How to Achieve Instant Credibility and Superior Products with Strategic Alliances

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 19, 2013

In order to create superior services/products, you should be a top expert in your field. Unfortunately becoming a top expert could take several years. With most startups not succeeding, this approach could add up to a lifetime of learning without success. Instead of becoming “the” expert, it’s possible to seek out strategic partnerships with the top experts to get instant credibility and quality services. Here are the actionable…

7 Ways to Overcome Age and Be Respected as a Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 24, 2012

Many years ago the barrier to entry into business was high. Starting a new business was extremely difficult for a young twenty something year old not to talk of a young person below the age of 20. While this has certainly changed in the 21st century there are still challenges of credibility, access to funding and so on facing a young startup entrepreneur. In some climates like Africa,…

You’re a Young Entrepreneur: Exceed Expectations

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 5, 2011

As an entrepreneur you are required to be highly skilled and effective in your particular area of service; otherwise why should you be in the position of handling business affairs. But you are a young entrepreneur, what expertise could you possibly posses that a veteran business person does not? Your intentions and ability as a serious and capable entrepreneur will be called into question continuously and will have…

5 Easy Ways to Build Your Digital Reputation

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 20, 2010

Social media has given us great ways to protect and build our digital reputations. Today we have the ease of searching conversations, the ability to set alerts to help us monitor our names, the constant availability of learning opportunities and more ways to communicate and interact with others. All of these tools, which were not available just a few years ago, now make it possible for us to…

How to Gain the Experience of a Senior Level Executive Without Being One

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / December 21, 2009

One of the biggest misconceptions of how you are going to develop the skills of a senior executive is by climbing the corporate ladder. Climbing the corporate ladder is one of the most inefficient and time consuming ways to gain the skills of a senior level executive. It’s a long road and standing out among the masses is tough. Even if you are in the process of getting…

59 Ways to Grow Business Credibility and Experience

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 16, 2009

One of the most challenging parts of being a young entrepreneur is branding yourself as someone with experience and expertise in your field.  This list is a compilation of ways to grow that credibility and experience so you can look like a rockstar.  Remember, each of these tips are building blocks to get to the highest level of expertise.  Work your way up the rungs, establishing greater authority…

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