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30 Gift Ideas for the Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 10, 2009

The holidays are approaching quickly and it’s time to finish up that shopping and get those last minute gifts. If you have a young entrepreneur in your life the holidays are a great time to help them out and give them something that can help out their business or their lifestyle. Starting a business is a long road and can be tiring and stressful but there are tons…

Stop Thinking About It and Go For It: Making the Entrepreneurial Leap

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 2, 2009

There’s no better time to become an entrepreneur. With more free and low-cost resources available to small businesses than ever before, there are no excuses left for not jumping in. Free communication tools (Skype), free document sharing and storage (Google), peer-to-peer business loans (Kiva) and affordable labor (Craigslist, Elance) make getting the guts to go for it the only thing left on the list. So what are you…

The Leap – Three Simple Steps to Unlocking Your Greatest Potential

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

Do you ever find yourself asking, “Is this it?”  Sure, you’ve had some early successes in your career, made some money, received a promotion or two. Yet you can’t help but wonder, Is this what I am supposed to be doing with my life?  Is this the limit of my contribution? These questions are familiar territory for me.  I was stuck in a career rut. Then, unexpectedly, my…

Coming out of the Recession — Creating an Opportunity Mindset

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 29, 2009

By Joe Calloway, Author of Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison Hopefully you didn’t miss it. It’s dominated the news for a year. It’s been described as difficult, daunting, and even devastating. People have referred to it as a meltdown and a disaster. It’s the recession. But no crisis can last forever. One day soon, we’ll wake up and the recession…

How To Find New Clients and Leads as a Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / October 22, 2009

Ask any business owner what their biggest struggle is and undoubtedly they’ll almost always say it’s finding new clients and getting leads. It’s the axiom of business. Everyone will fall into selling/marketing groove that works for them, however the key is to be diversified so that if one well dries up, there is another to draw from. Keep in mind that what works for you now might not…

Young Entrepreneurs Turning Partying into Businesses Part 2

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / October 2, 2009

If you missed it check out Young Entrepreneurs Turning Partying into Businesses. Here are two more Under 30 CEOs that are making things happen doing something they really love in life. They saw opportunities and grabbed them. The party did not stop after college for these guys. Andrew Moran – New York Bar Store Andrew grew up in Hartford, CT, attended the University of Connecticut and graduated in…

Young Entrepreneurs Turning Partying into Businesses

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / September 23, 2009

Remember those times when your parents said “If you put as much time into video games and socializing as you did school work you would have straight A’s”?  Why not take that effort and passion for those things and turn them into businesses? That is exactly what these entrepreneurs are doing. Quitting the job hunt they are going after what they really love in life. From beer pong…

Is Your Work Ethic Killing You?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 27, 2009

Work less on your start-up by building an engine: The lesson of the car & the rocket There once was an entrepreneur named name Lisa. While she was still young, she promised herself that she would work hard to commercialize something as important and world-changing as the automobile. Lisa thought and planned and tinkered for a very long time. Eventually she decided her company would commercialize the revolutionary,…

The Secrets to Finding Women as an Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 25, 2009

We all have our needs. Entrepreneurs are no different but don’t always have the luxury of the office happy hour or meeting someone through a co-worker. Moving home and bootstrapping a business can put a nix in the social life. Especially for many young entrepreneurs who leave the always promising college scene. However entrepreneurs by nature are innovators and think outside the box. Why should sex be any…

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