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What decision had the biggest impact on the profitability of your business?

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Continuing our series of posts on starting up a small business, the next order of business is profitability. Before we jump in, if you have missed any other posts from the series, check them out: Getting the confidence to start your own business Taking “bet the farm” risks in business What was the first defining moment of your business? Now, back to the topic of profitability. I have to say that, if I could just pick …

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What was the first defining moment in your business?

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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In continuing the entrepreneurship topics that I’ve been covering over the past few weeks here, this week we are looking at that first defining moment where you know that your business is going to succeed. In case you missed them, I also talked about getting the confidence to start your own business, as well as taking “bet the farm” risks in business. Check them out if you’ve missed them. When thinking about that one, first defining …

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Taking “bet the farm” risks in business

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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A few days ago, I talked about what gave me the confidence to start my own business, as part of a series going on over at Small Business Trends. Up next, I answer the question, “Have you ever taken a “bet the farm” risk in your business?”: While I think that there are many things we have done in our business that can be seen by different people as a “bet the farm” move, I can …

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Mario Cuomo’s 1984 convention speech

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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With all the talk surrounding the 2008 DNC, I came across this video of a speech that New York Governor Mario Cuomo gave at the 1984 convention. It was too good not to share. You have any favorite speeches from history you wanna share? ...

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What gives you the confidence to start your own business?

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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I’m taking part in a multi-part series over on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends where she has a group of Internet entrepreneurs answering a question on starting and running businesses each week. This week we were asked what gave us the confidence to start our own business. My answer is below: When I decided to start Gear Live, it was with the knowledge that I knew I could do it, and that I wanted to strive …

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A look at the amazing pace of growth in our world

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Love this Shift Happens video, which focuses on the size of things. The world we live in is expanding at such a rapid pace in so many areas, and it is amazing to stop and think about what exactly is going on around us. From the population, to the vast amount of information that is available at the tip of your fingers at a moments notice. If you haven’t seen the video, I urge you …

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Video: Stuck in an elevator for 40 hours

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Just had to share this…could you imagine being stuck in an elevator for 40 hours - almost two days? I can’t imagine all the lost productivity, let alone not being able to use the bathroom for that length of time. At least this guy got some sleep though! ...

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What kind of impact are you making?

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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John Moore over at Brand Autopsy has an interesting series of posts going on rightnow that focus on the impact that business are making. The legacies they are creating - or not creating - aren’t really thought about. This can apply to anyone, including you and I. How would you answer this about yourself or what you do?: Does [insert your brand] provide such a unique product and customer experience that we would be saddened if …

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Video: David Allen on Getting Things Done, GTD

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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In this day and age, getting things done is getting harder due to the massive increase in the number of things that grab your attention on the Internet. David Allen is the expert on GTD, or “getting things done” - above you will find a fantastic talk he gave at Google on the subject. This goes out to everything with an overflowing email inbox, tons of open apps on your desktop, or those suffering from …

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SeaWorld orca trainers are crazy!

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Maybe it’s just me, but I would have a real problem swimming underwater with the animal called the killer whale, which can destroy sharks. I’d have an even bigger problem putting my feet on its nose underwater, while it swam towards the surface at top speed, only to jump out and launch me into the air. Look at the picture above - it was taken while we were at SeaWorld Orlando (which Alijah thoroughly enjoyed.) …

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