Pamela Slim

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Pamela Slim is an award-winning speaker, small business coach and leader of the Small Business Learning Lab, a global think tank and small business incubator based in her hometown of Mesa, Arizona. A former Director of Training and Development at Barclays Global Investors, Pam spent the first decade of her business career as a consultant to large companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems. In the last 12 years, she has helped thousands of people start successful businesses. Her first book, "Escape from Cubicle Nation," written for corporate employees who want to become entrepreneurs, won Best Small Business and Entrepreneur Book of 2009 from 800 CEO Read. Her most recent book, "Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together," gives a fresh perspective on the skills required to thrive in the new world of work.
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Sharpening Your Strategic Focus: How to Take Your Startup to the Next Level

According to a national survey of small business owners from Constant Contact, the majority of entrepreneurs and small business owners (63 percent) only plan strategically a year or less in advance. How many opportunities are missed because you are focused on the short-term all the time? Every business owner knows how important it is to...
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5 Tips For Living the Double Life: Employee and Entrepreneur

[525 words | 2 minute read] You might love working as an employee, but is your position stable? It's almost impossible to have guaranteed stability in the workplace, which is why I always suggest finding another form of career insurance –– aka your "side hustle." This is a gig that you dedicate time to away from work,...