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Building a Brand that Sells Presentation

Building a Brand that Sells from Bryan Alaspa

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The Cream of the Crop: The Back Story

Shelly Herman, Co –Founder, Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks It started with a “vision” day at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.  Shelly left her job of ten years, and Irv, her husband was a freelancer at this time. They strolled through the gardens together, spent time alone, and mapped out what they wanted to do both […]

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I’m In. Are You?: What We Can Learn From His Side of the Desk

Nate Lassiter, Co-Founder, Who’s In, ·          Knowledge is Key: Having a great idea will only get you so far.  Being able to execute and design apps or websites around your idea is crucial.  Building a highly desirable skill set, such as coding, is too important not to attain. ·          Mobile Industry of the Future: We […]

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I’m In, Are You?: The Back Story

Nate Lassiter, Co-Founder, Who’s In  In 2006, Nate read a press release about a new company that was starting in the mobile marketing field.  At the time he was managing the digital division of a record label company, so he felt that he could bring a lot to the table.  He wanted to be a […]

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The Science of Success: What We Can Learn from His Side of the Desk

Philip Cable of American Science & Surplus Know your customer:  Philip knows which groups of buyers prefer monthly or annual mailings, how recently they ordered and how much they spent and uses that data to keep and grow his customer base. Don’t discount “old” tactics:  The catalog seems to cut through the online clutter and […]

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The Science of Success: The Back Story

Philip Cable of American Science & Surplus Philip spent his post-college days mapping out neighborhoods to find the best buildings to rehab, he created and ran an indoor mini golf course and had a “science-experiments-for-kids” catalogue business that he, interestingly enough, sold to American Science & Surplus in the late 1990s. After Philip went back […]

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The Science of Success: The Big Picture and The Quick Take

The Science of Success: The Big Picture Philip Cable of American Science & Surplus American Science & Surplus was established in 1937 and in 2000, Philip Cable, a self-proclaimed life-long science geek bought the company.  American Science & Surplus sells an eclectic mix of silly, science and surplus each with informative and often hilarious descriptions […]

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Young 16-Year-Old Entrepreneur Trying to Make a Difference

This is a great story that shows you can be just about any age and still be trying to make a difference, while still being an entrepreneur.  In this case, a young man (only 16-years-old) created a search engine that donates money to worthy causes every time people use the engine to do searches.  It’s […]

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From Baseball Player to Astrophysicist: The Back Story

Mark SubbaRao, Ph.D., Space Visualization Laboratory Director, Adler Planetarium Mark has had an interest in science since being intrigued at an early age that organisms were inside a drop of water.  Knowing that there was a hidden world lead Mark to look beyond where man has ever seen or traveled and compiled that knowledge in […]

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Kate’s Kenya Video – Visiting Patrick’s Print Shop

Kate Koziol from K Squared Communications visited Kenya, Africa with the folks from Heartland International. Their purpose was to visit young business men and women who are trying to start and grow their small businesses. They brought their unique skills and years of experience to help these people plan ahead for their business and business […]

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