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Startup Series: 5 Reasons Why an Entrepreneur's Network Is the Ultimate Asset

Melissa Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Melissa Thompson

It is from networks that I personally and professionally grow most as an entrepreneur, gathering the knowledge, stamina and motivation necessary to build a business. Here are five reasons why networks are an entrepreneur's greatest asset.

5 Things I Wish I'd Learned at University

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

After many years at University I thought was armed with everything I needed to conquer the working world: vast knowledge of the history of the media industry, an understanding of media jargon and the ability to successfully regurgitate information I had read in my textbooks.

How to Jump Start Your Job Search

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Job-hunting, on the other hand, while scary and intimidating should be exciting: play your cards right AKA create a strategy and you'll end up with a job that you love, a job that makes your friends on Facebook seethe with jealousy, as you brag about how blessed you are.

Solving the Developing World's Gender Gap

Charity Wallace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Charity Wallace

With smart, targeted policies, local governments and international aid organizations can help women build the networks they need -- and ensure women are empowered. Only then can a nation be peaceful and prosperous.

How to Ask for What You Want in Business

Randy Hain | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

How do we appropriately ask for what we want from others in the business world? Is there a right way and a wrong way? We all need to ask for help. How we ask for this assistance is critical.

Are We Post-Sexuality Yet? My Date With a Straight Guy

Dan Heching | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dan Heching

Last week, I was shocked and baffled to find an article, posted on a dating website, no less, insinuating that I'd asked my former co-worker out under the pretense of networking or some such thing. But I was the one who'd been allowed to operate under false pretenses!

10 Networking Tips That Actually Work

Elaine Thompson | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Elaine Thompson

Basically what you want to do is accelerate your serendipity. Luck plays a role in nearly every successful start ups' formative years. These tips will help increase your chances of being in the right place at the right time

8 Ways to Generate New Clients From Networking Events

Dorie Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dorie Clark

The secret to getting new clients from networking events? Use "networking" to build real relationships -- and your new friends and colleagues will want to do business with you and send business your way.

Why Art Galleries Are Important

Jason Landry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

The gallery model, as we know it, is flawed. Dramatic changes have affected how we view, experience and acquire art. Does anyone else see this, and if so, are you concerned with it?

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.

3 Steps to Fix Your LinkedIn Profile to Help Your Career!

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

There's so many talented people on LinkedIn, who don't seem to recognize themselves. And because they don't recognize their abilities, they disdain their achievements as marginal, at best, and so they can neither value them, nor promote them.

The Not-So-Happy Happy Hour

Richie Frieman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Richie Frieman

The office happy hour is a chance to leave the worries and stress of the office behind and get to know your colleagues on a more personal level. No one wants to talk shop all the time, so use the happy hour as the time to mingle

7 Pieces Of Career Advice To Follow Right Now

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women

What do the founder of a blow-dry company, a social media entrepreneur and the VP of Business Development, Sponsorship & Media Sales at the NFL have i...

Using LinkedIn to Find an Internship or Job

Jason Boucher | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Jason Boucher

It's a social network, job board, resume, and Rolodex all wrapped into one dynamic and incredible free tool. But just being on LinkedIn is not enough... your profile needs to stand out.

The Art of the Elevator Pitch

Dorie Clark | Posted 11.09.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

You're an aspiring entrepreneur on your way to beg for dollars, and you find yourself on the elevator next to Warren Buffett/Marc Andreesen/Santa. How do you make use of what could be the most important 30 seconds of your life?

Back to School Lessons for Growing Business

Ian Altman | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

As children go back to school, what they do is a reminder for business. Consider all of the things that we remind our children to do, that you might o...

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...

Victory in Numbers

Amy Oraefo | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

I enter every conversation and interaction believing that it only takes one "yes" to propel me forward. Of course, you must realize that no one can help you obtain your goals if you fail to share your goals with others.

How To Go Buckwild With Your LinkedIn Account

Posted 08.05.2013 | Comedy

Most people don't realize how fun the professional networking site, LinkedIn, is. But be careful--it can get ca-raaaazy! 1. Add a connection to you...

Kiss Your Business Cards Goodbye

Ilya Pozin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Ilya Pozin

As we find new ways to connect and stay in touch, business card alternatives will grow increasingly more popular. I've only scratched the surface of what's out there in terms of apps and tools. What do you use?

5 Lessons Learned From Being an Entrepreneur

Jeannie DeSanctis | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Jeannie DeSanctis

Starting your own business is a journey, complete with moments exhilarating and terrifying. Finding success as an entrepreneur requires patience, and a steadfast determination to accomplish your goal.

To Nurture Business Relationships, Master These 10 Impact Moments

David Nour | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
David Nour

Never lose sight of opportunities to apply these attributes to nurture your relationships. When you do, you bring that which is not just incrementally better, but exponentially better.

When Students Are Unprepared for College, the Solution Isn't Remedial Classes

Jessica Pliska | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Jessica Pliska

As a nation we have expanded access to college for more students than ever, a tremendous accomplishment. However, we have failed at making sure they can graduate.

How to Use Your Next Conference to Go from Twitter Newbie to Twitter Networker

Kristin Maschka | Posted 09.17.2013 | Technology
Kristin Maschka

Sure, you have been meaning to start using Twitter but just haven't gotten around to it. Maybe your kids are using it, maybe your company is using it,...

Who You Know > What You Know

Randy Miller | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Randy Miller

Whether our children understand it or not, they each take part in a process that actually classifies individuals in various categories at an early age: categories such as leaders, thinkers, workers, deviants and entertainers. This is what we all affectionately refer to as K-12 education in America.