…to start a business or a platform or a lifestyle where you can put big chunks of money away. Some people will say, ‘Well, I’m just not an entrepreneur.’ This is not true. Everyone is an entrepreneur. The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur are the ability to fail, to have ideas, to sell […]
The limitation with freelancing or consulting of course is that you only have so many hours in the day — which puts a natural cap on your earning potential. You may also face the challenge of clients hiring YOU (your knowledge/expertise) instead of the result you deliver for them. That’s definitely a good selling point, […]
Perseverance: Why It Was Southwest Airlines’ Herb Kelleher’s Most Important Lesson for Entrepreneurs
The company’s differential was that by competing more with bus services than legacy airlines, it could disrupt the market. This strategy was so successful that in 1993, the U.S. Department of Transportation coined the term “The Southwest Effect” to denote an increase in origination air travel and a corresponding drop in prices, in any market […]
It may seem daunting to leave your 9-to-5 grind and start your own business, but by doing so, you are giving yourself a newfound level of freedom while doing something that feeds your passion(s). The internet has made it increasingly possible for you to brush up on your skillset or even learn new ones, leaving […]
This 29-Year-Old Entrepreneur Discovered, Then Bought, a Small Jerky Brand in 2011. It Brought in $33 Million Last Year.
Eugene Kang dropped out of college to make jerky. About eight years later, his company, Country Archer, pulls in tens of millions of dollars in revenues. Kang’s foray into dried meats began in 2010 during a road trip to the Grand Canyon with his aunt, Susan, when they stumbled upon a small jerky brand that had […]
Effectiveness comes down to producing desired results. The most successful entrepreneurs have mastered being effective because it makes them work smarter, eliminating unnecessary effort and wasted time. Success cannot happen with any consistency when approached in a lazy, haphazard, hit-or-miss fashion. Effectiveness is rooted in discipline and routine, not talent or genius. Successful entrepreneurs make sure […]
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