Beginning your own business is a great deal to consider. From financing for more than just the first year to taxes, employees…well, you get the idea. Sometimes, you can start your own small business and keep most if not all of the work under your own roof. Just ask 18-year-old Madison Carroll from Greensboro who started her business when she was 8-years-old.
In Part One of my interview with Madison, she shared her love for jewelry design and how she has used it to make a positive impact for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) on behalf of her sister, Brittany. But as... Read More
With the ongoing concern for business success across the U.S., one young entrepreneur in the Tarheel state has been finding sparkling success for the past ten years.
18-year-old Madison Carroll from Greensboro, North Carolina will be headed into her junior year of college at Wake Forest this spring. When I asked her a few questions about her interest in designing jewelry, Madison says her focus wasn't really on the success of selling her jewelry. She just enjoyed the creativity of designing one unique piece after another.
Gillean: How long have you been designing jewelry?... Read More
Green is in! Having more green in your pocket is too. EverBlade polarity technology does both.
The first place many entrepreneurs start their careers is by noticing a challenge. The next step is the entrepreneur sets out to solve the problem. The GreenEverBlade was created because the founders noticed the staggering waste of material and enormous cost that comes along with using razor blades. They asked themselves a simple question, "is there any way to consistently keep razor blades sharp without creating a whole new set of problems; like the maintenance and time of a sharpener or the... Read More
Spilled coffee can ruin your whole day: it’s hot, it messes up your car, it might stain your white dress shirt just before an important meeting or a job interview. It’s rare, though, that spilling a cup of coffee can dramatically alter your life. That’s what happened to Stella Lieback in 1992. You may not know Lieback’s name, but you probably know all about her experience (or think you do). Lieback’s spilled coffee resulted in the now-infamous “McDonald’s coffee case” and made her a national laughingstock and the example held up by corporations around the country to prove that tort reform... Read More
They’re out there—and they may be watching you. It’s your competitors, and they’re just as hungry for customers as you are. But what tools should you use to find them? A simple Google search won’t cut it anymore. Here are 10 tips to use when researching your competitors:
1. Research Online
This seems like a no-brainer. But like we mentioned earlier, a simple Google search won’t quite cut it. It’s more beneficial to use all of the online resources that are available—not just Google. Use other search sites like SpyFu, Google Trends or Google Alerts. Even better—use all three.... Read More
BlogCatalog the social network that connects bloggers and readers launched the BC IMHO Circle today a blogger to brand program is designed to further open channels of communication between bloggers and and brands.
According to Angie Alaniz of BlogCatalog, "IMHO is Internet slang for 'In my humble opinion' and is widely recognized on blogs, forums and message boards. Accordingly it works exceptionally well with the blogger demographic and represents what we are asking of our members."
"The IMHO : Circle of Writers Program is open to anyone who writes and is not just to BlogCatalog... Read More
“All failures in leadership are due to a lack of courage” - Keith Cunningham
Anytime someone says, ’trust me’ the hairs stand up on the back on my neck. I have never understood why someone would have to say ‘trust me’ because I believe its in our makeup as humans to trust others unless of course we are untrustworthy ourself.
Advertising doesn’t work because there is far too much noise and we are all expert consumers. We can smell a stupid ad before we have even seen or read it. The amazing thing is how much money Madison Avenue advertising firms are still making selling their... Read More
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ad min i put up a remark asking if the film the company makes is bio degrable but commments of late don't seem to get thru or they are delayed? Just saying.
are they bio degrable?
Excellent tips, I wish more student could read them. Too many young guys and girls fail to choose the right path. I mean there are no 'wrong' careers. However, some may pick something that doesn't suit them. To avoid misery, one should take time to consider...