July 13, 2014

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What I Learned Last Week Could Be More Valuable Than My College Education

This is a guest post by Aaron Powell. Aaron is a high school music teacher who started buying and selling items on Craigslist to assist his efforts in shedding 89k of debt in two years. Fifty-Six Thousand Dollars. Eight years ago I went off to college to follow my dream of being a school music teacher. I […]

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July 8, 2014

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Why My Kids Are Learning To Work

The greatest athletes in the world start training when they are young. The greatest musicians start taking lessons when they are children. Some of the greatest entrepreneurs in the world were starting businesses when they were teenagers. To become great at something, it takes a lot of time and effort. Habits that children learn when […]

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June 30, 2014

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8 Reasons You Should Start a T-Shirt Business

Five months ago we launched ApplianceSchool.com to help people start their own appliance business  and the response has been amazing. We have students from all over the US and Canada who have already built successful businesses. It’s a great feeling to have helped people start their own businesses, earn a great living, set their own […]

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June 22, 2014

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How To Grow Your Business on Craigslist

A few months ago, a friend of mine came over to have coffee and talk about business. He shared with me that he was struggling to get very much business from his Craigslist listing in the service section. So I suggested a number of changes to both the listing and his pricing. The results even […]

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June 13, 2014

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How To Get A Job That Pays You More Than Money

There are almost 10 million people that are unemployed in the United States right now. Some are in a position to start their own business. Most others are going to need to find a job. But how? How do they stick out in a crowded field of applicants that is often hundreds deep? Where should they apply for […]

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June 8, 2014

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10 Things to Remember When Starting a Business

“My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. When I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job, and our family had to do whatever […]

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May 30, 2014

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Why We Have Five Kids

This morning we are welcoming a baby girl into our family. Her name is Esther. We are very excited, and our children can’t wait to meet their baby sister. My daughter Hannah is so excited that she will likely burst into tears when she gets to hold “her baby” later today. Over the years, I’ve […]

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May 25, 2014

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The Business of Cardboard Boxes

The idea is simple. Pick up boxes and sell them. Almost 36 million people moved in the United States in both 2012 and 2013. It takes an average of 70-80 boxes to pack a 1,500 sq ft home. Cardboard boxes usually range in price from $1-2 each on the lower end, to $4-5 each on […]

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May 14, 2014

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Why We Home School Our Kids

If you bumped into me on the street, you probably wouldn’t assume I had any kids. Not only do I have kids, I now have five kids, and we are home schooling each and every one of them. I wasn’t home schooled myself, and I came from a family where my father was a dentist […]

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May 1, 2014

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10 Ways to Make Money on Craigslist This Summer

Everybody likes to have a little extra money when summertime comes around. It’s coming up with creative ideas for making extra cash that can be hard part. So I spent a while today thinking back about all my favorite methods of making money in the summer. I came up with ten. They are in no […]

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