Anyone Can Do It! Small E-business Success StoriesWritten by John Evans
It is not uncommon to hear fabulous success stories from internet-based companies. We all know about Amazon.coms, Googles, Ebays, Yahoo!s, and all of these other popular websites that sell goods or services. The dotcom boom took place in early 1990s and many internet companies went bust due to a poor reception from public. Todays consumers are a great deal savvier than they were in last decade, and internet-based businesses are back in full force. One mistake common to dotcoms that bombed shortly after forming was lack of leadership and poor business plans. Everyone saw potential in this new and intriguing forum, but no one quite knew what to do with it. Since no one had ever run an internet business, CEO's attempted to run them like traditional stores. Although you may sell same products or services as a traditional brick and mortar store, there is a great difference in approach to running an internet business. However, in field strewn with failed businesses of past shine many small e-business success stories.
The mom and pop businesses have taken internet in stride. The family run e-business is finding a great deal of success on internet whereas it may have struggled in a traditional store. Furthermore, e-businesses can be run out of comfort of your own home, allowing individuals to keep their commitments and responsibilities while working towards developing a fantastic e-business. Just because your e-business may be small, thinking small will be most detrimental to your enterprise. Surely founders of Amazon.com did not think small when they founded online store, and neither should you. It may be difficult to keep that professional attitude when you can go to work in your robe and slippers, but strive to keep that level of professionalism that goes along with traditional businesses. Starting your own small e-business is a huge undertaking and should not be taken lightly.
Entrepreneur Success StoriesWritten by John Evans
Everyone interested in starting their own business dreams of joining other with phenomenal entrepreneur success stories. Individuals that bridge gap between those who start their own business and those who succeed are an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere. Regardless your particular business, there is a success story out there to inspire you to strive for success at all times. Additionally, you may one day wish to join these fabled individuals as a model entrepreneur and have your own success story written.
Two individuals with most written articles about young entrepreneurs are Larry Page and Sergei Brin, founders of famed search engine Google.com. Both men have reached a phenomenal status and make a hefty salary each year. Furthermore, both men are in their early 30s but reached success in their late 20s. After Google.com went public, Page and Brin’s brainchild skyrocketed. As today’s most popular search engine and one of most frequently visited websites on World Wide Web, Google.com’s success story is one of epic ones in brief history of internet.
Another famed entrepreneur is eBay mastermind Pierre Omidyar. Developing auction mecca for individuals seeking anything under sun for a friend in search of Pez dispensers, Omidyar launched eBay in 1995 to a great deal of fanfare. Taking second slot in Fortune magazine’s “40 Richest under 40” list, Omidyar’s success story finds young mastermind in his mid 30s and his net worth in billions of dollars. Crediting his Tufts University education and a phenomenal spirit, Omidyar is a young entrepreneur to look up to.
Michelle Donahue-Arpas may not have name recognition of Page, Brin, or Omidyar, but her success story is just as impressive. As a stay-at-home mom, Donahue-Arpas took her love of children and her first-hand experience and started a business. Her entrepreneurial spirit and tenacity overcame money shortages and limitations in experience as she started Geniusbabies.com, an online boutique selling a variety of quality baby products. Donahue-Arpas decided to leave her employment as a social worker upon birth of her daughter, but still wanted to bring in an income for her family. The business began on idea of providing stimulation items designed especially for pre-natals and infants. Building business proved to be a huge commitment, but Donahue-Arpas has battled banks and manufacturing companies and has experienced a great deal of success.