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3 Ways To Make Your Personal Brand Clear And Consistent

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

The most elemental (and often most difficult) aspect of a job search is to precisely and powerfully describe who you are, what you're going for and how you can contribute. These three elements comprise the foundation of your branding campaign and form an integral component to each of the ways you will be presenting yourself to potential employers.

Top 5 Fears that Paralyze Small Business Owners and Stop Growth

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 10.30.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

But the truth is, there's a huge roadblock that paralyzes our growth in its tracks. No, I'm not talking about being denied a loan from a bank, not getting a contract or even receiving a bad review on Yelp. Rather, small business owners are plagued with fears the size of a mustard seed, which grow, paralyze and harm their business growth.

3 Signs of You Becoming a Thought Leader

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 10.23.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

The phrase thought leader instantly sparks up names like Timothy Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki, and all the successful bloggers throughout the World. I'm not ...

Long Live the Live Event! An Entrepreneur's Playground

Penina Rybak | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

"Social Media enables different people from different lifestyles to share in one voice....Social Media has been a platform to connect with encouraging...

From a Recruiter: Career Fairs, Info Sessions and Networking...Oh My!

FindSpark | Posted 10.21.2014 | College

And if you are a junior or senior (or an eager freshman or sophomore), chances are you will be attending a lot of events this fall ranging from formal corporate presentations to more casual networking lunches. The tricky part? You won't be alone.

What I Learned As a Start-Up Business Owner

Scott MacFarland | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

It wasn't that long ago when I started my business and was so looking forward to the challenges ahead of me. Little did I know that every day would be a challenge and new ones popped-up all the time that I didn't expect.

'Networking' In Your 20s

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 10.14.2014 | Small Business
Liz Kaydanovsky

In your 20s, you're a step above the naivety of your teen years but a step below the complexity of the rest of your life. It's at this stage in our lives we have a realistic future ideal, but we may not have the final blueprint down.

The Life Out Loud: Fostering a Creative Community

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
MeiMei Fox

I'm not afraid to say, and I say it with zero ego, but when it comes to the dreams of those who choose a life of creating for film, television and the...

Need A Job? 3 Ways To Turn Your Networking Meetings Into An Offer

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Conducting a proactive job search is, by far, the most effective way to land your next position. Rather than merely reacting to the market by responding to postings, answering ads or attending job fairs, proactive job-seekers target companies where they'd like to work and network their way through the door.

12 Invisible Rules To Bend, Break Or Ignore To Have The Career You Want

Janet Kestin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Janet Kestin

Are women afraid to take risks? Many people would say yes. Others would just say we go about it differently from men.

What Do Small Businesses Want From Their Government? Part 3

Lukas McGowan | Posted 10.13.2014 | Small Business
Lukas McGowan

Make sure that the necessary licenses and permits to work in the area are simple to obtain and only as burdensome as necessary to protect the public. Making service professionals wait days at City Hall to pull a permit for a plumbing job when they could be working slows everyone down.

Abby-Z Talks Networking and Keys to Being a Successful Woman in Business

Bryhana Moore | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Bryhana Moore

A word to describe Abby-Z, would be: assertive! Twenty-five years ago, Abby made a bold move to New York City, to pursue her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Upon arriving from Los Angeles, California, Abby knew no one and had to pave her way (from scratch) in the Big Apple.

BeamPro: From Parlor Trick to Paradigm Shift

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.13.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

I became aware of the BeamPro at a trade show a year or so back. To me it seemed like a complete parlor trick. Moving it has to be clunky at best and the experience is cute, but ultimately meaningless... or so I thought.

Starting Your Job Search When You Don't Know What You Want, You Just Want More

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

"I'm going to figure out what I want, and then I'll start my job search." Um, not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but as someone who coaches for ...

The Case for Women Entrepreneurs

Megan Foo | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Megan Foo

What if an entrepreneur never had the opportunity to thrive in the annals of innovation? What if he or she never received the capital, technology, networks and information crucial to the founding and flourishing of business ventures?

3 Ways To Energize Your Job Search And Get Hired Now

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.24.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Many job-seekers don't realize there is a seasonal aspect to the job hunt. The good news is that early fall is one of the two best times of year to look for work. Just like the school year begins anew, organizations gear up after the summer slowdown.

7 Ways To Communicate Online Without Sounding Like A Jerk

Simon Tam | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

How would we feel if our rants about co-workers trickled their way to a boss or major donor? Do we want members of our family seeing the comments that we leave on sites?

A Guide to Getting the Most of Going to Conferences

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Jacqueline Wolven

Don't leave it up to memory. Take a moment to reflect on the goals you made for the conference and decide if it is something that you want to repeat next year. If you really didn't get something awesome from it maybe your time and money would be better spent in another way.

Talk to the Shield!

Michael Goldberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Leave your shield (and sword) at the office when attending events and you'll absolutely generate more prospects, more referrals, and more business. That is, if you're into that sort of thing.

16 Ways To Network Like A Boss

College Magazine | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
College Magazine

If a person you work with continuously starts negative conversations about the company, stay clear of them.

8 Reasons Why the Only Person You Can Truly Rely On Is You

Danny Rubin | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Success depends on us and what's on the inside. Same goes for your career. If you wait on other people to bring you good fortune... you'll be waiting a while.

How To Win Friends And Influence People In The Digital Age

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

Throughout human history, the predominant way we've built relationships is through real-time conversation. This throne is about to be taken over if it hasn't already been.

United We Stand: A Message for Today's Female Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

I believe that women are hardwired to see teamwork as byproduct of change. I also believe that women make a real effort to present their authentic selves when trying to balance work/life, humanity/technology, and Me/We.

When Your Networking Is Not Working

Ellevate | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women

In today's society, networking is considered one of the most crucial steps to getting ahead, both professionally and personally. The problem is, for most of us it feels inauthentic and we wind up slapping a nametag on, and milling about a room aimlessly with no plan.

Accidental Networking

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Everyday activities are often the best channel for networking, and a few small changes in how you approach these daily interactions can add value to your relationships.