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FYI: Not All Rules Are Worth Following

FYI: Not All Rules Are Worth Following

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

You don’t have to follow the rules. Not all rules are worth following. They often sound like commands, but they’re not. They are often overlooked — even by those tasked with enforcing them. Remember the old saying: “It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission.” It’s true. And let’s be honest: If you’re not granted forgiveness […]

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8 Questions To Ask Your Future Online Marketing Team

8 Questions To Ask Your Future Online Marketing Team

| March 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Has the thought ever crossed your mind: “What is my online marketing team REALLY doing for me?” “Am I getting my money’s worth? If you’re looking to hire an agency or individual to help with your marketing, those questions should be some of the first you ask. Whether experienced or a attempting to hire an […]

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5 Quick Reasons Why Your Startup Failed

5 Quick Reasons Why Your Startup Failed

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being a first time entrepreneur is fun and exciting, but nothing prepares you for the day you finally realized that things aren’t working out. My partner and I ran a tech business for about two years before we decided to shut it down. We worked hard, but despite our efforts we just couldn’t make it […]

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Internship Finder: Interview with internrocket.com’s Michael Somers

Internship Finder: Interview with internrocket.com’s Michael Somers

| February 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Jobs are not what they used to be for both employees and employers. The average worker stays at each position just 4.4 years, which leaves employers looking for new staff members at a rate drastically higher than that of just several decades ago. For the employee, the market has become more competitive and a college degree […]

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So You Have a Business Plan … Now What’s Your BHAG? (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal)

So You Have a Business Plan … Now What’s Your BHAG? (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal)

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

You. Yeah, you. The young entrepreneur with the dream – and the business plan – to jump start your start-up. While the current business climate offers a wealth of opportunities to the young and fearless entrepreneurs who are diving headfirst into the startup pool, it’s not enough to just have a plan. You’ve got to […]

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What I Learned From a Facebook Group

What I Learned From a Facebook Group

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Facebook is commonly associated with slacking off – I’ll be honest I have done very little productive with Facebook in the past and I am sure you have as well. However, recently I have found a new side to Facebook, a brighter side, and one that has me drawn to my phone. It all started […]

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How To Win and Leverage Business Plan Competitions

How To Win and Leverage Business Plan Competitions

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Before graduating college, I won over $20,000 from business competitions, pitched my idea to Mark Cuban, traveled for free, and rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. I often reminisce and wonder…how the heck did I do that?! Those accomplishments were the result of amazing opportunities I took advantage of, and you can […]

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STOP Networking and Start Building Authentic Relationships

STOP Networking and Start Building Authentic Relationships

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

I think we can all agree that it’s very important to connect with other people throughout life. This allows us to: Make new friends Discover more opportunities Develop business relationships Become more successful Learn more about ourselves and our lives Typically, and I’ve been guilty of this myself, the approach most people take is horrible. […]

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Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being young can be inexpensive if you choose to live out of your parent’s basement with little aspiration of improving yourself or going anywhere in life. If you desire to pursue an education, start a business, or go after your dreams in general, it’s usually going to take money to get there. The problem with […]

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How to Stop Taking Yourself Too Seriously

How to Stop Taking Yourself Too Seriously

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

  When you picture a a duck, what do you see? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re anything like me—a hopelessly devoted child of the 90s—you think first of Gordon Bombay, Charlie Conway, Julie “The Cat” Gaffney, and everyone’s favorite fat guy, Goldberg. You know, thatgroup of Ducks. The capital “D” Ducks. If you’re […]

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