5 Books I Wish I’d Read at the Start of My Career

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 1, 2019

Becoming a professional is a lot like having kids: You’re never quite ready. No matter how hard you studied or how many part-time jobs you held, you’re going to feel lost. Rest assured, though, that everyone felt that way once. The difference is that some have had years of experience, learning their strengths and building relationships. They’ve established some self-confidence. There are no shortcuts to that stage, unfortunately.…

Creating a Crash Course for Your Industry

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

You don’t have time to keep up on industry trends. You’re an entrepreneur, marketing manager, or HR executive, with a schedule jam-packed with the day-to-day activities of your career — not sticking your head in whitepapers on your industry for hours on end. Believe me, I feel your pain. Running Influence & Co., I constantly felt that I was out of the loop on the overall trends in…

Great Entrepreneurs are Always Learning

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 5, 2012

My posting, “The 5 Things in Business that College Can’t Teach” reviewed 5 important qualities and abilities that are essential for entrepreneurs. These qualities are of such an utmost importance, that I felt it would be beneficial to take a closer look at each. 1. The ability to Adjust (You Better Adjust…If You Want To Make Money) 2. The ability to Persevere (Don’t be Fooled: Entrepreneurship isn’t Instant…

10 Things I Learned from Being an Entrepreneur at 16

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 15, 2010

Being an entrepreneur at a very young age was the last thing I ever thought could happen to me, and now, as a 16-year-old entrepreneur who has many online projects I’ve learned a lot of lessons I’d like to share with the world. I recently started a blog, YoungPrePro, and it taught me many of the lessons I’ll be sharing below. You should also know that you’ll never…

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