The SAT Gets Another Makeover, Returns to 1600-Point Scale. In an effort to be more relevant to today's students, the SATs -- the bane of many a high school junior and senior's existence -- is getting a makeover.
Again. In Austin, Texas, this week, College Board CEO and President David Coleman announced significant changes to the venerable standardized test, which will go into effect in 2016. Reversing several of the updates made to the college admissions exam in 2005, the test will return to the 1600 scale from the current 2400, and the essay portion is now optional.
Test takers will also no longer be penalized for choosing a wrong answer, and SAT vocabulary words will be revamped in favor of ones that are a bit less "obscure. " The test will be available in digital form and run exactly three hours, down from three hours and 45 minutes. Related: Oklahoma Makes Personal Finance Mandatory for High School Students. What It Takes To Become An Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurial Skills - Career Development from MindTool. The Skills You Need to Build a Great Business © iStockphotoboboling What skills do you need as an entrepreneur?
What makes someone a successful entrepreneur? It certainly helps to have strong technology skills or expertise in a key area, but these are not defining characteristics of entrepreneurship. Instead, the key qualities are traits such as creativity, the ability to keep going in the face of hardship, and the social skills needed to build great teams.
Why You Should Start Your Own Business Today. John was 53 when the bad news hit: His department was being moved offshore.
Since joining the company eight years earlier, he had worked his way up to a solid position in middle management with a decent salary and great benefits. Now, he was out of a job. Having spent his entire adult life in corporate positions, he knew he could go job hunting. But this was the fifth time he’d had a “secure” position shot out from under him, whether through downsizing, restructuring or other reorganization. With a wife and two teenagers to clothe and feed, he was no longerwilling to trust his future to this game of corporate roulette.
The Great Migration Across the country and around the world, legions of people are abandoning their dependence on big business and seeking independence through their own enterprises. How to Tell if You Would Be a Bad Entrepreneur. How To Become An Entrepreneur In 12 Weeks: A Case Study. How to Become an Authority Online in 8 Simple Steps (Video) Is it just me or do you also notice a lot of average branding and marketing strategies in the online space? Guess what? Being average isn’t going to cut it if you want to be great. Recent Articles From Lewis Howes So many entrepreneurs and business owners are striving for elite status, but just don’t have the authority to make it happen. And the best way to set yourself up to win with your business is by becoming the authority in your industry. What does that mean? Most of the top authorities get more leads, consistent clients, have higher rates, endless demand, along with countless opportunities knocking at their doorstep.
If you want to get there, then here are the eight key things you can do right now to become an authority online: Here is the breakdown for the 8 keys to becoming an authority in your industry online: 1. The fakers will always be sniffed out so make sure you know your stuff like the back of your hand. 2. 3. 4. Boring content sucks, and no one wants to read or share it. 5. 6. So You Want to Be Your Own Boss... - Starting a Business. If you want to start a business but don't know where to start, don't worry--you are not alone.
In fact, given the new economic reality of our time, more people than ever before have found the "job" they thought was waiting for them doesn't exist. Others have come to the conclusion that they would rather create work they love, constructed to fit with their own life goals. How to Become Your Own Boss. Dream products' David Lekach (left) and Vincent Porpiglia rest easy.
Vincent Porpiglia is no stranger to sleepless nights. After graduating from college during a recession with few job prospects, he was tossing and turning one night when he came up with the idea for Dream Water, a natural liquid remedy for insomnia that he eventually developed and perfected. With partner David Lekach, a former investment banker and fellow insomniac, Porpiglia launched Dream Products in 2009 and began selling Dream Water in Duane Reade drugstores across New York City. Today, Dream Water is sold in 15,000 stores nationwide, including Walmart and Walgreens. While the private company doesn't release its revenue figures, Dream Products is on track for 350 percent growth over 2010 revenue, which was in the low seven figures. Dream Water Getting there wasn't easy. Like Porpiglia and Lekach, scores of people dream of leaving behind the limitations of the corporate world to become entrepreneurs. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. How to Become an Entrepreneur: 6 Steps (with Pictures.
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