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Networking That Works: 7 Secrets for Turning Connections into Cash

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / April 22, 2010

So we’ve all heard that your network determines your net worth, but how? I mean, you can swap business cards, “do lunch” and Facebook friend cool entrepreneurs you meet, but how do you turn connections into cash? As an entrepreneur with my feet firmly planted in two industries, business and entertainment, I’ve had to become really great at networking to keep my business growing. I’ve made plenty of mistakes…

Under30CEO Tweetup and Other Networking in NYC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 10, 2010

If you did not know April 12th-16th is New York Entrepreneur Week. The week is full of events, speakers, presentations and networking for anyone who can make it. It will surely be a great time for everyone who can attend. However if you can not attend or it is to expensive there are a couple of other events to go along with it. Under30CEO and Big League Wiffle…

SXSW Is Over, Now What?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 23, 2010

So the conference that dominated Twitter is over.  So what’s next? Here are some upcoming events in 2010 with killer networking opportunities and tons to learn! The Southeastern Entrepreneurship Conference Sponsored by Under30CEO. April 15-18, Tampa, Networking on the beach, Kayaking/Teambuilding, Business Plan Competition, Elevator Pitch Competition, Keynote by the founder of RoomsToGo, and workshops in the tropics. Swagapalooza March 23, San Francisco, an experiment in viral media.…

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…

Networking on Steroids

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / December 7, 2009

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,…

Unemployed? Now What?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 4, 2009

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 one’s life that involves big risks and major decisions. In some cases,…

8 Tips to Win an Interview

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 20, 2009

The economy sucks, the national unemployment rate is at 9.7%.  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. However, this is not going to be a blog that complains and cries about the situation. After working on some web development projects…

Knowing All the Right People

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / August 13, 2009

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 to…

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