Articles on Career and Income

How Online Job Boards Can Actually Help A Job Search

There was a brief period, before the last recession, when my career-services clients actually found jobs on online job boards. They’d post resumes, and interview requests and job o

6 Tips for Running Your Business: Lessons From 2 Failed Restaurateurs

Is it possible that one of the reasons the restaurant business is so hard to succeed in, is because some new restaurant owners lack business sense? Possibly. In examining this angl

A Restaurant Where You Pay What You Can Afford For The Meal?

It sounds like something out a movie, but it’s actually right out of Denver, my home city. And this wonderful idea is not only incredibly innovative and generous, it’s also working

Who Cares if there's a Recession? I just started a business

Thinking about starting a little business on the side in the middle of a recession? Go ahead and try it! I am.

More Living a Life of Weisure - 15 Suggestions to Help You Keep the "L" In Your Leisure-Time

If living a life of weisure is not your cup of tea, then here are some suggestions that might help you to make the most of your free time.

Living a Life of Weisure?

Blurring the lines between our personal and professional lives has its pros and cons.

Getting Ahead At Work: Are You A Hammer Or A Swiss Army Knife?

Is it better to be great at one specific thing or just really good at a whole bunch of different things? While one might put you in a class all by yourself, the other can make you

How to Find Freelance Clients: Part Three

Applying for freelance work is an art form in itself – once you master the techniques, you'll be on your way to a thriving freelance business. Applying for work on job sites and co

Hey Boss, Please Don’t Bother Me, I’m Daydreaming

Long considered the sole provenance of the lazy and uninspired, the process of daydreaming may be more productive than we thought.

How to Find Freelance Clients: Part Two

Last time, "How to Find Freelance Clients: Part One" discussed some of the things you would need to do to prepare for freelancing. In Part Two of this article, we'll cover where t

How Your Small Business Can Survive the Recession

By most accounts, this is going to be a long recession, and we’re still on the downward slope. As a small business owner, you will be forced to make drastic moves to survive. As yo

How to Find Freelance Clients - Part One

Once you hang your “open for business” sign, the hard part begins! Finding clients to pay you for your products or services can be the most challenging aspect of starting and runni

Four Common Mistakes to Avoid in Running Your Small Business

You are the master of your domain. And as a small business owner, your domain is nothing to sneeze at. So let’s make it a little easier by learning from other people's mistakes.

10 Tips for Landing an Gig Online

Getting hired online is easier now than it ever was. If times are tight for you, you may find yourself looking for ways to make extra cash. The bad news is that everyone else is do

A Frugal Resource: The Community College

One of my favorite frugal resources is the community college. Even though I’ve taken several classes at my local college, I’ve barely tapped into the depth of resources available n

Having Fun at Work, Life, and Everything In-Between

Even though some of us may embrace the idea that one should not mix work and play, it turns out that having fun with your colleagues might have it’s share of benefits for our healt

Can't Get A Bank Loan? 8 Other Ways To Finance Your Business

Starting a business can easily become a money pit. So for those of you thinking about launching a new venture, what financing options do you have? Well, there's the possibility

Modern companies as specialized venture capital firms

In the old days, companies actually produced stuff. They invented it, designed it, made it, marketed it, and sold it. Although there are still some companies like that, they'r

Should I Take a Job That Pays Less Than Unemployment?

The statistics are in. While the unemployment rate was last counted at 8.5%, the underemployment rate (those who quit looking for work or have taken part-time jobs in lieu of a de

Buying Shiny New Things Without The Guilt

Saving beforehand without dipping into savings or paycheck takes the guilt out of buying process.