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    6 Careers Where Getting an Advanced Degree Will Actually Reward You

    We’ve all heard the horror stories of people with Ph.D. degrees who, because they can’t get a job in their field, are working as baristas and grocery store baggers. While it’s true that some advanced degrees don’t guarantee a bump in career opportunities and employability, there are some career paths where an advanced degree provides …

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    Why, When, and Where You Must Expand Your Business


    Recently, I was talking to a friendly fellow business owner about the status of her small bakery business. A few months ago when we chatted, she raved about how much she loved her staff, how comfortable she was with her home and work lives, and how absolutely inundated she was with customers. Last week, she …

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    Freelancers and Business Accounts: A Love Story


    As a freelancer, you are the CEO, sales department, desk jockey, and accountant all in one — but often, that last role falls to the wayside. Keeping track of your income and expenses is rough when you are already balancing so many other responsibilities to make your self-employed lifestyle work. Let’s face it: That paper-clipped …

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    Dorie Clark: How To Become A Thought Leader In Any Industry

    I recently spoke to my good friend Dorie Clark as she released her new book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It. Clark is a marketing and strategy consultant and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and Forbes. She consults and speaks to a diverse range …

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    Build a Fully Customizable Personal Website With branded.me

    I’ve been away from this blog for quite some time working on new products and services to support my audience. One new product I’ve been advising is called branded.me, out of my belief that everyone in the world should have their own website for their personal brand.

    Today branded.me launches the fastest and easiest way …

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    3 Tips For Building a Free Website

    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of .com & .net, powered by Verisign for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

    In the digital age, websites are more important now than ever before. These days, employers want to see your website before they interview you and companies want to see it before …

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    Why Advokatfirman’s Michael Sterner Believes Niche Specialization is Essential

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    As I’ve mentioned numerous times throughout the years, having a niche focus is critical to being successful in business. If you try to be everything to everyone, you will be nothing to no one and people will simply not pay attention to you. You have to come up with a specific area …

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    Why Resumes Are Still Important For Job Seekers


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    There is a lot of hype about how resumes are going to die out with the advent of social networking sites. I have actually plead guilty to have written several articles about the “death of resumes” in the past. The reality, …

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    Be Strategic and You Can Build A Powerful Social Media Brand, says Aidan J. Cassidy

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    One of the most important things you need to do to successfully build your personal brand is to find the right audience for the type of information you’re publishing, as well as the products you’re selling. Too many people disregard the word “audience” and just take the plunge and end up scratching …

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    On the Road: The Evolution of Business Travel

    Over the past several years, the corporate ecosystem has changed drastically as a result of a slowed economy and increased technological advancement. One aspect of business that has been impacted by this shift is travel. Due to constrained budgets, and availability to video conferencing, the need for employees to constantly be on the road has …

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