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On Friday, I Quit Google. Here’s Why

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 7, 2014

This isn’t the first time I quit my job, but it will be the last. Honestly, saying goodbye to Google was supposed to happen a year ago.  And six months before that. If you ask my friends, they’ll tell you that I’m kidding myself and Google is too good to let go. They’re right, but I promise you that this is it. On October 3rd I quit. Is…

How to Land A Job At Google

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 19, 2014

For most people, getting a job at Google almost seems unattainable. I mean, who actually gets to work at Google? That one nerdy genius kid from high school that you never talked to…but perhaps should have befriended, right? It’s unfortunate because such assumptions deter many people from applying since they feel as though they don’t stand a chance. The summer before my senior year in college I received…

Google+ Is the Network for Writers: How to Use It to Improve Your Personal Brand

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 8, 2014

Most people know that sharing your articles on social networks is a great way to get the word out to a number of followers, but Google+ has taken this a step further. The network has little nooks and crannies that seemed to be designed specifically for writers. In other words, if you’re looking to get published online and help improve your personal brand, Google+ should be your new…

The Truth about Guest Posting

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 5, 2014

Guest blogging has been a terrific way to build links back to your own website, as well as to establish yourself as an expert in your field. However, as is the case with practically all methods of link-building that are designed to increase page ranking on Google and other search engines, the “bad apples” have begun to spoil the barrel for the rest of us, who are marketing…

Five Ways Social Media Can Make or Break a Young CEO

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 18, 2014

  Undeniably, being a young CEO has its pros and cons.  From a practical standpoint, the earlier one can snag a rung on the corporate ladder, the faster he or she can begin to make money to invest in the future.  However, from a observational standpoint, being younger than other CEOs can make a person feel like an outcast at meetings, events, conferences and sales calls.  Certainly, the…

Is It The END Of Guest Blogging As We Know It?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 23, 2014

Let me ask you a question. Do you do guest blogging as part of your online marketing strategy? If so.. sit down because you might get a bit lightheaded. The head of webspam team at Google just announced on his blog post to the world that he’s no longer going to be looking at guest posts favorably: Ultimately, this is why we can’t have nice things in the…

Google Plus: The “Ghost Town” that Helps Build Personal Brands

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 25, 2013

What If I told you Google Plus is no longer a “ghost town,” Would you believe me? I hope so. But don’t worry, this isn’t another how-to guide. This post is about opening your mind to how powerful a personal brand is. Specifically, how Google Plus can help you build a personal brand that makes people actually care about what you’re doing. How powerful is a personal brand…

Google+ Communities Every Small Business Owner Should Be A Part Of

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 21, 2013

Every entrepreneur and small business owner needs a little help now and then. Google+ Communities is the perfect place to find mentors, get advice and network with others who are trying to get their own startups going. Here are 31 of the best. Venture Capital Communities Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa) Have you heard the phrase, “See one, do one, teach one?” The idea is that you learn…

Human Media Movement: Why Google+ Is a Great Idea For Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 27, 2013

A new layer of social media is emerging that will transform how businesses communicate with their customers. At the forefront of this evolution is Google+, a platform specifically engineered to promote real time social networking as opposed to asynchronous text based communication. This means your business can connect to its customers on a more uniquely intimate and personal level than ever before. This new layer of social is…

How I Wrote a Year’s Worth of Blog Content in Five Weeks

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 16, 2013

Blogging is essential to building your brand. We all know that. It builds credibility, positions you as an expert in your field, and well, it makes you a better writer. I’ve struggled for several years to write something that makes sense. It’s not easy. But, after writing over 100 articles, blogs, and guest posts in 2012 – plus reading other amazing writing, I think I’ve got the hang…

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