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How to Make a Competitive Business by Being Unique

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / July 15, 2009

Throughout our lives, we’re told that in order to be successful, we have to be the best. In order to make something of ourselves we have to stand above all the rest. We measure success on how we stack up to the competition – the same goes with failure. Failure is defined by our lack to meet said expectations. Falling short of a desired goal. I’m here to…

10 Do’s & Don’ts for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 14, 2009

Do: 1. Start something, a blog, a website, a group, anything. Action is what counts so, take action, even if its not a very significant progress towards your business, this step would get the ball rolling. Try it. 2. Get rid of all your debts. This is very important, you don’t want to be in debt while you start your business because you’ll have many things to worry…

The Lazy Way to Success: Book Review

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 13, 2009

The Lazy Way to Success by Fred Grafton caught my eye instantly. Sometimes I’m a bit embarrassed to read books on how to cheat the system–people scoff at you and say “yup, typical Gen Y” reading a book on how to be lazy, but in reality if someone figured out the lazy way to success and wrote a book on it–you are in idiot if you don’t read…

Tackle Big Problems to Succeed as a Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 10, 2009

How big are the challenges you are taking on? Are you dreaming big or going after the easy stuff? Are you looking to tackle big problems or sitting back in your comfort zone? Today’s inspiration comes from Tina Seelig’s “What I Wish I Knew When I was 20” where she quotes Larry Page, co-founder of Google telling people to have a “healthy disregard for the impossible.” Clearly, the most…

75 Reasons to Hate the Rat Race

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 8, 2009

Rat Race–as defined by Wikipedia: A rat race is a term used for an endless, self-defeating or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of the futile efforts of a lab rat trying to escape whilst running around a maze or in a wheel… The increased image of work as a “rat race” in modern times has led many to question their own attitudes to work and seek…

Unpaid Internships: Secret to Success for Gen Y

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / July 7, 2009

Jobs are scarce. Fewer jobs are available, and the pool of qualified candidates is vast. As post-graduates struggle to navigate the tough economy, undergraduates are experiencing similar conditions in the increasingly scarce market for internships and summer jobs. In an environment characterized by the survival of the fittest, what can Gen Y do? Summertime can be a very critical turning point in Gen Y’s professional development. For many…

Matt Wilson Dreaming Big

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 6, 2009

Design Your Life: 15 things in the next 15 years This week’s inspiration brought to you by: Matt Wilson, co-founder of under30ceo.com . Inspiring people to go out and live the dream. Contact Matt on Twitter Business Venture: I want to host a TV show—highlight awesome entrepreneurs “Living the Dream”, MTV Cribs style. Hang with someone like Jake Burton, founder of Burton Snowboards for a day? Philanthropy: Under30CEO…

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