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Starting a Business then to now

Starting a business back then was a little bit different then it is now. Back then a business could be started if the idea was good and innovative, but they also would need some money and a plan. Today similar things are needed, but it's a little bit harder because now a day's it has to be approved by banks and you will need people to follow you and help you in your endeavors. The biggest difference between then and now though is that back then things were a little bit cheaper to start and their weren't as many idea's already taken and used as compared to now. 

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HEAD today

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HEAD today is famous for it's ski's and is a popular tennis brand. The tennis rackets by HEAD are used by several tennis champions and stars. HEAD is also a leader in racquet ball too. Johan Eliasch is the current CEO of HEAD. They have a 4.4 million net worth. 

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Benefits of HEAD

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HEAD tennis is a company that started with metal ski's invented by founder Howard Head. These ski's were invented to help beginners learn skiing easier without falling as much. Which they did, and then became the leading ski's in the country. They later come to make tennis racquets that help people play by customizing ones racquet to fit their needs. Each thing HEAD does has been to help others improve in sports.

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Robert H. McClure

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Born in the year 1893 in Princeton, New Jersey. Information on Robert H. McClure is scare, but he attended and graduated from Princeton University. He then started Prince Manufacturing in the year 1970. The company began on the basis of tennis ball machines, and later went to expand into manufacturing tennis rackets. Robert H. McClure was 77 when he began Prince Manufacturing. He died November 21, 1991 at the age of 98. 

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Robert McClure, 98; Led Tennis Company

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Robert H. McClure, a salesman and tennis enthusiast who late in his life founded the Prince Manufacturing Company, died on Nov. 21, 1991. He was 98 years old and lived in Potomac, Md. The cause of death was pneumonia, his son, Donald, said.

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Prince today

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Prince headquarters is moving to Atlanta. They still sell tennis ball machines and now tennis racquets as well. Prince has been owned by several different firms over the years, and their net worth is undetermined, but they have been approved to fix their $67.2 million secure debt. 

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Benefits of Prince

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Prince was founder in 1970 on the basis of tennis ball machines. These machines help tennis players practice their game without the outside assistance of another player. Prince later became the first company to patent an oversized racket, which was actually invented by Howard Head when he worked for Prince. The oversized racket was made to help tennis players hit the sweet spot on the racket easier. Prince has been a big attribute to the game of tennis and has helped the sport in many ways. 

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Comparison between Head and McClure

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In a comparison between Howard Head and Robert H. McClure it's hard to see similarities in some of their backgrounds. Although some similarities coincide. One similarity is they both started out their companies based off a new idea that helped in the field of sports. Another similarity is that even though Howard had his own company after he retired he ended up joining Prince as a board member and invented the first oversized racket. Both Head and McClure worked or owned Prince at one point and time. Some differences between them though is Head started HEAD when he was 36 years old. While McClure didn't start Prince until he was 77 years old, but McClure was also born before Head which is another difference. Head seemed to be the type of person who came up with new inventive idea's to help himself. They just ended up helping others as well. As far as McClure's background I can't say for sure. 

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Howard Head

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Howard Head born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1914. Head was married to the former Martha Becker Fritzler. Head was also an aeronautical engineer graduate from Harvard University. Head started the firm HEAD at the age of 36 in the year 1950. HEAD began on the bases of Head's metal ski's he invented and designed. Head sold his firm in the year 1969 to AMF when he retired. He then went to learn the sport tennis where he eventually became a board member of Prince Manufacturing where he invented the first oversized tennis racket ranged 95-135. He died on March 3, 1991. 

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Howard Head, 76; Designed Metal Skis And a Tennis Racket

Howard Head, 76; Designed Metal Skis And a Tennis Racket | Tennis Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Howard Head, the inventor of the Head metal ski and the Prince tennis racket, died March 3, 1991 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 76 years old and lived in Baltimore and Vail, Colo. A family spokesman said Mr. Head died of complications following heart surgery.

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