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Posted August 05, 2015 by

Top 5 Most Effective Ways for Recent Graduates to Fund their Startup Businesses

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Approved small business loan application and dollar bills. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are a recent graduate and striving to setup your own startup business, there are a number of ways which can be used to collect money but you still need to be sure what kind of funding method will really suit your business type. Though, it is not a rocket science to understand available options, it is quite crucial to analyze your business from all angles to bring it on its feet. You might have a really great business idea but you should always remember that just one mistake can take you away from lots of funding opportunities and therefore, you must know what you actually need to do at this stage. Some available options for recent graduates to fund startups: (more…)

Posted July 31, 2014 by

3 Tips to Graduate College Debt-Free (or Close to It)

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Young male graduate in cap and gown holding piggy bank. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The severity of the student loan debt crisis in the U.S. varies depending on whom you ask. The average 2013 college graduate left school with $29,400 in student loan debt, according to the Project On Student Debt. But a 2014 report by the Brookings Institute indicates that student loan debt is no more of a detriment to borrowers today than it was 25 years ago. One key finding from the same study is that the median amount of student loan debt for 20 to 40 year-olds is only $8,500, indicating the average is skewed by extreme outliers.

Either way, the best way to handle student loan debt and the effects thereof is to not accumulate any in the first place. These three tips will help you graduate with little to no debt. (more…)

Posted January 15, 2014 by

Becoming an Entrepreneur in 2014 as Your Entry Level Job? 3 Trends to Watch

If your entry level job search involves becoming an entrepreneur, the following post has three trends to watch in 2014.

Entrepreneurship trends are a lot like fashion trends. The boxy cropped jacket and tuxedo jogging trouser trends of 2014 are already on runways today. Likewise, next year’s most important entrepreneurship trends begin now. Here are three big trends you can expect to see affect entrepreneurs in 2014: 1. A new business will be

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Posted November 22, 2013 by

How Students Are Turning to Unconventional Methods to Pay Tuition

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Money in a jar for a college fund. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College was once considered a path to financial stability and security. These days, however, with the cost of tuition increasing 500 percent in the last 60 years, paying for college has become a major source of financial stress for many students and their families. Most won’t be able to pay for the cost of living expenses and tuition outright, and will turn to student loans—which can add up to hefty debt. In fact, the average student loan for a four-year institution is $25,000, which can take up to 40 years to pay off and are not eligible for assistance from conventional services that assist with these matters, like most debt relief agencies. (more…)

Posted July 18, 2013 by

5 Sources for Paying Off Student Debt Once You Land an Entry Level Job

Once you have graduated from college, you may wondering how to pay off student debt once you land that entry level job.  The following post suggests five sources that may get you on the right track to becoming debt free.

Debt is everywhere. With the price of college rising, students and parents alike are forced to make hard choices about how to deal with effects of a college education. The price of college is not going down, and students everywhere are feeling the burden. Debt affects your personal finances, confidence and overall

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Posted December 15, 2011 by

Why the Shift to Global Work Is a Massive Opportunity for the U.S.

American companies will soon hire millions of designers, coders, writers, marketers, and other skilled people from all over the world, says Ross Dawson, co-author of the just-released book Getting Results From Crowds: The definitive guide to using crowd-sourcing to grow your business.

Ross Dawson“The shift to global work is not a problem for the U.S., it is a massive opportunity. The future of the economy depends on us embracing crowdsourcing. Companies must get good at creating value with crowds.” (more…)