Business blueprint: $500 start-up cost and $100K profit in 12 months

By Rachel Collier 12 months ago, I was on welfare, $45K in debt, and living in my parents’ spare room. I had quit my day job for personal and health reasons. I looked for freelance work, but couldn’t get a fair wage. I looked for a new job, but couldn’t find a good fit. I felt powerless. Today, I am debt free. I choose what I work on and when. Plus, I have time for passion projects, like publishing my book Maps for Makers: Systems & Stories for Changing the World. I did not work 18-hour days. I did not pay [...]

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Unbound: Deborah Rosati charters a path to the top for women in business

Deborah Rosati never saw doors, only opportunities. She says that thanks to her father’s support, she always knew she had options. He told her she could be whoever she wanted to be. Her father immigrated to Canada from Holland when he was just 14 years old and was put into a grade one class because of his limited English skills. Despite these obstacles, he finished his education and became a highly successful businessman, rising quickly through the ranks of the newspaper industry. From a young age, Deborah knew she would follow in her father’s footsteps. “I wanted to be a businessman [...]

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Content Marketing 101

Once upon a time, there was a man named John. John was a poor blacksmith who needed to figure out how to provide for his family. He decided to set out to find a job in a new county. He settled in Grand Detour, Illinois. Out in farming country, John heard the same complaint over and over: farmers were tired of mud sticking to their plows and slowing them down. He decided to invent a new plow that mud wouldn’t stick to. John Deere’s company was born.  In 1895, John Deere launched The Furrow, an educational farming magazine. Over a century [...]

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