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Turning a Mistake Into an Opportunity (Or How We Went from “Oh F!@%!” to “F!@% Yeah!”)

Turning a Mistake Into an Opportunity (Or How We Went from “Oh F!@%!” to “F!@% Yeah!”)

| July 31, 2012 | 10 Comments

On Friday June 15th, 2012 we sent errant emails to ~650 people.  We thought we fixed the issue.  That Sunday morning we sent the same incorrect email to the same 650 people.  F!@%! On Friday, some 650 people who had been referred by our members to Sparkology had just received their reminders to join the […]

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Music, Drugs and How to See Opportunity Like Jay-Z

Music, Drugs and How to See Opportunity Like Jay-Z

| November 16, 2011 | 6 Comments

This is the first post in a series that will analyze Jay-Z as both an entrepreneur and a brand. The series will examine (and quote) “Empire State of Mind,” a book by Forbes writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg, as a source for information regarding the history behind Jay-Z’s business. The book’s goal is to explore “the […]

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Stop Looking For a Job, Start Looking for an Opportunity

Stop Looking For a Job, Start Looking for an Opportunity

| November 14, 2011 | 18 Comments

A lot of jobs that once were, aren’t coming back. Ever. To look for what isn’t there is a waste of time and an insult to your dignity. If you haven’t noticed, the world has changed — radically. The traditional yellow brick road to success and financial security has imploded. The path to a high-paying […]

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Opportunity is Everywhere. Are You Missing It?

Opportunity is Everywhere. Are You Missing It?

| November 4, 2011 | 9 Comments

The entrepreneurial spirit exists all around us in various shapes and sizes, from the neighborhood kids corner lemonade stand, to the family owned body shop, to the next million dollar startup. For me and my college roommate it came in the form of a beverage business. We attended a small private school and before our […]

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Starting a Business in a Down Economy: An Opportunity in Disguise?

Starting a Business in a Down Economy: An Opportunity in Disguise?

| October 1, 2010 | 4 Comments

The economy dominates conversations in coffee shops, around dinner tables, in newspapers, political speeches…  Sure, Wall St. has been on a roll in September, but when it comes to the real heart of our economy – jobs – the numbers haven’t been pretty. According to the Labor Department’s recent jobs report, the unemployment rate rose […]

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Finding an Opportunity and Turning it Into a Reality

Finding an Opportunity and Turning it Into a Reality

| May 7, 2010 | 3 Comments

The Spark Deciding to create a website that seeks to instructs others is an arduous undertaking. Once the decision is made, the laborious work of bringing your take and insight on a particular topic to a curious and information-hungry audience begins. Having dabbled in writing articles for other movie websites then for my own movie […]

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10 Online Trends to Watch this Decade

10 Online Trends to Watch this Decade

| January 11, 2010 | 12 Comments

Lots of things are going to change and happen in the online world over the next decade. These are things that every aspiring or current entrepreneur needs to at the very least be aware of. Opportunity is everywhere especially when change happens. It’s time to start thinking ahead and planning out your next million dollar […]

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Coming out of the Recession — Creating an Opportunity Mindset

Coming out of the Recession — Creating an Opportunity Mindset

| October 29, 2009 | 5 Comments

By Joe Calloway, Author of Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison Hopefully you didn’t miss it. It’s dominated the news for a year. It’s been described as difficult, daunting, and even devastating. People have referred to it as a meltdown and a disaster. It’s the recession. But no […]

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