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“NetCRED”….. How Much BLING Do You REALLY Have?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / November 12, 2009

Did you know that spammers are the real pioneers of social media?  I am serious – they really are. They were here way before all of our favorite social media platforms!  These “spammers” build huge connection lists and then send out their “status updates.” Today, I received 89 emails from “fling,” “free-viagra-before-buying,” “horny-matches,” requesting that I indulge in their friendly request to “learn how to create a lifetime of…

The Leap – Three Simple Steps to Unlocking Your Greatest Potential

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / November 4, 2009

Do you ever find yourself asking, “Is this it?”  Sure, you’ve had some early successes in your career, made some money, received a promotion or two. Yet you can’t help but wonder, Is this what I am supposed to be doing with my life?  Is this the limit of my contribution? These questions are familiar territory for me.  I was stuck in a career rut. Then, unexpectedly, my…

Coming out of the Recession — Creating an Opportunity Mindset

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 29, 2009

By Joe Calloway, Author of Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison Hopefully you didn’t miss it. It’s dominated the news for a year. It’s been described as difficult, daunting, and even devastating. People have referred to it as a meltdown and a disaster. It’s the recession. But no crisis can last forever. One day soon, we’ll wake up and the recession…

Gen Y "The Lost Generation"

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 27, 2009

BusinessWeek’s cover story “The Lost Generation” frames Gen Y as a pathetic generation surrendering to our circumstances. Yes, the economy is piss poor, but is it true that “young people can’t even grab on to the first rung of the career ladder?” Millennials are not helpless and are certainly not entitled. This may be exactly what the doctor ordered–a wake up call. The level of frustration stems from…

Why Unemployed College Grads Should Channel Their Inner Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 15, 2009

By Donna Fenn Author of Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs Are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success Last spring, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that unemployment among 18 to 25-year-olds was a staggering 16.1%. That was grim news for college grads, plenty of whom headed straight to grad school, or promptly moved their belongings into the family basement. If you are…

How I Thrived After Corporate Layoff

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 6, 2009

By Crystal Brown-Tatum CEO/President of Crystal Clear Communications I’ll be the first to say that I never set out to be an entrepreneur. It was through a series of negative and sometimes painful work experiences followed by a devastating corporate layoff that I decided to take a huge leap of faith and venture out on my own. I graduated in 1996 from The University of Houston with a…

How to Get a Job That Leads to Entrepreneurship Opportunities

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 24, 2009

Gen Y is often criticized for not wanting to “put in our time”, go through the drudgery of “paying our dues”, and do something monotenous when there are other options out there.  “Job hoppers” they call us, “cry babies”, “pampered” and “entitled” have all been used in mainstream media to describe a generation who is simply ambitious enough to seek opportunity they can be 100% passionate about.  Under30CEO…

59 Ways to Grow Business Credibility and Experience

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 16, 2009

One of the most challenging parts of being a young entrepreneur is branding yourself as someone with experience and expertise in your field.  This list is a compilation of ways to grow that credibility and experience so you can look like a rockstar.  Remember, each of these tips are building blocks to get to the highest level of expertise.  Work your way up the rungs, establishing greater authority…

Unemployed? Now What?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 4, 2009

What do Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt all have in common?  Aside from the obvious characteristics that all three are extremely successful and wealthy, they were also all born in 1955.  Around the time of the personal computer revolution, they were all young and deciding their long-term career paths.  It was the time in one’s life that involves big risks and major decisions. In some cases,…

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