Top 10 Cities for Young Business People

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 23, 2009

10. Jacksonville A surprise finalist on the Under30CEO Cities for Young Business People, Jacksonville with no state income tax catapulted itself into the top 10. A relatively cheap cost of living compared to others on the list, your money goes far in Jacksonville. This isn’t the Florida that you grandparents live in–average age of JAX is 35. Warm weather, beaches, what’s not to like? 9. Phoenix You may…

Live the Dream Profile: Jim Kukral

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 22, 2009

Under30CEO highlights people who are living the dream, selecting passionate people from all walks off life regardless of age. Today’s Live the Dream Profile falls on internet marketing guru Jim Kukral. The Biz Web Coach seems like a guy who can truly does whatever the hell he wants. Speaking, consulting, coaching, blogging and a professor at the University of San Francisco–Jim does it all. Jim’s work can be…

Luis Carlos Pelaez Dreaming Big

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 21, 2009

Luis Carlos Pelaez’s Goals: 15 things in the next 15 years Bio: at age 28, I have been lucky enough to have already lived many of my dreams. At age 18, I was awarded a congressional scholarship to study abroad in Germany for 1 year. I returned to Europe 3 more times as an exchange student and now speak 5 languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, and English. I…

Escaping the Corporate Life with Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 20, 2009

We live in a world without boundaries so to speak. The world is getting flatter and our methods of communication are becoming more direct, or indirect depending on how you look at it. Everything around us is changing constantly and we spend most of our precious free time trying to catch up and tune in. I have never been so busy in my life and yet feel like…

10 Ways to Make Business Decisions

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 17, 2009

One of the main things that separates the entrepreneur from the 9-5er is the ability/need to make decisions. While working in an office you get a task to do. You then do it. You could care less if this is exactly what needs to be done, you were simply told to do it. Many times I have had things to do that I find out were later tossed…

How to Become a Fearless and Successful Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 16, 2009

Marketing should be known as, and synonymous to, relationship management. When a potential, or existing, client calls you, your answers to his questions can make or break a deal. If you don’t have the answer, you need to find it. If you don’t have the time, you need to make it. Be willing to work that much harder for your client: even if you aren’t the biggest, the…

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…

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