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Thoughtful Giving (Content Marketing Done Well)

Have you ever known an awesome gift-giver? Someone who always has a really thoughtful or heartfelt gift, always remembers anniversaries, celebrates promotions, or sends a consoling care package. They just get you – and that’s evident in what they give you. On the other hand, have you ever known a terrible gift-giver? I know it […]

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Failure Doesn’t Exist

Photo: ParadoxofMatrix Ever heard of decision paralysis? It’s an ailment that strikes far too many people (myself included). When facing multiple choices and the correct pick isn’t obvious, we ultimately don’t decide. Status quo wins and we don’t have to face the anxiety of affirmatively choosing something that might be wrong. But that’s a false […]

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It’s Not About Ideas

Photo:  Brian Auer One of the greatest things about current technology is that it empowers almost everyone. It encourages a creative ambition that was previously smothered by cost, red tape, difficulty, esoterica, or all of the above.

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The Secret to Freelancing

Photo:  James Carter As someone who operates a job hunting website and career blog, but doesn’t have any formal web development training, I work with lot of freelancers. For the same reasons, I also read and write a lot about entrepreneurship, start-ups, side businesses, and, yes, freelancers. There is a ton of advice for aspiring […]

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This Holds Most Wanna-be Entrepreneurs Back

Photo:  Ceridwen I really liked the movie “The Social Network” (so did just about everyone else). The book is really good too – The Accidental Billionaires. While I don’t always agree with his point of view, I’m a big fan of Aaron Sorkin projects. I love the cerebral and fast moving dialogue which is clearly on […]

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How to Fund Your Business Idea

Photo:  Julien GONG Min I saw a woman post on Twitter today that she had “another million dollar app idea,” but, alas, she didn’t have the money or know-how to develop apps. Aside from pointing out that there is no such thing as a million dollar idea, only million dollar execution and million dollar marketing, […]

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Am I an Entrepreneur? Nope.

Nope – not here                                                      Photo:  Troy Holden Even though I started an online service, and I have several blog posts about entrepreneurship, both here and on Brazen Careerist, I […]

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