Explore

Personal Branding

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,…

How to Create a Rockstar Online Presence

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 3, 2009

Celebrities, rockstars, athletes, leaders, politicians and all types of figure-heads have been building their brands to promote themselves and their expertise for years.  Today we all have the opportunity to create killer personal brands for ourselves that will accelerate our success and bring exposure to our work.  If you want to be known as a leader in your field, and have a voice of authority now is the…

The 10 Rules for Building a Successful Personal Brand

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 1, 2009

No matter what career path you choose your best asset should always be YOU. While most people tend to focus on the things they want out of life and how to quickly climb the ladder to achieve those goals, many don’t take the time to evaluate their skill sets (weaknesses included) and how much of an impact they actually have on the bottom line. Nobody is exempt. A…

Leveraging 7 Types of Social Media for Branding

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 28, 2009

It is impossible to ignore the power of social media. Everyday it is integrated more and more into the marketing of businesses – both small and large. Even brick and mortar business can take advantage of this by focusing on a specific region. However don’t bother if you will just “join”, you need to be active in order to see the results. Building relationships and trust takes time.…

Pin It on Pinterest