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Win Big - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 16:00 - 3 Comments
Fit on the Fly founder Tami Provost began SUCCESS‘ Start Small, Win Big small business challenge with $52 in her business checking account.
GoGeddit‘s Richie Burke and Jeremy Bemis went door to door soliciting businesses for his new daily deal site–that didn’t have a website yet.
integrity/Architecture‘s Joey Nolasco and Joe Rasnick left a successful architecture firm, which was fat in billable hours, to start their own firm for potentially less money.
These were just three of the amazing small business stories we heard from the 2012 SUCCESS Start Small Win Big entrepreneur challenge (held January through April 2012, and returning in 2013). Read their stories on SUCCESS.com and be inspired; we were.
A special mention for the Start Small Win Big judges, including Tory Johnson, Darren Hardy, Susan Kane, Lisa Ocker, Jennifer Chang, Mary Vinnedge, Amy Anderson, Brandy Jules and Shelby Skrhak, as well as the SUCCESS.com team, including Sam Watson, Nathan Noom, Melinda McQuillan, Robert Frey, Brian Cline, Julie Morrison, Curtis Broom and Hugh Murphy, who made the contest possible.
And lastly, a heartfelt thank you to all the Start Small Win Big contestants, whose enthusiasm, intellect and drive to succeed motivates us all. After reading your essay submissions, the SUCCESS editors were overwhelmed with enthusiasm and honor for having the opportunity to work with such talented contestants. Seriously, you brought tears to our eyes.
- What’s the Most Precious Resource You Waste?
Tick, tock, tick, tock. Think fast! Here’s a riddle: What resource is scarce—yet easily taken for granted, squandered or rationalized? It’s not money—because everyone could use more money no matter how much we have. And I’m not talking about good health or clean water or fossil fuels, although these could be plausible answers. Give up [...]
- Author Tim Sanders Visits SUCCESS
If “love is the killer app,” confidence is the ultimate power. Love is the Killer App author Tim Sanders visited the SUCCESS office near Dallas recently to discuss his new book, Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence.
Tim, who grew up in New Mexico and once lived in the Dallas area, shared stories of his learning experiences and adventures, including moving stories of his grandmother Billye. He explained how he arrived at the book title, Today We Are Rich, from a childhood encounter with Billye and Clarence, a man down on his luck looking for work on the farm. The modest outpouring his grandmother offered, despite her own limited means, taught Tim everyone is rich with gifts. It’s up to you to recognize it and share it.
Author Tim Sanders with SUCCESS staff, from left, Shelby Skrhak, Brandy Jules, Amy Anderson, Sanders (center), Lisa Ocker, Karyn Reagan and Ashley Glenn.
- Landing the Big One:
The Story Behind SUCCESS Profiles
by Lisa Ocker
So much in life hinges on these things: relationship-building, persistence and resourcefulness. Paul Scott Adamo, SUCCESS talent executive, knows this very well.
Since the early issues following SUCCESS magazine’s re-launch in 2008, Paul has helped book interviews with celebrities, prominent businesspeople, entrepreneurs and sports figures. Based in New York, Paul has more than 10 years’ experience as a producer, talent executive and casting director for television, radio and print.
Increasingly, publicists come to Paul with requests for SUCCESS stories on their clients. But more often, it takes months or years of Paul’s persistent follow-ups to land the interview. But there’s more to Paul’s job than following up; he looks for opportunities—such as new movies, books, business developments or charitable ventures—these extraordinary achievers want to promote. In addition to staying in touch with publicists, Paul attends book expos, industry events and parties, and movie screenings.
“You have to be persistent and never give up,” Paul says. “It can take a day to book someone—or two years.”
Such was the case with our January cover feature on…
- Working for the Hometown Paper: Lessons in Accountability and What Really Matters
I remember Walter Cronkite saying the best training you could get as a reporter was at your hometown paper, where you better spell your neighbors’ names right or risk getting punched in the nose. I started my journalism career 28 years ago at my hometown paper, The Baytown Sun, on the upper Gulf Coast of Texas.
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