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Can Failure Become a Means of Success?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 1, 2011

We’ve all heard the stories about famous failures that ended up being stepping stones – Michael Jordan getting cut from his high school basketball team, or Thomas Edison’s 9,000 light bulbs that didn’t work before one became illuminated – but it’s hard to remember the lessons therein when we’re staring up from the bottom of a deep well with seemingly no way to climb out. The truth is,…

Play Toward Your Strengths and Outsource Your Weaknesses

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / February 15, 2011

When it comes to entrepreneurship, it’s worth noting that not all founders are created equal. Why does this matter? Because the type of entrepreneur you are dictates a plethora of different business variables, such as your management style. Personality characteristics and traits have a direct and impactful effect on the achievement potential of an entrepreneur over the course of their career. What makes the difference? The overwhelming differentiator…

10 Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 27, 2010

Hardworking professionals have a lot of traits in common, so it’s not surprising that the qualities of a successful entrepreneur look similar. Successful business people possess innate creativity and a drive to excel. They are confident and optimistic. They are disciplined self starters and are open to new ideas. The Top Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur 1. Disciplined Successful entrepreneurs are focused on making their businesses work. They…

Think Like A Champion: An Interview with Donald Trump

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / February 15, 2010

Interview conducted by Kristi Frank, JW Dicks & Nick Nanton from CelebrityBrandingAgency.com Thanks for your time today, Mr. Trump – congratulations on the continued success of The Apprentice – how has the series changed in your opinion, and will we see another non-celebrity series again? The Celebrity Apprentice raises a lot of money for charities, as well as enhancing public awareness of the charities that are featured. It’s…

Entrepreneur Survival Tips

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 6, 2009

As an entrepreneur, if you want to ’survive’ and make it off the ‘island’, then you must succeed. Failure is not an option, yet it is the most common result. In what can be called odd, so many people choose to play this game of ‘entrepreneurship’ even though they are fully aware that odds are against them. The biggest question that one may ask is “Why play?” For…

Unpaid Internships: Secret to Success for Gen Y

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 7, 2009

Jobs are scarce. Fewer jobs are available, and the pool of qualified candidates is vast. As post-graduates struggle to navigate the tough economy, undergraduates are experiencing similar conditions in the increasingly scarce market for internships and summer jobs. In an environment characterized by the survival of the fittest, what can Gen Y do? Summertime can be a very critical turning point in Gen Y’s professional development. For many…

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