Building Your Dream Office as a Young CEO

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 18, 2009

Young entrepreneurs sometimes don’t like the idea of having an actual office. It starts to create the feeling of why they avoided the corporate world in the first place. But if done correctly an office can be a home away from home for entrepreneurs. Remember there are no rules here and you can create it however you like. The idea would be to create the exact opposite of…

What Fires up Young Entrepreneurs?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 17, 2009

There are quite a few things that certainly warm my heart and get me pumped as a gen y entrepreneur. What gets a young entrepreneur going? What’s the young entrepreneur’s kryptonite? I decided to get on Twitter, Facebook and some other social networks and find out if other people’s reasoning was similar to mine and most of the replies I got were pretty much the same. Tech savvy…

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…

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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