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4 Ways to Remove Fear From the Workplace

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Often, we trap ourselves by explaining that these are "just the way things are" or are "challenges that a great employee should overcome." We attempt to justify their existence when we should instead acknowledge them, then stomp them out.

5 Ways To Overcome Self-Sabotaging Tendencies

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Shauna Mackenzie

Eventually, you're going to have to make the leap. It's better to do it quick, like ripping a band aid. It is my personal belief that people are rewarded when they take the risk to put themselves out there. Blind faith comes with the territory of being an entrepreneur.

4 Marketing Secrets Your Digital Marketing Agency Won't Tell You

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

If your existing website is creating successful outcomes -- that is, it's easy to navigate, effectively communicates what your business does, clearly tells customers why they should choose you and drives conversions -- don't let a web agency convince you to spend the money on a major website redesign.

3 Ways to Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Creativity

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Taking 15-30 minutes a day for yourself where you don't worry about work or your personal life can be excellent for your mental health and overall well-being.

5 Skills You Need to Evolve From Being an Entrepreneur to Being a Leader

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

When Michael Schneider had the idea for his product Service, he started on a $10 seed investment by putting together a Squarespace website and using Twitter as a source for customer acquisition to start solving customer service issues for people. He didn't let lack of capital be an excuse.

5 Steps to Create an Online Business That Generates $1 Million Annually

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

The Internet is an extremely powerful platform that allows entrepreneurs to reach a worldwide audience. The right concept paired with the right marketing can lead to explosive growth and revenue. When asked about revenue goals, a large majority of startup founders will say, "We want to hit $1 million in revenue."

10 Disastrous Mistakes to Avoid After Closing a Fundraising Round

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Don't get stuck in a honeymoon mentality after closing a successful round of funding. Dodging these common mistakes will ensure your funding is properly invested into your company.

3 Reasons Wantrepreneurs Fail at Entrepreneurship

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.03.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being an entrepreneur is a fascination many wantrepreneurs want to be included within. They see all the attention and glamour and lustfully want to be included in all the celebration. What they don't see is the long process of work that goes into building your entrepreneurial foundation.

How I've Improved My Leadership Skills Based on Employee Feedback

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

If I see a pattern, it then stands out as things that should be upgraded to address the concerns and needs of my team. The feedback becomes an action list that tells me where to focus.

How Do You Create a Successful Business?

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being a business owner will test you emotionally and mentally, so it takes a strong person to withstand the unpredictable nature of business ownership. Therefore, when you want to create a successful business, it would help you greatly to be equipped with certain qualities.

Can an Old Boss Sue Someone for Starting Their Own Company?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Most employers are, honestly, thrilled when their employees strike out on their own. Smule's founder has even invested in start-ups created by ex-Smule staff; though none overlap with Smule's market.

15 Traits of Top-Performing Sales Executives

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Great sales executives do more than hit an impressive sales quota. They're empathetic, make real connections and approach sales holistically.

Repackaging Your Business's Discoveries to Increase Your Reach

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Ty Morse is the CEO of Songwhale, an interactive technology company focusing on enterprise SMS solutions and Direct Response campaigns, both domestic ...

4 Ways to Build Strong Relationships Through Employee Gifts

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Appreciative treatment ensures that everyone who works for you really wants to be there. The following strategies will help you create strong, dynamic employee relationships.

3 Questions You Should Ask Before You Sell Your Business

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Selling a business involves a lot more than three questions. But pondering these three before taking action can build a solid foundation on which you can firmly decide whether or not you should move forward to the next stage.

Financial Fridays: Basic Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes

James Altucher | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
James Altucher

Artist or employee or entrepreneur, ask every night, "Who did I help today". This will help you avoid the problems listed.

The 5 Biggest Preventable Mistakes in Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

As an entrepreneur, you're going to make mistakes. Some of those mistakes might work out in your favor. Others might threaten the health of your entire business. Even though it's useless to prevent every mistake (as you'll make some no matter what), preventing the mistakes you can is a wiser strategy.

How My Unconventional Career Path Led to a Job at a Startup

Avelist | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

Honestly, I've never had career goals. In my early twenties, I knew that I wanted to write, but didn't have the guidance, direction, or drive to pursue the path.

11 Ways Your Company's Office Space Affects Team Output

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

What some young companies don't realize is that where they may be saving cash, they're losing in human capital, time, efficiency and ultimately success. For every office, there's an inherent cost that comes above dollars. Is your office costing you in any of the following ways?

Pasadena Startups Bridge Design and Technology

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Pasadena, known for the Rose Parade and its quaint Old Town, is fast becoming a vibrant center of entrepreneurship and innovation in Southern California.

How Can I Be a Professional Role Model for My Child When I Work From Home?

Scott Valins | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Scott Valins

Working from home while parenting presents a massive set of challenges, rewards and obstacles. Yes. Am I thankful to observe the daily growth of my daughter? Yes. Am I perplexed as to how I can be a professional role model to my daughter when she interprets my 'computer time' as play - Absolutely.

5 Skills Every Professional Should Learn From Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Brendon Schrader is founder of Antenna, a Minneapolis-based marketing firm that delivers experienced marketing professionals to companies of all si...

3 Key Pieces of Technology Entrepreneurs Can Leverage to Grow Their Business

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Starting a business used to require a lot of time and effort. All the paperwork needed to be filled out manually and submitted via snail mail. If you ...

Why Content Marketing Is Essential for Early-Stage Startups

BusinessCollective | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business

If you run a startup, maybe you've already been through an accelerator program and you have some bites from investors.

Travel Tips to Keep You Healthy and Productive

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

By Andrew Thomas Great founders are always looking for an edge to increase their performance, especially in the face of limited time. As the saying g...