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Why Good Writing Matters — and 4 Ways to Teach It to Your Team

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 26, 2013

In a time of emoticons, abbreviations, and 140 character-count replies, a three-paragraph email is the equivalent of “War and Peace.” But communication is a vital part of office life, whether you’re a lab technician sharing results or a human resources staffer announcing a new wellness program. There’s a simple way to guarantee that miscommunications happen as infrequently as possible on your team: ensure every person is a good…

The Secret to Entrepreneurial Happiness

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / July 25, 2013

During our childhood years, measuring success was as simple as counting gold stars and smiley face stickers. In high school and college, we relied on report cards. But how do we determine success now, as entrepreneurs? In Southern California’s bustling startup scene, known as “Silicon Beach,” many professionals leave the comfort of a steady paycheck to pursue the American dream of starting something they can call their own. And…

Networking Tips for the Recent Grad

by / ⠀Career Advice / July 21, 2013

You’ve just graduated college in the top 10 percent of your class. Great! Now comes the fun part: finding a job. Even though the unemployment rate for college graduates is lower than the overall unemployment rate, you could still find yourself job searching long after you’ve retired your cap and gown. How do you increase your chances of finding a job after being unemployed for an extended period of…

School of Hard Knocks: Getting a Real-World Business Degree

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / July 17, 2013

A forewarning: I’m an entrepreneur running a successful business without any sort of business schooling. I majored in Industrial Design and Italian so you won’t find any fnacy MBA lingo here, just a straightforward real-world perspective. Hold Your Horses I was fortunate to have the time to let my business idea mature and evolve while I was still a student in college. I was able to explore various…

How Picky Should You Be When Looking for a New Job?

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / July 13, 2013

In today’s economy, many people are applying for jobs that they don’t necessarily want, but would accept if the jobs were offered. While it’s important to keep your resume looking its best and to be friendly and informed during your interview regardless of the type of job you’re applying for, it’s also essential to use a little discretion during the job application process. Here are some tips to…

Career Crossroad: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Travel / July 12, 2013

Where your career takes you geographically is as important as your career itself. After all, as an under-30 professional, your next move might be the place where you stay long-term. That can be a great thing if you’re looking to put down roots and establish yourself in the community, but if you’re unhappy with the choice, it can make you feel tethered somewhere you don’t want to be.…

Do You Need College To Start Your Business?

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / July 6, 2013

Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg. Michael Dell. What do these hugely successful entrepreneurs have in common? They are all university dropouts. If the founders of some of the most successful companies of all time don’t need to complete a degree, then why would you? 1. You need hard skills Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg might have dropped out of Harvard, but they were already highly skilled computer…

3 Things Rockstar Employees Need to Stay Put

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 2, 2013

Take a minute to think about your roster of employees. Now mentally identify your top dogs. This shouldn’t take you long. If you are like me, you know exactly who those people are and you cringe at the thought of the day they may leave your company for a better opportunity. Here’s the good news: they may never leave. Yes, even those people who receive a steady stream…

12 Tips To Having Your Best Weekend Ever

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / June 28, 2013

We know how hard you work. It’s Friday afternoon and you leave the office, hopeful and optimistic of the infinite possibilities of sleep and fun your weekend offers. But in the blink of an eye you’re back at your desk on Monday morning tired, wondering where your weekend went, what you actually accomplished and wishing you had done something more useful (or at least fun). Here at Fueled,…

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