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Camp Bonfire: From a Dream of Summer Camp for Adults to a Thriving Business…

Jacob Winterstein and his partner founded Camp Bonfire (http://campbonfire.com/ ) in 2015 to provide affordable adult summer camps enabling grownups to relax wholesomely with nature.Before committing to the business, Jacob ...
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Tips for Working with Angry Business Partners

Tips for Working with Angry Business PartnersDid you ever have to work with a person that you were mad at? Years ago, I heard men threaten to take their problem ...
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Should I Hire An Assistant?

Should I Hire An Assistant?Do you ever get through your day and think, “I could have gotten so much more done today if I had an assistant? I feel so ...
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Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) in the University Publishing Industry

During our SWOT mastermind discussion in Philadelphia, we shared common industry issues that challenge how we operate a university press. The Strengths of the SWOT analysis centered on peer review, ...
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What Crowdfunding’s $34 Billion Leadership Means for You

When crowdfunding first appeared on our entrepreneurial ecosystem radar in the early 2000s, it was mostly for musicians and artists. Back then, I wrote crowdfunding off as serious equity investing, ...
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Hunting for Coffee in New York

Hunting for Coffee in New YorkIt’s 4:00 AM in midtown Manhattan. My favorite time of the day to write, in an exhilarating yet exhausting city—but I need coffee first. Should ...
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Planning in the Past, Present and Future

Planning in the Past, Present and FutureAfter teaching a recent business planning workshop, I noticed something different about the business plan drafts written by these entrepreneurs—other than the fact that ...
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Does Your Value Proposition Need a Checkup?

Does Your Value Proposition Need a Checkup? First of all, Investopedia defines value proposition as “a business or marketing statement that summarizes why a consumer should buy a product or ...
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5 Disasters for Your Small Business to Avoid

5 Disasters for Your Small Business to Avoid Whether you’re operating a start-up or an established business, the small-business world can quickly become a minefield. Briefly, let’s review the more ...
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How to Manage Your Lawyer

How to Manage Your Lawyer Eventually we all need legal advice in business with key legal areas. When your first form or acquire your business, you should have counsel review ...
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7 Ways to Respond to a Negative Online Comment

7 Ways to Respond to a Negative Online CommentYou work hard serving and acquiring customers. Then one day, someone posts a negative comment about your business at Amazon, Yelp, or ...
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Hunting for Coffee in New York

It’s 4:00 AM in midtown Manhattan. My favorite time of the day to write, in an exhilarating yet exhausting city—but I need coffee first. Should I make hotel-room coffee? No ...
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