How This Engineer Grew His Business 300% By Expanding His Online Sales Channels

BY Tami Brehse IN entrepreneurs, Profitability ON Jul 12, 2018

Mark Tyrol may be an engineer by trade, but he’s an entrepreneur at heart.

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Client Spotlight: Leading A Team Through A Major Transition With Affect Digital Media

BY Tami Brehse IN client spotlight, entrepreneurs, management, inspiration ON Jul 5, 2018

It’s not unusual for a new year to signify change. For most businesses, the new year typically brings fresh challenges, goals and ideas. But for Affect Digital Media—then known as Advocate Digital Media—2018 meant more than just a new set of sales goals or a motivational message from the corporate office.

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This Multi-Million Dollar Business Solves Every Driver’s Nightmare: Parking

BY Tami Brehse IN entrepreneurs, inspiration, Profitability ON Jun 28, 2018

The year was 2006 and Charles Cridland was walking through his native London. As he made his trek to the train station on foot, he silently bemoaned all the private driveways and parking spots sitting empty that he passed along the way.

Suddenly, a thought hit him. The spots weren’t being used, but they belonged to someone.

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How This Office Supply Entrepreneur Bounced Back From The Brink Of Bankruptcy

BY Tami Brehse IN entrepreneurs, inspiration, business ON Jun 21, 2018

In the early 2000’s, Vladimir Gendelman was working in his computer repair shop when a customer came in with a very specific request. He wanted folders that were customized for his business.

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This Entrepreneur Built A Business On Preserving The Chicago Skyline

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability, entrepreneurs, inspiration ON Jun 14, 2018

If you’ve ever worked with a contractor to update your home, you know how trying the process can be. For every successful project, there are a dozen other horror stories: contractors that go MIA, projects where costs balloon infinitely, mistakes that plague the homeowner for years into the future.

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Client Spotlight: How This Entrepreneurial Power Couple Sparked A Fitness Revolution

BY Tami Brehse IN client spotlight, entrepreneurs, Profitability ON Jun 7, 2018

In the early 2000’s Matt Marks was following the path many budding entrepreneurs take: working full time (in his case, sales and marketing) while pursuing his passion project—DJing at local nightclubs and events—on the side.

It was around that time he met the woman who would one day become his wife, a popular fitness instructor named Susy C who was known all over the area for her high-energy Zumba classes and addictive choreography.

From the start, it was a match made in musical heaven.

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How A New E-Commerce Shop Improved Margins By 40%

BY Tami Brehse ON May 31, 2018

Bob Ellis had been in the entrepreneurship game for a long time—25 years, to be precise.

From insurance to real estate to hospitality businesses, Ellis has started and run them all. But as diverse as his entrepreneurial resume is, all his prior ventures have one thing in common: they were brick and mortar operations that depended on the local market to be successful, and, in turn, were limited in their growth opportunities.

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Client Spotlight: This Entrepreneur Built A Business Turning Music Education On Its Head

BY Tami Brehse IN entrepreneurs, client spotlight ON May 24, 2018

In the early 2000’s, Aaron Sizemore was living the life many young musicians dream of. He was making a living doing what he loved: performing. He dabbled in blues, R&B, funk, and rock, but his true passion was jazz—his instrument of choice, the jazz guitar.

On the side Sizemore taught private music lessons, as many musicians do. Although he loved mentoring the next generation of musical minds, he felt strongly that something was missing.

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Building A Business When You're Faced With Red Tape

BY Tami Brehse IN entrepreneurs, business ON May 17, 2018

Q Link Wireless

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Client Spotlight: Enabling Better Decision Making With Hōm Korean Kitchen

BY Tami Brehse IN entrepreneurs, client spotlight ON May 10, 2018

One of Konan Pi’s favorite things to do is host game night for his friends. While they play board games, he can be found over the stove, whipping up delicious, made-from-scratch Korean food the same way his family’s been doing for generations.

“Right there in my house during game night, that’s where the concept for my restaurant was born,” Pi says.

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