11 Sizzling Success Lessons from the Founder of 4 Rivers Smokehouse (BBQ)

4Rivers-John Rivers

The UCF LaunchPad always seems to have something cookin! Yesterday I was on campus for a lunch meeting and happened to walk through the Student Union. I decided to stop by the UCF LaunchPad, a center championing entrepreneurship on campus, to say … [Continue reading]

Bootstrapping to over $1 Million in Sales: Happy 5 Year Birthday Brand Advance

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Today five years ago I decided to start Brand Advance. At the time I had a tech start-up with two other founders and we ran into some challenges raising capital. Investors in the Orlando area, like many other places around the country, were deploying … [Continue reading]

Everything you should know about Internet Defamation

Internet Defamation

The tech-infused world we live in makes it easy to connect with others, share and speak your mind. Blogs, video sharing websites such as YouTube, and social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram give everyone who has something to say a voice … [Continue reading]

7 Real Ways to Make Money Online

Target Affiliate Program

Over the last couple weeks several friends have asked me about ways to make money online. I thought I would take the time to write a post on the topic. I want to mention that all of the ways to make money included in this post are very real. I know … [Continue reading]

Looking to Gallop out of the Rat Race? Rich Dad, Poor Dad & the game CashFlow can help

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The book Rich Dad, Poor Dad changed my life. Interestingly enough it was my then girlfriend (Lindsay), now wife, who bought me the book when we were still in college. Little did she know that this gift would inspire me to move from Pittsburgh to … [Continue reading]


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