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    Before They Were Prez: Job Tips from Our Founding Fathers

    Presidents were once lowly employees too... Think Presidents have it easy with all of their Cabinet and appointed staff to do things for them? Well, life wasn’t always so sweet. They had to work their way up the career ladder to the White House too! Here are some examples of jobs they had before the Oval Office and tips that ...
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    Influence Others to Attract More Business, Be Successful

    Influence Others to Attract More Business, Be Successful
    Whether you're climbing the corporate ladder or running your own business, you want to develop influence. Influence is a critical component to develop if you want to bring about collaboration and ultimately create buy in. As I look at influential people, I find that they have developed key characteristics that make them successful. You, too, can develop influence to increase sales, ...
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    6 Signs Your “Social Media Expert” Might Be a Fake!

    6 Signs Your “Social Media Expert” Might Be a Fake!
    Growing your business online makes smart business sense these days. Learning how to do it right the first time is critical. There are many people out there who claim to be "Social Media Experts." And they charge some pretty nice fees to "coach" people to improve their online marketability. I also think there are many people out there trying to be ...
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    Perceptions Are Key to Your Career

    Perceptions Are Key to Your Career
    Perceptions are how we view everything. It is the way we see, believe and feel the world around us. You know what you know because you experienced it in one form or another. Some of the ways we develop perceptions come from our environment, experiences and relationships. The media offers a myriad of beliefs and images to convince us their way ...
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    6 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

    6 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence
    This past weekend I attended a professional development conference for business and life coaches. Each of the speakers focused on a different topic, and each spoke in a different style. Some used PowerPoint slides while others spoke without notes. Some were very polished while others were rough around the edges. Sitting in the audience, I was struck by something they all ...
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    12 Steps for Marketing Yourself and Your Business

    12 Steps for Marketing Yourself and Your Business
    Whether you're starting a new business or looking to branch out on your own as a consultant, marketing your products or services can be challenging, not to mention expensive. *1. Warm Up Your Prospects*: Don't cold call. Instead, "send a short, tight, funny intro letter with samples of past work," says freelance writer David Geffner. "Then follow up with an email ...
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    Promising Outlook for Entrepreneurs Despite the Economy

    Promising Outlook for Entrepreneurs Despite the Economy
    The week I quit my job to start my own business, the market crashed. The Dow Jones was down by 700+ points. I was in panic mode, thinking that there would be no opportunities for the self-employed. Turns out, I was wrong. Corporate blogger Mir Kamin recently talked about how her economic outlook is encouraging because, “freelancing is one of those ...
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    How to Network--Even if You're an Introvert

    How to Network--Even if You're an Introvert
    Let me start by saying that I'm not an extrovert. Every personality assessment I've ever taken spits out results that say I'm "in my head" or a "thinker." In other words, an introvert. And I've built my career on networking. It's opened doors for me, given me critical advice and, when I became an entrepreneur, developed millions of dollars in business ...
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    6 Small Businesses That'll Thrive in this Economy

    6 Small Businesses That'll Thrive in this Economy
    During a recession, many small businesses are forced to close their doors due to lack of sales and increasing overhead costs. However, restricted economies can actually help some small businesses succeed, as people cut back on brand-new luxuries and seek out companies focused on repair and renewal. Companies that offer cheap goods and repossession services also top the list. Here’s a ...
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    Do You Have the Entrepreneurial Mindset?

    Do You Have the Entrepreneurial Mindset?
    I often hear people say: “I want to work from home,” or “I’d love to be my own boss.” Even better? Some say, “I have a great idea for a business.” But do they have the right mindset? I’ve also heard people say, “I have an entrepreneurial mindset.” But what does that really mean? Do they have what it takes ...
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    Excelle's Top 10 Career Lessons

    Excelle's Top 10 Career Lessons
    In celebration of our 100th newsletter, we compiled this guide of our 10 best Top 10 lists! Whether you're on the job, searching for one, starting your own business or changing careers, in this list you'll find career tips helpful to the current state of your professional life. Job Search Top 10 Common Resume Blunders 10 Cover Letter Mistakes to ...
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    How To Build a Better Home Office

    You did it! You’ve negotiated with your boss or embraced your entrepreneurial spirit and the home office is yours. Think of all the time you’ll save on the commute, the extra hours you’ll punch in, and the flexibility you’ll enjoy. You’re ready to kick back and… oh, work. Remember, even with all the promises of work-at-home grandeur, there are just ...
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    10 Internet Home Businesses You Can Run in Your Slippers

    10 Internet Home Businesses You Can Run in Your Slippers
    With over 300,000 “Internet Home Business” related searches on the internet every month, it’s safe to say that there is a lot of demand for information on how to make money on the internet. Sadly, this also means that there are a lot of shady characters preying on this group of people. I knew someone who fell for one of these ...
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    Why It's Essential to Own You Dot Com

    Why It's Essential to Own You Dot Com
    From having a personal blog for fun to the necessity of a business blog for profit, there’s the need for a virtual home on the web. I’m talking about something more than a Facebook profile of course. I’m talking about having You.com. If you’ve never thought that you would ever register a domain name and set up your own website, I ...
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    Will You Be Hired or Fired By 2010?

    Which Sectors Will Be Hardest Hit? About 10,000 people a day are losing their jobs in the current U.S. economic crisis, the worst rate since perhaps the Great Depression. Yet for many industries, the real pain lies ahead. Here's a look at 30 sectors—some that will be among the hardest hit and others where the outlook is for modest growth, ...
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    Want to Start a Business and Work From Home?

    Want to Start a Business and Work From Home?
    Any business is going to require money upfront to be successful - whether you have a concept and develop it yourself as a brand and a business, or whether you buy into someone else’s brand. Believing that you can start a business without any money is a bad decision! Interestingly, this is the biggest difference between men and women who start ...
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    The Perils of Business Partnerships

    The Perils of Business Partnerships
    We’ve all heard stories about friends or family members who go into business together only to end up bitter enemies (with failed companies) because one of them has slacked off, made terrible decisions, stolen money, or manipulated the other. At the same time, countless business partnerships thrive and succeed. What differentiates the nightmare pairings from the dynamic duos? And when it ...
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    What To Wear When You Work From Home

    What To Wear When You Work From Home
    What should you wear when you work from home? It's a question I'm asked frequently in my image consulting business, and one that bears thoughtful consideration. For just as your appearance matters when you report to work in the "outside" world, so, too, does it matter when your commute is just down the hall. Now before you snicker at this notion, ...
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    Actively Choose to Thrive in This Economy

    Actively Choose to Thrive in This Economy
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the economy but I’m not asking myself the question ‘has it hit bottom?’ Instead, I’m asking myself ‘what do I need to do to succeed in this economy’? Turning the question around opens up a world of opportunity. It takes away the assumption that I will be a victim of the economy and forces ...
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    Are You a Net-Worker or a Net-Beggar?

    Are You a Net-Worker or a Net-Beggar?
    As Executive Managing Director of two Northern California chapters of eWomenNetwork, and sponsor for three other chapters within the organization, I meet these two types of people all the time. And I see a distinct difference in the progress of their careers because of their approaches. Whether online or in-person, there are key characteristics that clearly differentiate net-workers from net-beggars. You’re ...
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