Darrah Brustein


The 20 Hardest Things About Starting A Business

  • July 7, 2014

People often say that if you make it five years in business, you’ve beat the odds. What they don’t often share with you are the things that happen in those first five years that contribute to the high number of people whose businesses don’t make it. I’m here to tell you about the personal hardships you’re…


You’re A Horse Disguised As A Unicorn…

  • May 15, 2014

Networking gets a bad rap. But, as with so many things, it’s usually just the bad apples who spoil it for everyone else. As someone who has attended (and hosted) literally thousands of networking meetings and events — and is often referred to as a ‘master networker,’ for better or worse – I’m going to…


16 Simple Tips For Networking Smarter

  • May 8, 2013

Six degrees of separation are allegedly all that stand between you and anyone on the planet. Or, according to my father, “There are not six degrees of separation, there are two; you just have to think hard enough.” Like him, I’m a connector, and would agree that regardless of how many people it takes to…


7 Tips For Teaching Your Kids Money Management Skills

  • April 7, 2013

When a child is born, no parent ever thinks to themselves, “I sure hope he/she grows up with no sense of personal financial responsibility.” I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want his or her children to be in a better position than they were, whether that be financially, emotionally, or otherwise. Given…