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Storytelling -- Beyond the Buzz

Donna Griffit | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

Storytelling - it seems to be one of the hottest buzz words today. Everyone is saying that you must know how to be a good storyteller - but does anyone really know what that means?

4 Pieces of Conventional Hiring Wisdom You Should Ignore

BusinessCollective | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business

My business partner Jeff and I recently hired our first full-time employee, and we were nervous. We knew that choosing the wrong employee could be a devastating hit to our business. Before extending an offer, we read a lot of research and talked to consultants about how to make a good hire. And ultimately, we went the other way on a lot of decisions.

The Real Secret to Better Work-Life Balance Isn't 'Balance' At All

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The trick is finding something that truly utilizes your gifts and interests. So, what is it about your profession that you can't live without? If the list is long, when your job inevitably mixes with your personal time -- you won't resent it.

How to Not Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

James Altucher | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
James Altucher

I met a girl in a bar. Which is the first and only time I had ever done that. She said, "try this". It was a drink. I tried it. We ordered two more....

4 Tips for Promoting Your Business on a Shoestring Budget

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Shawn Porat is the CEO of Fortune Cookie Advertising, a non-traditional and out of home media placement company selling advertising space within fort...

How Creative Office Design Can Positively Impact Your Culture: 6 Tips

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Author David Ciccarelli is the co-founder and CEO of, the online marketplace that connects business people with professional voice over ta...

How Education Policy Waves Shape Ed-Tech Products

Adam J. Geller | Posted 07.22.2015 | Education
Adam J. Geller

The current congressional debate for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the law which determines federal policy for public schools, is certain to create new opportunities for businesses and may even create new roadblocks.

Venture Capitalist: The Two Most Important SaaS Startup Metrics

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Jason Lemkin, Managing Director of Storm Ventures, is one of the world's most popular and respected startup advisors. Lemkin's site and com...

6 SEO Tips to Improve Your Video Ranking

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

To ensure your video rises beyond that, here are a few video SEO tips I've learned over the years that will help your content be seen and indexed by search engines, ensuring that your content gets viewed by more people.

10 Reasons for Joining the New Startup Wave Now

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Since the recession, and at least partially sparked by it, I'm seeing a real resurgence of entrepreneurial spirit, and more startup activity than ever before. I believe the days of the "job work" mentality are thankfully waning, with more people looking to get satisfaction by making the world a better place, rather than just tolerating brain-numbing work to fund enjoyment elsewhere.

What's Market Need Got to Do With It?

Troy Osinoff | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Troy Osinoff

"Hey Troy, I have this sweet idea. Should I create a startup?" I get that question a lot. I usually answer it with something like, "Yes! Absolutely. Creating a startup is one of the most exhilarating experiences you will have in this lifetime. Go and do it now."

Conversion Rate Optimization: Worth the Hype?

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Every company has a website, and every website has a conversion goal. Your conversion goal might be for a user to buy a product, to subscribe to a newsletter or to contact your salesperson.

5 Types of People That Will Make Your Startup Successful

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Building a great team is never easy, but these five types of people can help make your startup a breakout success.

4 Lessons About Startups and Life I've Learned From Uber and Lyft Drivers

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Inspiration can be found all around us if we only tap in to our surroundings. In a society where serendipitous conversation is increasingly rare, a ride with a Lyft or Uber driver can be just the inspiration or grounding lesson you may need at that time.

Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.

Health Care On Demand? There's Now An App For That, Too.

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology

Years ago, doctors on call used to wear a pager. Today, Pager uses the Internet to connect doctors with people who need care. In New York City, ...

5 Financial Basics for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Be financially prepared for anything and plan ahead. You never know what's going to happen next, but if you understand your financials, you can make informed decisions when you need to.

8 Ways Startups Spend Resources Without Adding Value

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur I know is short on resources, including time, money, and skills. The last thing they can afford is to waste any of these, but in my mentoring and coaching activities, I see it happening all too often.

4 Key Ways For Executives to Build And Maintain a Successful Team

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Author Sean Marszalek is no stranger to entrepreneurship. After owning and operating a personal fitness studio, he co-founded SDC Nutrition, Inc in 20...

Get Exposure for Your Online Startup Using These 5 Resources

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

Startups fail all of the time and a horrible service or product isn't always the reason why. Lack of exposure can kill even the best idea -- simply because nobody knows it exists.

5 Assumptions You'll Have to Challenge as an Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Our realities are built on assumptions, but if you want to be successful, you'll have to challenge at least some of those assumptions.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Bob Greenberg, R/GA

David Shing | Posted 07.09.2015 | Media
David Shing

In Cannes this past June, I spent some time on camera with my friend Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of R/GA, one of the most creative and innovative agencies on the planet. Watch as Bob and I discuss how R/GA reinvents their business model every nine years and how they are using technology to disrupt the way they think and create.

CEO Insight: Overcoming the Emotional Toll of Anger

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

When we make the choices that allow us to preserve our inner peace, the reward is that the sweet savor of success isn't marred with the bitter aftertaste that comes with lingering anger. And isn't that why we began this journey of entrepreneurship in the first place?

How to Become the Next Steve Jobs By Staring at Your Phone

Lili Balfour | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Lili Balfour

The future of education involves the use of technology, media, and innovative platforms. Future generations will consume education the same way they consume entertainment - on a laptop, a tablet or a phone.

8 Startups That Turned These Millennials Into Millionaires

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business

In spite of dreary jobs forecasts hanging over this youngest generation of workers, the success stories of millennials-turned-millionaires can inspire peers and future generations alike to take the leap into entrepreneurship.