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Sometimes the secret to succeeding in business is simpler than you think. For Brian Scudamore, it comes down to just simply asking for what you want. That simple principal helped him build 1-800-GOT-JUNK into a multi-million dollar business. For Ross Simmonds, it’s the secret of the side hustle, a business you can run in your spare time. He’s got advice on how to do it, some pitfalls to watch out for, and how you know when it’s time to take the plunge. And for Phil LeBlanc, the secret is to never giving up, it’s how he pivoted his company and saved it from bankruptcy.

How to Get on Oprah, Dr. Phil, and Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Brian Scudamore is the business mind behind the incredibly successful, multi-million dollar franchise 1-800-GOT-JUNK. And he attributes a lot of his success to a very simple principle, the power of dreaming up big goals and rallying your team to make the seemingly impossible possible.

The Secret of the Side Hustle - How to Start a Part-Time Business

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur but you’re not quite ready to give up your day job, you might be thinking about a ‘side hustle’ - a business you can run in your spare time. We’ve got some advice on how to do it, some pitfalls to watch out for, and how you know when it’s time to take the plunge and make your side hustle your full-time job.

This Ain’t a Charity, Ya Know!

There’s a line in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life where Old Man Potter, who runs the town’s bank, says to George Bailey about his savings and loan, “Are you running a business or a charity?” Well as it turns out, the two aren’t so different. There are payrolls to meet, bills to pay, products to get to market, competition literally in the field, and a hundred and one problems you never see coming. Meet a reality TV producer and a music biz veteran who learned some key lessons about being entrepreneurs by starting their own African water charity.

What To Do When a Competitor Beats You to Market - A Lesson in Never Giving Up

Flixel is a successful tech startup that makes mesmerizing hybrids of videos and photographs called cinemagraphs.The company was honoured with an Apple Design Award and Best of 2014 in the App Store, and they’re integrated into Facebook. They are thriving… but they almost didn’t make it. Like many tech startups, they got to where they are today by persevering through a roller coaster ride full of unexpected twists and turns, including a competitor with the SAME idea that beats them to market. Here’s how they did it…

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