Monthly Archives: February 2011

Craigslist: A “Cesspool” of Crime?

The research company AIM Group has released a study linking 330 crimes—including 20 murders, 74 robberies, 31 assaults, and others –to the community ad site Craigslist.org. It also reports on a blog which tracks Craigslist crimes, called CraigsCrimeList.org. Craigslist CEO … Continue reading

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Canada’s Small-Biz Fund Takes a Hit

Canada offers a great program to small-business owners and entrepreneurs to help them get started: the Canada Small Business Financing program (CSBF), which encourages banks to make loans to small businesses by basically using the government as a co-signer. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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JobDeals How-To: Pick Pictures for your Profile

Pictures are worth a thousand words, and they’re also proven to attract customers. A profile without a picture just feels incomplete. But how do you decide what pictures to pick? First and foremost, JobDeals likes pictures that are a width … Continue reading

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U.S. Celebrates National Entrepreneur Week

Did you know that in America, this week is actually being celebrated as National Entrepreneur Week? The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education celebrates the week from February 19 to 26 this year, and the celebrations include an honor roll. Entrepreneurs can … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Personal Trainer Graham Carpio

“We don’t do cardio because it’s simply boring and it sucks.” – Graham Carpio Some people want to train for a marathon. Some want to lose ten or twenty pounds. Some just want to make sure they’re still alive and … Continue reading

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Locking the Job: Tip #2 – Find Your Customers!

You’ve signed up for Jobdeals and set up your profile. Your promo text is a masterpiece: well-written, focusing on your specialties and what makes you the person to choose for a job. You may be tempted to sit back, relax, … Continue reading

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Study: 40% of Youth will Start Own Business Ventures

Last week we talked about being entrepreneurs and how we came to start our own businesses. But a lot of us tend to think of small business owners as people who have already spent time in the work force, who … Continue reading

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Locking the Job: Tip #1 – Self-Promotion

Self-promotion has become a hundred times easier and a million times more difficult thanks to the advent of the Internet. Because it’s technically so much easier—and infinitely cheaper –than promotion was a mere three or four decades ago, getting real … Continue reading

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We Are All Entrepreneurs (And So Are You!)

Every individual who offers their services on Jobdeals has one thing in common: we are all entrepreneurs.  We have joined a vast community of people who have decided that the perks of operating our own businesses outweigh the risks or … Continue reading

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Everyone has a skill – make some money on Jobdeals.com!

Everyone, even my Aunt Deborah, has some service they can offer, right? For instance, Aunt Deborah can watch or walk your dog. But more relevantly perhaps, maybe you know someone who is a guitar teacher, can tutor math or french, … Continue reading

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