Ivanka Trump Blog: 3 Steps to Building Your Personal Brand

January 11, 2016

Your brand statement not only says what you do, it also says what you’re passionate about. For example, I’m passionate about pop culture—everything I’ve done in my career comes from that passion. By saying that, I don’t limit myself to doing one thing (running a marketing company). Instead, I’m able to translate my passion into many seemingly unrelated things, like writing my best-selling young adult …

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The Art of the Email

December 9, 2015

As a CEO, I will always have a full inbox! Consequently, I’ve become well acquainted with the practice. I’ve discovered what works and what doesn’t. I’m sure you find yourself emailing people for advice, mentoring, a job. It’s so easy to overlook small, but important, things when writing an email. Did you include a signature? Is your address professional? Did you rely too much on …

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How To Make Your Dreams Reality

October 21, 2015

A few years ago, I took a class on visions to strategy (yes, even seasoned CEOs still need help!). It reminded me that we all have tons of great ideas, but it’s not that easy to make our dreams reality. So how can you take the journey from dream to reality? It’s as easy as five simple steps. 1. Know your vision. You must always …

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How To Build The Ultimate Support Network

October 2, 2015

1. Join local social clubs. It’s important to build your personal network, and joining social clubs is a great way. Not only will you be exposed to great events, you’ll also meet potential clients, employees, and friends. Check out clubs like the Union League for “Young Friends” memberships, as well as the Young Friends clubs at your local museums, orchestra, and ballet. 2. Join associations. …

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The Impossible Trifecta

July 27, 2015

As an entrepreneur, it is easy to believe that the sky is the limit. After all, we start and develop businesses based on the idealistic belief that we can actually create change in the world. That belief drives us to focus on what we can do with our skills, resources, and ideas. But, after almost two decades as founder and CEO of my own business, …

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Girl of the Moment: Megan Grassell

July 17, 2015

“It’s about being you, and being really happy about who you are.” Megan Grassell is our current GOTM! At seventeen she started her own business, Yellowberry, a comfortable bra company for young, growing girls. Megan’s business began during a frustrating shopping experience with her thirteen year old sister. Upon finding only push up lingerie and cheetah prints she noted the absence of youthful and dependable …

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The Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur

May 20, 2015

I’ve written several columns on what it takes to establish a successful business. But more important than the business is the entrepreneur who establishes it. So what are those must-have qualities of successful entrepreneurs? Read on. 1. Have vision. Most of the successful entrepreneurs I know have an amazing ability to see through the noise; they have great vision. Ideas are great, but what’s the process …

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The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

March 10, 2015

I’ve been an entrepreneur for more than half my life. At sixteen, I founded Buzz Marketing Group, the youth marketing and influencer agency I still run today. It’s been a long road to get to where I am now, but I’ve loved every minute of this journey. Back in 1996, it was rare to be a teen entrepreneur. Now at thirty-four, I feel old! But …

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How To Land Your Dream Internship

February 8, 2015

Summer’s quickly approaching, which means it’s time to be on the lookout for an internship. In any economy, competition is tough, but that’s even more the case right now. So what can you do to ensure you’re the candidate businesses want at the end of the day? Follow these tips. Write a cover letter. I know this seems like common sense, but you wouldn’t believe …

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The Charity You Should Know

October 13, 2014

Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH) is undeniably my favorite charity. For more than sixty years they have cared for orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean. NPH provides a loving and protective home for children who have been abused and shunned. They have homes in Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Peru, and Bolivia. When I traveled to Guatemala, I …

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