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To the Class of 2010; BEFORE you make your First Mistakes

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / July 2, 2010

So it’s the time of year when many new college graduates are looking for jobs…. Some will seek full-time employment in their respective fields while others will make do with whatever they can get.  I vividly recall graduating college in June 1995 and having no clue what to do for a living. I also remember how thrilled my mother was when I told her I would deliver pizza while…

Y One In Five Bankruptcies Are Under 30

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 26, 2010

Figures from the Insolvency and Trustee Service of Australia show that one in five bankruptcies in Australia is someone under the age of 30. Some journalists say it’s because our brains are not fully developed, others argue it’s because we don’t fully appreciate consequences. I think you don’t have to look much further than the facts to realise that Gen Ys as a generation are suffering from the…

How 5 Bloggers Went From Blog to Book Deal

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 18, 2010

These days it seems like everyone has a blog.  While having one can certainly help lead to potential clients and brand awareness for your business, sometimes they even lead to book deals.  After all, if you can prove to a publisher that there’s a following that already wants to read your work, it’s a good indication for greater things to come.  Whether the original intention in starting a…

Are You Crossing Over or Fleeing From These Seven Entrepreneurial Bridges?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 12, 2010

•    Applicability is the bridge between information and insight. Anyone can be a vending machine of good information. Only a true thought leader could bridge the gap. The difference is: Information is just content; insight is a penetrating mental vision. Which one do you deliver? •    Execution is the bridge between creativity and innovation. Everybody is creative. My five-year-old nephew is creative. That’s the easy part, since creativity…

Networking: 3 Ways To Give More Than You Get

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 5, 2010

Recently there was an absolutely fantastic article on effective networking that was posted here at under30CEO. One of my comments that supplemented what the author had written was that you should aim to give more than you get when it comes to networking. She agreed with what I said and said most people didn’t know how to do that without going broke and that could be another article…

Young Entrepreneurs: 27 Things You Must Do to Get Known

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 4, 2010

As a young entrepreneur often times the biggest challenge is starting from scratch.  We polled over a hundred successful business people and asked them: How Do I Get Known? In my industry, in the blogosphere, regionally or globally?  How do I build my personal brand so more people, and the right people, know about me? Below are the best responses! 1. Get your face and opinion out there…

Networking That Works: 7 Secrets for Turning Connections into Cash

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / April 22, 2010

So we’ve all heard that your network determines your net worth, but how? I mean, you can swap business cards, “do lunch” and Facebook friend cool entrepreneurs you meet, but how do you turn connections into cash? As an entrepreneur with my feet firmly planted in two industries, business and entertainment, I’ve had to become really great at networking to keep my business growing. I’ve made plenty of mistakes…

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