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10 Startup Practices That Usually Lead to Disaster

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.04.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Duffy emphasizes the often overlooked personal side of entrepreneurship, including balancing finances, relationships and your health. I am paraphrasing here, based on his book, ten of the top failures we both see in the early stages of entrepreneurship.

10 Things No One Tells You About Running Your Own Company

Kosta Petrov | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Kosta Petrov

I quit my super fancy job in Dubai. I shipped over ton of my stuff and moved back home to start a business that would bring global business knowledge to the world's emerging markets.

4 Essential Guidelines for Successful Startups

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

It's certainly possible to succeed with either model. What's important is that you take your original inspiration and turn it into something that the world wants and needs.

Big Companies Can Avoid Disruption by Partnering With Startup Accelerators

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

David Cohen started as a software programmer at age 13 and since then he has had only one job interview. Cohen started three startups and now is the f...

8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Lead With New Work Models

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

As an entrepreneur, you need to be aware that the notions of work are changing just as fast as the technology for products. It's an opportunity for innovation that cannot be ignored as a success and competitor differentiator.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Launch Your Startup with Livit in Bali, Indonesia

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.25.2015 | Technology
M. Shannon Hernandez

Are you looking for a supportive environment to build and grow your technology-based startup? The Livit Ecosystem may just be the answer to your startup needs.

"Goal First" -- A Product Roadmapping How-To

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The best boss I ever worked for (who was also one of my early mentors) beat into me the following "she with a plan wins." I hold on to that lesson today and typically am the first in a meeting to ask the 'wet blanket' question "why are we doing this?"

10 Recommendations for Entrepreneurs Who Hate Norms

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

I suspect that there are really a lot of "grown-up closet freaks" out there who could be great entrepreneurs. We should really be enticing them to overcome their fears of thinking differently.

How to Turn Your Users Into Brand Evangelists

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Taking your users from lukewarm fans to true brand evangelists is no easy task. Would you rather have a user who pays for your product, says nothi...

Hey Product Managers -- Stop Pissing Off the Engineers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

So you are the product manager -- CEO of your domain -- and the go-to-guy for everything that matters. You help set the strategic framework for where your product and the business are headed and lead a cross-functional team to greatness.

5 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Became an Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Hindsight is 20/20, but I still wish I could have entered the entrepreneurial world knowing these five truths. Entrepreneurship was always appeali...

Building Your Brand With Crowdfunding

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Author Amanda L. Barbara is the vice president and co-founder of Pubslush, a global crowdfunding and analytics platform for the literary world. Crowd...

12 Tips for Crafting Employee Vacation Guidelines

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Startups never sleep. But is it better to require all employees fully unplug during their vacation days or should they have one foot in and one out? We polled 12 entrepreneurs to find out.

2 Simple Strategies for Avoiding Entrepreneurial Burnout

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Owning a business is both a demanding task and taxing endeavor. It doesn't matter if you're a one-person show or a C-Suite executive: stress levels can become overwhelming and debilitating.

The 4 Qualities of Marketing Leaders I Love to Hire

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

I once worked with a talented Marketing Manager named Nick (name changed) who had a strange habit that may surprise you. At least once a month, he would interview with another company. Nick seemed to do well in his role, and was well liked by his colleagues. But something did not add up.

The Value of College May Not Be What You Think It Is

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

While I appreciate the current debate about the value of a college education going on in the business community today, I think we're asking the wrong questions. Instead, we have to reframe the college experience from one of pure academia and study to entrepreneurship. Here's why.

Everybody Cleans

Dan Teran | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Dan Teran

Hang around our offices long enough and you'll hear someone say "cleaning is a spiritual act." You'll try to figure out if they're kidding, but you ...

How to Market Your Startup

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Marketing a startup is very tricky. Chances are you have very little money and no marketing team. It's like you're Gordon Bombay and trying to lead a bunch of rag-tag kids to the District 5 PeeWee Hockey Championship.

Why You Shouldn't Disregard MBA Hires, No Matter What Peter Thiel or Elon Musk Say

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

In an interview last September, Peter Thiel said that MBAs tend to participate in herd-like thinking. The luminary PayPal co-founder and entrepreneur further explained he generally avoids hiring business school graduates because they often exhibit high extroversion but low conviction.

3 African Entrepreneurs Raise $70K, 7 Things They Want You To Know About Crowdfunding

Mary Olushoga | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Mary Olushoga

Over the years, crowdfunding has become an effective alternative for entrepreneurs to raise funds for their business ideas. Crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to raise capital without giving up too much equity.

Dear Professor Investor, at What Point Does an Idea Become Valuable Enough to Warrant Being Monetized? Laura From Mississauga

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

Great question, first off, great that you understand that an idea and an opportunity aren't the same thing. An opportunity can be executed against, whereas an idea is just a mental construct.

5 Top Millennial Archetypes (And Why They Are Irrelevant to Your Marketing)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

If you've read anything about marketing to Millennials lately, you've probably encountered musings on the various personas these young adults manifest.

How to Wow Potential Investors With Your Pitch Deck

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

You will want to make sure you remain professional in your approach and confident of the work you have presented to investors. Don't be afraid to respond to their questions with pride, and always make it a point to follow up no matter the outcome.

5 New PR Tools That Crush It

Reid Wegley | Posted 06.04.2015 | Small Business
Reid Wegley

Since the majority of us don't have time for the evaluation piece of the puzzle, I've saved you the trouble of sorting through which PR tools you should skip and which one's you should add to your arsenal immediately.