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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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    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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    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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    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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    Top 10 Working from Home Mistakes

    Top 10 Working from Home Mistakes
    Be wary of bad habits that can bring your business to the ground… Speaking from true experience, here are the top ten ways I made myself miserable when working from home. 1. Not creating an office separate from the rest of the house Imagine yourself in a regular office, and answer the following questions: • You wouldn’t be able to unwind ...
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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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    Make Your Business Thrive: Network!

    Make Your Business Thrive: Network!
    Smart entrepreneurs network. They understand that networking is a key marketing component to their business success. But are they doing it right?  Are they attracting more business? Have they learned to use techniques that accelerate networking success? Find out if you have, as an entrepreneur, with these tips:   *1. Be prepared for every networking event.* Don’t just show up and ...
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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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    This Digital Business Life

    This Digital Business Life
    It's a dream come true for many: to realize we can navigate a rich business career online without flying across the country or even driving across town. This is the sort of business I've created. As a business coach and information publisher, I enjoy the freedom of “working in my pajamas.” Knowing how important it is to long-term business and career ...
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    Corporate America: Why it Might Not Be for You

    Corporate America: Why it Might Not Be for You
    I never, ever, considered having my own business. Ever. But when I finally figured out what I wanted to be doing, it just so happened that starting my own business was the answer — helping others figure out what they want to be doing with their careers and lives. As I learned what it meant to be a coach, and learned ...
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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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    How to Become an A-List Mom Blogger

    How to Become an A-List Mom Blogger
    If you are reading this article, chances are it is because you want to become an A-list mom blogger, so let’s get right to the point, shall we? If you are going to become an A-list mom blogger, there are simple steps you need to take in order to realize your dream. It’s not going to be easy, but it is ...
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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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