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Limos And Studios

Seven years ago, Nilza Serrano was a single mother who left her steady job as a consultant for a shot at the entertainment business. She owns THE MEDIA SHOP, a post-production facility that deals with broadcasting and satellite media tours. She invested all of her savings into the studio with the hopes of bringing more minorities into the media industry. Her drive to succeed and cultivate her…

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Quote: Anne Tyler
“People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.” 

  – Anne Tyler (A Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist.)

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Failure On Launching A 2nd Product Before Completing The 1st

Failure On Launching A 2nd Product Before Completing The 1st

Open almost any business publication and you’ll read about “focus.” At conferences, you’ll hear keynotes on why you have to maintain it, and dating professionals will advise you to work harder on it. But why?

I suspect it’s because we’ve all been hurt by a lack of focus at one point or another; a problem that’s exacerbated when you’re an entrepreneur. We can’t help but see problems, as well as…

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Quote: Katharine Graham
“A mistake is simply another way of doing things.”

 – Katharine Meyer Graham (1917–2001 | An American publisher. She led her family’s newspaper, The Washington Post, for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Her memoir, Personal History, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998.)

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Quote: Oscar Wilde
“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900 | An Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.)

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Lessons From Jay-Z - Confession Of An Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Lessons From Jay-Z – Confession Of An Extraordinary Entrepreneur

The New York Times has published an article about the successful partnership between the Brooklyn Nets and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. Although he only owns 1/15th of 1 percent of the Nets, Jay-Z has leveraged this small percentage of equity into an opportunity to increase his earnings through the indirect income that the Nets franchise can facilitate. With an entertainment career that has lasted over…

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Quote: Oprah Winfrey
“I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.”

– Oprah Winfrey (An American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.)

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What is Entrepreneurial Thinking And How To Obtain It?

What is Entrepreneurial Thinking And How To Obtain It?

Lately you might be hearing the terms “entrepreneurial mindset” and “think like an entrepreneur” being used a lot. Viewing things within an entrepreneur lens and operating like an entrepreneur has become the latest trend or better yet the latest business philosophy. This way of thinking and doing things is now being identified as the best way to produce innovative ideas and to help towards…

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5 Startup Founders Reveal Their Best Company Culture Tips

5 Startup Founders Reveal Their Best Company Culture Tips

Instilling a strong company culture from day one can influence the success of your business. Follow the lead of successful founders, from TOMS to Buffer.

When you walk into SinglePlatform‘s office, you’ll see customer testimonials lining the walls, inspirational quotes and artwork chalked onto a pillar, and Lego blocks towering over the desks of sales staff, each piece to indicate a goal that was…

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Quote: Dale Carnegie
“You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.”

— Dale Carnegie (1888-1955 - An American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.)

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