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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? It Might Be Time For a Career Change!

Feeling Stuck in Your Career? It Might Be Time For a Career Change!

Ever feel like you’re on a highway that’s not moving?  Or maybe others are speeding around you and you can’t seem to keep pace? As with anything that gets stuck: keys, a jar, a car…sometimes you just have to try something new, jimmy it, or…

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Why I’m Going Back to School

Why I’m Going Back to School

Guest Post by Gary Hansen of Pounding the Pavement I’ll be honest with you: my favorite parts about my time within the hallowed halls of academia had very little to do with actually attending classes, taking notes, or pulling all-nighters cramming for exams. It might…

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The Best Time to Write a Resume

The Best Time to Write a Resume

Imagine for a moment that you’ve just heard the dreaded words, “We’re going to have to let you go.” A lot of people have heard this phrase over the last several years, and most have probably reacted with some degree of panic: How am I…

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How to Grow a Business Through Giving Back

How to Grow a Business Through Giving Back

Want to run a business that truly makes a difference? Then you have to ensure that your company culture focuses on making a difference. Last week we looked at a few of the reasons why we should incorporate a “giving strategy” in our business process, but it’s critical to also understand how to effectively implement “giving back.”

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Is Working For a Startup Company Right For You?

Is Working For a Startup Company Right For You?

When leaping into the realm of the “real world” you have to ask yourself a few questions.  What type of job do I want?  How many hours a week am I willing to work? How can I pay my bills?  All of these are important…

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9 Tips for Successfully Scheduling Meetings

9 Tips for Successfully Scheduling Meetings

Scheduling a meeting can be as challenging as herding cats. The key players are never reachable, someone is constantly off on vacation or there are too many other scheduling conflicts. With some diplomacy and the participation of the administrative assistants, your meetings can go off…

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How We Got to 200 Issues of Our Newsletter

How We Got to 200 Issues of Our Newsletter

Oh my!  I can’t believe we’ve actually published two hundred issues! I still remember a friend questioning whether I’d have the discipline to commit to kicking a new newsletter out every week.  HA.  (If only I could remember who it was so I could forward…

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Workaholic Gets a Life

Workaholic Gets a Life

This summer there were a lot of changes in my life, both personally and professionally. In short, I got a life. I’m not missing my workaholic self one bit either. For 17 years I’ve worked non-stop. An entrepreneur since I was 13, I hit my…

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Transitioning from Summer to a Successful Fall

Transitioning from Summer to a Successful Fall

Summer is coming to an end. Now what? Jen Kushell shares her top 5 tips for making the tough transition from fun back to work.

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Growing Your Business Through Giving Back

Growing Your Business Through Giving Back

Guest post provided by, Joshua Fadley. Benevolent business practices. Giving back. Charitable contribution. All of these are modern vernacular for a simple, yet critical concept – incorporating the helping of others as a core principle in your strategy and the foundation of your business! It’s…

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Payroll Taxes: Are the Days of Big Earnings Over?

Payroll Taxes: Are the Days of Big Earnings Over?

Sitting in the big chair is the goal of most up and coming business moguls. They long to have the huge salary and big tax breaks. This is the reason why many people get into business in the first place. One of the biggest benefits…

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Resourcefulness in Starting a Business – Part 2: The Value of Believing in Your Own Vision

Resourcefulness in Starting a Business – Part 2: The Value of Believing in Your Own Vision

Last week we talked about understanding opportunity cost – the cost of using resources for one thing at the expense of having them for something else.  It does you no good to secure money, talent, or anything else for your company, if you misuse those…

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Jobs With Flexible Hours…I Want One!

Jobs With Flexible Hours…I Want One!

“I want a job with flexible hours” is often something I hear from my friends and tons of people I meet. “I want to travel.”  “I want to spend more time with my kids.”  “I want to [fill in the blank].” When you work a…

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Book Review: Tipping the Odds for the Entrepreneur

Book Review: Tipping the Odds for the Entrepreneur

Fewer than half of new businesses last five years. It’s a brutal fact to point out, but sadly it’s true. Also, of those that do last several years, many muddle along struggling to stay profitable.  BUT, by no means should this discourage you from following…

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Resourcefulness in Starting a Business – Part 1: Understanding Opportunity Cost

Resourcefulness in Starting a Business – Part 1: Understanding Opportunity Cost

YSN is lucky to have an audience of motivated, ambitious, career-minded people – many of whom are young and have long amazing professional lives ahead of them.  A lot of these go-getters are entrepreneurial in spirit and will one day, if not already, own their…

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