John Rampton

John Rampton

Best known as an entrepreneur and connector, John was recently named No. 3 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine as well as a blogging expert by Forbes. Awarded Top 10 Most Influential PPC Experts in the World for the past three years. He currently advises several companies in the Bay Area.

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5 Boring Tasks All Entrepreneurs Must Master to be Successful

June 1, 2017

Making money is fun. Keeping track of the money? Not so much.

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Is President Trump Good or Bad for Entrepreneurs?

May 25, 2017

Here’s a hint: Your own actions can decide.

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Tech Can’t Solve Every Entrepreneur’s Problem

April 6, 2017

Here’s how technology HASN’T changed what it takes to be successful entrepreneur.

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3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Donald Trump

March 23, 2017

…and 3 lessons they shouldn’t!

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8 Ways to Identify Good Small Businesses

February 23, 2017

We all want to support the little guy. But how can you tell if you’re making a big mistake?

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Should I Work for a Brand-New Company?

February 9, 2017

Here are the pros and cons to working at a start-up.

Can working moms work?

How Can I Teach My Children To Be Entrepreneurs?

January 26, 2017

If you do, they’ll grow up better human beings, even if they never become an entrepreneur.

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10 Dumbest Things Millionaires Have Ever Wasted Their Money On

January 11, 2017

No matter what our wealth level, we seem to waste money. It must be some part of human nature because it doesn’t matter how little or how much we have – there are some that see money as burning a hole in their pocket and they must spend it. Still others have proven it’s possible […]

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5 Websites You Need to Read Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

December 22, 2016

Can a handful of websites help you start a business? If it’s one of these, then hell yeah.

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Should You Date or Marry an Entrepreneur?

December 1, 2016

Finding the love of your life is tough enough, but there are special considerations with entrepreneurs.

Technology put the world in your hands, but it comes with a range of risks, from personal hacking to business identity theft

There is No Ideal Entrepreneur

November 10, 2016

But there are a lot of them, and they’re successful. Want to join them?

Technology tops consumer holiday wish list

Can You Hate Tech and Still be an Entrepreneur?

October 13, 2016

You don’t need to be a tech expert, but you should be aware of what you don’t know.

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Is the Government Good or Bad for Entrepreneurs?

September 29, 2016

The government can be good and bad for entrepreneurs for a number of reasons. While there is much governmental regulation for everything, there is also considerable support provided by the government for entrepreneurs. It would seem like entrepreneurship is a private sector activity that wouldn’t really be impacted by government. But, as a business is […]

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Are You Really Ready to be an Entrepreneur?

September 22, 2016

The answer is no, until you do these five things.

If laying out an budget that manages debt has you confused and stressed about money, you may need Financial Literacy 101

5 Biggest Debt Traps for New Entrepreneurs

August 11, 2016

Debt isn’t bad for new businesses, but too many entrepreneurs use it wrong.

Businesses try to reward employees with Martin Luther King Day off, but for many it means time to focus on their side hustle

How To Train To Be An Entrepreneur

August 4, 2016

Do these 5 things, and you’ll be able to deftly execute your business idea.

If laying out an budget that manages debt has you confused and stressed about money, you may need Financial Literacy 101

How To Fail As An Entrepreneur — Even If You Make Money

July 21, 2016

If you’re not careful, your new business can start out amazingly, then fail quickly.

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Millennial Advice: How to Get a Decent Credit Score

June 23, 2016

Here are seven proven techniques.

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Are You Credit Invisible? How to Get the Credit You Need and Deserve

June 16, 2016

Here are seven clever methods that cost you nothing but a few minutes.

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Making Extra Money in the Gig Economy

June 9, 2016

What’s a “contingent worker” and an “outsource provider”? They’re money-making machines.

What if I stopped paying my credit cards?

4 Ways to Deal with Credit Mistakes that Kill Your Ability to Get Good Rates

June 2, 2016

The best part: None of them are very difficult or time-consuming.

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10 Crucial Steps To Becoming A “Pre-Entrepreneur”

December 24, 2015

Part 5 of 5 in our entrepreneur series. This week: Before you get started, you need to get started.

Technology put the world in your hands, but it comes with a range of risks, from personal hacking to business identity theft

Learn The Secrets Of These 5 Part-Time Entrepreneurs

December 17, 2015

Today’s entrepreneurs cannot be put into one category of young, driven individuals. Learn the secrets of the Studentpreneur, Corporatepreneur, Momapreneur, Hobbypreneur, and Socialpreneur.

Your partner hiding money from you is just one form of financial infidelity

10 Tips For Becoming An Entrepreneur In Your Spare Time

December 10, 2015

Part 3 of 5 in our entrepreneur series. This week: Starting slowly and successfully.

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10 Ways Entrepreneurs Fail Before They Even Get Started

December 3, 2015

Part 2 of 5 in our entrepreneur series. This week: All the big mistakes to sidestep on your way to success.

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How To Become An Entrepreneur And Still Have A Life

November 26, 2015

Part 1 of 5 in our entrepreneur series. This week: How to succeed without always working.

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15 Places to Find A Part-Time Accountant for Your Startup

August 11, 2015

Sure, there’s accounting software. But sometimes, you need a human being to help you.

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4 Entrepreneur Rules for Night Owls

January 15, 2015

Forget what you’ve been told your whole life — the early bird doesn’t always get the worm.

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What We Learned From The Top 7 Startups in 2014

December 25, 2014

From Snapchat to Uber, the most successful startups in 2014 are here. Find out how they made the list.

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5 Things All Entrepreneurs Have on Their Holiday Wish List

December 23, 2014

Not sure what to get the entrepreneur in your life? Here are some tips from our small business expert.