Entrepreneur Survival Tips

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 6, 2009

As an entrepreneur, if you want to ’survive’ and make it off the ‘island’, then you must succeed. Failure is not an option, yet it is the most common result. In what can be called odd, so many people choose to play this game of ‘entrepreneurship’ even though they are fully aware that odds are against them. The biggest question that one may ask is “Why play?” For…

Embrace the Struggle as a Rising Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 5, 2009

My last article here on Under30 likely had you ready to jump off the couch and do some crazy _____with your life. I got some great feedback from everyone and it’s huge to hear someone say “Rob, your post was amazing, I’m so pumped”. That’s the easy part. Now onto step 2. The Real Deal: This road isn’t going to be easy. You already know that. Yet, I…

Hottest Women Entrepreneurs on Twitter

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 4, 2009

@Jacvanek.  Followers: 30,000+ Business: Jac Vanek Bracelets and shirts. Touring with the Vans Warped Tour this summer Jac puts her phone number on her MySpace page Mike Jones style. @LisaRinna Followers: 23,000+ Business: Belle Gray Clothing Botiques.  Former Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives Actress turned entrepreneur. @SarahProut Followers: 22,000+ Business: Sprout Online Publishing. Inspires entrepreneurs to use blogging, social media and e-products. @Ceena Followers: 21,000+ Business:…

Quarter Life Crisis

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 3, 2009

My 28-year-old best friend from High School just left for Australia. He told his big-four-Accounting employer that he was going on sabbatical and that he didn’t care if he had his job when he got back. He broke up with his girlfriend, moved his stuff out of his apartment, bought one of those ‘I’m-backpacking-across-Europe’ travel bags, and located his first hostile down-under. His plan? Manuever his way onto…

Sunday Book Review: The Future of Work

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 2, 2009

Traditionally, power has been held by those at the top and delegated down to those who hold less and less influence. In The Future of Work, Thomas Malone shows how, now more than ever, organizations are breaking down these traditional hierarchies to form new power structures. These new organizations are guided by group insight and self-determination and foster healthier environments where work is more supportive of human values…

Melissa Cherry Dreaming Big: 15 in 15

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 1, 2009

At the age of 22 I started Executive VA Solutions, because I was passionate about helping businesses. As an entrepreneur you have to work hard, believe in your vision, and share your experiences with the world. In order to live the dream, you have to visualize your goals, create an action plan, and be driven to succeed. Travel to Europe for the summer and visit as many countries…

Entrepreneurs, are you Prepared for the Business Dinner?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 31, 2009

For the modern start-up entrepreneur, the climate of entertaining perspective clients or associates has changed as much in the past fifteen years as any other aspect of the business world.  Thanks to the Food Network, Americans are more savvy when it comes to dining, our national palate finally coming of age.  These days it is as important to know the difference between crème fraich and cream cheese as…

A To Do List: For Newpreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 31, 2009

New to the scene?  Yeah, we can smell it.  The scent that still lingers in all entrepreneurs as they live day by day.  But we like you.  So, we present to you a rule list in order to get into this powerful club.  Come back,  show us all the check marks, and you’re in.  No excuses.  No payment plans.  Just you and your remarkable idea. Here we go.…

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