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Entries from April 2007

Monday-itis??? Ways to Start the Week with a Bang

April 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Surely you’ve heard of Mondayitis? AKA the Monday Morning blues? Having a case of the Mondays? Whichever term you are familiar with, Monday-itis- the feeling of dread, sadness, apathy, or dreariness associated with starting the work week- is real for many people. Studies show that as many as 87% of employees are unhappy with their […]

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Tags: DIY Life · Running a Business · Self Employment News

Profitable “Dirty Jobs” You Can Start for Under $100

April 30th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Want to earn good money? Need to start the business on the cheap? If you have $100 to invest, you can start a business that will be profitable (and usually pay you in cash). The one caveat? You need to be willing to work hard and get dirty. Landscaping/Lawn Care. To paraphrase The Kids in […]

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Tags: Advice & Inspiration · Running a Business

3 Smart Tips for Work-At-Homers

April 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Congratulations! You’ve found a great opportunity to work at home and the perks are so obvious: no long commute, no office politics, more flexible schedule, tax breaks, and independence. While working at home is really a great set-up, there are some challenges you will be facing. Most work-at-homers struggle with 4 key areas: organization, discipline, […]

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Tags: DIY Life · Running a Business · Self Employment News

Financial Tips to Help You Keep, Earn & Make More Money

April 27th, 2007 · 8 Comments

I’m not rich and I’m not aiming to become rich in the popular sense of the word. But I do want to be financially comfortable; a lot of people call this financial independence. What this means is that while I don’t dream of driving a Bentley or living in a mansion, I certainly do want […]

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Tags: Advice & Inspiration · DIY Life · Money Management · Thrifty Living

Three Stories from Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers

April 26th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Advice From the Big Dogs will be a short-running weekly series gathering relevant advice and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and key business people. To start us off, here’s the 2005 commencement speech Steve Jobs, co founder and CEO of Apple Computers, delivered at Stanford University. It’s a must read for any person serious about succeeding […]

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Tags: Advice & Inspiration · Leadership · Running a Business

eBay Alternatives Part 2: Other Online Marketplaces Sellers Can Use

April 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

If you’ve become fed up with eBay because of their fees, their policies, or their CEO then you might want to explore some of the other options out there. I’ve tried a few of these, and while there simply is no other site like eBay there are a few fairly good eBay alternatives available to […]

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Tags: Ecommerce · Running a Business · Self Employment News

What’s Your EQ? Determine Your Entrepreneurial Quotient

April 23rd, 2007 · 3 Comments

Probably everyone reading this knows what IQ stands for and what their own IQ is. But what about EQ? Your EQ, or entrepreneurial quotient, can help you see how well you compare to successful entrepreneurs. Following are two tests that can help you see how well you are suited to entrepreneurship, though they are not […]

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Tags: Leadership · Running a Business · Self Employment News

eBay Alternatives Part 1: eBay’s Glory Days

April 21st, 2007 · 3 Comments

eBay used to be cool. It used to be a lot more fun than it is these days. It used to be a place that had a sense of community and informality. But eBay’s glory days are over I’m afraid.

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Tags: Ecommerce · Running a Business

Sink or Swim: Networking and the Entrepreneur

April 21st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Networking. For some it’s a dreaded word, a feared part of doing business. But, it’s absolutely vital to success, especially if you are on your own in the business world. For the typical entrepreneur, 2/3 of business comes from direct personal contact (networking and referrals). Then all entrepreneurs must be great networkers, right? Unfortunately, that’s […]

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Tags: Leadership · Marketing · Running a Business · Self Employment News

Virtual World Rich List – Second Life’s Biggest Money Makers

April 19th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Their avatars and names are fictitious, but their bankrolls are plenty real; get to know Second Life’s top earners and find out how they did it.

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Tags: Business Profiles · News