Entrepreneurship Advice from Ivanna Diaz Hansen

Despite much hype surrounding the gig economy, just 2% of college grads expect to start their careers as freelancers or contractors. But since it takes the average graduate 6-9 months to land a full-time – freelancing or starting an online business can be a good alternative. Freelancing or starting a small business could not only help Read More …

Designer Paula Kennedy Offers Advice for Career Changers

According to a recent study by CareerBuilder and research firm Harris Interactive, 21% of full-time employees want to change their jobs. After 11 years at the same corporation, Paula Kennedy was ready for a career change, too. She decided to pursue her passion for design: She enrolled in courses at the Art Institute of Seattle, went on Read More …

The Best Small Businesses for College Students

Hossein Ghodsi via Compfight As a college student, you may want to earn money but can’t find a job that’s flexible enough for your schedule. Self-employment offers more flexibility and independence, however it isn’t always easy. Some small businesses require a considerable investment of money to get started, but not  if you already have a Read More …

Turning Your Hobby into a Career: Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?

Most employees have probably considered self-employment at some point, but decide not to pursue a passion due to practical considerations. You’ve likely seen success stories about corporate workers quitting their jobs and making millions after turning a hobby into a business. But for every happy outcome, there are many more entrepreneurs struggling to make ends Read More …

Think Like an Entrepreneur: Finding a Job in a Tough Economy

The following post is contributed by Nathalie Sanderson. Whether you’re in college, changing careers, sending out resumes, or preparing for an interview, finding a job in a tough economy can be quite a challenge. When times are tough, companies stop recruiting, interviewers are flooded with a deluge of resumes, and competition for jobs gets fierce Read More …

Five Jobs for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The following post is contributed by Louise Baker. What is an Entrepreneur? By definition, an entrepreneur is someone that is willing to take risks while starting a new business venture. As such, there are certain jobs that are most suitable for aspiring entrepreneurs. Following is a list of five of the best jobs for entrepreneurs. Read More …