How to Get an Interview – 8 Tips

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 20, 2022
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The economy sucks, the national unemployment rate is growing.  So many young professionals have graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree from a great university and are having troubles finding jobs. Friends and family are getting laid off and factories are closing left and right. How to Land an Interview – 8 Tips However, this is not going to be a blog that complains and cries about the situation.…

How To Be An Entrepreneur Without an Idea

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 29, 2022
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What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Does it take brains? Cunning? A lot of money? It can be all of these things and none of these things at the same time. It takes determination, hard work, luck, and maybe a couple of classes or two about business to know the business. So, you want to be an entrepreneur, but you’re a future entrepreneur without an idea. Guess…

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

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / June 21, 2022

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…

When Unemployed, Do This

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / June 4, 2022
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When unemployed, do not worry too much. Learn what to do instead. What do Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt all have in common?  Aside from the obvious characteristics that all three are extremely successful and wealthy, they were also all born in 1955.  Around the time of the personal computer revolution, they were all young and deciding their long-term career paths.  It was the time in…

Funny Faces: Don’t Get Them When Meeting New People

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice / June 1, 2022
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This article will discuss how to not get funny faces when meeting someone new. Become instantly memorable with new connections and stand out as yourself. Here is the story. The Story Last Summer I surveyed my Idea Lemon audience the following question, When you ask to meet someone for the first time (this could be a professional connection, a friendly encounter, or even a date) what do you…

Networking on Steroids

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / May 7, 2022
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Networking has become a bit of a cliché, hasn’t it?  Now clichés are what they are for a reason, so I am not disputing the fact that it’s better to be around people than to be a hermit.  And, along the way, you will probably come across some opportunities that lead to sales, so I’ve got no issues there.  But networking can reach completely different levels beyond sales,…

5 Steps to Make You More Hirable as a Young Professional

by / ⠀Career Advice / April 20, 2022
If you're feeling stuck in your career, you'll need a strategy. Here's a Five-Step Plan for young professionals to get noticed by employers.

Are you feeling stuck in your career as a young professional? Are you frustrated with the lack of opportunities available to you? If so, you aren’t alone. As the world becomes more competitive, it’s becoming harder and harder to find a job opportunity with decent chances of getting hired. But don’t worry…there are ways to get ahead, and we’re here to help. Remember: No one is born good…

Knowing All the Right People

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / March 13, 2022

By Jennifer Kushell, co-founder YSN.com “Your Success Network”   This may sound a bit trite, and it’s certainly cliché, but if your goal is to build a business that’s not only successful, but powerful and impactful, it seriously helps to know the right people. At the helm of your company, your ability to make smart decisions, learn from leading experts, surround yourself with savvy people, and have access…