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    Startup Advice From 14 of the Most Popular Brand Owners

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    Who is your favorite “startup celebrity” and what’s the number one lesson they’ve taught you about entrepreneurship?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and …

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    Tips for Customer Building Communication

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    Online communication with your brand’s customers is not about just sharing information, but rather personal interaction with them, otherwise known as customer-centric marketing. In order to establish trust and build relationships it’s important to respond to the needs of your connections.

    How can your personal brand connect with customers …

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    It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done

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    How many times have you been told “That’s Impossible!” in your life?

    Whether it was by someone in authority, a peer or even by yourself?

    The title of this post is from a quote by Nelson Mandela. If you have seen the movie Invictus or read about what he overcame to unite his country you know …

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    Drudge Work Necessary to Prevail

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    There is always “something” in everyone’s have-to-do list that resembles dreaded drudge work. We drag our feet knowing it needs to be done, but it just isn’t the type of work we prefer to do and so we push it off for yet another time.

    The better route is to master taking care of whatever …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – #1 Must Do to Accelerate Networking

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    A popular saying is that “Social Media is word of mouth marketing on steroids.”  Another is that Social Media amplifies your word of mouth.

    Both of these statements are true.

    The mistake that’s made is in the foundation or in the assumption that word of mouth in that connections or association already exists. It must …

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    The Mentality of a Successful Career

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    Success is all in your head. If you want to control your ability to have a lucrative, fulfilling career, it’s imperative to control the way you think.

    Those who can’t control their emotions and inner monologue never reach their full potential.

    The long-term solution to sub-par success, lack, and limitation lies in our ability to …

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    How Personal Brands Can Succeed in SEM

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    Why Search Engine Marketing (SEM)?

    Having your website rank in search has changed dramatically over just the last five years, and many brands may have seen a decline in their ranking. Since social media came onto the scene, the way people look for information on the Internet has become much more conversational. Google in particular …

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    Do These 5 Things to Market Yourself Well

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    Marketing, by definition, is creating a positive environment for exchange. It could be exchange of goods and services. Yet, in today’s economy, it also includes the exchange of human resources for financial resources.

    Viewing yourself as the product that you are marketing, might help you in wrapping your mind around the power and the necessity for …

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    Open Communication Converts Prospects to Clients

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    Have you ever had to sit and wonder whether someone will be contacting you, paying you, coming through on promises… and did it cause additional stress in your life?  

    The following topics, regarding open communication, will set you apart in all of your endeavors for the better. A key factor to recognize is that …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Should You Stay or Go?

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    In everyone’s myth of the time deprived world, comes those moments of every busy executive or entrepreneur when they must ask should I stay or should I go? (Can you just hear the music from “The Clash” in your head now?) What I’m referring to are the dozens of networking events that bombard us via …

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