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5 of The Oldest Businesses On The Planet

The oldest businesses in the world are certainly businesses we should take after and learn from. The power of persistence and keen, educated business minds are very powerful tools that are essiential for business success. If you think a 100 year old business is fascinating just imagine a business that is over 1000 years old like the ones in our list. Here are 5 of The Oldest Businesses On The Planet:

  • Kongo Gumi – 578 AD

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Kongo Gumi is a construction company over 1400 years old. They apparently survived for so long because of their busines flexiablity. They were remarkably capable of swiftly going with the current era’s devastations.

  • Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan -705 AD

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Is a hot spring hotel located in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the oldest operating businesses in the world and the oldest hotel. It’s been a family run business for 52 generations.

  • Sean’s Bar -900 AD

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Located in Athlone, Ireland. It is considered to be the oldest pub in Europe. It was originally known as “Luain’s Inn”.

  • Stiftskeller St. Peter – 803 AD

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Located in Salzbury, Austria sits Stiftskeller St. Peter which is considered to be  the oldest inn  within Central Europe. It is also cited to be one of the oldest restaurants in Europe.

 

Château de Goulaine – 1000 AD

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In the Loire Valley located near Nantes, France sits a former castle called Château de Goulaine. The castle was home to the family of the marquis de Goulaine for over a thousand years. Now, it is the estate-bottled wine produced at chateau.

Do you have any other businesses to add to our list? If so leave them in the comments with their locations!
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An Artistic Start-Up

While exploring the start-up fund raiser Kickstarter , I came across an extremely interesting  and unusual start up. I have many friends who have studied art but have decided not to pursue it directly. Being that of an intelligent choice; we wonder why – People say how there is no future in someone with the artistic background; in terms of making any kind of money on art alone. This assumption was concluded by people who failed due to the mass amount of artists in the world. When there’s a lot of competition with a generally low demand –  it’s much harder to gather clients. However, competition is never an ending point – it can always be beaten.

After saying that, you can understand why I admire this start-up. They’ve managed to use their artistic skills to raise more than 5.7 times their goal- the total they raised was $105,463.00. They’re trying to create a book with many different artists’ work on display. Check out the project TOME you will be just as flabbergasted with how much success they have obtained….

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/44flood/tome-0

Here are a few of their pieces:

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They’ve managed to fund raise all of this through the website Kickstarter. Where so many people were willing to give them almost 6x their asking! It was truly incredible!

If you’re looking to do fund raising for your start up or even your small – medium sized business then Kickstarter is the place to go!  Let me know how this post helped you and what else you would like to know!

Thanks for reading!

Katie Raspberry

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Top 9 Inspiring Entrepreneur Movies/Videos


Glengarry Glen Ross – DirectedBY: James Foley

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This is a story about real estate agents and their hectic lives. It lets you in on what they go through and how they manage or mismanage their affairs. I personally think it’s a great movie to watch mainly because it shows different scenarios in the work force that will or can lead to hardship or success, especially in the sales field.

Watch the thriller at:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104348/

The Social Network – DirectedBY: David Fincher

I’m sure you’ve all heard of it, The Social Network was a huge hit. It’s Imageno surprise to me the movie made it big considering how it goes into depth about how the invincible Facebook was created as well as what happened in the process. The movie demonstrated betrayal, loss, first and third rate planning , and major success. I’d say it can teach many modern entrepreneurs innumerable business affairs perhaps even personal such as when to start marketing and advertising, what dedicated development is, the down falls of partnerships and much more. I suggest you definitely check it out.

Check out the trailer:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285016/

What Matter to you –CreatedBY: Jr0canest

This video is posted only on YouTube on May 9, 2008 which has now has 436,404 views. ImageIt was posted to enter a contest created by the Vancouver Film School(VFS). The champion with the best video would win a $20 000 scholarship at their school (BTW: VSF is the best film school in Canada). Anyway, I stumbled upon the video when I was looking to acquire some inspiration to keep me motivated and focused on my film making. After watching it I sure did get quite  a potent boost.. His speech is so passionate it forwards all of his passion directly to you. I used to watch it daily, which explains how much of an inspiration it was for me. The main objective of the video was to show how much digital design mattered to him and how he pushes himself to work hard in order to get what he wants; and doesn’t stop until it’s done (FYI: he won the contest). I highly recommend this one and it’s only 2minute and 20 seconds long, totally worth it.

Check the video out here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KExoP97KUnY


The Great Dictator– DirectedBY:Charlie Chaplin

Even though this video isn’t necessarily about business but teaches Imageyou plentiful things about becoming successful in both life and business (in my opinion). I’ve attached a link to its YouTube video where he gives a heart pounding speech. The speech he preaches is absolutely outstanding and to some life changing. It makes you realize something in life; however I can’t completely elaborate at the moment. You’ll understand once you watch it and felt it’s magnificence yourself! The video I’ve linked isn’t the exact clip from the original movie but an edited recreation. I found the music added an extra touch and the imagines gave us a bigger picture as to what the speech meant.

Watch the link here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo&feature=BFa&list=FLmHWfE6lX3t8hh78nBw9P3A&lf=mh_lolz

The Pursuit of Happiness – BY:Gabriele Muccino

The Pursuit of Happiness with the superior actor Will Smith Imagetells a story of a struggling business man who invested a large sum of money into a hard to sell product. In the end he and his spouse have a child and begin to struggle immensely due to his lack of sales. His wife worked a stable job in a laundry company in which it was identical to torture. Feeling depressed and lost  she selfishly decides to leave him. He refused to leave his son and insisted he should be the one to have custody of his son. Due to his lack of money he decides to compete for a broker’s position. This is a true story, moreover a heartbreaking one.  Watch the movie to find out the ending; it is truly remarkable!

Watch the trailer here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi4260888857/

Sweet November-DirectedBY: Pat O’Connor

Sweet November is yet another all time movie. It tells about a man (named Nelson) Imagewhose life revolved around his job. With ongoing success he finally faced fail and reacted so badly to it he ends up losing everything. After having a rushed encounter with a free-spirited woman named Sara. Sara somehow manages to show Nelson parts of life he had almost forgotten about. Slowly they both start changing each others lives.

Watch the trailer at:

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi277676313/

The Corporation – BY:Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott

The Corporation is a brilliant, out of sight movie. It can Imagehelp an entrepreneur to properly invest in his business. Know what the results of  your actions and how your business will better or destroy in our society.  It takes a GIANT step into the corporate world and shows you how they think and what their priorities are; and believe me it’s scary.  I very highly recommended it.

Check the trailer at:

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi42664217/

Boiler Room – DirectedBY: Ben Younger

It’s a movie about a high school dropout who lands a job Imageat a brokers company. He soon realizes  not everything that had been  said is actually what it’s made out to be. Shows you just how nasty some businesses are same thing said about some brokers.

Check the trailer out here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1622868249/

Limitless- DirectedBY:Neil Burger

Limitless is an outstanding movie about growth. Even Imagethough it’s highly fictional it tells the story of a man who goes from being nothing to being masterly; all because of a little pill call NZT. Along his new path of success he faces many challenges in which he is not on NZT. A reason to watch this would be to see the path of failure and success sudden fall in and out someone’s hands. I suppose you could use your imagination and replace NZT with something more along our lines of reality, for example: con artists, cheating etc.

Check the trailer out here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1218485017/

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