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Ken Sundheim

At age 25, Ken Sundheim started KAS Placement Recruitment and Staffing from a studio apartment in New York. With no industry experience nor contacts, Ken learned the staffing business out of a book. KAS Placement now has two offices and is currently nominated as America's Most Promising Companies in 2012 by Forbes Magazine. Ken has previously contributed to NYTimes.com, WSJ.com, USAToday.com, Forbes and many more. You can read more at kensundheim.com.

When Getting Fired Is The Best Thing That Can Happen To You

April 12, 2012 5:50 pm Published by 24 Comments

I don’t believe most businesses are planned. At least, KAS Placement (my business) wasn’t.

There were certain seeds that were planted almost unbeknownst to me at the time, but hindsight shows that they were truly crucial to my career, the careers of the employees at KAS, and those of our job seekers and our clients.

During college I took an … Read the rest of this entry »

Does Formal Education Matter When Opening A Business?

March 14, 2012 5:54 pm Published by 37 Comments

Entrepreneurship is taught in nearly every business program at university, but does your education or your college major really factor into success when going out on your own as an entrepreneur?

If so, what types of education are beneficial to entrepreneurial success and what types are worth a second look?

To best answer this question, we must look further into … Read the rest of this entry »

8 Must Have Attitudes For The Entrepreneur Who Tackles A Downturn Economy

February 20, 2012 9:39 pm Published by 23 Comments

When I first started my recruitment company in 2005, companies were still paying top level (and sometimes mid-level) sales professionals (discipline I started with) $100,000 a year and up. For me, this meant that even though in my ramp-up period my business volume was low (not many customers), my revenue wasn’t, as there is somewhat of a direct relationship between … Read the rest of this entry »

7 Signs You Are Not Ready To Quit Your Job And Become An Entrepreneur

December 5, 2011 9:00 am Published by 15 Comments

We associate the term “entrepreneur” with those brave enough to go out on their own, not conform to traditional corporate standards, and who come out alive to talk about it.

Traditional corporate standards has many employees unhappy with their current supervisor, pay or some other facet of their job. Seemingly, there is a direct relationship among how dissatisfied someone is … Read the rest of this entry »

How I Find And Hire A-Grade Employees

September 25, 2011 11:50 am Published by 11 Comments

Although this is not the most original topic to write on, it is one of the most mistake-ridden topics on entrepreneurship writing. I’ve seen many without the right qualifications attempt to give advice.

Recruiting for an entrepreneur is exceedingly tough, as entrepreneurs don’t think like job seekers. Where entrepreneurs find excitement, job seekers find something overwhelming and scary. When … Read the rest of this entry »

What Is B2B And Why Choose This Business Model For Your Startup?

September 13, 2011 11:08 pm Published by 11 Comments

Last week, in part one of the B2B versus B2C series, I explained there are several reasons as to why entrepreneurs should venture into “B2B” (“Business to Business”) service based companies as opposed to any form of “B2C” (“Business to Consumer”) company, “B2B” product-oriented company or strictly a web-based B2B firm. I outlined the disadvantages and advantages for the first-time … Read the rest of this entry »

Which Is The Best Business Model For Your Startup – B2B Or B2C?

September 8, 2011 11:50 pm Published by 10 Comments

Choosing the right business to start is something that nobody can tell you except yourself. Seeking the advice of others is simply confusing and is a waste of time. Ask ten business owners what they think as to which business to start and you’ll probably end up with fifteen different ideas because answering the Golden Question of Entrepreneurship often proves … Read the rest of this entry »

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Business

June 9, 2011 11:00 pm Published by 18 Comments

A common mistake that young entrepreneurs make is unwittingly starting highly cyclical and highly risky businesses, when it hasn’t been all that long since the Great Recession in the U.S. was declared over by the National Bureau of Economic Research in June 2009.

These cyclical, risky businesses operate on the premise that we are going to experience an economic boom … Read the rest of this entry »

What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Accountability And Leadership

May 12, 2011 7:38 pm Published by 16 Comments

Growing up, I could be described as very sensitive and at times even shy and introverted. I always thought that leaders were very loud, extroverted, had great senses of humor and that they had to be very arrogant.

I have come to know there is no direct correlation between arrogance or likability and leadership. There will always be those … Read the rest of this entry »

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