Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Learn From the Best: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit 2012 [VIDEOS]


Learn From the Best: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit 2012

If you missed the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit 2012 this year, watch the highlights and learn from the best how to present your business and go after what you need for its development.

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Watch videos below:

Learn more at the BE Events website.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Entrepreneur Freedom: How To Manage Your Free Time Wisely and Successfully

 Entrepreneur Freedom: How To Manage Your Free Time Wisely and Successfully

Susan Strayer for Young Entrepreneur Council has some great information for those of us who need to manage their entrepreneur freedom. Don't take this advice lightly. To be successful at any business, even the free time you gain, needs to be used wisely for your business.

Read more to find out why and hear her story:

This isn’t my first entrepreneurial rodeo. I started my first business in the early 2000s, before I was lured back into corporate America and all its fancy resources, stability and brand names. But after five years of the so-called stability, I was ready for that freedom again—freedom to tweet, to travel and ideate. Freedom to speak as I saw fit, to work where I wanted and to manage my own time. That’s just not possible in corporate America.

I get it—there are brands and images to protect, a voice to maintain. But I’m from Philadelphia, and we’re just not quiet people.

Unfortunately, another run at entrepreneurship came with an unexpected freedom—freedom from focus. All this newfound freedom meant zero accountability to anyone but myself. Before I knew it, I was spending more time tweeting than consulting, more time having coffee than getting new business. As an entrepreneur, freedom must be managed properly and use it for true business productivity. Here are four key ways to do just that:
  1. Avoid the downtime spiral. No more commute. No more required 9 to 5. No more endless executive approval meetings. It’s amazing how your calendar opens up! But it’s also easy to fill because initially, you have the perception of having more downtime (at least until you really get the business cooking). All of that flexibility means you can visit Mom and Dad during the week, or extend that weekend by an extra day. But it also means you quickly turn well-deserved downtime into wasted time. Instead, schedule your downtime in a way that works for you...
  2. Use travel time wisely. Now that I’m not chained to a desk in a building on the other side of town, it’s easy for me to go anywhere for lunch or a meeting. Because of that, I often found myself spending more time in the car or on the subway than I did when I had a long commute to my corporate gig. I always offered to go to the person directly instead of meeting somewhere in between. Though there are cases where it’s appropriate and imperative to make that sacrifice, don’t always be the one to travel to an appointment...
  3. Be social with a purpose. As an entrepreneur, you can now use that limitless voice as loud and as often as you want. But it’s so easy to get sucked into a long Facebook conversation with a fellow entrepreneur, or join every live Twitter chat your industry has to offer. Stop. Instead, be purposeful with your time on social media...
  4. Be free from being an entrepreneur. While entrepreneurs are famous for living and breathing their businesses 24/7, there’s real value in stepping away, even if only briefly. I found that stepping away into something completely different is the best way to refocus.... Source
Susan Strayer gave some great information on managing your entrepreneur time. We can all use this knowledge to better our lives surrounding our business life.

To get focused again on what's important, if you do not have a business plan or need to create a new one for your new or existing business, you can get it done HERE at IWRITE. 

IWRITE professionals can help you turn your business ideas and goals into a winning and professional business plan.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Get College Student Resume Writing Tips

Get College Student Resume Writing Tips 

Here are some great tips for college students who need help with their resumes:
Take inventory of your experiences prior to taking on the challenging task of crafting the precise language to compose your resume descriptions.

The most effective resumes are targeted towards a specific job or set of jobs highlighting the candidate's most relevant skills and experiences.

Paint a dynamic picture of yourself as you write descriptions of your experiences. Focus on the most active components of your role.

Start your descriptions with the most responsible and impressive elements of your experience. Your resume should include mostly the highlights of your individual experiences so feel free to leave out the mundane aspects!

Employers look for candidates who can generate positive results for their organization and add value. Review each of your experiences and try to portray any mini successes or accomplishments which you achieved in your role.

Those are just a few tips that should be able to get you on your way to a great resume. Along with those tips, you can also get a professional resume and a cover letter done in minutes for only $20 each!

If you need a resume done ASAP, Contact an IWRITE professional today!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Access Capital Sources for your New Business

Access Capital Sources for your New Business

The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act is helping those with startups a way to get funds from fresh capital sources:

Right now, all sorts of nonprofit causes and entertainment projects can receive cash donations from ordinary people through crowdfunding websites such as,, and But because of securities laws intended to prevent fraud, for-profit businesses aren’t legally allowed to raise funds from large numbers of donors to finance their ventures without first registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission or complying with restrictive SEC regulations.

That’s soon to change with the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act, designed to help startups tap sources of capital other than bank loans, venture capitalists, and angel funds. “Given the dire need for investments in startup and high-growth companies, lawmakers have been pushing to allow individuals to make $1,000 to $10,000 contributions in new or existing companies,” says Thomas “Danny” Boston, member of the Black Enterprise Board of Economists.
 The practice of crowdfunding appears to provide a reasonable way around this barrier, Boston says. However, he warns, it also could be easily abused since any would-be entrepreneurs could use crowdfunding for fraudulent undertakings.  Congress is still fiddling with the details, in part to make sure investors are well-protected. But Boston believes “to be successful, crowdfunding would need extensive transparency and regulatory controls to avoid abuse.”
 The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act, which has bipartisan support, was approved by the House of Representatives last fall with the intent of making it less arduous, less expensive, and a lot quicker to raise seed funds and grow businesses. Startups could use crowdfunding without having to register first with the SEC to raise up to $2 million from an unlimited number of individuals who can invest up to $10,000 each. Current securities laws allow only accredited investors (such as someone with a $1 million net worth) to buy a financial stake in a business, with few exceptions. Entrepreneurs could use crowdfunding websites to post information about their businesses and offer perks such as T-shirts in exchange for financial donations. Source
While the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act is planning to make way for funding for some deserving new businesses, new startup owners need to make sure they have a  professional business plan to present to these companies.

IWRITE can help you produce a business plan superior to the competition and in less time expected. 

Contact an IWRITE professional today to get your business plan prepared for presenting to banks, venture capitalists, etc.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Best Buy Jobs Cuts Only Mean Better Opportunities for Job Seekers

Best Buy Job Cuts 2012

We are always concerned with the job cut announcements we hear about. It seems like jobs are being cut by some of the biggest corporations in the world every month and some people are very concerned. Well, its no secret that our economy is still suffering and people are still looking for jobs with the rising unemployment rates.

Recent news tells us that Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. is laying off 600 staffers in its Geek Squad technical support division and 1,800 other store workers.

Fortunately for us, we can take reality for what it is and put our hopes and prayers into a better future without getting wrapped up in the slumped economy. There is hope and job cuts only mean there will be better opportunities coming to replace them.

If you have recently been laid off your job, you might want to update your resume. You can get the quickest and most professional resume done for you with IWRITE professionals at your service.

Try out their services today and get back in the job seeking market with a winning resume.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Healthcare Industry Accounts For Nearly Half of America's New Jobs

Healthcare Industry Accounts For Nearly Half of America's New Jobs

The Business Insider reports:

The economy added a net 69K new jobs in May, according to this morning's Non-Farm Payrolls report.
And nearly half can be attributed to one industry: Healthcare.

Over 30K new jobs were created in this industry.

What's more, as you can see in the chart below (which measures the monthly change in the industry), there hasn't been a single negative month in this industry all through the recession and recovery. Source

The growth of this industry is proving to be stellar for the long term professional.

This bit of valuable news reminds us that getting our resumes renewed and updated is very important, especially if you are seeking to plug into the healthcare industry. 

An IWRITE professional can help you with your resume and get you on your way to landing a promising position with a healthcare provider and institution.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Start Ups Will Fund Your College Education for FREE

Start Ups Will Fund Your College Education for FREE

How can anyone pass this up? Here's a company who has connections with start up businesses that want to pay you to go to college!  This is an awesome opportunity and they can't get it off the ground and successful if people don't come in and ask for the FREE assistance.
The founders of tech start-ups behind this revolutionary idea say they have already had success with their models, but they say there needs to be more momentum if their idea is to succeed.

"The 99% should be protesting college campuses," says Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford University artificial intelligence professor, who recently co-founded Udacity, a technology start-up dedicated to providing higher education at a very low cost.

With the average cost to attend a private university on the rise, more and more people, who have the intellectual capacity to excel at that level, are unable to afford it.

Thrun is helping to lead a new surge of Silicon Valley start-ups with the quest to "democratize education" or make advanced education available to all people. 
Will you take advantage of a free education and work in the tech field? It may also be time to get that resume updated for your new or advanced degree objectives. Get resume help here.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The First Step to a Successful Business: Writing a Business Plan Says Amazon Founder

 The First Step to a Successful Business: Writing a Business Plan

The advice below comes from the Founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.

Jeff Bezos is an American entrepreneur who played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and chief executive officer of, Inc., an online merchant of books and later of a wide variety of products. Under his guidance, became the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and the model for Internet sales. -Wikipedia

"So, you want to start a company...Well, the first thing you do is you should write a business plan, and so I did that. I wrote about a 30-page business plan. I wrote a first draft.."

"You know the business plan won't survive its first encounters with reality. It will always be different. The reality will never be the plan, but the discipline of writing the plan forces you to think through some of the issues and to get sort of mentally comfortable in the space. Then you start to understand, if you push on this knob this will move over here and so on. So, that's the first step." -Source

Now is the time to get your business plan started. If you don't have a business plan, you will never really know exactly what you want to do; where you want to go and ultimately what your goals are for the future. A business plan can open many doors for you as well as make your business goals visually clear.

We are in the business of helping businesses start off right and get them going in the right direction.

IWRITE does business plans at an affordable rate. If you need help getting your thoughts and ideas on paper and need our expertise in writing a business plan for you, contact us now for a free consultation HERE.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Who Made The Best Startups List in 2011?

Best Startups in 2011

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Let's get inspired and ready to conquer the world with our startup business ideas. If you need to be motivated with seeing others make it happen and in a big way, check out the list of the 20 Best Startups in 2011. 

The Business Insider had the list of the best of 2011 below:

Simple (formerly called BankSimple)  wants to merge all accounts into one and do away with fees by splitting the net interest between all of the banks involved. It's partnering with Visa to create one, ultimate credit card that connects to all of its partner banks and 40,000 fee-free ATMs
Lytro is the first light field camera that allows you to "shoot now and focus later." Here's how it works: 1) Take a picture 2) Upload it 3) Click on a blurry section that you'd like to highlight 4) Watch the image instantly shift focus from 2D to 3D.

Betterworks is an employee rewards network for small businesses. Instead of having to scout out great deals for employees, small businesses and startups can use BetterWorks to offer their staff deals at local gyms, restaurants and more.

Zaarly is a local marketplace for real-time requests. Need chips at your party in five minutes? Find a neighbor on Zaarly who will do it now. Think Craigslist meets Twitter. is a way to listen to music online with groups of people. Users can join chat rooms and battle to become a DJ in a socially-integrated experience.
Oink is a recommendation app that lets you rate items at the venues you visit, like hamburgers and coffees.
General Assembly is a school for entrepreneurs with courses taught by the community and cheap desks to rent office space.

In order to compete with these few startups, you will need a business plan and portfolio done professionally.

Read about the others that are already successful and growing as we speak HERE


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