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...
Moving from Online to Real Life
by Julie Walraven - Mar, 2010
Sunday was the beginning of my journey in Baltimore for Career Thought Leaders Conference. Lest anyone doubt that online friendships can’t convert to real life encounters, Sunday’s reception and the warm hugs was proof to me that you can get to know people online and grow business and personal connections. I am so excited to be here and spent so much time learning new career coaching, resume writing, and entrepreneurial ski...
Top Traits of an Entrepreneur - Learn from Successes AND Failures - 3 Helpful Tips
by Bernadette Boas - Mar, 2010
One key trait of an entrepreneur that I continually work to sharpen my skill at is learning from the successes, mistakes and failures that I have had in my business, and life (as so often personal events contribute to both). This week for example - Murphy, as in Murphy’s Law of ‘if anything will go wrong it will when you have a critical deadline or goal you are working on”...well I certainly had him chasing me. And a numbe...
Top Entrepreneurial Traits - Seeks Advice/Support - Three Tips for Seeking Advice
by Bernadette Boas - Mar, 2010
A test of character but definitely a key and strategic trait of an entrepreneur is their ability to admit they need help, that they don’t know everything, and that they need to surround themselves with good people, and therefore they go out and seek to identify, partner and engage with one or a group of people that act as their advisors, mentors or coaches. I bring this up today as I spend a good part of this month engaging...
Ten Steps To Entrepreneurial Elegance
by Wendy Enelow - Mar, 2010
Successful entrepreneurs understand what it takes to win in today’s intensely competitive careers industry. It takes a combination of business savvy, expertise in client relationship management, and an enduring commitment to servicing and satisfying each and every client. Here are 10 basic concepts of entrepreneurial elegance that will give you and your business a competitive distinction and ensure that you’re on the right tra...
Characteristics Of A Successful Entrepreneur
by Marshall Brown - Mar, 2010
Entrepreneurs are people who will make decisions, take action, and think that they can control their own destinies. They are often motivated by a spirit of independence which leads them to believe that their success depends on raw effort and hard work, not luck. Studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs possess these characteristics: 1. Self-confidence This is that magical power of having confidence in oneself...
Career Management In The New Workplace
by Leslie B. Prager - Feb, 2010
The work world of today is dramatically different than the workplace was when I began my HR career back in 1980. Those were the days before the social media phenomenon, blackberries, the internet, virtual meetings, etc. The issues facing professionals today include the “new workplace”; fast-paced, on-demand staffing; a multi-generational, cross-cultural workforce; demographic trends such as the aging workforce and baby boomer...
Succeeding As A Consultant
by Wendy Enelow - Jan, 2010
Fifteen years ago, working as a consultant was considered an unusual career choice. There were few consulting firms and even fewer individual practitioners. Instead, professionals preferred the stability of corporate employment, with its fringe benefits, so-called "job security" and promotions. Now corporate life is different: With limited opportunities to advance and little if any stability at large companies, consulting...
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