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…

Embrace the Struggle as a Rising Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 5, 2009

My last article here on Under30 likely had you ready to jump off the couch and do some crazy _____with your life. I got some great feedback from everyone and it’s huge to hear someone say “Rob, your post was amazing, I’m so pumped”. That’s the easy part. Now onto step 2. The Real Deal: This road isn’t going to be easy. You already know that. Yet, I…

Hottest Women Entrepreneurs on Twitter

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 4, 2009

@Jacvanek.  Followers: 30,000+ Business: Jac Vanek Bracelets and shirts. Touring with the Vans Warped Tour this summer Jac puts her phone number on her MySpace page Mike Jones style. @LisaRinna Followers: 23,000+ Business: Belle Gray Clothing Botiques.  Former Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives Actress turned entrepreneur. @SarahProut Followers: 22,000+ Business: Sprout Online Publishing. Inspires entrepreneurs to use blogging, social media and e-products. @Ceena Followers: 21,000+ Business:…

Quarter Life Crisis

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 3, 2009

My 28-year-old best friend from High School just left for Australia. He told his big-four-Accounting employer that he was going on sabbatical and that he didn’t care if he had his job when he got back. He broke up with his girlfriend, moved his stuff out of his apartment, bought one of those ‘I’m-backpacking-across-Europe’ travel bags, and located his first hostile down-under. His plan? Manuever his way onto…

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