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Harnessing Creativity: Working For Inspiration

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

We all know the feeling: maybe we're staring out of the window watching the rain fall, doing the laundry or idly browsing Reddit when suddenly it hits us -- a perfectly-formed solution to a creative or business problem appears in our mind out of nowhere.

5 Negotiation Tips to Better Represent Yourself to Partners and Investors

BusinessCollective | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business

You can only build your business so far before you need to turn to others for help. This is a pivotal point for you and your business and not somethin...

Why All Entrepreneurs Should Pay It Forward On #GivingTuesday

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Every company will have its own way to celebrate #GivingTuesday, and your efforts will grow and evolve each year. Whether you do something small or go big, it all counts. So after the turkey leftovers are gone and the shopping madness has ended, do something nice for yourself, your company and your community, and join the #GivingTuesday movement.

Jez Day: Don't Drop Your Prices, Quality Always Wins

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

It's important to trust your judgement -- listen to the advices of your trusted mentors, but you need to trust yourself when you think that you are right and they might be wrong as it's only your own experience that you could truly count on.

How to Save Money and Get Free Stuff as a Bootstrapping Entrepreneur

Neil Patel | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Neil Patel

It sounds a bit scrappy, desperate, and untraditional -- get free stuff? Yet, if you're a bootstrapping entrepreneur, you know exactly what I'm ta...

The 4 C's of Great Business Leadership

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Great leadership is undeniably hard to come by. Whether it's leading a sports team or an organization, leadership is responsible for molding raw talent into effective and powerful instruments of action.

Why Leaders Shouldn't Try to Fix Their Flaws

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The best and brightest people in my life all share a common trait: They know what they're good at, and they know where their skills are lacking. This might not sound so revolutionary -- we all know we have strengths and weaknesses -- but what sets these individuals apart is they don't seek to correct their flaws.

3 Ways to Outline Clear Next Steps After Meetings

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Didn't you forget something? You were supposed to identify and clarify the next steps to be taken by everyone! You forgot to assign tasks, delegate projects, set goals and share what you were going to do about the discussion topics you just covered. 

In the Face of Financial Odds, Millennials Lean Into Their Network

Yee Lee | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Yee Lee

It is well known millennials are great at leveraging their personal networks for financial matters from finding a job to finding an apartment. Do not be surprised to see this generation apply this same attitude of open-sharing across other financial services as well.

3 Ways to Communicate Effectively With All Levels of Your Team

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Manick Bhan is the CEO and CTO at Rukkus. He was formerly a banker at Goldman Sachs. When you're leading a team of people, communication is key. Howe...

How Visual Content is Changing the Way Brands Market Online

BusinessCollective | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

Zac Johnson has 20 years of experience in the online marketing and business space. You can learn more about Zac at and through ...

5 Ways Businesses Use Maps to Their Benefit

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Ben Lang is the co-founder of Mapme, which allows users to build smart and beautiful maps without any coding required. Nowadays, we live in an open-s...

10 Crucial Steps to Becoming a "Pre-Entrepreneur"

John Rampton | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
John Rampton

So you want to start your own business, but before you do, there are some steps you need to take to get in the right position and mindset to become an entrepreneur. I know because I was once in your shoes.

How to Inspire More Women to Become Entrepreneurs

Nellie Akalp | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

As a mother of four, pursuing a career as an entrepreneur gave me the flexibility raise my kids without compromise, and financial freedom to live life on my terms. So how can we inspire more women to consider entrepreneurship? First things first, sell them on the benefits.

Four Steps to Finding Your Passion in Life

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Pejman Ghadimi is the author of "Third Circle Theory," which explains how some of today's top visionaries are made. He is the CEO of Secret Entourage ...

3 Ways to Cultivate Empathy in Times of Calamity

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Whether handling natural disasters, financial emergencies or public relations nightmares, leaders must come to terms with their emotions and empathize with their teams to properly address crises.

How Small Businesses Can Use Marketing to Outsmart the Competition

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

For a small business owner, constant news stories about startup successes and wealthy entrepreneurs are certainly inspirational -- but these shining examples of entrepreneurial achievement represent only a small fraction of all new business ventures.

Why You Don't Want to Be a Silicon Valley Unicorn

Neil Patel | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Neil Patel

Being a unicorn isn't all bad. You get some great press, a lot of buzz, and your face appears all over the Internet. That can be fun. Yet unicorn status could be chimeric. I guess that's what I'm trying to say.

12 Hacks to Maximizing Your Part-Time Tech Hire

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

You hired a part-time tech employee because you needed help in a pinch. But you might be surprised on how much he or she has to offer. Here's how to g...

Millennials Care About Giving Back: Here's Why Your Company Should Care Too

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Despite having a reputation for being arrogant and lazy, millennials are in actuality highly philanthropic. Younger workers want more than just a paycheck from their employer; they also want to feel like they're making an impact on the community.

10 Ways to Reduce Abandoned Shopping Carts on Your E-Commerce Website

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Here are 10 key ways to reduce abandoned shopping carts in your online business that I've found effective during my time as partner and co-founder at my creative agency, Swiss Commerce.

First Steps for Hiring High-Quality Creative Freelancers (Without Breaking the Bank)

BusinessCollective | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

Antonio Calabrese is the Founder at Follow him on Twitter @ACalabrese83.  Why outsource? Well, just as you wouldn't attempt to perform ...

Q&A: Kyu Lee -- CEO, Wiselike

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

Wiselike is a knowledge-sharing platform backed by some of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors like GGV Capital, 500 Startups, and more. Wiselik...

Q&A: Taylor Culliver & Dilip Rajan -- CoFounders, Vyrtex

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

After a soft launch at the University of Pennsylvania in September, Vyrtex, a new social content curation platform, is ready to take things to the nex...

The Types of Internet-Based Businesses That Always Sell

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Which types of website are popular with potential buyers? Through my time as CEO of a brokerage centered around buying and selling websites, I've seen what works and doesn't. The following list goes through six types of sites that sell (and three that don't).