Blog posts

Sep 13, 2013 09:55 EDT CareerFuel As China shapes the world and expands its economic influence, schoolchildren around the U.S. are increasingly being offered the option of learning Chinese. And that’s where Xiaoning Wang, an immigrant from China based in New York, is focusing her entrepreneurial efforts.

Sep 11, 2013 08:47 EDT CareerFuel When did the dress code become hoodies with flip flops optional when you're out looking for work, especially in an office environment? This all got me thinking, if candidates aren't going to the trouble of wearing a tie to their interviews, what else might be missing from their job hunt?

Sep 09, 2013 07:32 EDT CareerFuel With new ways to raise money from investors, like the ability to “generally solicit” investments from “accredited” investors, which will be legal on September 23, crowdfunding hopefully coming soon & new online investment platforms standing up to help small companies raise funds, it’s never been easier to get in over your head. Fortunately, there are resources to help entrepreneurs stay safe.

Sep 05, 2013 08:33 EDT CareerFuel As a Millennial, by definition, I’m an entitled, narcissistic, whiny freeloader who lives with my parents and has no concept of “work ethic.” I’m a precious snowflake who should be handled, lovingly, with cashmere gloves. I need others to reassure me that I am the best thing since gluten-free sliced bread.

Sep 03, 2013 08:31 EDT CareerFuel Pride Products competes in a $19 billion market by doing the small, customer service things really well. In an industry that has almost no barriers to entry, is not technology driven, is comprised of hundreds of thousands of companies and is highly commoditized, service is one of the few ways to differentiate a business.

Aug 28, 2013 09:39 EDT CareerFuel Akilah Charlemagne had the classic double whammy of being unemployed and moving. Both were by choice, as she and her husband wanted to return to Atlanta where she had lived for many years. Thinking it would take only 4-5 months to find a position, she waited until they were settled in their new life to thoroughly begin the job-search process.

Aug 26, 2013 13:04 EDT CareerFuel Webster’s says equity is “justice or a claim of ownership.” Are they the same, different, mutually exclusive? With respect to interest in something like stock in a startup, it is, sadly, most likely to be worthless. A quarter of all new small businesses are gone within two years and half are gone within five, according to data from the Department of Labor.

Aug 21, 2013 12:17 EDT CareerFuel Long before there was "Moonlight" and "Twilight" and shape-shifting was something you tried to do with a crash diet, money-sucking vampires walked among us robbing we mere mortals of our much-needed cash.

Aug 19, 2013 08:57 EDT CareerFuel What do you do when you are in your early thirties and the company you started and sold has already netted you $20 million in cash? If you are Nellie and Phil Akalp, you do it again.

Aug 16, 2013 10:36 EDT CareerFuel I've seen the rules for getting along in school and work written many different ways over the past few years -- thank you, Internet -- but never as succinctly as Fulghum distilled things. "Wisdom," Fulghum wrote, "was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sand pile at Sunday School.