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Weekly Roundup for January 7


In the News

Occupy Wall Street Needs a Wall Street Education  Carol shares her insider’s view on

Awards Season

2011 Business Book Awards: The Short List  Honored that The Entrepreneur Equation made the list. 

QR Codes

The 10 Superpowers of QR Codes  Tips on how to leverage the power of QR codes by Barry Moltz on


Acknowledge The Problem, But Live In The Solution  Bob Burg suggests we put the focus where it should be on his blog.


How I turned my hobby into a business  It takes more than passion to ensure the viability of a new business by Robert DiGiacomo on

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Catherine Morgan is the editor of Business Unplugged ™, an engaging speaker, and the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., a virtual provider of coaching services to individuals who are in business or career transition. Catherine is the author of the eBook Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. An experienced independent consultant and former employee of three of the former Big Five consulting firms, Catherine combines strategy development with accountability coaching. Her productivity tips and career transition advice have been featured on WGN AM 720 and WIND AM 560 The Answer in Chicago, and on WCHE AM 1520 in the Philadelphia area. Catherine speaks frequently on topics related to productivity, career transition, small business, and entrepreneurship. She doesn’t take herself seriously, but takes her subject matter very seriously.

Great article - How I turned my hobby into a business! As a small business owner of Made in USA fashion Photography gear called Sizzlestrapz , I actually turned my hobby and interest into my small business. The most important thing for me to find was the niche . And this was not very easy. With everything saturated as it already is for one thing and then the recession... But I just kept at it day and night and the smell of success was very sweet! I continue to work hard at what I do but now it doesn't really feel like work! It's really become a part of my life and I am loving it!

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