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Want a New Job? 'Show Your Work!' Says Texas Author

Want a New Job? 'Show Your Work!' Says Texas Author

Real people doing real work should show it off

Technology and the Internet offer opportunity like never before to network and showcase your talents, says 'Show Your Work!' author Austin Kleon. Read More »

How to Answer 5 Interview Questions You'll Be Asked If You're Unemployed

How to Answer 5 Interview Questions You'll Be Asked If You're Unemployed

The employed get bonus points just for having a job

It may not seem fair, but if you're unemployed you have to work extra hard to overcome skepticism of potential employers. Here's how to do that in an interview. Read More »

9 Ways To Protect Yourself When Working For Family

9 Ways To Protect Yourself When Working For Family

One immediate advantage is knowing the personalities involved

Working for family can be tricky. Tips to navigate potentially treacherous waters. Read More »

How to Get Your Side Business Started While Working a Day Job

How to Get Your Side Business Started While Working a Day Job

True job security no longer exists

How can you ease the transition to working for yourself without endangering your 9-to-5? Read More »

Piccolo's 'Famous for Cheesesteaks' Makes a Hoboken Comeback

Piccolo's 'Famous for Cheesesteaks' Makes a Hoboken Comeback

'You have an obligation to your customers. They expect you to be there.'

Popular restaurant in Hoboken, NJ, bounced back from Hurricane Sandy -- but not without challenges. Funding to rebuild came from the family's pockets. Read More »

The Highs (And Lows) Of Working For Yourself

The Highs (And Lows) Of Working For Yourself

Excitement mixed with pangs of regret, self-doubt

After 20 years of knowing at least the outline of what each day would bring, going freelance is a regular exercise in mental and emotional self-flagellation. Read More »

NYC Homeless Man Learns To Code And Builds App In Four Weeks

NYC Homeless Man Learns To Code And Builds App In Four Weeks

Tech entrepreneur Patrick McConlogue's idea to train the homeless was widely derided.

When Patrick McConlogue publicly announced he was going to teach the homeless to code everyone was skeptical. But then the plan worked. Read More »

Signs That It's Time To Start Your Own Business

Signs That It's Time To Start Your Own Business

Six signs that you should refocus your energies and start thinking about working for yourself. Read More »

6 Career Myths You Shouldn't Fall For

6 Career Myths You Shouldn't Fall For

By Alison Green You've probably heard the same bits of career advice tossed around over and over from well-meaning friends, relatives, and even bosses. But plenty of the maxims that we hear repeated actually aren't true. Here are six of the most popular career myths that you shouldn't fall for. Read More »

Freelance, Part-Time Jobs: A Viable Option Or Last Resort?

Freelance, Part-Time Jobs: A Viable Option Or Last Resort?

By Heesun Wee With long-term unemployment near historic highs, it's no surprise many workers have transformed into free agents. But younger workers-particularly so-called millennials-are embracing freelance jobs more aggressively than older peers, according to recent data. Read More »

Starting A Business With An 8-Year-Old? This Mom Did

Starting A Business With An 8-Year-Old? This Mom Did

Most eight-year-olds are focused on being kids. Every so often, one such as Breanna Wallis comes around and starts a business. Read More »

Got A Million Dollar Idea? How Business Training Can Help

Got A Million Dollar Idea? How Business Training Can Help

This article was originally published on Schools.com By Amelia Gray When you're thinking of going out on your own to open a small business, it's probably wise to take a few minutes away from dreaming up business schemes to consider the hard facts. A recent report by Dun & Bradstreet found that small... Read More »

Employee Turned Entrepreneur: Thinking Of Taking the Plunge?

Employee Turned Entrepreneur: Thinking Of Taking the Plunge?

As an employee turned entrepreneur myself, this is a plunge I have taken and coach clients on from a career, business, and personal level. With nearly 30MM job seekers, including 14MM unemployed, and a job search process that takes over 211 days to land a new job, it's no wonder many professionals are... Read More »

Can't Find A New Job? Create Your Own

Can't Find A New Job? Create Your Own

There are many people turning to entrepreneurship these days. The unfortunate truth is: With such high unemployment rates, many job seekers have given up looking for a job and have turned to creating their own. Entrepreneurship is not just for the likes of the youthful founders behind Facebook and Google. Not... Read More »

How I Overcame Tragedy & Started My Own Business: Interview with Francesco Clark of Clark's Botanicals

How I Overcame Tragedy & Started My Own Business: Interview with Francesco Clark of Clark's Botanicals

I'd heard of Clark's Botanicals skin-care line before I knew the face behind the label. I've read about the products in countless magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar and The Wall Street Journal, but until I received a copy of the Francesco Clark's autobiography 'Walking Papers: The Accident... Read More »

Eight Tips for Starting a Side Business While Working Full Time

Eight Tips for Starting a Side Business While Working Full Time

Deborah A. Bailey, author of "Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life If you're thinking about entrepreneurship, you've probably heard that you should start your business before you quit your day job. It's good advice, but not always practical. Depending on how... Read More »

Veterans: Tired of Taking Orders? Start a Business

Veterans: Tired of Taking Orders? Start a Business

Business attorney and Navy veteran Jim Wilson knows just how hard it can be trying to find a job after completing military service. In fact, it can be so grueling that he came up with another solution: Rather than going to work for someone else, he suggests veterans start their own businesses. "Veterans... Read More »

Get Fiscally Fit As An Aerobics Instructor

Get Fiscally Fit As An Aerobics Instructor

I work from home, and so the biggest decision about what to wear to the office is usually between the fuzzy slippers and the nonskid socks. Lunch is always just around the corner, and the contents of my fridge all know me by name. It's all too easy to turn a coffee break into naptime. This means I have to make... Read More »

Should You Strike Out on Your Own?  Or Will You Strike Out?

Should You Strike Out on Your Own? Or Will You Strike Out?

"I should just start a ______ business." How many times have you had the light bulb go off, thinking you can do it better than an established business or seeing an opportunity that hasn't been tapped? Having the idea is one thing -- but knowing if you're meant to be a boss is another thing. Daniel Isenberg,... Read More »

Shark Tank Tycoon Reveals What It Takes

Shark Tank Tycoon Reveals What It Takes

Shark Tank, my all-time favorite competitivereality show, starts a new cycle tonight on ABC, so you know what I'm doing every Friday night for the next five weeks. The premise, which uber-producer Mark Burnett based on Great Britain's Dragons' Den, has average Joes like you and me pitching our business ideas, in... Read More »

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