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“You Can Only Pick Three”: Disproving the ‘Zuckerberg Theory’

Randi Zuckerberg Theory

I came across this article recently. Immediately, I was intrigued by the title. And once I opened it up, I came to realize that it is based off a quote by the one and only Randi Zuckerberg. As with all great quotes of our current time period, it came from a Tweet. “The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3.” […]

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Story: A Millennial Mom’s Journey to Entrepreneurship

"Wife Mom Boss"

I was 31 years-old and about three months away from my wedding day, when I was offered a part-time marketing position at a dental office. At the time, I had a few marketing clients of my own, and thought that the additional income would help offset the cost of our wedding. The small office began to expand, and before I knew it, I was the full-time Director of Marketing, in […]

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Meet Alexandra Tselios: Founder of ‘The Big Smoke’

What do you get when you combine scathing opinion articles, ‘fake news’, and click-worthy think pieces? Why, The Big Smoke, of course. Millennial entrepreneur Alexandra Tselios has taken the internet by storm by creating a platform that combines the best in viral content, informative articles, and the latest news all in one! Much more than that, she is blazing trails as a keynote speaker, philanthropist, and digital strategy expert. As […]

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Is It a Good Idea to Take a Loan for Starting a Small Business?

Small Business Loans

Taking a loan to start a business might sound scary to many. Naturally, people don’t like owing money to anyone, especially banks. It doesn’t seem too appealing to let yourself get into debt before your business has even started operating. However, not many businesses are opened and started with the money of their owners alone. Actually, as much as 64 percent of new companies use some sort of a loan […]

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7 ‘Success Formulas’ from Kick-Ass Millennial Entrepreneurs

Kathryn Minshew Entrepreneur

Looking at the list of the world’s richest people, you’d think that the business landscape hasn’t changed one bit in this century. With only one person on the list being under 40 (Oh, hi Mark!), it seems that there’s a certain age you have to reach to become a veritable business success. But is it true? Millennial entrepreneurs definitely don’t think so. They are not sitting back and waiting for […]

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Millennial Entrepreneur Devin Rector is Heating Things Up with Fireflower Hot Sauce

Devin Rector Entrepreneur

Is it hot in here or is it just us? We’re heating things up with a SPICY interview from another up-and-coming millennial entrepreneur. Why all the puns you ask? Well, Devin Rector is the founder of Fireflower, an organic, locally-sourced hot sauce company. His story is one that truly shows how finding your unique passion and owning it can lead to success. Inspired by the delicious Mexican food in his […]

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5 Financial Strategies for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, it can be difficult to manage financial matters and get your feet planted firmly on the ground. Some entrepreneurs thrive on making wise financial decisions, but for others it doesn’t come as naturally. No matter which way you lean, there is always something to learn or improve in your finances. Because like it or not, proper finance management is crucial to the success of any […]

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Information Overload: Moving Beyond “How Tos” to Get Started Today

Woman at Computer Combat Information Overload

My wife and I had several business ideas long before we started them. We spent a lot of time thinking about them, double thinking about them, and then triple thinking about them. Before we started anything, we bought a bunch of small business planning books and hemmed and hawed for a while. But it wasn’t until we printed our first few t-shirts that we got the business rolling. There are […]

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How Tiny House Living Creates Less Space, More Freedom: an Interview with Ashlee Fazio

Inside Ashlee's Tiny House

Drawn to the appeal of a more minimalistic and simplistic life, more people have been opting to create a tiny home of their own. Known as the “Tiny House Movement”, this community of free spirits are building and buying small homes in order to live a life free of physical and mental clutter. As this movement grows, more and more people are being taken by the idea of downsizing their […]

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