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25 Ways to Ask for a Referral Without Looking Desperate

Make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for your clients to let people know that you do good work

Everyone agrees: referrals are the most effective, and cost-effective, way to generate new business, yet asking for referrals can feel awkward. You really could use some more clients but you don’t want to come across as desperate or pushy.Over the past year, ...

by John Rampton  | April 13, 2017 08:00:00
Startup Tips

9 networking blunders that ruin your reputation

Don't contribute to the bad rap that networking gets.

I’ve been called the "queen of networking" for longer than I can remember. At one point, I felt like this was, perhaps, an insult, since so many people think networking is a bad word. But I later realized that’s simply because too many ...

by Darrah Brustein  | March 20, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to find your dream job

Effective job search and generating employer interest requires careful thought, research, and strategy.

Job seekers can spend a lot of time trolling job sites and sending résumés en masse without culling much of an employer response, let alone landing an interview. Employers still receive between 102 and 137 applications per job from both social-media networks ...

by Carolyn Sun  | March 06, 2016 03:00:00