• 3 Simple Ways to Network Effectively on Social Media
    When you're at a networking event, does your heart start racing when it's time to introduce yourself to complete strangers? Don’t worry, you're not alone. Thankfully, there's a neat little networking tool called social media that enables you to, literally, make connections from the comfort of your own home. So, leave on those pajamas, don't bother brushing your hair, and simply turn on your computer ... it's time to schmooze, people!
  • 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Stay the Course
    Growing a business takes time and patience. Don't be tempted to make rash decisions that may be detrimental in the long run.
  • Why We're Seeing So Many Entrepreneurs Aged 40+

    Would it surprise you to learn that there are twice as many entrepreneurs over the age of 50 as there are under 25? In a recent post on HBR blog network, Whitney Johnson explains why we're seeing more small business owners aged 40 and above.

  • Could You Own the Cowboys?
    Fancy yourself a future NFL owner? If your bank account is bursting and your timing is right, you just might be able to crack the close quarters of the ownership fraternity. How much cash are we talking? Based on’s list of team values, a billion should get you in the ballpark.
  • 10 Organizational Tips for Professionals From Donna Smallin Kuper of
    A big part of being productive in work and life is staying organized. PayScale turned to professional organizer, Donna Smallin Kuper of, for some tips on how professionals can stay on top of things, whether they commute to an office or work at home.
  • Cool Jobs on TV: Randy to the Rescue
    A woman's wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of her life but the months leading up to that day can be the most stressful. Picking a date, sending out invitations, booking the venue, hiring a caterer; you could have a full-time staff and not get it all done. Then, there's the biggest decision of them all, choosing the right wedding dress.
  • 5 Lessons We Can Learn From Jack and Jasinda Wilder
    Desperate circumstances demanded that Jack and Jasinda Wilder find a way to make money to save the home they shared with their five children. Sometimes creativity and the will to attempt the impossible do pay off. We can all learn from their ingenuity.
  • Ed Hardy Says a Bad Celebrity Endorsement Cost Him His Business
    Branding and brand reputation is a huge part of any business, but it's even more important when your name is the brand. Take tattoo artist Ed Hardy, who in 2003 agreed to license a few of his designs to a t-shirt manufacturer. He had never thought of going into the fashion business, but the opportunity arose, so he thought, why not try it?
  • Will More Female Breadwinners Mean More Female Entrepreneurs?

    A recent Pew Center analysis found that 40 percent of households with children under the age of 18 have a female breadwinner, either as the sole salary earner or as the partner who earned more. Elaine Pofeldt of argues that this could create a boom in female entrepreneurship.

  • Tabatha Takes Over: YouTube is My Trainer
    In last week's episode of Tabatha Takes Over, Tabatha met a business owner who couldn't understand why her Hollywood nail salon was failing. Customers came in but they never came back. Why?
  • Public Speaking for Organizational Success: Your Pathway to Leadership
    When it comes to the top skills that are valuable for any career, the ability to deliver your message through public speaking tops the list. Communication in all its forms can be a deal breaker in almost every career. In today’s connected business world, having the skills to communicate in both the written and spoken word are paramount to success. Consider that many companies pay big bucks to hire a motivational speaker to come in for just one day. If you can harness this skill, there’s no limit to your career growth.
  • 3 Practical Tips for Working Moms, From the Quora Question of the Week
    Going back to work after having a child is a difficult decision to make, especially when it entails leaving your children at home to be cared for by someone else. In a perfect world, everyone would work together to prepare meals, clean the house, and stay on schedule, and working women would find that blissful work-life balance. For most, though, this isn't the reality. Regardless of whether you work inside or outside the home, being a working mother is difficult. It's inevitable that priorities, finances, and sleep schedules will shift when we juggle work and children. We turned to the Quora community to see what practical tips its members have to share with other working moms.
  • The Big Brain Theory: Looking for America's Next Great Mind
    There are TV competition shows that look for the next great dancer, baker, pop star and fashion designer. But the folks at Discovery Channel wanted to set their sights a little higher. They're looking for America's next great mind in the field of science, technology, engineering or math.
  • 4 Tips from Teen Moguls that the Rest of Us Could Learn From

    Gen Y is often unfairly characterized as a generation of lazy and spoiled young people who expect all things, including success, to be handed to them. However, as recently explored in PayScale’s Gen Y data, 15% of management positions are currently being filled by the Gen Y age group, with the average salary of $39,700 being earned. Additionally, Millennials have been inventing and becoming overnight millionaires almost regularly. Is it possible that we could learn more about business and success from this generation?

  • 5 TED Talks on Women and Leadership
    Powerful women have been in the news a lot recently, helping companies large and small reach their full potential, making tough decisions, and refusing to let gender bias get in the way of their goals. For women who are just beginning their careers, it helps to see female leaders paving the path and breaking through the "glass ceiling" once and for all. Here are five TED Talks from women who are true examples of what can be accomplished with a bit of tenacity and ability.
  • What's Trending on Twitter? - Interviewing, Health Datapalooza, and Lululemon
    In this week's Twitter trending recap, we will discover a new method candidates can use during interviews to land their dream jobs, check in to one of the biggest health and medical conventions to see how one woman entrepreneur is paving a new path for other females in her industry, and discuss how Lululemon's pants recall cost them mega-millions and left them feeling a bit ... exposed. Find out how these three trending topics touch on issues that can help improve your everyday work experience.
  • 3 Reasons Women Don't Start Businesses (Even When They Should)

    Last year, seven women started businesses for every ten men who did the same. So why, then, does the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report say that there's a "big confidence gap" between male and female entrepreneurs?

  • 3 Life Lessons Learned Watching
    "Shark Tank" is that awesome reality television show on ABC in which entrepreneurs seeking investment in their small companies present themselves to potential investors. It's called "Shark Tank" for a reason.
  • 3 Tips from Entrepreneurs on Becoming

    Sometimes, we're our own worst enemies when it comes to career development. We lack the confidence to make big leaps, or we second-guess ourselves until opportunity stops knocking. A recent LearnVest article asked several prominent entrepreneurs to share their advice on beating fear and becoming a success.

  • Crowd Rules: Dealing with Debt
    According to Crowd Rules host Pat Kiernan, there are times when debt is good for business. That's kind of hard to believe. The only time debt may be a good thing is when it gets you a slot on Crowd Rules and a chance to win $50,000. Let's meet this week's business owners:

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »