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Entrepreneurship: Business Incubators and Their Services
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Business incubators are facilities that provide entrepreneurs with an inexpensive startup environment and a range of administrative, consulting and networking services. According to a 2010 study by the National Business Incubation Association, the survival rate of startups using business incubators is 87 percent, compared to 44 percent for startups that didn't use incubators. More

5 Helpful Thank-You Note Samples and Reminders for Job Seekers
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In this difficult job market, potential employees need to be as diligent as possible during their search. Sending effective and thoughtful thank-you notes after an interview absolutely will help you stand apart from other candidates being considered for a job. More

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What to Do if You Were Fired for an Ethical Violation
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Recruiters are not in the business of offering second chances; their job is to winnow a pool of job candidates quickly and ruthlessly. So if you have anything in your past employment that marks you as an easy candidate to dismiss, you need to bypass the recruiter and land yourself directly on the hiring manager's doorstep. More

Confidence is a Numbers Game
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When Ginny Rommety became IBM's new chief executive, she spoke about a point early in her career when she was offered a promotion she initially rejected because she thought she wasn't qualified. Her husband asked her: "Do you think a man ever would have done that?" She learned an important lesson then and there: to be self-confident on the outside even when she felt self-critical on the inside. More

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9 Tips from the Trenches: Wisdom of Job Seekers and Job Keepers
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If you're looking for a job, how do you distinguish yourself from the rest of the applicants? If you have a job, how do you keep it and get ahead? For the past three years Forbes has been active in a networking group for individuals in job transition. These tips are the fruits of that labor. More

The Career of the Future Doesn't Include a 20-Year Plan
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Fast Company explores lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where "career planning" is an oxymoron and the average length of time an employee will spend in any one job is four years. More

Job Search: How Long Does It Take to Find a Job?
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One of the most nagging questions in job seekers' minds is how long it will take to find a new job. A survey of 600 job seekers conducted at the end of December by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas gives an indication of the length of time it's taking job seekers to find jobs in today's market. More


Generation Y: A Generation of Entrepreneurs
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Generation Y might be more entrepreneurial than anyone thought. Researchers at Millennial Branding found the job title "owner" is the fifth most popular one listed by people under age 30. This showed the researchers that young people are starting or running their own businesses or freelancing. More

7 Tips for Modeling Your Personal Branding Success
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Save time during 2012 by modeling your personal branding success on the ideas, strategies and tactics of authors and small business owners who already have built strong personal brands. More

What Makes a Great Leader?
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Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, explains his definition of a great leader. Must-have traits, he says, include integrity, candor and an understanding of the greater implications of one's work. More

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