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The Fastest Way to Propel Your Career Forward in 2019: Mentoring

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 6, 2019
Mentoring can take you to the next level

Sometimes, personal drive and education need a boost. If you’re struggling to achieve your goals in 2019, you may need a mentor. Even the most accomplished college graduates recognize that education rarely provides all the answers for the real world. According to recent research from Gallup, only 36 percent of college graduates strongly agreed that their degrees provided the knowledge and skills they needed to succeed in the…

5 Books I Wish I’d Read at the Start of My Career

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 1, 2019
5 books to make your early business years easier

Becoming a professional is a lot like having kids: You’re never quite ready. No matter how hard you studied or how many part-time jobs you held, you’re going to feel lost. Rest assured, though, that everyone felt that way once. The difference is that some have had years of experience, learning their strengths and building relationships. They’ve established some self-confidence. There are no shortcuts to that stage, unfortunately.…

10 Humbling Lessons Learned After Mentoring 1,200 Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / February 27, 2015

Four years ago my life took a detour. I invited 88 entrepreneurs to come and create a software business at The Foundation.  They came with no idea, limited cash, and no experience in software. I wanted to prove the impossible. I wanted to prove anyone could start a software business when they had nothing. We did it. It worked. We had a number of success stories graduate from the…

Networking: How I Got a Meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Stephen Baldwin

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 31, 2013

Every entrepreneur or budding business professional knows that networking is crucial, as who you know often determines what you get or how you do. From my experiences and observing those who have had great entrepreneurial success, I’ve realized that there are several key components to advance from a traditional, Grade B networker to a Grade A networker that creates impact and builds long-lasting relationships. They are the following:…

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