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  • Guide to Finding a Fulfilling Career

    Success is such a curious concept, especially when it comes to working. Jobs that many perceive as successful may not feel that way for the individuals in those positions. On the other hand, work that may seem unattractive to many people may be the dream job for some. What...

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  • What Can You Donate to Food Banks?

    Few things in life provide me with a greater sense of satisfaction than volunteering at the LA Food Bank. The LA Food Bank is one of the largest in the nation. During the pandemic, the number of people turning to it for assistance increased 3-fold to more than 900,000...

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  • How to Set Business Goals

    During the pandemic, it has been nearly impossible to plan for the short or long-term. Thankfully, the worst may now be behind us, making it more viable to set business goals for 2022 and beyond. If you are an experienced business person, you have no doubt already begun the...

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  • How to Become a Successful Person

    I speak to people from all walks of life on a regular basis and what they want to know more than anything else is how to become a successful person. The truth is, success does not stem from any one quality, characteristic or habit. There is no secret formula...

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  • What Does it Mean to be a Philanthropist?

    The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines philanthropy as the practice of giving time and money to help improve other people’s lives. Coined by the Greek playwright Aeschylus in 5th century BCE, the term is derived from the Greek words philos, meaning “love,” and anthropos, meaning “humankind.” In short, philanthropy means “love...

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  • The Benefits of Starting Your Own Business

    Having your own business is challenging, but it has many advantages over full-time, salaried employment. When you have a full-time job, you have the assurance of a salary and benefits. However, working for someone else is not for everyone. For instance, if you want to follow your passion, spend...

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  • How to Become an Online Entrepreneur

    The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted people’s buying habits. More than ever, people are going online to purchase products and services. A United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report showed that online retail sales rose from 16% to 19% in 2020. The increase in the number of...

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  • Top 5 qualities of an effective mentor for entrepreneurs

    A good mentor is invaluable for any entrepreneur, regardless of whether you are experienced in business or just starting out. Mentoring is a very powerful career development tool that can enable the mentee to achieve or exceed their goals and aspirations. When I started my first business I had a...

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  • The Differences between a Business person and an Entrepreneur

    What makes a person decide to call themselves an entrepreneur? Lord Alan Sugar once famously said to his candidates on BBC’s The Apprentice “An entrepreneur is not what you call yourself, it’s what someone calls you in recognition of what you’ve achieved. I call Richard Branson an entrepreneur. Rupert Murdoch...

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  • The Ups and Downs of being an Entrepreneur

    As with most things in life being an entrepreneur will have its ups and downs. Here’s some examples of the advantages and disadvantages you can expect, when opting to take the plunge as an entrepreneur. The Advantages One big advantage of being a successful entrepreneur is the freedom that...

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