Personal Branding

Confessions of a 26 Year Old Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / November 14, 2012

Editor’s introduction: The following is a freehand journal entry by Under30Media Co-founder Matt Wilson.  Matt has been working location independent since this summer and wanted to share with you his view of the world through the eyes of an entrepreneur living and working his ass off from paradise… here i am sitting in bali.  absolutely in paradise.  working and living from the most serene place in the world.…

Managing a Company Virtually Leads You to Focus on What Matters Most: Results

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / November 10, 2012

It is no secret that the pace of technology innovation gives workers ever-increasing ways to do work more efficiently. Naturally, businesses are adopting these innovations to make daily tasks more manageable. It has become increasingly easy for employees to work from the comfort of their own homes. Currently, more than 60% of U.S. companies already have at least a portion of their employees working remotely. The miles between…

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Job Market

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / November 5, 2012

The Great Recession of the last four years has led many students, parents, and pundits to question the value of a college education. How will paying, at times exorbitant, tuition costs possibly benefit our next generation of leaders? It’s a fair question, as prices on nearly all goods and services rise and incomes, at best, maintain. Well-known college dropouts, like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, as well as…

Five Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made in Business

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / November 4, 2012

Overemploying Dreams of having an empire and hiring hundreds of employees fill our heads from the day we first think of opening a business. As a result, each penny made is reinvested into staff, growing the company and doing what is believed to better for the company as a whole. I had 47 employees when the market changed and the recession took hold, and overnight turnover dropped. An…

Three Things I Learned From Running My Own Company

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 30, 2012

Running a business is a never-ending learning experience.  As much as I’d love to say that I never made any mistakes, this is far from the truth.  I have made more than my share, and will continue to in the future. But if there is one thing I do have under control, it is the ability to reflect upon my failures so that I don’t make the same mistakes twice.  As…

4 Networking Tricks to Try Now

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 29, 2012

I. Hate. Networking. We all do.  In our natural state, we don’t seem to be good at it at all.  We hate the idea of talking to successful strangers.  They are surely much smarter than us, is the thought.  We are just bound to say something stupid, we know.   Yet, like dragging ourselves to a job on Friday morning – We. Have. To. Do. It.  And it is necessary to…

Build the Brand of YOU

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 28, 2012

If you’ve just started a business and are not familiar with the term “pivot,” get ready for it. Just about every startup I’ve come in contact with has started with an awesome idea, started building, and then at some point you realize that there’s another idea with a larger potential market. So you change gears and go after it. The business focus may or may not be in…

Want To Become CEO? Consider Getting A Job First

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 26, 2012

There is no better career than the one you create. You’ve obviously imagined it a thousand times before; you, CEO, man-in-charge, boss, managerial cowboy! Well, maybe you haven’t thought of yourself as the last one. I’m writing to bust a myth, a lore, the infamous proclamation to begin a startup right after you graduate. In particular, this myth encourages you to take your studies and apply them to a…

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