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How to Motivate Your Team to Step into Leadership Roles

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 2, 2013

Every person who starts his own business has, at some point, had the realization that he either cannot or should not be running his business forever. Similarly, as a business grows, the strain and stress of running a burgeoning company introduces the need for employees to step up and become the company’s next leaders. Unless you are a total control freak, there’s nothing better than being able to…

How to Survive a Conference Where You Don’t Know Anyone

by / ⠀Finding Customers Personal Branding Startup Advice / April 15, 2013

I am sure most of you have been in a situation similar to mine. Last week, I attended Social Slam in Knoxville, Tenn. I knew absolutely no one who was going to the conference, but I decided to attend because I believed it was relatively close to my new home in Charleston, S.C. (Seven hours later, in a tremendous rainstorm, I arrived. I stand corrected.) The experience gave…

Top 30 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs 2013

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 19, 2013

One of the most important things you’ll do when starting your business is to pick where to setup shop. You want to find a place that offers business resources but also the lifestyle and culture that you want. The below list breaks down 30 cities across the United States into three different categories based on the population of the cities. Then Under30CEO readers were asked to vote on…

Reasons to Rebrand: The Perks of a Clean Slate

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 18, 2013

A fresh start. A new beginning. Tabula rasa. We’re always looking for a refresh, whether it’s of our wardrobe, workout routine, or even career. Times change, and we’re drawn to change with them. And you know what? Your brand feels the same way. A living, breathing being with a life of its own, your brand — like a person — needs to adapt to survive (and, hopefully, thrive).…

Video: 10 Must See Inspirational Commencement Speeches

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 18, 2013

Every year thousands of commencement speechs are delivered at schools around the country. Many of them carry inspirational, motivational and up-lifting messages. However, there are always a few that stand out above the crowd. Here is a list of ten speeches that we think are more than worth your time. Let us know what commencement speeches are your favorite in the comments! Steve Jobs – Stanford University Here…

Action Taker or Excuse Maker, Which Are You?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 16, 2013

After years of experience and countless hours of practice, I am now declaring myself an official expert excuse maker. I realized this fact while watching serial entrepreneur and motivational international speaker Duane Spires at the Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC) at the University of Tampa. Duane Spires said, “There are two types of people, action takers or excuse makers, which are you?” I initially thought that I was the former and…

Want More Money? 12 Free Math Courses to Improve Your Personal Finances

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 15, 2013

Want a secret to improving your personal finances? Improve your math skills! Scared yet? Even if you’re not a math wiz it’s not as hard as you think. Math is all around us and everyone could use a few pointers on how it plays a roll with money and economies. The below math & business courses are all free and provided by some of the best schools and professors out…

How to Take the Rebrand Plunge

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 12, 2013

Whether you’re diving into a rebrand or a pool of icy water, it’s a similar process. You make a plan. Gather your courage. Second-guess yourself at the last moment, and, finally, launch into a dive. There’s a shock at first, but then you emerge, alive and empowered. During a rebrand you completely redefine the image and message your brand sends to the world. Rebranding is a vital part…

Success: It’s What You Do, Not What You Think

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / February 14, 2013

The best place in the world to run a business is Singapore and the worst is Venezuela, according to the Global Dynamism Index.  The highly reputed survey, quoted by publications such as Forbes and Business Insider and studied by investors and economists all over the world, contains a wealth of important information.  But, if you’re an entrepreneur about to launch a new business in 2013, your place of…

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