Andrew McCubbins and His Telemedicine Venture Helping Thousands Access Healthcare from Home from Salt Lake City Utah

Andrew McCubbins is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has steered multiple ventures into successful multi-million dollar businesses. He believes in going against the crowd. In second grade, he was selling candy to school kids and that is when he realized he had an entrepreneurial skill that he could use to make money.

Like most successful entrepreneur Andrew McCubbins has a knack for identifying problems around him and using his entrepreneurial skills to solve them. His telemedicine initiative – Bronson Medical– was started after his seven-year-old daughter got strep throat several times.

He decided that the entire process of seeing a local medical provider needed to be simplified.…

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How to Evaluate New Business Opportunities With SEO

Shopify recently launched ‘Exchange’, a marketplace that allows owners of eCommerce businesses to buy and sell their stores. One of the key components of buying a business is evaluating if the opportunity exists to turn it around so that you could recover your investment and make a profit on your purchase. Perhaps you already own a string of businesses in the industry that the seller is operating in – this gives you the leverage to make use of your existing customer base to drive traffic and revenue.

Opportunity evaluation

In a majority of the other cases though, the true business opportunity lies with identifying ineffective marketing strategies deployed by the former owner that you could fix to trigger growth.…

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Ammar Jali, Pittsburgh Entrepreneur, Explains Your Climb to Success Starts with Your Passion

Everyone dreams of something big in his life. If you talk to a child, they often envision themselves with what they would like to be when they grow up. Whether it be a fireman, a doctor, or a policeman, these are all reflections of our earnest endeavors to be part of something greater in life and contribute to everyone’s happiness and contentment including our own. Although sometimes, life leads us to a road we do not see ourselves trekking. This is what Ammar Jali’s road to success manifest.

The early days

Ammar started his employment as a driver for food chain Domino’s Pizza while studying in New York Institute of Technology.…

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Marketing and Selling Your Own Health-Conscious eBook

No matter what anyone tells you, looking good and feeling good are always in vogue. This is great news if you are interested marketing and selling your own health-conscious ebooks or merchandise online. Consumers of all ages regularly purchase diet plans, health books and gym memberships to keep themselves fit. The diet and weight-loss industry was estimated to be worth more than $20 billion.

Healthy eating

This represents a huge opportunity for ecommerce vendors and social media entrepreneurs. If you know more than a little something-something about healthy cooking or working out at home, producing ebooks for online stores could prove lucrative for you.…

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10 Steps to Starting a Business in Boston

Boston is popular for its elaborate education system. It is home to more than 30 colleges and universities.

Boston is the largest and among the oldest cities in Massachusetts. The city has maintained its identity over the years while at the same time keeping up with current trends.

Female entrepreneur in Boston, MA

The large number of graduates attracts entrepreneurs to the city because they are assured of a qualified workforce. The resources and local support from other investors make Boston one the best places to do business.

If you want to establish a profitable business in the City, here are the steps to follow.

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Cashing Out on Your Business 101

This write-up is a personal memoir of my business startup to sale. Hold my hand and walk with me through my incredible 5-year business journey, right from the birth of my business idea, through the process of starting out, building the brand and to its final climax: selling out!

Business for sale

My entrepreneurial eureka moment came during a brainstorming session that birthed the idea; of starting a new business to launch a cosmetic manufacturing start-up firm.

At that point, the idea of ever selling the business never crossed my mind. I practically breathed and lived my business idea, my brainchild, my start-up firm!…

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3 Absolute Do’s For a Start Up

Every day, there is someone with a new and fresh idea. Start up businesses litter the internet. Some make it and others just don’t. But what’s the difference? What helps those that succeed to reach the heights they do? How do they turn nothing into a booming, profitable business?

Startup

Below are three things that you must do to solidify the foundation of a new start up company.

Do Watch Your Finances

Ok. You remember the time you were 7 and you worked all kinds of odd jobs to try and raise the money for a new bike? You raked yards, washed cars, delivered papers, and so on.…

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7-Step Checklist to Successfully Launch Your Startup

Launching your business takes a lot of hard work and determination. However, many still believe that launching a startup is like switching on the light. Having launched a couple of businesses, I’ve realized that launching a startup is like launching an aircraft. You need to keep pushing till you hit the right speed and take off. It doesn’t happen overnight. Most entrepreneurs are so focused on their product or service that they don’t realize that it’s only a part of the puzzle. There are many more things you need to put in place before you can “launch” your startup.

Here are 7 things to take care of before you launch your startup.…

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Begin your Entrepreneurial Adventure in Birmingham

Birmingham is among the top entrepreneurial cities in the UK. The city has been leading in major developments in different fields since the industrial revolution began. Birmingham has made significant contributions to economic, technological, science, and manufacturing development in the UK. Thousands of inventions have come from the city as well. The city is not only the home of top inventions in the UK but also a great place for entrepreneurs to start their businesses.

Birmingham

If you are planning to start a business in the UK, read on and discover why you should join other entrepreneurs in Birmingham.

Why start a business in Birmingham

Birmingham is perfectly located in the heart of the UK.…

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How We Started a Second Business to Fund Our First

There often comes a plateau for a start-up that’s been growing pleasingly. One of the most enticing elements of starting your own business is the fact that, technically speaking, the sky is the limit and, no matter how far you come, growth is always possible.

Tom Cridland shopfront

That said, scaling in almost all cases requires investment, which, if you’re young and inexperienced, is extremely hard to come by without sacrificing an exorbitant amount of equity.

Tom Cridland, the startup

I run a sustainable fashion brand with my girlfriend of almost eight years, Deborah Marx. I started it in January 2014 with a £6,000 government start-up loan and decided to call it, Tom Cridland (my name), because tomcridland.com was the cheapest domain name that I could find.…

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