Small Business Lessons From Top French Chefs

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Small business lessons were everywhere during a recent culinary tour of Paris and environs – as common, in fact, as butter, eggs and truffles! Despite a flagging economy, it’s hard to get a reservation at restaurants in France with Michelin Stars and hefty price tags. Taking notes, between delicious bites, I uncovered 8 great ways to […]

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Catalyst: Rocking the Wedding World

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Two entrepreneurs with a dream change what it means to have a “dream wedding” These days it’s hard to believe there are still things that haven’t been done before. But that’s what entrepreneurs do. They fill the world with everything it’s missing. When she was 26 years old, Liz Susong, who now lives in Houston, entered […]

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The Cool Biz of Coworking

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Turn unused space into profitable space Since the term “coworking” was coined a decade ago, the shared workspace movement has been redefining where and how people work all over the world. As always, with new trends and new ideas come new opportunities for the entrepreneur. Big companies like Google and Samsung are jumping on the […]

Don't be afraid to dial down your work .

Don’t Be Afraid to Dial It Down

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Sometimes taking your work down a few notches is best – not only for yourself but for your clients It’s here – the busiest travel month of the year. This means, for those of you not in the travel industry, that business may be slow. It also means it’s a good time for some mindfulness […]

Story of Successful Lighting Entrepreneur

Light of an Entrepreneur’s Life

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An electrician’s journey to entrepreneurism In a small town in Northern California, there is a man who was an electrician for many years, working with a large electrical contractor. With one question, a a friend of a friend changed all that. “M., can you fix my grandmother’s chandelier?” He hadn’t worked on an antique lighting fixture before […]