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How To Conquer Your Dragons

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 02.19.2016 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Today I want to talk about one thing that could be stopping you from achieving success: Dragons! No, I'm not talking about the kind of dragons that swoop down to save Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones.

4 Keys to Stick to Your Business Resolutions in 2016

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Goals are great, but without an action plan, goals are just illusions. Instead, make goals a reality by implementing an actionable plan.

6 Signs You're Underselling Your Product or Service

BusinessCollective | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business

It's great that your customers are getting a bargain, but don't sell yourself short. Here's how to match your product or service with the right price ...

Popping the Mobile Question: "Will You Stay With Me?"

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Did you know that the average app loses 80 percent of its users in the first 90 days after launch? It then comes as no surprise that the average mobile user has just 26 apps installed on their device - talk about a battle for mobile mindshare!

6 Smart Ways Successful Companies Get Business Referrals

BusinessCollective | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business

If you're constantly pleading clients to "tell their friends," you're trying too hard. Focus on your product and customer service, and the business referrals will come.

Jose Antonio Vargas' New Site Aims To Tell Better Story About Race And Identity In America

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media

Jose Antonio Vargas thinks the national media is missing the big picture when it comes to race, culture and immigration in America. As an outspoken jo...

You Are What You Wear: How Your Personal Brand Defines Your Startup

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Elliot Tomaeno is the founder of Astrsk, which has helped launch more than 200 startups and tech products and has been a part of seven exits. Imagine...

How to Make Co-Working Spaces Work for Your Life (And Your Budget)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Expanding your office is one of the most exciting and important moves a young company can make. But that doesn't mean it comes without anxiety. Setting goals, budgeting, hiring, holding investor meetings and planning are huge priorities.

Why Scaling Your Business Based on Revenue Alone Is Not Enough

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

While the timeframe doesn't matter, for a business to be successful, it must scale in a strategic and controlled manner.

Startup Founders: Hold Onto Your Innocence

Tammy Leigh Kahn | Posted 02.16.2016 | Technology
Tammy Leigh Kahn

Recently I've been thinking about startups on their journey from idea to funding to hopefully scale. And how all the buzzwords, rituals, and competition (or perceived competition among startups as a sector) all contribute to the loss of innocence for any startup.

Why Success Is Seductive

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Described as a visionary thinker, Sunny Bonnell teaches leaders how to build rare and remarkable brands. She serves as the co-founder and creative dir...

How to Make Money Blogging: A Quick Guide for 2016

BusinessCollective | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business

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

Why Entrepreneurship Holds the Key to Solving the Autism Employment Crisis

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

When my brother Andrew was 22 years old, it became painfully apparent that he might never lead the type of adult life we all hope for: a life full of close relationships, a career he felt valued in and the income he needed to pursue his hobbies. Why? Because he was born with autism.

12 Ways to Decide Whether You Should Hire Internally or Externally

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

If you're scaling your company and need to fill positions quickly, chances are you've debated whether you should hire internally or externally. You wa...

8 Survey Questions That Get the Most Insightful Employee Feedback

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Surveys are often met with groans, but asking well-thought-out questions lets your employees speak candidly. You'll learn about your team and maybe ev...

Retain, Don't Retrain: Keep Employees Happy by Supporting Healthy Habits

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Keeping employees happy and healthy should be one of the main priorities of all companies because losing them can cost the company a fortune. 

How Can I Find Someone to Help Me?

Nathan Kontny | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Nathan Kontny

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich I've been running my own businesses for over 9 years. I helped start Inkling at the end of 20...

How to Cultivate Your Concentration and Always Stay On-Task

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

One facet of productivity that doesn't often get talked about is the difference between efficiency and effectiveness. 

Achieving Balance in Your Career and in Life: 4 Pillars to Cultivate

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Everyone has an idea of how their life should look. But for many, it will remain just an idea. They're afraid that if they spend too much time dreaming it might get in the way of their real lives.

Balancing a Day Job, a Startup, and Family

BusinessCollective | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business

Coy Yonce is the Founder and CEO of Mantis Digital Arts, a UX/UI Designer for rich data applications at EV Technologies, and is an experienced Produc...

5 Tips for Creating Your Company's Social Media Policy

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

We've all cringed and laughed at articles about social media mishaps, and we've sworn that we'll never be one of those people. But now, Joe from sales is one of those people, and because his Twitter bio says he works for your company, this is now your problem, too.

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Build Their Personal Brand

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

If you're an entrepreneur who would rather stay away from the spotlight, it's time to reconsider. Young entrepreneurs can gain a lot by building a strong personal brand.

4 Simple Ways to Always Keep Your Customer Top of Mind

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Jason Smikle is a Co-Founder/CEO of fNograph, a video-based platform that helps brands observe and interview consumer segments from around the world....

What Makes a 'Good' Entrepreneur?

Jose Vasquez | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Most businesses are doomed to fail. You've undoubtedly heard anecdotes in your own life about "good" businesses that ended up going under, and conversely, anecdotes of "bad" businesses (with shoddy ideas, poor infrastructure, etc.) that ended up making it.

10 Ways the Content Marketing Landscape Will Shift This Year

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Simon leads Ceros, the interactive content marketing platform, with an innate curiosity about the world and how everything works. With Ceros, he ha...