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Why Facebook Unlikes Mean You’re on the Right Track

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 5, 2014

  When I first started my business, I would take anything I could get. I wanted any customers that would work with me, I wanted plenty of speaking opportunities, and I wanted a lot of social media attention. But a funny thing happened. The further along I went in my business, the more I actually repelled people, rather than attracted them. People would tell me within two minutes…

9 Things Professionals Under 30 Do Best

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 2, 2014

When it comes to us 20-somethings, the general consensus is that we suck. That seems to be how the older generation views us in a nutshell. We get called lazy, told we feel over-entitled, and are constantly berated for our love of texting and Facebook. But the truth is, young professionals have an insane amount of skills to offer the workforce and world. While I’ll be the first…

How Pinterest can benefit your IT Business?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 1, 2014

Pinterest possesses a huge potential to be one of the best social media platforms this year. With an increased 125% in their overall traffic in 2013, people have started giving Pinterest the upper edge over all other channels, as predicted earlier by Rand Fishkin here. Yet, many people are still unaware of the real value of Pinterest. A major percentage of them argue over the fact that Pinterest…

Why “Cool” Social Media Turns into Mind Numbing TV (and Why It’s Great for Entrepreneurs)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 1, 2014

Do you remember Facebook when they first launched? You had to have a .edu address to join. So only cool hip college (or at least alumni) were allowed to join. I used it a lot because I could see what people I was interested in were doing. As with anything social, people compete… compete to get more likes, compete to get more fans, compete to get more friends,…

5 Biggest Social Media Lead Generation Mistakes

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 14, 2014

Lots of companies are trying to use social media for lead generation, but too often, they get mediocre results because they’re going about it the wrong way. Social media lead generation is a different medium than traditional advertising, and you can’t expect the same types of “sales pitches” to work. Here are a few of the biggest mistakes that companies make with their social media lead generation, and…

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…

How To Monitor Your Online Business Reputation

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / February 25, 2014

Monitoring your online reputation is vital for your business success. Not giving proper attention to this, can cost you traffic and eventually, sales. In today’s world, anyone can write a review, good or bad, on social media, websites or forums. When this happens, you should be the first one to know about this. In this article, I will share some tips and tools that will help you keep…

7 Deadly Social Media Sins That Will Kill Your Personal Brand

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / February 25, 2014

 Until Facebook and its ilk came along and spoiled things, I had personal branding all figured out.  I could easily make any CEO, celebrity or celebrated author look and sound brilliant in traditional media.  As long as clients didn’t do anything horrifically embarrassing between board meetings, movie premieres and book releases, I made certain their reputations — and monetary worth — held up. Social media turned personal branding…

How Social Media Keeps Changing Our Lives and Work

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 2, 2013

Social media is ingrained in contemporary life – from publishing life happenings and posting our thoughts in a collective stream of consciousness to looking up user reviews and checking-in to our favorite destinations. Since the introduction of social media, the world has become smaller, making it easier than ever to find and share information, as well as personal or professional interests, with the rest of the world. And,…

Take Advantage of Your Age as a Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 27, 2013

You’re young and eager to jump into the business arena. You have a hot idea that you are certain is a can’t miss proposition. While there is no guarantee that you will actually succeed in business as an entrepreneur, your youth does provide a number of advantages. What you may lack in experience you can more than make up in enthusiasm and energy. If you are willing to…

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