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The Inkandescent Radio Network: The Voice of Entrepreneurs

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Bringing the voices of small-business owners to the radio waves is the goal of The Inkandescent Radio Network, which launched in the fall of 2012.

Hosted by journalist, publicist, author, and entrepreneur Hope Katz Gibbs, the show will spotlight the Entrepreneurs of the Month featured on her monthly business magazine, www.BeInkandescent.com, — as well as the Truly Amazing Women she has interviewed for her book project, www.TrulyAmazingWomen.com.

Gibbs will also be interviewing the bestselling authors, nationally renowned artists, and expert columnists featured in Be Inkandescent magazine, and on her popular networking website, www.InkandescentNetworking.com, which lists hundreds of the best networking events—and professionals—in seven East Coast cities. Plus, she’ll be talking to top restaurateurs, chefs, foodies, and hoteliers whom she spotlights in her “From Soup to Nuts” reviews.

Promoting, educating, and inspiring entrepreneurs is the mission of The Inkandescent Group, LLC — a PR, marketing, design, and publishing company that helps small businesses get the visibility they need to glow and grow.

So, what’s your story? If you’d like to be interviewed on The Inkandescent Radio Network, http://www.inkandescentradio.com,, send Hope Katz Gibbs an email: hope@inkandescentpr.com.

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

If you were independently wealthy and never had to work a day in your life, would you still choose to spend your time attempting to become a successful entrepreneur?”

– Steven Schussler

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

This is the age when magical technologies make more and more radically fun ideas plausible, even easy. You’re only limited by your creativity.”

– Martha Beck

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

The dove descending breaks the air / With flame of inkandescent terror.”

– T.S. Eliott

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.”

– Voltaire

Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.”

– Steve Jobs

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

– Alfred Adler

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

I have spent a good part of my life convincing people that a blank sheet of paper is the greatest opportunity in the world, and not frightening at all.”

– Marty Skler, executive vp, Walt Disney Imagineering

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

The only dream worth having is to live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead.”

– Arundhati Roy

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’”

– Brian Tracy

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Magical

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

– Lao Tzu

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

– Francesca Reigle

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International