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[How To] Build Your Professional Network Online

Start-Up - 02 March 2011

[How To] Build Your Professional Network Online

I seen a couple of posts on the forum about networking, specifically on how to do it well. With many of the members being teens, going to a local business function may not go so well with the parents. But you can do it another way- through online. This is my experience with building a [...]

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Babysitters: Do They Owe Income Tax?

Start-Up - 14 February 2011

Babysitters: Do They Owe Income Tax?

Many teenagers make money by babysitting for neighbors and friends. Babysitting is a terrific job for a teenager and has some tax advantages that you may not know about. Several years ago a special category of workers was created called household employees. Parents reading this may remember that during the 1990’s several federal cabinet appointees [...]

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Successful Entrepreneurs Calculate Their Life-Burn Rate

Start-Up - 21 January 2011

Successful Entrepreneurs Calculate Their Life-Burn Rate

One thing I noticed about successful entrepreneurs when they first start their business is that they know their personal monthly expenses, to the last dollar. They find ways to minimize their monthly expenses as much as possible and invest what they can in their business. Their goal is to have their business build up enough [...]

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Ridiculous Ways To Raise Money For A Startup

Start-Up - 13 January 2011

Ridiculous Ways To Raise Money For A Startup

Starting a business doesn’t always have to involve getting a loan. The following entrepreneurs have done it without the need for business startup loans. You will get the “Are you kidding me?” reaction also.
1. Making Chuck Norris Famous (Again)

Five years ago I accidentally made Chuck Norris famous again through a comedy website I started. I [...]

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How To Start An Internet Business… Questions To Ask Before You Go Off The Deep End

Start-Up - 07 January 2011

How To Start An Internet Business… Questions To Ask Before You Go Off The Deep End

So you want to start a web startup.  Great, we need more ambitious people like yourself.  But creating a web startup is really hard.  Before going through the steps on how to start an internet business, ask yourself these questions to help plan out how the web startup will be successful.  Quick Stats Most web [...]

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[How To] Generate Sales Leads Using HARO

Start-Up - 27 December 2010

[How To] Generate Sales Leads Using HARO

This is a technique derived from a combination of what happens in the consulting world and crowdsourcing content.  HARO, aka HelpAReporter.com is an email list that goes out to people that want to respond to news queries.  The queries come from media outlets big and small.  Recently, a lot of people have started using HARO [...]

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The Name For Your Website Sucks, 9 Ways To Pick A New One

Start-Up - 29 November 2010

The Name For Your Website Sucks, 9 Ways To Pick A New One

The name of your website is really important.  It’s what people will remember and associate. If you have a memorable name, people will also remember your message.  If your name doesn’t stand out though, you have a disadvantage in distinguishing yourself from your competitors. Here are some things I noticed in naming a website. Shorter [...]

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Make Money On Ebay, Still Possible?

Start-Up - 16 November 2010

Make Money On Ebay, Still Possible?

From the time EBay first appeared on the scene in 1995, people began selling items and making a profit.  Fifteen years later, can someone still start a business on EBay?  From my experience and from others I know, it’s still possible.  Moreover, it should be encouraged that someone start their business on EBay first. What [...]

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22 Lessons On Starting A Business In College

Start-Up - 22 October 2010

22 Lessons On Starting A Business In College

Starting a business in college is a great idea. But do you know the common mistakes that most entrepreneurs make? Here are some lessons that successful entrepreneurs learned when they started their businesses in college.

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How To Browse Flippa Listings Like They’re Foreclosures

Start-Up - 27 August 2010

How To Browse Flippa Listings Like They’re Foreclosures

The economy is not doing well- we all know that. It may have come back up a bit but it was no where near in 2005. When the banks starting falling, housing prices went down and people started to foreclose on their properties. People needed money and they had to sell whatever they can. Investors [...]

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