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Getting From College To Career: Your Education Is Never A Waste Of Time!

Getting From College To Career: Your Education Is Never A Waste Of Time!

I left a traditional path into a reporting career the week before I graduated with my Bachelors of Arts in journalism. I was afraid, and I was [...]

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Power Session: How Twitter Will Help You Grow Your Business

Power Session: How Twitter Will Help You Grow Your Business

How to work 140 characters… Twitter has served as a fantastic platform for me to push my growing business. There, I have found contacts, funding, partnerships, hired [...]

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Ready For A Change In 2013? Dream Big And Build Small

Ready For A Change In 2013? Dream Big And Build Small

Growth almost always appears overnight. You’re on a certain plateau and then – a sudden daybreak! – everything’s changed. That’s how it feels anyway – like all [...]

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Working From Home: This Will Keep You Focused!

Working From Home: This Will Keep You Focused!

Here’s something I’ve learned in my two years of entrepreneurship: one of the hardest parts of working for yourself is getting yourself to actually work. Here’s a [...]

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How To Build An Exceptional Business: Learn How To Manage Your Time!

How To Build An Exceptional Business: Learn How To Manage Your Time!

How to build an exceptional business: learn how to manage your time! I consider control of my own schedule to be one of the biggest perks of [...]

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Haters Will Hate But Don’t Be Afraid To Fail: You Fail Only If You Don’t Learn Something From The Experience

Haters Will Hate But Don’t Be Afraid To Fail: You Fail Only If You Don’t Learn Something From The Experience

Peter Sims writes that the secret to being creative is overcoming fears As a now successful entrepreneur and award-winning author, he remembers that when he first took a [...]

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The Right Product Placement Can Be Your Key To Success

The Right Product Placement Can Be Your Key To Success

We wouldn’t believe half so heartedly that Gwen Stefani could be this unbelievably chic, if she wasn’t on the cover of Vogue this month. If she were on [...]

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I Am A Full-Time Business Owner And You’re Telling Me That I Need A Part-Time Job?

I Am A Full-Time Business Owner And You’re Telling Me That I Need A Part-Time Job?

I read once that one of the kindest things an entrepreneur could do for herself was to get a part-time job. I promptly set the article down. [...]

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Why Enjoying Your Life Makes For Better Business Growth

Why Enjoying Your Life Makes For Better Business Growth

What are you doing for yourself this holiday season? When I ask that, I don’t mean “What are you doing for your business this holiday season?” I [...]

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Smart Girls Can Budget!

Smart Girls Can Budget!

Last week, I wrote about creating your own business plan – a document mapping not only your future plans, but the specific ways you plan to get there, [...]

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An Easy Approach To Writing Your Business Plan

An Easy Approach To Writing Your Business Plan

In her writing on “The New Entrepreneur,” Amber Chand notes that success in building a business requires, “an inner capacity to assume 100% responsibility for the design [...]

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Building Your Own Business: Think Big And Start Small

Building Your Own Business: Think Big And Start Small

In my last column I talked about building relationships in business. Today, I will talk about the process of building up a business. It’s all about thinking [...]

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Business Relationships: Allow The Right Ones To Bloom, And The Wrong Ones To Fall Away

Business Relationships: Allow The Right Ones To Bloom, And The Wrong Ones To Fall Away

The first time I ever felt truly alone was in Haiti. It was May when I arrived. I had just turned 18, and I expected it to [...]

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The First Small Steps To Making It Big

The First Small Steps To Making It Big

My immune system crashed during my last semester of journalism school. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me, and made an appointment to find out [...]

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