entrepreneur-at-heart. Here are 21 businesses that you can start today and run entirely from a laptop… Read More

2011 Coolest College Start-up List

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Minimalist, and hip, wheels. Solé Bicycles This isn’t your run-of-the-mill pair of wheels. While most of their fellow University of Southern California students were getting around on beach cruisers, mountain bikes, or skateboards, Jonathan Shriftman and Jake Medwell were craving a cooler transit solution. A fixed-gear bike is a bicycle without a freewheel, meaning the vehicle cannot coast, and can be slowed without brakes. Shriftman and Medwell began hawking “fixies” for $310… Read More