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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Blog Your Way To a Bigger Business

    Blog Your Way To a Bigger Business
    Education or value-based marketing is an important tool to attracting new customers to your business. Blogging is an excellent tool for sharing that knowledge with potential customers. Therefore, having your own blog or blog posting, commenting on others Blogs is a smart marketing strategy, as long as you implement these tactics. These tips will get you started increasing your education-based marketing ...
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    Boost Your Career Through Online Marketing

    Boost Your Career Through Online Marketing
    I bet you’re wondering why I decided to put an “Online Marketing 101” series on a career blog. Well, I believe that moving ahead in your career goes beyond perfect resumes, landing a job and dealing with corporate politics. I also know that many of you have your own side business, a hobby you’d like to turn into a business or ...
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    Break Into These 7 Booming Industries

    Break Into These 7 Booming Industries
    So you want to be a millionaire. You dream of going from rags to riches with money to spare. You brainstorm ideas, searching for the one that's going to catapult you to success and add six zeros to your bank balance. Though we can't do the work for you, we can direct you down some promising paths. Here are seven industries ...
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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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    Grow Your Business: Friends & Strategic Partners

    Grow Your Business: Friends & Strategic Partners
    Your marketing strategy will be more powerful when you build a network of trusted friends. This is a very different category than personal friends. Many women who get involved with a direct marketing line - as well as many marketing pros - will tell you that the fastest way to grow your business is to make a list of all your ...
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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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    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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    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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