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Thinking in Opposites for Social Innovation

March 20, 2018

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Photo used with permission Thinking in opposites for social innovation was the theme of this years’ Elevating Impact Summit 2018 presented by Impact Entrepreneurs, an initiative of Portland State University’s School of Business.  Now an annual event, the conference highlights new approaches to solving social, environmental and economic issues  across sectors.  The 2018 Summit challenged […]

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Three Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Business

February 6, 2018

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As you dive deeper into your job search, you may consider going out on your own. You are not alone. It is expected that within the next decade more than 50% of U.S. workers will be freelancers or self-employed. You may be ready to join this army of freelancers, but before taking the leap, there […]

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Gig Economy Rising

August 28, 2017

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The convergence of two global work trends suggests a real challenge to the traditional mind-set of professionals. The 2016 global survey report, by Deloitte Consulting, entitled The Gig Economy: Distraction or Disruption says it in one compelling quote on page 1; “Almost half of the executives surveyed (42 percent) expect to increase or significantly increase […]

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Seven Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

August 8, 2017

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For those of you who are considering the entrepreneurial route, it is important to consider various factors before making a decision. There are a number of traits that successful entrepreneurs share in common. Do a thorough self-assessment either on your own or with the assistance of a career practitioner to determine if you have what […]

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Packaging Your Talent: Consultant vs. Contractor vs. Employee

May 30, 2017

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The Gig Economy is simultaneously destroying and creating work opportunities for workers at all levels and in all occupations. Consequently, workers of all kinds must be aware of the “packaging options” for taking their talent to market as an employee, contractor or consultant. They must consider not just the skill and experience requirement but also […]

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What is Social Entrepreneurism?

July 8, 2014

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Career counseling clients looking to work for a values/community-based organization and earn a decent living are often stumped. They think they must choose between a non-profit whose mission they believe in and not make any money, or sell out their values to earn a better wage. When I’ve asked folks over the past few months […]

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Seven Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

April 21, 2014

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For those of you who are considering the entrepreneurial route, it is important to consider various factors before making a decision. There are a number of traits that successful entrepreneurs share in common. Do a thorough self-assessment either on your own or with the assistance of a career practitioner to determine if you have what […]

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New Career Trend: A Portfolio Career

August 7, 2013

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Just when you had this whole career thing figured out, there is an emerging trend in the world of work, a Portfolio Career.  In case you are wondering what this is, according to Dictionary.com, a Portfolio Career is “A tapestry of a variety of eclectic employment experiences; employment in a series of short-contract or part-time […]

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