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Hate Your Job? Have a Plan Before You Quit

Hate Your Job? Have a Plan Before You Quit

I had lunch with a friend the other day who left her job earlier this year. She relayed to me how she had gotten fed up with a particular client, and so she decided to quit. She had about four months of living expenses saved…

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12 Ways to Be More Efficient

12 Ways to Be More Efficient

What are your best tips for working efficiently and effectively? Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council chime in on their secrets to success. Tiny Deadlines “Set the shortest deadlines possible. It is amazing what you can accomplish in a short amount of time if you don’t…

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Marketing is the New Selling: 5 Ways the Elements of Selling Have Changed

Marketing is the New Selling: 5 Ways the Elements of Selling Have Changed

This post was drawn from the teachings contained in Duct Tape Selling – Think Like a Marketer Sell Like a Superstar by John Jantsch In order to thrive in our digitally driven business environment, a salesperson needs to think and act more like a marketer….

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How To Tell If Your Job is Wrong for You

How To Tell If Your Job is Wrong for You

It’s been several years since I donned a cap and gown and held my brand new Master’s degree up for countless photos taken by my amateur photographer parents. Ah, those carefree days… When I left college I struggled in my first, second, and third jobs,…

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We Are Punk Rockers in a Millennial World

We Are Punk Rockers in a Millennial World

I wish I were a punk rock singer with bright colored hair and combat boots, a microphone broadcasting my voice like a wave over the crowd. Rebel girl! Loud girl! Strong girl! Revolution! Punk rock was a radical movement, not afraid to defy conventions and…

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What Defines Happiness?

What Defines Happiness?

I recently attended the International Day of Happiness Conference at the United Nations (officially March 20th each year), where leaders in the political, non-profit and for-profit worlds gathered to look at key indicators around the globe that measure, in some way, how we’re doing as…

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Don’t Let a Career Gap Slow You Down

Don’t Let a Career Gap Slow You Down

Joining the workforce after a long gap is intimidating, to say the least. The mere thought of facing the interviewer can turn even the most courageous of us into a nervous wreck. And that’s understandable. People often don’t know where to begin or seek help in such a situation, which is just what this article is all about!

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What happened to the water cooler and the cubicle?

What happened to the water cooler and the cubicle?

Over the last couple years with the growth of startups, consultants, open offices and flexibility in the workplace the standard nine to five, cubicle and water cooler office is seemingly a thing of the past. But what does that mean for office culture if an office doesn’t exist anymore?

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You Must SEE Those You Work With

You Must SEE Those You Work With

The important role video chat plays in a workforce that is not all in one office.

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You Don’t Have to Be an Expert to Become an Expert

You Don’t Have to Be an Expert to Become an Expert

The world we live in today allows anyone with the desire to learn, to become an expert.

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Top Business Podcasts for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Top Business Podcasts for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

At YSN we always like to learn from the best, and it’s a strategy that has served us well in just about every capacity. So when I saw this list of Best Business Podcasts from a great company  called SkilledUp, I couldn’t wait to share….

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10 Ways to Actually Meet the Right People at SXSW

10 Ways to Actually Meet the Right People at SXSW

Question: What’s your best tip for a founder who wants to attend big events like SXSW and actually meet the right people? ALEXANDRA LEVIT Inspiration at Work Learn Who’s Attending Ahead of Time “Check in with people you want to catch up with to see when…

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Get the Most Out of Your Day

Get the Most Out of Your Day

Every day, we are all given the same 24 hours. So why do some people get more out of their day than others? The people who are the most successful are the ones who earn the highest return on their hours. Quality matters more than…

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Why Women and Girls Count

Why Women and Girls Count

The No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project is an important one from The Clinton Foundation that we are fans of.

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Why Talk Immigration When We Can Work Together From Our Cities Anyway?

Why Talk Immigration When We Can Work Together From Our Cities Anyway?

Last week Facebook made a monumental deal to acquire the mobile messaging company WhatsApp for a whopping 19 billion dollars. That amount of money is more than NASA’s budget for 2014; more than than the GDP for the Democratic Republic of Congo; more than the…

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