5 College Football Champion Season Lessons for Small Business Owners

ERIC MICHAELS | January 10, 2017

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The typical college football champion season is filled with controversy, upsets, seemingly endless struggles, and plenty of surprises. In other words, it is a lot like launching a small business. Entrepreneurs who are fans of college football have probably noticed the similarities, but every business owner has something to gain from the championship season. Here are five lessons to take away from this year's season. Controversy, which seems to play a role in every college football season, ruled the day in late 2016 when the polls decided the bowl matchups.

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