Entrepreneur Sets Sights on Silent Bob's Trenchcoat

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 16, 2009

Check out Contributor David Macauley’s 15 goals for the next 15 years.  Dave (aka @threedot on twitter) is a husband, father, and by day (and often night too), a Program Manager for an IT company. David is a firm believer in supporting and encouraging entrepreneurs to pursue their passion and make a difference in their world. He has recently started a blog at www.ProfessionalEncourager.com focused on the value…

Don't Sell Your Soul to Corporate America

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 14, 2009

Once upon a time, people would line up to sell their souls to big corporations like General Motors and IBM. Of course they did! The corporations were paying a good price: nice salary, prestige, lifetime employment, secretaries to do the typing, decent hours, company pension, not a bad gig at all. I’m sure that the “organization men” of the 50s and 60s had to endure their share of…

Knowing All the Right People

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / August 13, 2009

By Jennifer Kushell, co-founder YSN.com “Your Success Network” This may sound a bit trite, and it’s certainly cliché, but if your goal is to build a business that’s not only successful, but powerful and impactful, it seriously helps to know the right people. At the helm of your company, your ability to make smart decisions, learn from leading experts, surround yourself with savvy people, and have access to…

9 Kick Ass Red Bull Events

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 12, 2009

How I miss those late college nights downing Red Bulls while trying to finish up that paper that was due 1st thing in the morning. Or maybe its those late nights yelling at the bartender for another round of jager bombs. How about waking up at the crack of dawn for a sporting event or last day of classes and breakfast consisted of kegs, eggs and Red Bull.…

How to Find a Niche in Your City

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 11, 2009

You’re taking that first step. The step out of the moving van from childhood to young adult, with a diploma in one hand and a big bag of fear in the other. You’re starting your new career at J.P Morgan/G.E./MetLife/Big Scary Corporation and all you can think is: “Where do I go, who can help me through this, where do I start?” Making the transition from College Graduate…

6 Productivity Tips Working from Home

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 10, 2009

1. Stay at home! Working at home (or in your dorm room) is probably one of the best ways to get a ‘bootstrapped’ business up and running. Even with building and land prices as low as they are rent (or a loan payment) for even the smallest office can run anywhere from $350 to $1200 a month! Not to mention the additional insurance, equipment, furniture, utilities, etc. Service…

Entrepreneur Survival Tips

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 6, 2009

As an entrepreneur, if you want to ’survive’ and make it off the ‘island’, then you must succeed. Failure is not an option, yet it is the most common result. In what can be called odd, so many people choose to play this game of ‘entrepreneurship’ even though they are fully aware that odds are against them. The biggest question that one may ask is “Why play?” For…

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