Business Lessons from Zappos, Oprah, and American Idol


Over the past few months I’ve added a lot of new content that I hope will inspire you as well as give you new ideas to grow your business. Here they are:

Top 10 Lists

Famous Entrepreneur Videos & Blog Posts:

Famous Entrepreneur Profiles:


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What are some of your favorite quotes and books for entrepreneurs? Who else would you like to see profiled on this blog? I’d also love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below!

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46 Responses to “Business Lessons from Zappos, Oprah, and American Idol”

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  9. Stephen Edwards says:

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    Believe in yourself
    Show dedication
    Plan carefully
    Study market strategies
    Never quit

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    Evan, thank you for sharing these posts.

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