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August 17, 2011


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justin bieber shoes

I think that the opportunity to give a deeper view of what they think makes Longo’s special is what is most exciting to them about having Joel and me involved in the Longo’s Taste Ontario Ambassador program. (At least I hope that’s what it is.) Obviously from a pure social media perspective, it’s a great content marketing initiative too. (That’s my geeky hat talking).

Geri Stengel

Plan C is out there. It’s called peer support. A good network can help a lot.


quite simply, setting up alone isn't for the faint hearted. if you enjoy the thrills and spills that self-employment offers and can deal with the stress (heck, some people enjoy it!) then you will have a better chance of survival.


The thing no one mentions, though, is that you can really reduce the risk of failing! Most people seem to have the idea that they have to quit their day job, mortgage the house and just work really really hard to make their dream business come true, but that's simply a dangerous trap. My favorite way to make sure my business can fail without making me suffer is The Zig Zag Principle. Great stuff, just listened to this guy present this morning, and I LOVED IT. zigzagprinciple.com

General D.

Agreed! I went out on my own 15 years ago and never looked back. While I've had to roll with the changes on the web, from info-product marketing, to affiliate marketing it's been worth it. Lately I've found myself migrating to where the money has moved (big businesses) and I'm not earning with blogs in niches from insurance to education. If you're willing to adapt as you go along, then going out on your own may be perfect for you too. It sure beats working a 9-5 grind.

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