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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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Facebook: The Untapped Job Board

Facebook: The Untapped Job Board

Most of what you hear about facebook while looking for a job involves keeping your information as private as possible from potential employers. While this is good advice, facebook can also be a valuable tool in your job search, as many smaller companies post their…

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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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How to Change Careers

How to Change Careers

Deciding to change careers can be a hard choice.  There are many who do it successfully, while others only get their feet wet with a new career.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the BLS never has attempted to estimate the number of times…

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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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Working Your Way Up the Ladder

Working Your Way Up the Ladder

Starting your career will have its ups and downs.  You are still learning the business world, learning how to juggle home life and work, and a myriad of other things.  On top of all that you want to be able to work your way up…

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Choosing and Using References in your Job Search

Choosing and Using References in your Job Search

An important part of any job search is having references who can attest to your being a good employee.  As you begin your job search, take some time to consider which former coworkers will provide you with the most positive references possible.  Most potential employers…

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Expanding Your Circle

Expanding Your Circle

I’ve noticed a lot of friends grumbling about how they’re not meeting anyone interesting lately.  While often times, this is in a very social context; I see it happening a lot in business too.  Especially with young professionals. It’s a strange time of life, this…

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Hey, Gen Y: It’s “Get Real” Time!

Hey, Gen Y: It’s “Get Real” Time!

This article was originally posted by Scott Gerber on AllBusiness.com. Our generation’s future is headed on a one-way trip down the toilet — that is, unless we do something fast. Rising debts. Recessions. Mass layoffs. Two million recent college graduates jobless. Nearly 40 percent of…

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5 Life Lessons I Learned from Video Games

5 Life Lessons I Learned from Video Games

Vlad Micu is an aspiring game professional from the Netherlands. He possesses a Bachelor in Communications and recently finished a Masters degree in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Utrecht. In 2007, he founded his own company; VGVisionary to build up is…

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