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What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Posted on 11/20/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business Personal Development

Are you a builder, opportunist, specialist or innovator? This article breaks down these four types of entrepreneurial DNA.

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Rutgers Students & Faculty “Dine Around” at San Lucas Mexican Restaurant on Federal Street

Posted on 11/18/2013 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ – In an effort to encourage students, faculty and office workers in downtown Camden to patronize restaurants in Camden’s commercial districts, the Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc. (LAEDA) hosted its first Dine Around Friday event on Friday November 15, 2013 at San Lucas Mexican Restaurant on Federal Street in East Camden, NJ.

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Camden Children’s Garden Taps LAEDA to Teach its Gardeners Business Skills

Posted on 11/18/2013 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ – The Camden Children’s Garden, a fixture on the Camden Waterfront for more than 14 years, is partnering with The Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc. (LAEDA) another long standing Camden organization, to contribute business education classes to the Garden’s “Camden Grows” urban agri-business program.

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'Dine Out Day' Seeks To Boost Camden Merchants

Posted on 11/16/2013 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

CAMDEN - The dining hall food was getting tired, Brian Gregg, a sophomore at Rutgers-Camden, said before digging into a plate of tortilla chips garnished with refried beans and queso fresco. Gregg, 19, left campus Friday to chow down at San Lucas Mexican Restaurant in East Camden as part of the first Friday Dine Out Day - an initiative launched by the Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA) to promote local businesses, a week after a city curfew for late-night eateries took effect.

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When To Go With Your Gut

Posted on 11/15/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business Personal Development

As a general rule, gut instinct is nothing to be ashamed of. Quite the opposite. It’s really just pattern recognition, isn’t it? You’ve seen something so many times over your life or career that you just get what’s going on without a lot of deep thinking. Gut instinct is a deep, even subconscious, familiarity — the voice inside you that tells you “Go for it now” or “No way — not ever.” We would wager, however, that the most common gut call falls in between the two. We’re talking about the “uh-oh” response in which your stomach informs you that something is not right.


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SBA Handed Out More Than $30 Million In Loans To Veteran Small Business Owners

Posted on 11/13/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy

New Jersey veteran small business owners received a total of 56 loans backed by the Small Business Administration totaling $30.8 million in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, according to SBA New Jersey District Director Al Titone.

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4 Great Tools for Monitoring Social Analytics

Posted on 11/7/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Marketing Your Business

Here are 4 great software programs that companies can use to effectively be able to find and respond to customer inquiries and comments in real-time!

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Released From Prison, and Starting a Company

Posted on 11/6/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Financing Your Small Business

Like most entrepreneurs, Frederick Hutson cannot resist trying to solve a thorny problem. His company, Pigeonly, based in Las Vegas, taps an underserved and “captive” market by offering prison inmates an easy and efficient way to receive photos from loved ones and to make phone calls to them inexpensively. “Isolation is the worst thing for an inmate,” Mr. Hutson said. “It makes it hard for him to rebuild his life when he gets out.”

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