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Return On Relationships: How We Built An 8 Figure Biz By Word Of Mouth

By Aaron Thomas

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A. Ralph Thomas writes success stories about entrepreneurs and business owners.

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John D. Bruno and Mike Crosby built what is now Key Metal Refining LLC (KMR), into a successful eight figure business buying used catalytic converters and recovering Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) from them. The company has been able to grow in spite of industry consolidations, fierce competition, and shrinking margins. Company President John D. Bruno […]


When Is it Time to Pivot to Plan B?

By Ann Gatty

Ann Gatty

Dr. Ann Gatty is a partner at Strategic People Solutions, a business consulting firm, providing business implementation strategy, leadership mentoring and HR employment solutions.  Dr. Ann created The Business Sphere of Excellence® a strategic business implementation model used to construct annual and long range business plans to help businesses run more efficiently and profitably.  Dr. Ann partners with Beretta, her Great Dane therapy dog to author Leadership Unleashed: A Great Dane’s Wisdom for the Business World

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As an entrepreneur, you started your business because you believed in a great idea or cause.  Your plan was to make a thriving business, and you developed an action plan to turn your idea into a reality. Most likely, not everything went as expected, even with a solid business plan outlining all the aspects of […]


Why Falling Flat on Your Face is Good for You

By Danielle Kunkle

Danielle Kunkle

Danielle Kunkle is the co-founder of Boomer Benefits, a licensed insurance agency specializing in Medicare-related insurance products. She and her team help people learn the ropes in regards to Medicare across 47 states every day. You can learn more about Danielle and her team at  

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Every entrepreneur has been there. We’re bursting with ideas and enthusiasm and we come out of the box swinging. Sometimes we go down in flames. If you’ve ever had to get back up, dust yourself off and try again, then you’ve experienced this firsthand. I often tell my employees that failure is a lateral move. […]


9 B2B Facts That You Should Already Know – But Probably Don’t

By Elijah Masek-Kelly

Elijah Masek-Kelly

Elijah Masek-Kelly is the Managing Director of Powerful Outreach. With a strong background in Content Marketing, Elijah knows exactly what to say and when to say it.

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B2B marketing isn’t a mystery. In fact, it’s the bread and butter of many people’s success. If you are new to the market – welcome! You have a lot of catching up to do. If you’ve been around and you think you are on top of everything – consider this a test of your B2B […]


Why Entrepreneurs Need to March to Their Own Beat

By HilaryJastram
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Hilary L. Jastram is the founder of J. Hill Marketing & Creative Services, an agency specializing in premier copywriting, editing and book editing for Fortune 500 brands and the “one-percent,” superstar entrepreneurs. She is an author, editor at The Good Men Project, and contributor to Influencive, The Huffington Post and The Mighty, among other large-scale publications. She is also the founder of Sick Biz, an organization dedicated to supporting sick and disabled entrepreneurs.
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I am not condemning followers, not chastising the leaders in our field generating millions in speaking engagements. There is a place for them. These people and their aspirations and their proven grasp of clutching onto their unique truth are worthwhile and in some cases, life-changing. It doesn’t negate the danger that can arise from mindless […]


10 Ways to Increase Self-Discipline for Success

By Jennifer Xue
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Digital Strategist at Oberlo
Jennifer Xue is an award-winning author, columnist, and serial entrepreneur based in Northern California. She contributes to Forbes Asia (Indonesia edition) since 2012 and authored White Paper Writing for Business (BookBoon) and Guide to Become a Management Consultant (FabJob).

In the corporate world, she serves as Digital Strategist for Oberlo (part of Shopify). 
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It’s easy to be disciplined when there is no distraction and no discomfort. However, life is full of surprises, and nothing remains the same. After all, change is the only constant. Thus, it’s safe to say that everyone encounters self-discipline issue from time to time and to various degrees. And like any other skills, staying […]


The Secret to Smart and Successful Employee Engagement

By Sivan Baram

Sivan Baram


I am a social media-savvy, digital marketing professional with 12+ years experience with leading successful brand re-positioning strategies as well as effective results-oriented marketing campaigns and projects for a broad range of companies and start-ups.

Now leading radd. - a smarter content management tool for businesses.


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Employee engagement relates to the special relationship between an organization and its employees. An “engaged employee” is absolutely enthusiastic about his / her work so much so that as a result – decides to take positive action as well as actively recommend the company brand on his/her own initiative, and constantly further the organization’s reputation […]


5 Habits To Keep Raising Your Own Bar For Success

By Garikai Nhongo

Garikai Nhongo

Garikai Nhongo is the Managing Director of KG&A Advertising in Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe and he is the Group Head of Strategy for the Global Firm. He is also a blogger ( and, an entrepreneur and a poet.

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I’m sometimes called to speak to entrepreneurs and executives about strategy, motivation and any other important sounding stuff I can come up with. I have often found that these are back slapping events where these executives and millionaire-at-25 types seek reinforcement of how “amazing” they are to have achieved what they have achieved. Boy, do […]


This is What Happens When a Successful Person Has His Laptop Stolen

By Matthew Turner
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Matthew Turner is the author of The Successful Mistake: How 163 of The World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Transform Failure Into Success. To learn how you can do the same in 5 easy steps, visit

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During the summer of 2010, I accidentally left my bag behind a friend’s car. We hopped in, she put it into gear, reversed, and then she said, “that’s weird, it feels like something is under the wheel.” Time froze. My draw dropped. My eyes sprung open, and I just looked at her; I imagine like […]


Let’s Talk About The F-Word

By Eli Zheleva
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Eli Zheleva

I am a digital marketer with a passion for life. I believe that everyone can live a happier and more fulfilled life and am on a mission to help people achieve that.

I'm on the road to be a motivational speaker and a life coach. I'm also in the process of writing a book.

If you want to find out more about what influential people I've met and the knowledge they've shared with me, keep an eye on my website
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Don’t tell me you can’t reach your dreams, for F’s sake! And no, the F-word is not a swear word, but you should avoid it like one. This time, the F stands for Fear. Fear of rejection, fear of failure, and even fear of success. The Research A study conducted in September 2016 shows that […]

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