Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stop Being a Slave to the Corporate World

Jackie Greene started selling as a hobby on eBay in 1999, selling items her children had outgrown. Her business, The Steinsburg Store, now focuses on collectibles and children’s items, and her profits have grown to cover her family’s monthly expenses.

I've heard that Jackie often mentors other sellers new to eBay and is an eBay Top Rated Seller who takes pride in her excellent customer service.

Jackie has managed to turn her eBay business into a source of income for her family.  You can too.  Anyone can start a part-time business for supplemental income that can eventually turn into a full-time occupation that allows you to live more of your life rather than being a slave to the corporate world.

Pay a visit to her store here.  You'll get plenty of ideas on how to succeed.  Plus, you might find an item or two you didn't know you wanted.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Meet the Apple App Ladies

What do Amanda Wixted (1), Cathy Edwards (2), Lisa Bettany (3), Monisha Perkash (4) and Prerna Gupta (5) all have in common?

They are women entrepreneurs who build apps for the Apple store. 
  1. Meteor Grove
  2. Chomp
  3. Camera+
  4. Lumoback
  5. Khush
Read the entire article here.

Illustration credit:  No. 5

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Don't Be a Wimp: Show Courage Under Fire

Four years ago I wrote and cross-posted here at Escape From Corporate America the article below for the American Express OPEN Forum.  Has much changed since then?  Not really.  Especially my last point:  Don't be a wimp.  Show courage under fire.

Read:  16 Ways to Dodge an Economic Crisis

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Brush Up on Business With a World Class Online Education

Lately, have you been thinking that perhaps you don't know everything there is to know about running a business?  Join the crowd.  We all feel that way from time to time.  But many of us, including me, do something about it.

Why not take a time out to pursue knowledge that will better equip you as you grow your business?  And I've got just the place.  Two Stanford computer science professors -- Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng -- are offering higher-level online education courses for FREE at Coursera. The beauty in this new education that you don't have to leave your home or office, you learn a whole lot and you don't spend a dime.

I'm already signed up for a course in January 2013.  Check it out for yourself.  You may find one or two courses you like as well.


Saturday, September 01, 2012

At the Helm of HER Own Company

Arminda "Mindy" Figueroa
After 25 years of experience in the corporate world, beginning with a marketing position at Anheuser-Busch, Arminda "Mindy" Figueroa (pictured) made her dream come true.

In 2007, she founded Latin2Latin Marketing+Communications, LLC, targeting the growing Latino market in the United States, and initially operating her new business out of her home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Learn more about what it took to get started and where she's headed next - here.