10 Ways to Grow Your Personal Brand

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / August 24, 2013

As a young entrepreneur its essential to know how to promote yourself and your work if you want to be successful. If you want to be really successful then it’s crucial to understand how to grow your personal brand. Wikipedia defines a brand as Brand is the “name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s product distinct from those of other sellers” What’s important to…

Win at Negotiations With These Simple Tricks

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 24, 2013

Negotiations are often associated with strategies, and this comparison seems to be justified at first sight. However, it would mean that a negotiation is a great talent consisting of gamesmanship and other various skills rather than of hard work and investigation abilities. Even though the business world involves some gaming elements, they’re usually related only to transactions and achievements. Smart strategies may not be always that smart The…

5 Things School Won’t Teach You About Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 23, 2013

Being a business major has taught me a lot about the finer workings of a business and has familiarized me with accounting, marketing, and management; but there are some valuable entrepreneurial lessons it didn’t teach me. While having a great idea is an important start, there are a number of crucial requirements for starting a business that are simply not discussed in business classes. Unfortunately, I had to…

Leveraging Internships as Experience

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 23, 2013

The business world has slowly started shifting its views on what level of experience is acceptable for new hires. Experience has always been a substantial requirement for high-paying jobs, and to that end internships are the newest flavor in town. Entry-level professionals often find it difficult to find experience and get stuck spinning their wheels trying to get into the positions they want. Internships can be the perfect…

5 Weekend Tips That Will Help You Succeed

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness / August 23, 2013

No matter how ambitious you are and how much you want to succeed, weekends are that sacred time when you get to leave your business alone and spend time relaxing and enjoying yourself. The trouble is as an entrepreneur it is difficult to just shut off from work. Unlike many employees who can turn off their work mind along with their computer on a Friday evening, instead your…

What Every Company Website Should Include

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / August 22, 2013

For the people… 1. Choose website name The first step is one of the most difficult. The internet is saturated with “already-in-use” names, and it can take hours to find a domain that fits your business that isn’t taken. Popular domain search websites include GoDaddy, Name, NameCheap, Hover and Gandi. Start brainstorming a list of website names you find acceptable, and then search them in one of these…

9 Ways to Describe Your Job in 5 Words

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 22, 2013

If you had to describe your job in 5 words, what would they be? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. 1. Being Proactive Make people happy every day. – David Spinks, Feast 2. Living in the Now Work now, cry much later. – Shahzil (Shaz) Amin, Blue Track Media, LLC 3. Keeping…

Why Generation Y Is Looking For A Job That Doesn’t Exist

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 22, 2013

“Generation Y stands at the forefront of the next chapter in mankind’s evolution: experiencing everything while going nowhere” wrote Bob Lutz in a Forbes article, and as a card-carrying member of Gen Y, I’d have to say I agree. No, really, I’d have to say it because I, like the rest of us, am compelled to offer my opinion up to the Internet no matter what the topic.…

‘Managing Up’ in a Virtual Work Environment

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 21, 2013

How do you establish a good, solid relationship with your co-workers and, most importantly, your boss? Sucking up isn’t the answer. But “managing up” is. It’s a term that’s often confused with the former, and some people define it as simply climbing the corporate ladder. In reality, though, it’s the act of going beyond expectations to make your manager’s life easier and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of…

6 Startup Lessons From Man’s Best Friend

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 21, 2013

Recently, I wrote an article about how dogs can be an asset to entrepreneurs and their startups. I thought it was a fun topic, but I was not prepared for the overwhelming response. Entrepreneurs from all over the country emailed me with stories of their own dogs and how much they’ve learned from them. The advice was just too good to keep to myself. As our dogs make…