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Why You Should Show Up

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 2, 2015

During my first week of college, a girl in my dorm said she had to go to an information session about internships at Disney World for one of her classes. She asked if I wanted to tag along. She also added that maybe we could get some frozen yogurt on the way back. Never wanting to turn down an opportunity for frozen yogurt, I obliged. Little did I…

Networking: How I Got a Meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Stephen Baldwin

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 31, 2013

Every entrepreneur or budding business professional knows that networking is crucial, as who you know often determines what you get or how you do. From my experiences and observing those who have had great entrepreneurial success, I’ve realized that there are several key components to advance from a traditional, Grade B networker to a Grade A networker that creates impact and builds long-lasting relationships. They are the following:…

Transitioning From Employee To Stay At Home Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 5, 2013

The single most important factor in successfully switching from full-time employment to a home based entrepreneur is not starving to death. After that comes staying warm and dry, and truthfully, becoming financially secure. But during the transition you will be faced with hurdles and priorities that can present opportunities to fall on your face and/or bolster your chances of staying home for the long-term.  The typical tax and…

Obama Built a Social Network to Reach the Top: 5 Reasons Why You Should Too

by / ⠀Finding Customers / November 16, 2012

“A well-connected attorney” enters Chicago politics Entrepreneurs and politicians have something in common: A large and diverse network of contacts increases their chances of succeeding. When Barack Obama was a graduate building up a career in Chicago in the 90s he was keenly aware of this fact. “He understands how you network,” a Chicago politician told the New Yorker in 2008. “I remember our first few meetings. He…

Relationship Building 101: The LinkedIn Way

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 4, 2012

  Create meaningful relationships or die. Bold statement isn’t it? Think about it, the lifeblood of any entrepreneur, CEO, or person is the ability to create meaningful long lasting relationships. There’s an emphasis on long lasting relationships for this reason. If you’re in it for short term gain, you’ll fall flat on your face. Don’t believe that? You’re not ready to succeed. If you read the “Why Social…

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