Embrace the Struggle as a Rising Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 5, 2009

This road isn’t going to be easy. You already know that. Yet, I come across so many young entrepreneurs that approach me with grand ideas and incredible passion but unless you’re willing and able to embrace the struggle you’re about to encounter, it’s going to be ten times harder. Why? Because if you’re fighting back the struggle and angry at it, frustrated and so forth, you’re not winning,…

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…

22 Little Known Ways to Make a Name for Yourself

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 3, 2009

If you don’t make a name for yourself, someone will make one for you.  And it might not be the one you want. Who’s making a name for YOU? Consider these twenty-two little known ways to do so: Grow the trust. Oprah is the most trusted person in America. She’s also a billionaire. This is not a coincidence. So remember: The amount of money you make is directly…

Sunday Book Review: The Future of Work

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 2, 2009

Traditionally, power has been held by those at the top and delegated down to those who hold less and less influence. In The Future of Work, Thomas Malone shows how, now more than ever, organizations are breaking down these traditional hierarchies to form new power structures. These new organizations are guided by group insight and self-determination and foster healthier environments where work is more supportive of human values…

Entrepreneurs, are you Prepared for the Business Dinner?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 31, 2009

For the modern start-up entrepreneur, the climate of entertaining perspective clients or associates has changed as much in the past fifteen years as any other aspect of the business world.  Thanks to the Food Network, Americans are more savvy when it comes to dining, our national palate finally coming of age.  These days it is as important to know the difference between crème fraich and cream cheese as…

A To Do List: For Newpreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 31, 2009

New to the scene?  Yeah, we can smell it.  The scent that still lingers in all entrepreneurs as they live day by day.  But we like you.  So, we present to you a rule list in order to get into this powerful club.  Come back,  show us all the check marks, and you’re in.  No excuses.  No payment plans.  Just you and your remarkable idea. Here we go.…

Moonlighting: Balancing Entrepreneurship & Your 9 to 5

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 30, 2009

Taking the path as an entrepreneur is not easy. In fact, it’s very difficult. So why do it? Well, if you truly have the mind set of an entrepreneur you probably already have that answer. The rewards from constructing a start-up far outweigh holding a “9 to 5” – whether you are successful or fall flat on your face. Speaking of working “9 to 5,” some Entrepreneurs are…

Jared O’Toole Dreaming Big

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 28, 2009

This week’s inspiration brought to you by: Jared O’Toole, co-founder https://www.under30ceo.com . Inspiring people to go out and live the dream. Contact Jared: Email – Jared(at)Under30ceo.com Twitter – @JaredOToole Blog – Mindfrenzy.com Under30CEO. I hope it turns into a global brand that helps millions of people realize all that life has to offer. I’ve thought about ferrari’s. But I think the first step is the Audi R8. I’ve…

Starting a Brand? Grow your Community

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / July 28, 2009

Building your brand means growing consumers dedicated to the success of your company; people who have a vested interest in your products and services.  These are your evangelists, your biggest fans, your mavens.  If you want people to shout from the rooftops about your company you’ll have to start forming community. Look at Harley riders, Mac geeks and the Red Sox–people are absolutely obsessed.  They have meetups, wait…

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