“Success in business requires vision,
preparation, discipline and hard work” – John Romano

“Excellence in people is measured by how far they have traveled from their starting point” – John Romano

“Respect of the client, honesty and competence…” – John Romano

“Don’t let a moment of defeat define your life’s outcome. No matter how many failures you’ve had, you still have it in you to create the greatest comeback story of your life.…” – John Romano

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If You Build It They Will Come – Only If You Run Your Website the Right Way

Guys, imagine not having to pick out a tie or shave before you go to work. And ladies, wouldn't it be nice not having to apply makeup in the rear view mirror during rush hour? Those can be just some of the mundane perks of having an online business; you can start work in the morning wearing pajamas if you feel like it. But there are more substantial rewards: the freedom to set your own work schedule, the self-satisfaction of starting a successful venture, the power to choose your own projects and not have...
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Marriage to an Entrepreneur Doesn’t Mean ‘Til Debt Due Us Part’

From his mother's reaction, you might think that Varun Agarwal committed a heinous crime or suffered from some hideous deformity. "I don't know what to do. Who will marry him?" the mother cries in Agarwal's book "How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company." What's so terribly wrong with Agarwal that causes so much consternation for his mother? He decided to pursue a path of entrepreneurship rather than the more socially acceptable trajectory of working for a short time after college before getting an MBA and accepting a salaried position with a good...
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I Still Have Admiration for the Noblest Profession: Teaching

When Tom Hanks won the Academy Award as best actor for "Philadelphia" in 1994, he thanked his high school teacher, Mr. Farnsworth, without whom, the actor said, he would not be standing on the stage holding the Oscar that night. "I wish my babies could have the same sort of teacher..." Hanks said in his acceptance speech. Oprah Winfrey has also paid homage to her own favorite teacher, Mrs. Duncan, who appeared on the media mogul's afternoon talk show. "One of the defining moments of my life came in fourth grade—the year I was a student...

Anyone With an Idea and the Will Can Be an Entrepreneur

At one time or another in most people's lives they come up with what I call "a million dollar idea." It's that idea that comes to you while you're working on a project and discover a better way to do something or a better tool to use. Maybe it's an inspirational inkling about helping others who are struggling by coming up with a solution to a problem. Or maybe it's just a product you have imagined that you know would be a consumer's dream. The thing about a million dollar idea is you have...

Role Models Should Earn Their Admiration

Listen up, parents! Even in this celebrity-centric society where rock stars, athletes and reality show stars are put on a pedestal for dubious reasons, mom and dad are still the biggest role models for their kids. I draw that conclusion from an article that appeared in an education blog of The New York Times that ran shortly after Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs died. Reporter Shannon Doyne asked students "Who is Your Role Model?" and offered Jobs as well as pop singer Kelly Clarkson as examples of people worth emulating. But when...
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