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According to the Kauffman foundation, a small-business research and education group, higher percentage of Americans started their own businesses each month in 2008 than they did in 2007. Anthony Siu from San Jose State University took a few minutes of his busy schedule to give some advice and share his experience.

What is MyTuti LLC? “MyTuti is a website for college students to get in touch with other classmates to buy or sell textbooks in their local campus with no charges or fees. MyTuti’s mission is to help college students save money by making textbooks more affordable.” Said Architect Anthony Siu, Information Systems major, of MyTuti LLC. There is a lot of different ways to starting a business Siu said, “We started by researching what it would take to create a website and to start a new business. It felt very overwhelming when you first start because there are a lot of details that you need to pay attention to, including the safety and security of your end-users and the liability that comes with running a business. Fortunately, the Internet is your friend and there are a lot of helpful websites that will give you good tutorials on any subject you need to research. It took us a little over two months from the inception of the idea to actually publishing the website.” Some resources Siu used to start the company, “We used the Internet as the resource for all our needs including looking up code samples, browsing forums for debugging issues, and researching how to start a limited liability company. We have been up and running about 2 ½ months now. Some of the advertising and promotions MyTuti has are the use of social media, volunteers passing out flyers at local colleges and universities.”

How does someone start their own business without getting into debt?? Siu advised, “To start a business, I would suggest a person to save rather than to get into debt. However, there are alternative options. You can start out with a good idea that will fit a need, create a business plan for it and try to get seed money from potential investors by promoting your plan to the right audience.

Starting a new online business is become the next biggest move, the biggest challenges Siu has faced in this position are, “Promoting the website. We have been somewhat successful in the Bay Area because we have friends who help spread the word. However, promoting a larger audience across the nation is somewhat difficult.” Siu’s advice to others wanting to start their own business is, “Start with a good idea and draft an actionable business plan. Have partners you can trust and get along with. Do your research and pay attention to all the fine details. Pursue your dreams.” Many people often doubt the talk of a new business because of the way the economy now. Many people doubt the idea of starting a new business Siu said, “Some people dissuaded us from starting the business because they didn’t think it would be profitable. Even if it turns out not to be profitable, the knowledge and experience obtained from this venture has been invaluable to us. We all have doubts and insecurities on our own capabilities. It is important that you keep motivated on your goal and you will find a way to make things happen.”

Take a pause and reflect on the advice from this student, that is a successful entrepreneur. Who has conquered the fields of technology, education, retail, real estate and more. Check daily for more interviews to help you with your start up!

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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie


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Students taking care of business!

The army of self-employed people is on the rise, although the economy is in a recession. Some students from San Jose State University that have started their own business, took a few minutes of their busy schedule to give some advice and share their experience.

Danny Dihn, business administration major, Chief of Business Development of Infinite Winds, “Imagine a place where fashion and culture combine.” Infinite Wins LLC has recently developed a new website, ArrayIndex.com, a fashion boutique where users can purchase trendy clothes from the latest brands. Dihn first became interested in the fashion business when it was mentioned to him by a couple of friends. The legal paper work took his company about three months to obtain, when it typically can take anywhere from three to six months. “We have been up and running for three months,” said Dihn about ArrayIndex. There are a lot of challenges when opening up a business one in particular that Dihn mentioned was creativity. One of Dihn’s professional goals is, “Hopefully down the road have some charity system to be connected to the business,” so his company can give back to the community. Dihn’s advice for starting a business is, “Be a team player, have leadership skills.” A suggestion he made that will help organize a structure in business was, “You have to join a club or an organization because they have a structure of their own. You at least learn the structure, what they do, how they organize, the skills that they have.”

Starting a business as a full-time student from the ground up can be at times lonely and stressful, check daily for more interviews to help you with your start up!

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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell


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All Natural Hair dye, with Henna!

I am tired of using damaging chemicals on my hair. Every time I dye my hair, I have several strands fall out plus the chemicals smell so bad! I looked around for natural hair dye and I found Henna by Rainbow. Henna is an all-natural, plant-based dye that conditions hair, is gentle and nontoxic. The process was simple: Mix Henna powder with hot water and to add extra shine an egg and Olive oil. It smells like steamed grass! I applied it to my hair then put on a cap and let it process for 60 minutes. I was in a rush so I left my pretty pink dress on and it was not pretty! The henna started drying into little balls; they fell off my hair and onto my clothes. The henna is heavy; it felt like a pile of mud on my head! 😉 It dried like mud, soft at first then it was hard and started cracking. I used the tub to wash my hair. There is a lot of product, it is hard, dry, and it takes a bit time to wash out thoroughly. The henna stained my tub a little bit but I scrubbed it and it came off. End result: I have a few gray hairs and those were completely covered! 🙂 My hair is curly and fine. The henna made my strands feel thicker, soft and so much shinier! This was a super different hair dyeing experience for me. Honestly it seemed like a bit more work, the longer processing time, extra washing and the after smell of steamed grass on your head, my head smelled for two days. Some recommendations: Henna will only work if you want a hint of color, like a tint. If you want to transform your hair color it won’t do much.  After using henna you must wait four weeks to dye hair, with chemical based dyes, the henna is on your hair like a shield so the dye won’t work well with you. If you have old dye in your hair, henna will not even your hair out. Is it worth it? Yes! Thicker, fuller, shinier, healthy and bouncy hair seems like a good deal to me! 🙂 Would I do it again? Yes! I will wait 4 weeks and use a lighter shade of brown and add some lemon juice, to give my hair highlights!

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Daisy CS

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

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Welcome

Welcome to DCS, thank you for reading my blog!
My name is Daisy, I am from Stockton California. I love Fashion, Beauty and maintaining my Health. I will be reviewing some of the best topics in these categories with an occasional twist!
Do you have any request? If you do, please leave me a comment, I appreciate your input! As of now I am getting to know my website, it’s a bit complex, please bare with me! 😉 In the mean time follow me on twitter and Instagram! See you later, have a wonderful day!

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-Daisy CS

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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
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The season of the Brows

It is the time for perfect brows. Everyone is in a craze of having and getting them to look as natural as possible. Eyebrows are one of the many important features on the face. Not only do they frame your eyes, they also highlight the face.

How to create perfect natural looking brows:

  1. Get to know your brow. There are three parts to your brow, the start, middle (also known as the arch) and end. You must use this as a guide to get your brow to its maximum potential. Click on this picture, to help you point out the three areas.
  2. Eyebrow-shaping-chart-Use the three points as guides to fill in your brows. Fill in brow with powder, the key to properly blending and natural looking brows is small strokes.
  3. After your eyebrows are filled to your hearts desire seal with a wax or a clear gel. This helps your brows become waterproof and last all day.To make sure your brow area is clean, gently pat a bit of concealer around the eyebrow.
  4. Highlight the bottom of your brows with a bit of natural color eye shadow to give you maximum perfection.

There are many ways to do eyebrows. I have tried them all, liquid liners, waterproof liners, brow gels, powders, wax, tinting, and the classic pencil. It seems less is more, but when you want perfect bold brows the best way to go, is with my favorite Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes.

Why I love it?

It comes with everything you need! Two colors so you can blend your way to the perfect brow, concealer, a wax, highlighter and the famous perfect brow stencils! Yes that’s right, a stencil so you can get the perfect brow every application, plus you save so MUCH time! These are perfect for beginners or if you are always on the go, it is amazing. Check out the Anastasia How to video:

Video courtesy of Valentine Lewis. For more videos by Valentine Lewis, 
check out her YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/c/ValentineLewisBeauty

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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Confucius


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