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99% of Empower Network Members make < $200/mo.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Entrepreneur | 6 comments

Part of managing a large network of bloggers over at Triberr is keeping out the multi-level marketers. We keep a list of “questionable” money making schemes, and one of the most popular right now is the Empower Network. Like any get rich quick scheme, they sell a dream of easy wealth and prosperity. Truth be told, 99% of members make less than...

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The Great Entrepreneurial Trap

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Business, Entrepreneur, Innovation | 0 comments

Look to the Golden Arches Most of us can cook a better burger than McDonalds, but that doesn’t matter. You’re never going to put McDonalds out of business by cooking a better burger. That’s because McDonalds isn’t in the business of making burgers, it’s in the restaurant business, which essentially means real estate and...

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Startups and Flying Machines

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Business, Entrepreneur | 0 comments

Starting a company is like building a flying machine… The dream of flying is yours, and more than that you believe you can build a machine capable of soaring among the birds.  Sure, your friends think you’re crazy, but that just makes you want it all the more. Readily you begin sketching your idea. It’s a simple concept, wings like an eagle attached...

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How to find the perfect co-founder

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Business, Entrepreneur | 0 comments

Before you can start managing your small business, you need to get your project off the ground, which is easier said than done. Between obtaining capital and filing for permits, actually opening a new company is one of the more difficult undertakings you must handle in your career. What’s more, if you’re flying solo, it can be nearly impossible...

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Is your bad day a flight delay, or a crash and burn?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Business, Entrepreneur, Leadership | 2 comments

Today was a bad day. I woke up to several emails alerting to me that Triberr was down. This sometimes happens when the database backup times out, but it’s usually resolved by the time I get up. Today was a little different in that the server was still offline. My morning routine is very tight, and I don’t have minutes to spare, so I hopped in...

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Top 5 Business Books I’ll ReRead in 2013

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Business, Entrepreneur | 2 comments

Just about everyone I know has a startup these days. If you fall into that group, here is a list of books that I highly recommend. I’ve read them all at least once myself, and I enjoyed them so much I’ll reread each of them again this year. (NOTE: A few links are REVERSE AFFILIATE links, meaning I pass the commissions to you if you buy something. More...

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