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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
"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, 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 »