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Why Unemployed College Grads Should Channel Their Inner Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 15, 2009

By Donna Fenn Author of Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs Are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success Last spring, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that unemployment among 18 to 25-year-olds was a staggering 16.1%. That was grim news for college grads, plenty of whom headed straight to grad school, or promptly moved their belongings into the family basement. If you are…

Lifestyle Design: My Exile Lifestyle

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 8, 2009

Two months ago I was living in a townhouse on the West side of Los Angeles, driving my CR-V to and from parties and other social events and running my sustainable design studio from my home office. This morning I woke up in my apartment in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, threw on one each of the five shirts and three pairs of jeans that I own…

How I Thrived After Corporate Layoff

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 6, 2009

By Crystal Brown-Tatum CEO/President of Crystal Clear Communications I’ll be the first to say that I never set out to be an entrepreneur. It was through a series of negative and sometimes painful work experiences followed by a devastating corporate layoff that I decided to take a huge leap of faith and venture out on my own. I graduated in 1996 from The University of Houston with a…

How to Have Fun and Be an Example of Success

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 1, 2009

My name is Kate Raidt. I am a lifestyle design junkie. Here is my story. In 1992 I was a broke, miserable college student at Baylor University. I went door-to-door in my dormitory asking people for coins to use “for laundry” when I was actually buying food from the vending machines to feed myself. My standard meal was a bag of pretzels and a Diet Sprite. When most…

How to Get a Job That Leads to Entrepreneurship Opportunities

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 24, 2009

Gen Y is often criticized for not wanting to “put in our time”, go through the drudgery of “paying our dues”, and do something monotenous when there are other options out there.  “Job hoppers” they call us, “cry babies”, “pampered” and “entitled” have all been used in mainstream media to describe a generation who is simply ambitious enough to seek opportunity they can be 100% passionate about.  Under30CEO…

How to Drop Your 9-5 and Move to Puerto Rico

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 21, 2009

Where else can you find an island with hundreds of miles of breathtaking coastline, monumental castles, a  mountaintop tropical rainforest and a nightlife that envies that of Las Vegas without the need for a passport or work visa?  “La Isla del Encanto” offers not only exquisite scenery in the form of both environmental and human beauty, food that you are guaranteed to think about for the rest of…

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,…

How to Be Rich and Not Be a Douchebag

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 26, 2009

Don’t be like these guys: Learn How to Drive $200,000 on a Ferarri 360 Modena and you do what to it? Leave your High School Friends Home Vince fell victim and let Dom stick around, don’t make the same mistake Keep Pastels to a minimum By all means go to Nantucket, but don’t overdo it with the boat shoes. Don’t Let a Whore Pose as your Girlfriend And…

How to Motivate Gen Y

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 24, 2009

How Effective is Your Sales Rewards and Incentives Program? You May be Surprised… by: Dr. David Brookmire Today, an unprecedented three generations—with distinct work styles and preferences, values, expectations, needs, behaviors, beliefs, and goals—are in the workplace. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Sales, where the latest generation, Gen Y, will soon become the most prevalent generation. So how can sales managers in the process of evaluating…


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