Out of Work? Hire Yourself.
by Dawn Lennon - Sep, 2011
You think you can’t. I say you can. Don’t over-think it, make it too big, or get in your own way. Just try it. Plug the gap. Being out of work, creates a glaring gap on your resume. Your work history has come to a (hopefully temporary) dead end. This makes job seekers lose sleep at night and I don’t blame them. So the question is: “What can you do about it?” I say, “Plenty, if you have something of value to...
Baking for Good...and a Great Career: Interview with Social Entrepreneur Emily Dubner
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2011
Emily Dubner is a 2006 college graduate and founder of Baking for Good, an online bakery that gives 15 percent of every purchase to charity. I love this concept and use Baking for Good for most of my business’s holiday and thank you gifts. (Read about one instance of the excellent responses I’ve received to these gifts here). Besides having a great concept and satisfying my sweet tooth, Emily is an inspiring example of a...
Going From Employee to Entrepreneur: 5 Proven Tips to Turn Your Plans Into Reality
by Tai Goodwin - Mar, 2011
You’ve dreamed about it, researched it, talked about it and come up with a perfect plan for making the transition from employee to entrepreneur? However, a plan is just a dream without the required action to get the ball rolling towards your desired result. It’s time to put your fears and indecisiveness aside and pursue the reality that you know you deserve! Try these proven tips to help you achieve your dream of going fr...
Should You Start a Business?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2011
Whether you are thinking about starting a new business or overwhelmed and overworked by an existing business, there is a lot to consider. Business strategist and deal maker Carol Roth talks about some of the key things you should know, from her new book, The Entrepreneur Equation. Could You vs. Should You?: Can you start a business? Absolutely! Should you? Well, that’s a whole different story. Just because you can do...
7 Ways to Save Money While Launching Your Business
by Tai Goodwin - Nov, 2010
When it comes to launching your business, your most critical resources are time and money. Any book on launching a business will outline the need for long term saving – making sure you have money to live on and to cover expenses for at least the first year of being a full-time business owner. I’ve just added a new report to the Brilliant Network for mastermind members with 50 money saving tips. Here’s a sneak peak of some tip...
Are You Headed Toward or Away?
by Christine Hassler - Aug, 2010
Our motivation is directional, impacting the results we create and the ease in which we create them. Think about when you are motivated to do something. Are you motivated more by what you want to get away from or what you want to move toward? TOWARD motivation moves us toward more of what we desire while AWAY from motivation is an attempt to get us away from circumstances/feelings that are causing discomfort. Let's consider...
The Compassionate Side of Corporate Entrepreneurship
by Dee McCrorey - Jul, 2010
Most of us have heard the old saying about giving someone a fish and you feed him for a day, but teaching a person how to fish and you have fed her for a lifetime. I'm reminded of this when I see so many unemployed people right here in my own Silicon Valley sandbox as the result of company downsizing, rightsizing, restructuring, et al. Given the Bay Area's penchant for start-ups, I'm surprised that so many professionals...
Feast or Famine? Downpour or Drought?
by Julie Walraven - Jul, 2010
When you are self-employed, the phrase feast or famine is common place. Since I have been self-employed longer than most people are employed, I have heard it a lot. Along with feast and famine comes downpour or drought, nothing or almost too much. For the employed, it may feel the same way — too many work projects, swimming in paperwork, or overwhelmed with details or e-mails. And if you should go from employed to...
The Roadblocks to Working from Home
by Shweta Khare - Jun, 2010
No matter how sane and sound advice you receive on working from home the roadblocks are ever present and often times tough to navigate. An effective work-from-home routine depends on how well you manage to navigate past these obstacles and eventually work toward eliminating some of them. Child care Dilemma If you have young kids at home it is best to have them at school or under child care when working from home, it is e...
Top Ten Things I Have Learned As An Entrepreneur
by Liz Handlin - Apr, 2010
I have been writing resumes for more than 20 years but I have only been doing it as a full time job for the past 4 years. The past 4 years as a business owner have been a huge learning experience for me. I think that working for big companies gives you a completely different view of the world, particularly if the companies are powerful and prestigious like most of my previous employers have been. Here are a few things (good...
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