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How Can Aspiring Entrepreneurs Leverage LinkedIn?

by Mark Dobson on Nov 5, 2018 1:21:44 PM

Preparing to enter the workforce in the 21st century has changed considerably from the way people in the previous century went about things. Back then there was no "gig economy," full time jobs lasted decades, university degree holders were much rarer, and, of course, there was no internet.

Today things are very different. The employment landscape continues to evolve and change, and aspiring entrepreneurs have to change with it. One of the ways to do that is to use every effective resource available, and the professional network, LinkedIn, can be the ace in the hole for a lot of people. Here’s how you should be using it.

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur, Career Tips & Advice

Becoming an Entrepreneur: Is There a Right Age?

by Mark Dobson on Oct 5, 2018 3:30:00 PM

When we hear segments in the media about entrepreneurial successes, the majority of these incidents center around "break out" stories of people striking it big from their parents' garage, such as Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. But is age rule hard and fast? Is the only time you can become an entrepreneur really when you're in your 20s or in college?

The truth, when it comes to entrepreneur age statistics, may surprise you.

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur, Career Tips & Advice

Top 5 Tips & Tactics for an Aspiring Mompreneur

by Trinda Tresham on Sep 14, 2018 3:32:49 PM

What is a mompreneur? If you take a quick look at the spelling, it should become clear that this is a combination of the words "mom" and "entrepreneur." In other terms, this person is a mother who is going into business for herself. Of course, just hearing those words should make people realize there's a whole suite of considerations and challenges in this professional decision. You don't want to make compromises on your job or your parenting, so how do you keep these two aspects in healthy balance? The following are some tips and strategies to help a mom out!

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur, Career Tips & Advice

5 Reasons Why a Business Plan Is Important for Entrepreneurs

by Daniel Lattanzio on Sep 7, 2018 3:20:15 PM

What is a business plan? For people who are just starting out and forming their own company, whether it's a small freelance business at home or a new venture with an office and a starting pool of employees, there's a lot of importance to a business plan. It is a road map, an outline, a document that explains what your business is, what the goals of the enterprise are, and how exactly it will set about achieving those goals. So beyond being a document that identifies your business, what else does such a plan do for you?

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur, Career Tips & Advice

The Best Advice I Can Give a Young Entrepreneur

by Mark Dobson on Aug 17, 2018 3:49:25 PM

People who are just starting out in business have a lot to learn. Even if you've taken classes, and are pretty confident on your theory, there's no substitute for the wisdom acquired through experience. That's why the advice of entrepreneurs to aspiring business owners can be a critical way for people just starting out to get reliable information that puts them in the right direction. If you want some advice from someone who's has had much success as an entrepreneur, read on!

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Topics: Career Tips & Advice, Becoming an Entrepreneur

Mother, Digital Marketer, Business Owner: A WSI Digital Marketing Consultant Can Do It All!

by Daniel Lattanzio on Aug 3, 2018 12:50:59 PM

Are you a mother who runs her own business, or wants to? Have you ever wondered how to become a successful working mother?

These days there are plenty of “mompreneurs” doing their own thing and having a blast doing it. Not only is this an incredibly rewarding opportunity, but it’s also extremely empowering.

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Topics: Career Tips & Advice, WSI Franchise Information, Becoming an Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Franchise

7 Reasons Why Digital Marketing Is One of the Most Exciting Industries

by Daniel Lattanzio on Jul 13, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The digital marketing industry is predicted to reach $285 billion in spending by 2020, reports Marketing Tech News, and it doesn't look like the pace is slowing down anytime soon. More companies realize that they need strong digital marketing strategies to succeed in a globalized and highly connected world. Now is the perfect time to get into this field, especially with these exciting developments. 

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur

Are You Too Old to Make a Life-Altering Career Change?

by Daniel Lattanzio on May 25, 2018 4:05:08 PM

Is it too late to change careers after 40? What about a career change after 50 or even 60 years old? You may think that changing careers late in life would come with considerable sacrifices, like making less money, spending years in school or starting from the “bottom” of the ladder. The truth is that today there are more options than ever for people to change careers at any age without having it suck up too much of your precious time or hard-earned cash.

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Franchise, Career Tips & Advice

Are Our Millennials Ready to Take on Professional Challenges?

by Daniel Lattanzio on May 22, 2018 2:38:01 PM

Millennials get a bad rap in the workplace.

They are accused of being lazy, overly-sensitive, or unable to follow orders. But is it true?

Maybe not!

This is a generation that has the potential to make incredible contributions to the workforce. Only, they may work on slightly different terms as compared to the generations that have come before them. 

Here’s why – and how – we need to embrace and support millennials expectations in the workplace and get the best out of this highly talented generation.

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur, Career Tips & Advice

Why Tech-Savvy Millennials Can Be Successful in Internet Marketing

by Trinda Tresham on May 11, 2018 8:30:00 AM

A 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report shows that, when it comes to business, millennials are extremely active and savvy. On average, millennial businesses are started at around age 27, where baby boomers would have started around age 35. 

What’s perhaps more interesting about millennial generation entrepreneurs is that they have a turnover of over 40% more than baby boomers.

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Franchise, Business Skills & Trends, Career Tips & Advice

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