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Robert Manasier: The Art of Entrepreneurial Team-Building

Robert Manasier: The Art of Entrepreneurial Team-Building

Robert Manasier knew at a very young age that he never wanted to work for anyone, so he created a landscaping company with friends from football and baseball teams with whom he played growing up in both Rockland County and Montvale, New Jersey. It got them through college. “It took me about 20 hours to figure that when you’re the leader, you actually work for everybody—your...

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Boogie's Jacques Bastein: The Importance of Hustle

Boogie’s Jacques Bastein: The Importance of Hustle

As a 22-year-old graduate of the University at Albany, Jacques Bastien made one of the biggest decisions of his life in August, 2012. He signed a three-year lease on what would be the first office for boogie, his fledgling graphic design business. After making the deal, he had a total of $250 in the bank....

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