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When Smaller is Better: How Big Should Your First Employer Be?


Because of our consumer approach to life – we use our iPhone to search Google, log on to Facebook to interact with our friends, and shop on Amazon – it can be hard to remember that smaller companies even exist. This is particularly when it’s time to look for a job.

Many job seekers look to the big companies first, thinking they may offer the best platform to launch a successful career. And working for a big company may be right for you if the environment and professional development offered suit your needs.   

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Considering Entrepreneurship As a Career? 6 Critical Skills to Master


The most successful people in the world are the ones that focus on doing one thing well. Warren Buffett, the world’s richest investor, once said that absolute focus is the single most important element in determining a person’s success.

The focus of his own life has been dedicated to investing, in finding great companies at good prices. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, has gone from $8 per share in 1965 to over $153,000 a share. Not bad, right?

The world’s best CEOs are masters at these 5 essential skills. Take a look and see what skills every entrepreneur needs in order to be successful and effective, so you can master these skills as well.   

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What’s Right for You: Intern at a Small or Big Company?

For college students, internships can have a huge impact on their future career direction.

When you’re starting out, you want to be sure to get an adequate amount of experience to equip you with the skills you need to succeed. And when it comes to choosing an internship, there can be a big difference between interning at a small company versus a big company…   

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Don’t Fear the Competition… BE the Competition (Part 2)


As much as I see the detriments of constant self-comparison among job seekers, I see it equally as rampant among entrepreneurs starting out in their small businesses.

When you’re completely self-reliant on your own talents, skills and strategy to create a sustainable living, it’s very easy to break it down and dissect everything you’re doing on an atomic level. When you go into business for yourself, inevitably you start surrounding yourself with other entrepreneurs, freelancers and like-minded folks who understand the challenges and advantages of your situation…   

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The New Economy: 3 Rules Business Must Follow to Succeed

There are a few principles that companies will have to thoroughly integrate into the way they work if they wish to succeed in the new economy. All organizations in the new economy must be:

1. Connected
2. Human, and
3. Meaningful

Anything you can do to align the human systems of your company to operate more in these ways will help it thrive in the new world.   

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Trial and Error for Business Social Media Will Fail (There’s a Better Way)

Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. They randomly churn for hours a day on a couple of their favorite social media platforms, with little though given to goals, objectives, or metrics; and ultimately give up and fall back to traditional marketing approaches. The first thing that entrepreneurs need to realize is that the process and framework for making social media marketing work are different from traditional marketing, and trial and error certainly doesn’t work. Ric Dragon, an expert in online marketing, in his new   

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