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The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Tonnie's Cupcakes - Small Business Growth Stategies

The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Tonnie's Cupcakes - Small Business Growth Stategies | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
Tonnie's Cupcakes As background, Tonnie learned how to bake cupcakes from his mom and started a business baking them in 2006 in New York City. Initially things went well for the business as it won accounts with Macy's and Bloomingdales. It even expanded to three stories. Unfortunately, Tonnie is a bad manager and as a …
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The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and SJC Custom Drums - Small Business Growth Stategies

The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and SJC Custom Drums - Small Business Growth Stategies | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
Marcus Lemonis and the custom drum company The master of small business growth strategies, Marcus Lemonis, has returned for a third season with a strong opening episode. SJC Custom Drums of Southbridge, MA was launched in 2000 by brothers Scott and Mike to design and build high quality drum kits. Over the years the company …
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What is the Best Growth Strategy?: Build or Buy - Tycoon Playbook

What is the Best Growth Strategy?: Build or Buy - Tycoon Playbook | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
To Grow Fast Should You Build or Buy? Whenever the topic of small business growth strategies comes up, there's one that's almost never remembered. I refer to growth via acquisitions, or as it's sometimes called "inorganic growth." Practically everyone's thinking is limited to so-called "organic growth." So let's take a look at these two basic …
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The Best Places to Become a Billionaire

The Best Places to Become a Billionaire | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
What places afford the best odds for becoming a billionaire? A new study reveals the prime locations for those committed to becoming a billionaire.
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What's it Like Being Suddenly Rich

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What’s it Like Being Suddenly Rich
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I made $15 million in my mid-20s after I sold a tech startup. I talked to a lot of people about this question, and thought a lot about how to stay the same person I was before and after making money.

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Tycoon Lessons from the Terminator

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 Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More) : The meaning of life is to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

Back in May of 1990, I read a long article on Arnold Schwarzenegger in Smart magazine (which I still happen to have). The article described in detail …

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Good Business Movies: A Most Violent Year - Small Business Growth Strategies

Good Business Movies: A Most Violent Year - Small Business Growth Strategies | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
A Most Violent Year As I have bemoaned before good business movies are almost as scarce as hen’s teeth. Now we finally get another good one for our list of Top 10 Business Movies, A Most Violent Year. This is a real gem. In it Oscar Issac plays Abel Morales an honest business man and …
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The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Shuler's Bar-B-Que - Small Business Growth Strategies

The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Shuler's Bar-B-Que - Small Business Growth Strategies | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
Marcus Lemonis and Shuler’s Bar-B-Que In this final episode of season 2, our man Marcus drives down to Latta, SC to help a mom & pop ribs joint expand. Background Shuler’s Bar-B-Que is owned by married couple Lynn and Norton Hughes and their young son Shuler. The name comes from Norton’s father. The establishment was opened …
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Tycoon Marcus Lemonis and Artistic Stitch - Small Business Growth Strategies

Tycoon Marcus Lemonis and Artistic Stitch - Small Business Growth Strategies | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
How Marcus Plans to Grow Queens Vibe (formerly “Artistic Stitch Sports Complex”) Well this episode was a bit of a roller coaster ride with some serious plummets that could have killed the deal. It also has some interesting deal-making aspects. Background: The Artistic Stitch Sports Complex is an odd collection of businesses all operating under …
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How a tycoon makes money.

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Five Ways to Maximize Your Valuation - Peak Exits - Maximizing Your Exit Price

Five Ways to Maximize Your Valuation - Peak Exits - Maximizing Your Exit Price | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
Let's look at five ways you can begin to boost your valuation if you are planning to retire or exit two to three years down the road.
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How billionaires do it.

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The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Sweet Pete's

The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Sweet Pete's | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
Poor, poor, pitiful me. - Linda Ronstadt We finally got a really good episode from a business lessons perspective! I really liked this one, folks, even though it was infuriating in some ways. (More...
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The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Sena Pro-Fit

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We're definitely starting to see Marcus's growth strategy evolve this second season. I refer to Marcus carving out a part of the original concept for an escape pod in event the main project fails o...
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Tycoon Profiles: Rupert Murdoch

Tycoon Profiles: Rupert Murdoch | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
How Rupert Murdoch Built His Empire My past consists of a series of interlocking wars.  - Rupert Murdoch Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit that Rupert is one of the great disrupto...
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The Profit: A Review of Marcus's Growth Strategies

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How are Marcus's Small Business Growth Strategies Working? In the second episode of season 3, Marcus returns to some of the companies he invested in during season 2 to show us how they are doing. To be frank, I would have preferred a regular episode at this point with Marcus focusing on what he does …
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How to Become a Billionaire

How to Become a Billionaire | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
So how do billionaires become billionaires? Let's take a look at some recent ones. For the how-to details on becoming a billionaire be sure to check out the Tycoon Playbook course. Click to enlarge...
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How a Navy SEAL Gets Through Tough Days - Small Business Growth Strategies

How a Navy SEAL Gets Through Tough Days - Small Business Growth Strategies | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
How are elite troops in units like the Navy Seals trained to keep going when their mind and body wants to stop and give up? Eric Greitens, Rhodes Scholar, ex-Navy SEAL, and author of the book Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life, explains how to apply the lessons of SEAL training to motivating …
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From Bedoiun Orphan to Billionaire: Mohed Altrad - Small Business Growth Strategies

Here’s a good little read on a French immigrant who went from rags to riches. Mohed Altrad was born into a Bedoiun tribe in Syria over five decades ago. However, he still doesn’t know his actual birth date because such groups don’t keep records. This forced him to pull a birthday out of hat to …
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How to Become a Billionaire

How to Become a Billionaire | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
The Ultimate Entrepreneur Course
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How to Become a Billionaire

 

The Billionaire Strategies course is dedicated to the practical study and application of the timeless strategies and tactics employed in the great wealth building stories of the Western World. While technology evolves continuously the strategies and tactics pretty much remain constant.

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The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Coopersburg Sports - Small Business Growth Strategies

The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Coopersburg Sports - Small Business Growth Strategies | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
Marcus Lemonis Develops a Business Growth Strategy for Coopersburg Sports This is another drama-mama free episode which offers a good look at a stalled out small business. Unfortunately it felt rushed and would have benefited from a delay in airing so that we could see the actual results of Marcus’s growth strategy. However, with the …
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The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and West End Coffee - Tycoon Business Growth Strategies

The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and West End Coffee - Tycoon Business Growth Strategies | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it

Despite the fact that this was another walk out by Marcus it offers some valuable business lessons, including one big one. 

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Marcus blows a good deal.

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The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Courage b - Small Business Growth Strategies

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How Marcus Turned Around Courage b. I have to confess to thinking that I wouldn’t like this episode because not only is it about a retail operation but about one selling women’s fashions. These are two things I have no interest in. Boy, was I wrong. This episode turned out to be one of the …
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Tycoon Marcus Lemonis hits another home run.

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Tycoon Playbook Review - Lugen Family Office

Tycoon Playbook Review - Lugen Family Office | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
The Tycoon Playbook contains the details of a billion dollar strategy. Even if you apply 1% of this course, you will be further ahead - Lugen Family Office
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The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Skullduggery

The Profit: Marcus Lemonis and Skullduggery | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
Yesterday morning I noticed that people were doing searches on "Marcus Lemonis skullduggery" but had no idea that the latter was actually a business appearing in The Profit. So I jumped to the conc...
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How's Your Confront?

How's Your Confront? | Billionaire Lifestyles | Scoop.it
How's your confront? Confront? What's that? Confront is your willingness to tackle whatever life throws at you head-on whether it be problems or opportunities. Let's take a look at some examples. P...
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