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Guest Blogger: 7 Reasons Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Rely on Facebook, Tumblr or Behance

Entrepreneurs, your website should be the center, or hub, of your web presence. Although you’ll have profiles and content on several third-party web platforms, they should all promote and link back to your website. Why? You can’t control third-party platforms, but you can control your website. Some entrepreneurs try to avoid the effort of setting… Read more »

seth

Guest Blogger: Two Ridiculous Reasons To Work Alone

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” -Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company Founder Entrepreneurship and innovation are social processes. Yes, we can come up with ideas in isolation, but working with others helps us make them a reality. Social interaction spurs the thinking process, making us aware of problems… Read more »

cupcake

Yes, my son’s first birthday party was sponsored. And here’s how I did it.

The Vision It’s rare to have a wild idea you dream up in your head actually pan out the way you envisioned it. But this month that’s exactly what happened to me. No, I am not referring to “the local bus system employing aspiring models” idea, or “the resident DJ who plays your favorite song… Read more »

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I think David Crowder still hates me. The 15th sentence of this networking nightmare explains why.

On paper it was a great idea because it was free. You see as a poor college student anything free was synonomous with good. Food especially. But the event that trumped all events we had been associated with in the past was: a free rock concert. To us, the David Crowder Band was a big… Read more »

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Top Young Entrepreneurs: Brian Mulder of Jouer Drums

It’s Monday and Brian Mulder is all smiles. Maybe it’s because he just spent the last month traveling to national parks out west, sleeping in campgrounds, state parks and even parking lots when necessary. Maybe he’s excited about the prospect of attending barber school and possibly opening his own place someday. But maybe, just maybe,… Read more »

Social Media Expert Kim Jimenez

Guest Blogger: The 7 Deadly Mistakes in Social Media Marketing and How to Avoid Them

BY KIMBERLY JIMENEZ When I first started doing social media marketing I was absolutely clueless.  My boyfriend owned a small start up in town that serviced college students and I was determined to help him market his brand online.  Of course, my first instinct was to hop on Facebook, and so, without much planning or… Read more »

francesjaye

Guest Blogger: Why owning your own business isn’t all about you

BY JENNY VAN VEEN A year ago this week, I moved from Chicago to Holland to pursue my dream. For years I had thought about owning my own store and I had taken the initial step by moving away from Grand Rapids ten years ago to learn and work as a creative retailer. There I… Read more »

unclejoe

5 lessons my uncles taught me about business

Most people complain about attending extended family outings around the holidays. Fellow entrepreneurs, I am talking about the ones that are really awkward, where no one really talks and the atmosphere is about as exciting as a Monday morning in the office. Thankfully, in my case I have always looked forward to connecting with extended… Read more »

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Guest Blogger: Clear Your Head, Clear Your Desk, Clear Your Schedule

The world is littered with clutter and distractions today. This can affect both your personal life and your work life. With more distractions, comes a decrease in productivity, and then more hours spent at work rushing to get things finished on time. If you want to increase your productivity at work, so you can spend… Read more »

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I went to mosh, but I left with a lesson in marketing

Most concerts I attend are attractive because they offer the chance of something unpredictable happening. I have no problems with a Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 or Kelly Clarkson concert here or there, but those concerts typically don’t excite me because they are very scripted and hyper-produced. And people who shouldn’t be wearing cowboy boots and… Read more »

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    Guest Blogger: 7 Reasons Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Rely on Facebook, Tumblr or Behance

    Entrepreneurs, your website should be the center, or hub, of your web presence. Although you’ll have profiles and content on several third-party web platforms, they should all promote and link back to your website. Why? You can’t control third-party platforms, but you can control your website. Some entrepreneurs try to avoid the effort of setting… Read more »

  • seth

    Guest Blogger: Two Ridiculous Reasons To Work Alone

    “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” -Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company Founder Entrepreneurship and innovation are social processes. Yes, we can come up with ideas in isolation, but working with others helps us make them a reality. Social interaction spurs the thinking process, making us aware of problems… Read more »

  • cupcake

    Yes, my son’s first birthday party was sponsored. And here’s how I did it.

    The Vision It’s rare to have a wild idea you dream up in your head actually pan out the way you envisioned it. But this month that’s exactly what happened to me. No, I am not referring to “the local bus system employing aspiring models” idea, or “the resident DJ who plays your favorite song… Read more »

  • david

    I think David Crowder still hates me. The 15th sentence of this networking nightmare explains why.

    On paper it was a great idea because it was free. You see as a poor college student anything free was synonomous with good. Food especially. But the event that trumped all events we had been associated with in the past was: a free rock concert. To us, the David Crowder Band was a big… Read more »

  • jouer1

    Top Young Entrepreneurs: Brian Mulder of Jouer Drums

    It’s Monday and Brian Mulder is all smiles. Maybe it’s because he just spent the last month traveling to national parks out west, sleeping in campgrounds, state parks and even parking lots when necessary. Maybe he’s excited about the prospect of attending barber school and possibly opening his own place someday. But maybe, just maybe,… Read more »

  • Social Media Expert Kim Jimenez

    Guest Blogger: The 7 Deadly Mistakes in Social Media Marketing and How to Avoid Them

    BY KIMBERLY JIMENEZ When I first started doing social media marketing I was absolutely clueless.  My boyfriend owned a small start up in town that serviced college students and I was determined to help him market his brand online.  Of course, my first instinct was to hop on Facebook, and so, without much planning or… Read more »

  • francesjaye

    Guest Blogger: Why owning your own business isn’t all about you

    BY JENNY VAN VEEN A year ago this week, I moved from Chicago to Holland to pursue my dream. For years I had thought about owning my own store and I had taken the initial step by moving away from Grand Rapids ten years ago to learn and work as a creative retailer. There I… Read more »

  • unclejoe

    5 lessons my uncles taught me about business

    Most people complain about attending extended family outings around the holidays. Fellow entrepreneurs, I am talking about the ones that are really awkward, where no one really talks and the atmosphere is about as exciting as a Monday morning in the office. Thankfully, in my case I have always looked forward to connecting with extended… Read more »

  • hoarders3

    Guest Blogger: Clear Your Head, Clear Your Desk, Clear Your Schedule

    The world is littered with clutter and distractions today. This can affect both your personal life and your work life. With more distractions, comes a decrease in productivity, and then more hours spent at work rushing to get things finished on time. If you want to increase your productivity at work, so you can spend… Read more »

  • Courtesy: www.premierproductions.com

    I went to mosh, but I left with a lesson in marketing

    Most concerts I attend are attractive because they offer the chance of something unpredictable happening. I have no problems with a Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 or Kelly Clarkson concert here or there, but those concerts typically don’t excite me because they are very scripted and hyper-produced. And people who shouldn’t be wearing cowboy boots and… Read more »