Famous Entrepreneurs Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

10 Successful Entrepreneurs Under 40

Every day, thinkers and observers challenge themselves to do something great, something life-changing, something so great everyone will want to become part of it. For those who own a business with a steady flow of income in mind, the very first step matters – and pushing on against the odds is equally important. The popular [...]

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Massive Talent Shortage or Just Shortsighted

“If you ever say another word about me or make another indecent proposal, I’m gonna get that gun of mine, and I’m gonna change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot! And don’t think I can’t do it.” – Doralee, “Nine to Five,” 20th Century Fox, 1980 According to a recent report [...]

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What Businesses Can Learn From Madonna And Lady Gaga

Madonna and Lady Gaga are two of today’s music icons.  They rake in millions of dollars through their music.  What can small business owners learn from how they handle their careers?  Rieva Lesonsky at OpenForum.com names seven valuable lessons from them.  Lesonsky says you have to nurture your loyal customer base.  As your business grows, [...]

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Audax Health CEO Shares His Story

Grant Verstandig was a sophomore at Brown University when he decided to quit school over his knee injury.  Grant was a lacrosse player and he was devastated when told he could no longer play his favorite sport.  He searched health websites about his condition but he was disappointed with the experience.  He wanted a safe place [...]

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Is Integrity Important to Business? Warren Buffett vs. Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg vs. MySpace Analysis

One thing you often hear business gurus teaching is the importance of integrity. In order to succeed in business, you must honor your agreements. Your word is your bond. It seems to make sense – After all, business is all about trust. It’s about win / win arrangements between consumers and producers, between vendors and [...]

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Guy Kawasaki to Speak at IFA Convention in February

Famous author Guy Kawasaki will be the speaker during the closing keynote lunch of the 52nds Annual Convention of the International Franchise Association’s in February 14 in Orlando, Florida. The Convention will be attended by 3,000 franchise professionals.  Developments in the industry, financials, new markets, franchising practices advice and more will also be highlighted during [...]

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An Inside Look At The Steve Jobs Way

There are two classifications of books we really enjoy reading/studying – history and business management. But it’s tough to put Jay Elliot’s The Steve Jobs Way into either of those categories, just as it is almost impossible to put Steve himself into a standard business management classification. Lots of people have tried and continue to [...]

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Ten Richest Canadians – How Did They Get So Rich?

Billionaires From the Frozen North Any annual listing of the world’s richest people invariably conjures up many of the same names from one year to the next.  Yes, Warren Buffet is on there, and so is Bill Gates.  Ho hum.  But the average American-centric observer usually fails to recognize the wealth and entrepreneurial spirit that [...]

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Most Powerful Women in Business 2009

Women in the Boardroom, and Beyond Over the past several decades, women have gained a far more prominent position on the American business scene.  Once relegated to roles of subservience, as viewers of the AMC television series “Mad Men” can attest, female corporate executives have continued to assert themselves in boardrooms across the country.  The [...]

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List of 9 Types of Entrepreneurs

Personalities and Entrepreneurship As any business owner knows, it takes a certain type of person to operate a successful business.  But did you know that experts have identified as many as nine different kinds of personalities that apply to entrepreneurship?  By looking at any list of entrepreneurs – business owners who have built successful companies [...]

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Michael Jackson: Icon & Entrepreneur To Be Remembered

Michael Jackson – Icon Beginning with his recent death at age 50, there has been enough Michael Jackson news out there to satisfy even the hardest core fan.  Without question he enjoyed an iconic presence in the world of popular music, stretching back to at least the 1980s.  More than one music expert has declared [...]

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Ingvar Kamprad: IKEA Founder And Billionaire

Ingvar Kamprad is a little known name amongst the general public today, largely because he keeps himself to himself and is a very private individual. However, his achievements are simply amazing given his background. In fact, he is the owner of the single biggest furniture chain in the world at the moment and has made [...]

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Andrew Carnegie: Carnegie Steel Founder’s Biography & Acheivements

In this day and age, there are a handful of businessmen and entrepreneurs that are well known as a result of their involvement with a high profile company. However, the majority of them do not hold a candle to the early American businessmen that created a model for them to follow. The 19th Century businessmen [...]

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Ralph Lauren: The Biography Of The Important Fashion Designer, Icon And Entrepreneur

When it comes to the world of fashion, there are very few designers and icons that are as or more prolific than Ralph Lauren. The entrepreneur has been at the very heart of the fashion industry for some years now and his creations are just as in demand as they ever were. As such, he [...]

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Akio Morita: Sony Founder, Chairman & Entrepreneur

Very few people outside of the business world have heard of an incredibly savvy entrepreneur called Akio Morita. Although he died on October 3, 1999, he shaped the way that the electronics industry was to operate in the years to come and he has left a legacy that will be difficult to emulate. The entrepreneur [...]

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Hugh Hefner: The Playboy Entrepreneur And Lifestyle

Hugh Hefner is a name that the majority of adults have heard of and can easily put a face to the name. This is largely because Hugh Hefner is undoubtedly the king of porn and has been for quite some years. Although his route to becoming an entrepreneur was anything but conventional, the empire he [...]

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Elon Musk: PayPal Entrepreneur And Tesla Motors Chairman

Modern entrepreneurs have one thing in common for the most part – they use the Internet to great effect. Many may use it for marketing purposes, some use it to build their business but some actually start Internet business revolutions and experience tremendous success. Elon Musk is one example of that. He is the creator [...]

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The Biography Of George Lucas, Lucas Film Chairman

There are few names that are as huge in the film industry today as George Lucas. The entrepreneur has had a massive impact on film since the 1970s and has undoubtedly influenced this generation of potential film directors and producers. In some ways, George Lucas actually revolutionized the industry in the 1980s because he was [...]

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Milton Hershey, Hershey Foods – A Biography Of The Chocolate King!

There are a few names that are synonymous with the candy that is sold in various retail outlets today, and many of them have been around for years. Hershey is one of them but would have never came into being if it were not for the dream of a humble farm boy from Pennsylvania. Milton [...]

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Vince McMahon: WWE Chairman And Wrestling Superstar

Vincent Kennedy McMahon is undoubtedly one of the most successful entertainment entrepreneurs of the late 20th and early 21st Century. McMahon is famous worldwide for his alter ego “Mr. McMahon” in World Wrestling Entertainment today, but the way in which he built up the WWE is simply astonishing. Before he took over his father’s wrestling [...]

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