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Month: February 2020

Why athletes become great entrepreneurs

Why athletes become great entrepreneurs

By Lazaros Ioannou, APC Sports Consulting Limited There are many examples of professional athletes who made it into business after their retirement from sports. Payton Manning, David Beckham, John Elway, Magic Johnson and Venus Williams are just a few examples of the most notable elite athletes who made a successful transition from sports to entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurial success of athletes is highly attributable to the traits and characteristics athletes cultivate throughout their athletic career.  These traits that are acquired by…

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Entrepreneurial Athletes: Think Outside the Box

Entrepreneurial Athletes: Think Outside the Box

By Andreas Themistocleous, APC Sports Consulting Ltd I usually take pride in calling myself an athlete. As I have exhaustively reiterated to my family and friends, “we are a different breed, we are a rare breed”. It might sound arrogant or ill intended, but I usually do it to prove a certain point. As athletes, we learn to work hard and wait for our hard work to manifest into rewards; we are goal oriented, focused and ethical; we know how…

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February 2020 Editorial: The Entrepreneur Athlete

February 2020 Editorial: The Entrepreneur Athlete

February 1, 2020 Entrepreneurship is a lucrative post sports career option for many athletes.  Entrepreneurship itself is very exciting and it usually comes with excellent wealth generating prospects.  During the past decade, we have seen a number of successful business ventures initiated and headed by athletes.  Entrepreneurs are usually risk takers, they like to create, they love to work and do not mind being constantly out of their comfort zone.  These very same characteristics are the ones that athletes cultivate…

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