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Entrecelebrity: Interview with SpiritHoods Founder Alexander Mendeluk

Entrecelebrity: Interview with SpiritHoods Founder Alexander Mendeluk

| July 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Alexander Mendeluk always saw himself being in the spotlight, but as an actor, not as an entrepreneur. As the child of a Hollywood movie director, Alexander grew up on television and movie sets. “That whole world helped me explore my imagination.” That imagination fueled his passion and interest in storytelling, which led him into acting. […]

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The #1 Reason Most 20-Somethings Get Stuck

The #1 Reason Most 20-Somethings Get Stuck

| July 21, 2014 | 4 Comments

I can remember, just a few short years ago, when I would have done ANYTHING to get “unstuck”. I had “played the game” just like I’d been told. Went to school, picked a major that made sense, got good grades and followed the rules. (I can see you nodding your head in agreement with me […]

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Why You Should Burn All Your Bridges and Never Have a Backup Plan

Why You Should Burn All Your Bridges and Never Have a Backup Plan

| July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

What do you see when you look at a successful human? I see a determination, definiteness of purpose, and plan that most people are too afraid to ever create for themselves. Have you ever met anyone who achieved something important in life, something they would consider a dream, by dropping back to a plan B? […]

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Keeping the Customer from Hell out of Your Business, Automatically.

Keeping the Customer from Hell out of Your Business, Automatically.

| July 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

“You’ll throw in the extras we talked about if you want my business.” We were negotiating with a potential customer. His pattern was the same. We’d negotiate the terms and send the agreement. Our customer would confirm that everything was fine. Everything looked good. Until we spotted all of the extras he added in without […]

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It’s Your Time to Fly: Why You Should Be Impractical and Move Somewhere New

It’s Your Time to Fly: Why You Should Be Impractical and Move Somewhere New

| July 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

The urge to pack up and start a new life in another city is a dream most everyone has entertained at one time or another. There’s a certain impulsive appeal in just leaving behind your established routine and starting fresh somewhere else. There’s an aura of adventure and renewal to the idea that calls to […]

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Kick-A$$ Guide to Mastering Your Goals

Kick-A$$ Guide to Mastering Your Goals

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hey, how’s it going? It’s Mike Gowans. Do you got that friend that’s like he always comes around, and he’s always in a weird mood, kind of like cheerful but maybe not, and he’s always talking about oh, my job, blah, blah, blah? Well, the other night, I was actually out to eat with my […]

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The 10 Best People to Ask for Business Advice

The 10 Best People to Ask for Business Advice

| July 12, 2014 | 4 Comments

Q. Who do you turn to first for advice and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow […]

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How to Turn the Customer from Hell into an All-Star

How to Turn the Customer from Hell into an All-Star

| July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

“Why the hell isn’t this project done?!” “I’m going to initiate a chargeback on all the money we’ve paid you for the last year, since you can’t get this done.” Our customer was angry. He felt we weren’t doing our jobs. Except for one problem. Our customer was the reason his project wasn’t done. We […]

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3 Ways to Maintain a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset

3 Ways to Maintain a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset

| July 8, 2014 | 5 Comments

Starting a business definitely comes with its fair share of difficulties.  The process often feels like a roller coaster.  Some days, weeks, and even months on end will run smoother than you ever could have hoped for.  Then just when all feels safe, bam.  In the blink of an eye you are free falling without […]

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Finding True Workplace Happiness: The 70% Rule

Finding True Workplace Happiness: The 70% Rule

| July 7, 2014 | 13 Comments

A little more than three years ago I graduated from college, ready to kick off my career with a job lined up starting one week later. Taking my first official step into the oft-talked about “real world” I had so many thoughts about what it would be like. I couldn’t wait to put my marketing […]

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