7 Small Business Strategies for Your Career

The "new rules" to job search and career development in 2011 include the realization we are no longer employees. Instead, we are all businesses-of-one who need to think and act like entrepreneurs if we want to survive professionally. Almost daily, I watch new grads fail in their job searches just like a start-up company fails to launch a product or service. I've also seen plenty of seasoned pros fail to keep an eye on the changing market and end up out-of-business like a company that stopped paying attention to the needs of customers. Watch this super short video to learn:


  • The e-myth that's hurting your success.
  • Why a business plan is a must-have for any working professional today.
  • How seven small business strategies can take you from failure to success.
J.T. O’Donnell is the founder of CAREEREALISM.com and CEO of CareerHMO.com, a web-based career development company. Photo credit: Shutterstock

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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