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How to Get an Interview – 8 Tips

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 20, 2009
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The economy sucks, the national unemployment rate is at 9.7%.  So many young professionals have graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree from a great university and are having troubles finding jobs. Friends and family are getting laid off and factories are closing left and right. How to Land an Interview – 8 Tips However, this is not going to be a blog that complains and cries about the…

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…

Starting a Brand? How to Create Community Growth

by / ⠀Finding Customers / 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. Learn how to develop community growth into your business. Look at Harley riders, Mac geeks and the…

10 Things Gen Y Won’t Pay for

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 25, 2009

Checking Since the beginning of time, we’ve gotten free checking as students: Chase, Bank of America, Wachovia, Capital One all offer it to us.  If we are no longer eligible as a full time student we have two options: A. Lie and tell them we are or B. Get direct deposit.  Most banks will extend free checking for as long as we do this.  Gen Y hates fees…

10 Things to Improve Your Small Business Marketing Results

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / July 23, 2009

1. Marketing is as much an art as it is a science. Plan, test, execute, and measure, but never be surprised by uncertainty and change. In our eagerness to measure and declare return on investment for all marketing spends, we often forget that humans are unpredictable. As such, we can’t always predict a market reaction or group think. Testing helps minimize the chances of this but historically it…

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…

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