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10 Movies Every Business Student Must Watch

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 3, 2014

Every once in a while, between mindless action and romcoms, Hollywood has made movies that are not only immensely entertaining but packed with valuable life lessons. For a student of business, there is no easier way to amp up their acumen than by learning through others’ experience. Here are ten movies that do a great job at teaching a thing or two about business over popcorn and a…

Six Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Monopoly

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 20, 2014

Monopoly has been a hit for generations, with most everyone having played at least one of the many versions of it at some point. But the Parker Brothers game isn’t just for family game night or a late-night session in college. Monopoly has a lot to teach entrepreneurs about starting a successful business. Below are six lessons an entrepreneur, or any businessperson for that matter, can learn from…

5 Things School Won’t Teach You About Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 23, 2013

Being a business major has taught me a lot about the finer workings of a business and has familiarized me with accounting, marketing, and management; but there are some valuable entrepreneurial lessons it didn’t teach me. While having a great idea is an important start, there are a number of crucial requirements for starting a business that are simply not discussed in business classes. Unfortunately, I had to…

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The CrossFit Games

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness / August 5, 2013

Coming off of an awesome weekend engulfed in watching the CrossFit Games, the world’s largest competition to find The Fittest on Earth, I can’t help but notice the parallels between “The Sport of Fitness” and our day-to-day lives as entrepreneurs. The hustle, hard work, good days, bad days, victories, and losses are things any entrepreneur and CrossFit athlete can relate to. CrossFit itself isn’t a stranger to entrepreneurship,…

Building Your Brand: Small Business Lessons from Lady Gaga

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 1, 2012

In roughly four short years, Lady Gaga, the eccentric pop star phenom has become a household name by building an iconic brand that has resulted in earnings of nearly one hundred million dollars last year. Although she came from a fairly well off family residing in New York, as a teen she throw it all away despite her parents’ wishes and decided to pursue her passion of music…

Lessons Anyone Can Take From Their Local Diner

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / February 16, 2012

Every town has them (especially the small ones), that one diner that everyone knows about and that has been a part of the community for years and years. You know, the one where you know the waitresses by name and can recite their menu? Ya, that place. Well, I’ve learned a couple lessons from my local diner that are applicable across all business segments so take a seat,…

The 5 Things in Business that College Can’t Teach

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 14, 2011

Having a college education does not guarantee business success! “What?  You’re saying that I just wasted four years of my life? Possibly more? “ No, the time in college is not a waste.  After all, there are many aspects of earning a degree in a business administration program that are necessary for success. For example: Time Management The networking that college provides Self-Responsibility Connecting with people of different…

Turning a Ruptured Achilles Into Valuable Business Lessons

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 5, 2011

When most people start their ventures they have a great made for Hollywood story that explains how they saw a perfect opportunity that came to them while they were taking a shower or maybe even asleep in the middle of the night.  However, my story was less of a fairy tale and was more of a painful blessing. There are over 232,000 Achilles tendon ruptures every year, and…


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