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Don’t Let Student Debt Control Your Life: Smart Ways to Budget

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 15, 2014

Student loans are tough. You’ve just graduated college, you’ve (hopefully) found your dream job, and now that the typical 6-month grace period is over, it’s time to start repaying your student loans.  2013’s graduates are looking at leaving college with debt averaging $29,400. That can be hard to manage. As a recent grad working in NYC, I’ve been there. I know how hard it is to balance loan…

Are You Ready to Leave Your Job and Work in Your Startup Full Time?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 11, 2013

Making the transition from full-time employee to full-time entrepreneur has to be one of the toughest decisions you will ever face. You need to plan this strategy carefully and time it correctly because it will have a huge impact on your startup. If you transition at the wrong time – or without enough leeway – you could run out of time or money before your startup has had…

13 Ways to Fit Travel Into Your Summer Schedule

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance Travel / August 14, 2013

Question: As an entrepreneur, how are you finding time/budget for travel this summer? (name one tip)   1. Make for a Happy Homecoming “This summer, I’ve gone to Denver, L.A., Nevada, Orlando and Montreal so far! The key is planning the week of your return in advance. Don’t take any meetings; instead, spend that first morning easing back into your flow. Catch up on your emails and assignments.…

How to Get Your Business Noticed On a Budget

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 4, 2013

There are hundreds of thousands of new businesses that are set up each year; however most of them never get off the ground, and those that do, often never manage to survive more than a year. But why is this? Surprisingly most of the time it isn’t even because the idea was particularly bad, it all depends on whether you can get noticed without breaking the bank. So…

5 Practical Ways to Market Your Startup on a Budget

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 23, 2012

According to recent data from The Startup Genome project, analyzing some 3,200 high-growth technology startups, 1 out of every 12 startups fails. While there are a host of reasons startups fail, most startups fail due to lack of funding or because they spend too much on customer acquisition. Let’s face it; marketing is a huge part of building a successful startup. You have to market or you wouldn’t get past having a great…

Creating a Budget? Try a Spending Journal First

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 19, 2012

I’m a huge fan of budgets.  But I’m a bigger of spending journals.  Why?  Because spending journals are the foundation of creating your monthly budget. So what exactly is a spending journal?  A spending journal is where you keep track of all your daily expenses including the .25 cent pack of gum you bought.  It may sound tedious at first, but I guarantee you that you’re in for…

Creating Leverage on a Shoestring Budget

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 26, 2010

Leverage. We’ve heard the word tossed around by gurus, moguls, and business experts, but they conveniently forget to tell us how to create that leverage and what to do if we don’t have millions or even thousands of dollars to create it. Today, I’m offering 3 simple ways to create leverage on a shoestring budget. Whether you’re trying to grow your business to 6 and 7 figures or…

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