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10 Money Making Tools for the Shy Networker

Genicca Whitney | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Genicca Whitney

So you took the plunge into entrepreneurship and you're excited to take control of your dreams. You realize that in order to build your business and market your products or services that you should really get out there and meet some new people.

5 Reasons Millennial Entrepreneurs Need Mentors

Blackstone LaunchPad | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Blackstone LaunchPad

This is a multi-part series written by Blackstone LaunchPad student and young alumni entrepreneurs. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation directs its resources to foster entrepreneurship, supporting its signature program Blackstone LaunchPad to encourage and support entrepreneurship on college campuses for over 500,000 students world-wide.

3 Ways to Make Networking Work for You

Sarah Hillware | Posted 01.31.2016 | Business
Sarah Hillware

As someone who makes new connections for a living, I know it can sometimes be daunting and draining. If you are an introvert, you may find it exhausting to attend a large conference.

At Launch Pad, the Focus is on the Local Community

Brian Kil | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Brian Kil

In my Junior year of high school, I cashed in about a month's paycheck to hop on a plane to the Gulf Coast and help rebuild a few houses taken out b...

3 Ways the New Mobile Phone Features Can Help Grow Your Business

Dorit Sasson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Technology
Dorit Sasson

The need for small business to increase their profitability and productivity through mobile technologies such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, devices ru...

The Importance of Networking (and How to Do It Well)

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Madeline Bell, president and CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) A brief introduction of Madeline Bell: In addi...

Rainbow-Effect Bias: How to Network in a White Job Market

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Jobs flow like an ethnoracial rainbow, perpetuating the makeup of an occupation, a workplace etc. Why?

Networking... It Just Works

Allison Valderia | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Allison Valderia

I love networking -- because it gives us all an opportunity to meet interesting people, expand your circle and elevate professionally, but its all in how you build the relationship.

Why I Stopped Filling Out Job Applications

Carlos A. Osorio | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Carlos A. Osorio

If you're in the job market, I suggest taking full advantage of LinkedIn and optimizing your profile. Seek out people who may be working at a company or in an industry that you're interested in and invite them out to lunch. Perhaps they won't have anything available for you right then and there, but they probably know someone who does.

7 Healthy Habits to Practice in 2016 (and Beyond)

Justin Johnson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Latino Voices
Justin Johnson

At the start of each year, I invest time to reflect about habits I practiced the previous year and habits I want to develop in the new year. Below are 7 healthy habits I plan to practice and develop as we enter 2016.

Don't Ask for Favors, do Favors

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

I don't believe you should ask for favors, I believe you should do favors. That means connecting people who will both benefit.

Are You a LinkedIn Connection Collector?

Kristi Russo | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Kristi Russo

The amount of connections and whom you accept is a highly debated topic amongst all sorts of career analysts, coaches, and "experts." The various ideologies behind connections leave many people asking what connection should they make and whom should they allow to connect with them?

9 Habits of Profoundly Influential People

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 12.27.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Influential people aren't buffeted by the latest trend or by public opinion. They form their opinions carefully based on the facts. They're more than willing to change their mind when the facts support it, but they aren't influenced by what other people think, only by what they know.

3 Simple Ways Entrepreneurs Can Turn Neighbors Into Clients

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

Networking is an essential part of growing your personal brand and gaining visibility for your company if you're an entrepreneur or small business owner. There are plenty of untapped business resources within your own neighborhood waiting for you to seize.

How to Politely End a Conversation

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

At networking functions or social gatherings, there's a time to mingle and a time to move on. For many people, the most difficult part of the conversa...

5 Networking Strategies for Working Parents

Jamie Cornell | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Jamie Cornell

We have all heard that effective networking is one of the best ways to develop professional connections. It's true. But if you are a working mom, you are probably laughing (or crying) at the thought of attending after-work happy hours or lunch meetings.

College Students: Schedule an Informational Interview Next Semester

Allie Erenbaum | Posted 12.17.2015 | College
Allie Erenbaum

I get it--you're ready to completely sink into winter break mode. While it may be easy to spend countless hours binge watching all the Netflix shows you're behind on, I encourage you to do one thing to prepare for your future.

The 5 Steps to Successful Networking

Chris Herd | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Chris Herd

As I've grown and progressed in my career one thing has stood out as more of a necessity than anything else: the ability to network successfully ena...

How to Write the Perfect Query Letter for Your Scripts

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment

Do your research, feel free to take some shots in the dark, and just keep getting your concepts out there. Your odds of success increase with each and every query you send.

This Is Why December Is The Best Month To Find A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

January and February generally represent the strongest hiring period of the year. So, if you stay active, make your presence known and build connections in December, you will be setting yourself up to be first in line when hiring takes off.

6 Ways to Make Real Connections on LinkedIn

Michael Goldberg | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I've spent a lot of time sharing LinkedIn related stories during my talks and making mention that LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are NOT business networking. But they are!

Holiday Networking 101 for Small Business Owners

Colleen F. Reaney | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Colleen F. Reaney

Between the office parties, family gatherings, craft fairs/markets and school holiday programs, December allows for a plethora of networking opportunities for small business owners to market your businesses and to promote the great success the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program has had on your company. Here are my top five ways you can network your way to a new year!

3 Reasons Why Millennials Should Do It In The Elevator

Alfred E. Blake IV | Posted 12.10.2015 | College
Alfred E. Blake IV

Have you ever been on the elevator at school or work and after the doors closed, your eyes locked on that unsuspecting elevator rider and had the sudd...

5 Tips for Networking this Holiday Season

GoGirl Finance | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

Ah, December. A magical month when people are filled with optimism and good will, aided by the flowing supply of baked goods and alcohol. Take advanta...

How to Fend Off Burnout: Advice from Vicki Saunders

Jill Dahl | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Jill Dahl

Most of us behave as if our energy is an inexhaustible resource. We push ourselves and expect that if we crash and burn, we will rebound again after ...