If the boss babe in your life is anything like me, we can afford to buy whatever we want, whenever we want. This makes us independent, self-sufficient and extremely difficult to shop for. I prefer utilitarian gifts ... or anything pink and sparkly (once a pageant girl, always a pageant girl) but seldom make time to buy items that can make my busy life easier. Here’s a list of products that I find useful yet wouldn’t think to buy for myself.
I started on my entrepreneurial path while working full-time in a law firm. I was making a good salary, had a corner office and enjoyed the work. My future co-founder (unbeknownst to me at the time), Dannielle Cole called me one day to catch up, as friends do, and from there the idea of alcohol-infused cupcake company was born, Sin City Cupcakes. We started the company with no business plan and a lot of enthusiasm.
The great debate between college or no college wages on. As an entrepreneur and advocate for higher education, let me assure you that the tactics used for success in college are similar to what you need in the business world. And you get to practice them first in college! Here are four of them:One of the most valuable things I did during my undergrad and post graduate education was attend office hours. Professors will post their office hours in the syllabus at the beginning of the semester.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".