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What Fires up Young Entrepreneurs?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 17, 2009

There are quite a few things that certainly warm my heart and get me pumped as a gen y entrepreneur. What gets a young entrepreneur going? What’s the young entrepreneur’s kryptonite? I decided to get on Twitter, Facebook and some other social networks and find out if other people’s reasoning was similar to mine and most of the replies I got were pretty much the same. Tech savvy…

Don't Sell Your Soul to Corporate America

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 14, 2009

Once upon a time, people would line up to sell their souls to big corporations like General Motors and IBM. Of course they did! The corporations were paying a good price: nice salary, prestige, lifetime employment, secretaries to do the typing, decent hours, company pension, not a bad gig at all. I’m sure that the “organization men” of the 50s and 60s had to endure their share of…

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…

9 Kick Ass Red Bull Events

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 12, 2009

How I miss those late college nights downing Red Bulls while trying to finish up that paper that was due 1st thing in the morning. Or maybe its those late nights yelling at the bartender for another round of jager bombs. How about waking up at the crack of dawn for a sporting event or last day of classes and breakfast consisted of kegs, eggs and Red Bull.…

6 Productivity Tips Working from Home

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 10, 2009

1. Stay at home! Working at home (or in your dorm room) is probably one of the best ways to get a ‘bootstrapped’ business up and running. Even with building and land prices as low as they are rent (or a loan payment) for even the smallest office can run anywhere from $350 to $1200 a month! Not to mention the additional insurance, equipment, furniture, utilities, etc. Service…

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…

Embrace the Struggle as a Rising Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 5, 2009

My last article here on Under30 likely had you ready to jump off the couch and do some crazy _____with your life. I got some great feedback from everyone and it’s huge to hear someone say “Rob, your post was amazing, I’m so pumped”. That’s the easy part. Now onto step 2. The Real Deal: This road isn’t going to be easy. You already know that. Yet, I…

Hottest Women Entrepreneurs on Twitter

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 4, 2009

@Jacvanek.  Followers: 30,000+ Business: Jac Vanek Bracelets and shirts. Touring with the Vans Warped Tour this summer Jac puts her phone number on her MySpace page Mike Jones style. @LisaRinna Followers: 23,000+ Business: Belle Gray Clothing Botiques.  Former Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives Actress turned entrepreneur. @SarahProut Followers: 22,000+ Business: Sprout Online Publishing. Inspires entrepreneurs to use blogging, social media and e-products. @Ceena Followers: 21,000+ Business:…

Sunday Book Review: The Future of Work

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 2, 2009

Traditionally, power has been held by those at the top and delegated down to those who hold less and less influence. In The Future of Work, Thomas Malone shows how, now more than ever, organizations are breaking down these traditional hierarchies to form new power structures. These new organizations are guided by group insight and self-determination and foster healthier environments where work is more supportive of human values…

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