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The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
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9 Social Media Platforms Every Business Should Consider
As the socialsphere continues to evolve and new platforms make their way onto the...
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11 Common Hiring Mistakes Many Entrepreneurs Make
Hiring a great group of talented individuals is on the top of every entrepreneur's...
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11 Tips to Stick With Your New Year’s Business Resolutions
If you're an entrepreneur, you've likely made a New Year's resolution to grow your...
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7 Business Practices to Rethink for 2015
The new year is a time to renew and restructure. And many times, that...
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15 Tips for Introverts Who Struggle at Networking Events
No matter how you approach it, networking is almost inevitable, especially for entrepreneurs. This...
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10 Most Effective Ways to Follow Up With Event Attendees
Even if you have hosted a near-perfect event, your work doesn't stop after the...
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9 Tips for Businesses New to Accepting Credit Cards
When you are part of a small offline company, only accepting cash can seem...
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16 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Give Back This Holiday Season
You might not realize it, but your business know-how and drive is valuable to...
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9 Apps Entrepreneurs Love (That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of)
With thousands of apps out there, it's easy to overlook something that could make...
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9 Tips for Promoting Your Brand on YouTube
YouTube is one of the most widely viewed video platforms on the Internet, and...
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11 Business Tasks We Wish We Had Time For
When you run your own business, there just aren't enough hours in the day!...
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8 Tips for Making Your Next Networking Event a Huge Hit
Did your last networking event not go exactly as planned? We asked eight successful...
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6 Creative Ways to Make Your Business Card Stand Out
Let's face it: once you've seen one business card, you've pretty much seen them...
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11 Ways to Make Sure Your Business Runs Smoothly Without You
While you would like to be everything to your startup, you can't be around...
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11 Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders You Should Read Regularly
There is so much information about what's going on in your industry and beyond,...
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11 Tips for Getting Your Customers to Make More Referrals
Who better to recommend your product or service to potential buyers than those who...
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12 Creative Ways to Welcome a New Team Member
As entrepreneurs, we often get stuck going through the same daily motions. But when...
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9 Unusual Ways to Help Your Team Enjoy Some Downtime This Summer
What better way to celebrate the summer than by taking in the nice weather...
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14 Creative Ways to Stay Motivated
Even the most talented and creative people hit roadblocks sometimes. How do you keep...
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13 Tips for Working Productively with Virtual Assistants
Virtual assistants can save you hours of work a day -- but only if...
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12 Ways to Make Your Job Postings Really Stand Out
Sure, every company wants rock star employees. But when it comes to posting a...
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10 Creative Ways to Keep Track of Business Contacts
Networking is a great way to build your social capital, but how often do...
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Test the Entrepreneurial Waters by Starting a Side Business
Some would-be entrepreneurs start small side businesses as a way to test the waters....
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10 Insider Tips on Attending Your First Trade Show
Nobody starts out as a seasoned trade show veteran. Get simple but effective insider...
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14 Foreign Countries with Great Opportunities for Startups
Startups are not only growing abroad today, they're thriving. We asked 14 successful young...
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7 Benefits to Becoming Certified as a Minority-Owned Business
Hesitant about finally becoming certified as a minority-owned business? We asked seven successful young...
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9 Up-and-Coming Freelance Marketplaces to Find Great People
Most startups simply don't have the bandwidth to accomplish everything they want to do....
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12 Design Tips for Creating Successful Banner Ads
A few simple design tricks can make the difference between producing an ad people...
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10 Metrics All Founders Should Use in Employee Performance Reviews
Your staff members likely have a range of different strengths. But what specific traits...
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14 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Lead
We asked 14 successful entrepreneurs to share the TED Talks that most inspired them,...
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Is Debt a Good Way to Fund Your Business?
It's a Catch-22: to start your business you need capital, but in order to...
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10 Tips for Taking a Break Before the New Year
Want to take time off from your business but worried that it might be...
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10 Things Founders Should Never Say in Company Meetings
It's important to be honest with your staff, but some things are better left...
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10 Things You Should Keep on Your Desk for Daily Inspiration
It never hurts to have a physical reminder of what you work so hard...
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13 Business Tasks You Should Devote an Entire Day To
Because you are busy running a business, there's not enough time in the day...
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The Very First Employee a Solopreneur Should Hire
Are you ready to make the leap from a solitary solopreneur to an employer?...
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8 Most Unusual Places to Meet Investors
Elevator pitches are not just for elevators! We asked eight entrepreneurs the most unusual...
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12 Effective Ways to Tame Your Email Inbox
Your inbox can feel like an endless abyss. How are you supposed to get...
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Where Will Your Business Be in 10 Years?
While success and money are all nice end goals, in our experience, most entrepreneurs...
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8 Home-Based Business Ideas That Will Lead to Success
When starting your first business, it's not always the smartest idea to dive in...
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13 Most Important Traits for Manager-Level Employees
As your business grows, it's important to hire manager-level employees who can help relieve...
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11 Moments That Make Starting a Business Completely Worth It
We've all been there: nothing in your business seems to be going right, no...
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When Starting a Business, Is Passion Enough?
We all know it takes a lot of passion to found a startup. The...
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11 Ways to Make Sure Your Employees Are Happy
Startups can be stressful environments for founders and employees alike. We asked 11 entrepreneurs...
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10 Risks You Take by Saying ‘No’ to Social Media Marketing
Some small business owners still think social media marketing is just "not for them."...
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11 Popular Excuses for Not Launching a Business
We asked 11 entrepreneurs which excuses for not launching a business they hear most...
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8 Big PR Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make
No matter what industry your startup is in, public relations is always part of...
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11 of the Hardest Business Lessons for Leaders
Just because entrepreneurs are natural-born leaders doesn't mean that leadership necessarily comes naturally. Growing...
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15 Ways to Stay Healthy While Working Insane Startup Hours
Working at a startup is awesome … and utterly exhausting. As a CEO or...
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What’s the Right Way to Fire Someone? 10 Pieces of Advice
Letting employees go is never easy, no matter how detrimental their performance is to...
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9 Rookie Mistakes New Business Owners Make
Nine young entrepreneurs share some of the biggest business mistakes and blunders they made...
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The Worst Business Advice We’ve Ever Heard
We asked 15 young entrepreneurs to share some of their favorite "worst business advice"...
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13 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Businesses Can Leverage Online Marketing
Q. What’s one ONLINE marketing investment you’d recommend a brick-and-mortar business make to grow...
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9 Tools to Simplify Customer Data Collection
As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power.” Knowledge about your customers can be a...
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