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Ten Lessons Learned from Lucille Ball, Entrepreneur

Lucille Ball was an actress and comedienne known to most from the 1950’s sit-com “I Love Lucy”. On what would be her 100th birthday, many people don’t know that Lucy was also an innovative force in her industry, whose lessons should be learned by every entrepreneur.    

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An Optimistic Intern: Overwhelmed and Ambitious

I want to be at a destination that doesn’t exist yet. My plans for business and career are very dynamic.  The more I learn from experiences on internships and the more I learn in school equates to more challenges to decide what exactly I want to do. And the more I over-analyze my options, the more stressed out I become. Even scarier, today, I had a meeting with a mentor who gave me a small assignment. The scary part: he told me I can go in any direction I want to with the project.  Sometimes having too many options is   

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Universities Skip Basic Business Survival Skills

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. What’s more disconcerting to me is that I can name a few that weren’t even offered! I won’t even try to cover here the ones you didn’t find for your personal life, like managing personal finances and credit. But on the business side, here is my list of useful courses that we wish existed, but as far as I know, still aren’t generally available:   

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5 Things You Need to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

You’ll eventually need start-up funds, an office space, and a business license to become an entrepreneur.  But before you take the plunge, make sure you also have these five intangibles that are absolutely crucial to CEO success. 1. Confidence When Morgan First started her first company, a Boston city guide and planner, she felt isolated at CEO networking events.  She was not only the lone female, but also a 21-year-old redhead in a room of middle-aged, grey-haired men.  She was naturally intimidated but,after the first few events, realized that “when I walked in that room and I was confident, everyone   

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All I Know as an Entrepreneur, I Learned as a Paper Boy

As a kid growing up in the less-than-opulent lumber towns of central Oregon, I understood early I possessed a “start-up” mentality. I felt a desperate need not just to make money, but to carve my own path in the process. I didn’t want to mow lawns – I was the kid who wanted to learn how to mow lawns faster and better, so I could mow more lawns (yes, a few lawns were inadvertently butchered in the process). I soon left the mower to someone with less entrepreneurial spirit, and sought out an opportunity where my income – and my   

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Higher Education’s View of a Virtual Workforce: Behind the Times?

How can a staple in today’s business world – working from a remote location, or “virtually” – not be recognized as a valid form of experiential learning by higher education?

Many college academic advisors won’t sign off on virtual internships. To be eligible for college credit, these career centers require that interns work in a traditional office environment.

In today’s technology-based workforce, this is a huge mistake – for several reasons:    

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