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  • Starting a Business Can Be Like, Well, So Many Things
    Posted in: Sports

    As communications director for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, I frequently write and talk about business formation and creation. I do it so often that coming up with new, exciting or interesting ways to talk about entrepreneurship is challenging. There are so many clichés and too many people trying to make the same points. And many […]

  • 7 Lessons From the Boxing Ring
    Posted in: Sports

    Most fighters retire from the sport of boxing by age 30. In my case, I didn’t put on gloves until age 37, just last year. And while the practice has taught me a lot about fitness, humility and plain old fun, what surprised me the most was the universal lessons I learned.  I may not get […]

  • Rivalry: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Posted in: Sports

    Competition and rivalry may share the same basic DNA, but they are not synonymous. While competition typically remains objective and stakes-based, rivalry operates on a more personal, and therefore frequently less rational, playing field. Opponents engaging in strict competition are "focused on the prize — it matters less who they are competing against," says Galvin […]

  • This Pro Boxer Is a Business Champion
    Posted in: Sports

    In March 2009, Sports Illustrated published a classic article on why so many athletes go broke. Excessive spending, ill-advised financial guidance and hubris are often the main culprits. Since then, many more articles have been published on the topic. In a recent deal with Roc Nation Sports, professional boxer Miguel Cotto took yet another step […]

  • Magic Johnson: The Businessman Behind the Basketball Legend
    Posted in: Sports

    Earvin “Magic” Johnson is known for his success on the basketball court as a star point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers who powered his way to five NBA championships during the 1980s. But since his retirement nearly 20 years ago, he’s become a business powerhouse. On Tuesday night, Johnson will be celebrated not only […]

  • Why You Should Run Your Business Like Bill Belichick
    Posted in: Sports

    The New England Patriots are probably the most successful NFL team in the past 15 years. The team has won the American Football Conference East for 13 of the past 15 years, averaged 11.65 wins and 4.35 losses per season, won the AFC six times and the Super Bowl four times. What entrepreneur wouldn’t want a […]

  • This Franchising Couple Found a Sports Company That Fits Them to a T
    Posted in: Sports

    Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email ktaylor@entrepreneur.com. Playing to their interest in athletics, Jamie and Roger Linn — he a former arena football player — chose to go into business for themselves through an i9 Sports franchise. Here, the winning husband-and-wife team […]

  • Work the Cut to Win in Both the Ring and in Sales
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    A lot of boxing fans were disappointed in what was billed as the fight of the century last weekend: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. The fight went the distance with Mayweather winning a unanimous decision. Fans were looking for a knockout — the two boxers weren’t. What great fighters know is that the way to win […]

  • Under Armour Rides High With Big-Ticket Fitness App Acquisitions
    Posted in: Sports

    Athletic performance gear brand Under Armour has some big-time aspirations — it wants to build "the world's largest digital health and fitness community." It has taken two steps toward that goal this week with the acquisitions of popular activity-tracking apps MyFitnessPal for $475 million and Endomondo for $85 million. Both companies will keep their names and will continue […]