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10 Traits of Exceptionally Charming People

: Inc. | Jeff Haden | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business

Sure, everyone knows blunt, impolite, and even rude people who are somehow extremely successful. (I know a bunch of them.) But since we're all ...

How to Use Blogging and Social Media To Grow Your Professional Network

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 03.27.2014 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Social networks present amazing opportunities for to meet new people and build professional relationships. The internet is an equalizer. Anyone with s...

Broadli Makes Your Network Work

Pamela Ryckman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Pamela Ryckman

As social creatures, we connect, explore and shop based on the recommendations of people we trust. But when we broadcast suggestions or requests on social media, there's no guarantee that valued sources or experts will see them and respond.

An Open Response to Jeff Haden's "8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do"

David Nour | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
David Nour

Haden specifically references relationships. But who are Haden's successes selling to? Selling is fundamentally a relationship business.

Making Connections

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

New connections are the life blood of your career that can open up new worlds of opportunity to you. If you're someone who struggles with making time for this activity, I want to share two key principles with you and then a few tips.

6 New Year's Resolutions for Businesses, Brands and Bosses

Gabrey Means | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Gabrey Means

From an individual performance to companywide perspective, we all have a desire to improve ourselves and our work. Here are six proactive and manageable resolutions for any business, no matter the size or success.

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Do Business With Corporations

Melinda Emerson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

In order to create a sustainable small business, you need to secure long-term contracts. One of the best targets for a one-year contract is Fortune 500 companies.

How to Answer the 'What Do You Do for a Living' Question in 3 Easy Steps

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Shannah L. Compton

Entrepreneurs; let's collectively exhale a sigh of relief, because we don't have to be just one thing. We can be many things, find the through line, and never fear the "what do you do for a living" question again.

How to Be a Connector and Make Valuable Introductions

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Making introductions is a great way to be helpful to your contacts. Being helpful and leading with value is a highly effective way to build a network. There are many ways to be helpful, but making introductions is often one of the best.

How to Build an Awesome Professional Network

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

For better or for worse, it's not just what you know or what you can do, it's who you know. In fact, who you know can sometimes be more important than...

Tips for Networking Effectively

Anjali Varma | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Making connections and leveraging relationships is critical whether you are a mompreneur, working mom, or stay at home considering re-entering the work force.

6 Ways Social Media Can Help You Find a Job

Katie DeVito | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology
Katie DeVito

Find what makes you special and capitalize on it. When someone visits your social media profiles, it should be distinctly "you."

3 Ways to Shorten Your Job Search

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Can you go a year without a salary or stay in a job where you're not happy? That's about the length of time to find a new executive-level job.

3 Free Apps to Make You a Tech-savvy Business Professional

Nick Smoot | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
Nick Smoot

It doesn't matter if you are fresh out of college, a 15-year veteran in corporate America, or one of the casualties of the economic downturn re-building your career, we all can use a boost from today's tech tools.

Making Connections

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I completely understand that you have a certain relational capacity and that over-investing in meeting new people is not a good use of time. However, new connections are the life blood of your career that can open up new worlds of opportunity to you.

Why You Didn't Get That One-on-One Meeting -- and How to Ask Better Next Time

Ciara Pressler | Posted 04.16.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

The truth is that I donate my services quite regularly. But if I'm going to help you move forward in your career and keep my own, we need to get on the same page when it comes to valuing one another's time and expertise.

4 Steps to Networking With Thought Leaders in Your Industry

Patrick Richard | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Patrick Richard

Even with a vast array of online job search tools, the power of connections still holds strong, especially when it comes to developing strong networking relationships with those regard as thought leaders in your industry.

Who Cares What You Do: I Care About Who You Are

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Van Edwards

Are these the only questions I can come up with? Absolutely not, but it seems they are the only ones that are socially acceptable to ask within the first five minutes of meeting someone. This drives me crazy, because the interaction is both boring and mildly irritating.

Ask Marsha, Career Coach: 5 Ways To Build Your Network In 2013

Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices

The beginning of the year seems like a good time to contact people who I might be interested in working with in the future. But how do I connect with ...

To Reach Career Goals, Low-Income Students Need More Than Classroom Learning

Jessica Pliska | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Jessica Pliska

We rely on schools to teach students how to read, write and even solve complex problems, but we can't ask our education system to give them the career exposure or the connections that they need to put their education to use.

To Really Innovate, You've Got to Kill More Good Ideas!

David Nour | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
David Nour

For any individual, team or organization to grow, they have to depend on not just coming up with a lot of good ideas but the ability to implement them as well.

5 Critical Tips Before You Network

Elliot Lasson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business
Elliot Lasson

Everyone is talking about networking, including career experts who preach its importance. However, it is a concept that is often misunderstood.

Networking Lessons From Frankenstein's Monsters

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Whether he was portrayed in film or in parody, Frankenstein's monster was a man of few words: "Fire: bad; friend: good." With that limited vocabulary,...

Permission to Shop During Work Hours

Josephine Dries | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Josephine Dries

Why am I looking at a female-oriented event so differently from a male-structured event, like the golf outings our team was famous for participating in?

3 Tips for Mastering the Art of Self-Promotion

Women & Co | Posted 12.23.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Some people just seem to have a natural talent for talking about themselves in a truly engaging, effortless and entirely authentic way. I'm not one of those people.