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From Athlete to Entrepreneur: 7 Tips

Starting a business is never an easy task. It takes a lot of intense planning, execution of your strategy and little bit of luck to create the kind of business that you can build your life around. We know that businesses fail at an exceedingly high mark, reported at anywhere from 50-90%. Due to this…

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Turns out this guy has had some success with entrepreneurship as well

5 Steps to Transition from Athlete to Entrepreneurship

When the time comes for an athlete to move from the playing field to the boardroom, lots of questions arise: “What career path should I follow? What am I best suited to do given my unique traits as an athlete? How will I find professional fulfillment?” After a successful stint as a student-athlete at the…

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Bracing for Charger Departure, San Diego Padres Bolster Roster

The last few weeks have seen some significant changes in on-field personnel for the San Diego Padres. A.J. Preller’s August arrival was clearly the beginning of a paradigm shift in the organization, one that’s quickly putting new faces in the dugout. The resulting surge in season ticket sales has been cause for optimism throughout the…

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Manchester United is certainly one of the big clubs when it comes to sports business

Manchester United’s Business Model

Sir Matt Busby has said at Manchester United, they strive for perfection – and if they fail to attain that, they “might just have to settle for excellence.” Manchester United and Their Business Model Manchester United manage and operate their business as one single reporting segment, which is to say they view themselves as operating…

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It's hard work, but getting a sports MBA is worth it

Contemplating a Sports MBA? Just do it.

A Masters of Business Administration is a very useful degree in the sports industry. There are many career paths within the industry that require an MBA in order to be successful, and a concentration in Sports Management shows your dedication to the industry. You want to leave your mark and make an impact worth remembering;…

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Making Money Online Selling Sports Merchandise And Gear

If you have a line of sports merchandise or gear that you’d like to promote and sell to athletes and fans alike, then you may just want to build an eCommerce business. It’s much cheaper to start than opening up a store because of low overheads, and it’s easier to manage because of software automation….

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Tips for Hosting Successful Sporting Events

Sporting events can be extremely profitable for the right company or entrepreneur. Additionally, sporting events offer a worthwhile sponsorship opportunity to marketers who want to reap the benefits of being seen by attendees. Unfortunately, getting started won’t be easy – nor will it be cheap. After initial costs and plans are laid out, there’s even…

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NHL Teams and Business – The Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks are coming off one of the best seasons in team history with regards to regular season wins. They finished second in the league behind only Boston, who edged them out by one point. They ended up winning their first round matchup vs Dallas (4-2), but were eventually defeated in round two by…

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Hot Dog Stand Marketing: Sports Sales Vol 10.5: Personal Brands

Consider this part DEUX of the Personal Brands step! Two weeks ago we discussed what a personal brand is and how to figure out what yours might be.  In personal brands volume 10.5 of the sports sales series we will do what all love to procrastinate: ACTION!  This week we will focus on the action…

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Five Obtainable High Paying Sports Jobs

Most people’s primary reason for wanting to get involved in the sports industry is passion (an adjective that Kristi Dosh says is the most overused cover letters and resumes) and of course money. If you want to make a substantial amount of money doing a job you love take a look at the following list of these…

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FIFA Renews Major World Cup Sponsors

Recently Visa, one of the six current FIFA partners, extended its World Cup Sponsorship until 2022. The new contract with Visa will cover the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the tournament four years later in Qatar. Visa, which is also an Olympic sponsor, now has marketing rights relating to the two largest sports events…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 12.30.13 – 01.06.14

This week in #SportsBiz focuses on the use of Snapchat by NFL teams as a marketing tool, the most impactful sports happenings of 2013, why the NFL fined Marshawn Lynch, cheap BCS championship tickets and more! Get your fix of the latest in #SportsBiz below. Social Media In Sports NFL Teams Use Snapchat As Marketing…

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