Entrepreneurship


Alaska Native turned Fashion Industry Entrepreneur & Founder of BootRoxx: Heather Sallan Entrepreneurship / Stories

You would never guess one of Reno’s most stylish and motivated entrepreneurs hails from Anchorage, Alaska. It’s okay, because she doesn’t believe it either. Growing up she felt like a fish out of water. She craved big cities, fashion, culture and starting her own business. She found she was a more inspired worker than she was a student after landing her first jobs in sales. Growing...

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Food Allergy Advocate, Blogger & Consultant: Caroline Moassessi Entrepreneurship / Stories

It wasn’t hard for Caroline Moassessi to find the motivation to get involved. Data and information was lacking and there was only one national organization that increased public awareness for food allergies nearly 15 years ago. When her son was diagnosed with life threatening food allergies at age 2, there was no support in school or the community to protect her son. Her maternal instinct is...

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A Decade of Experience Turned a Garage Dream into a Reality: Chris Shanks Entrepreneurship / Stories

Don’t underestimate the power of business planning in the garage with your college roommate. Although ideas at that time in your life may not necessarily work out, it’s worth thinking it through with people you trust and envisioning a business that might some day come to fruition. This story is true for Chris Shanks who brewed beer in the garage during his days as an undergraduate...

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Former U.S. Congressman & Silicon Valley CEO now Professor of Entrepreneurship: Ed Zschau Entrepreneurship / Politics / Stories

In my first post I defined excellence and how it differs from success. When we think about success, we are often measuring it against something or someone else. Successful people are typically associated with the attainment of wealth or popularity, while excellence is found in people who are intrinsically motivated to perform at their highest potential. They crave and strive for improvement and they usually won’t rest...

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