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Creating a Healthy Office Should Be About Culture, Not Perks

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

It's no secret why companies are piling on the wellness offers. Studies show the millennial generation, one of the biggest sources of new talent, consider eating right and exercising an important daily pursuit.

7 Morning Habits to Be Happier at Work

BusinessCollective | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business

It all starts with your morning: rather than waking up on the wrong side of the bed, start with calm positivity. Whether you're an early riser who finds enjoyment in the early hours of the day, or a night owl who falls asleep already dreading the sound of the alarm, these seven morning habits will form the basis of a happy and productive workday.

The Role of Email Marketing in Sales (Then, Today and Tomorrow)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

While personalized marketing and marketing automation are becoming the norm across industries, the future of email marketing may hold a lot of surprises for marketers and sales teams.

How to Give Better Feedback in Meetings

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Merely pointing out flaws comes across as egotistical. If you're going to point out the problems, also remember to offer up some solutions.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

How to Grow Your Business by Being Resourceful

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

I've been an entrepreneur for about six years. Having built two successful businesses, I implement the idea that being resourceful will have to be the primary method to grow whenever I start a new company.

12 Major Mistake Companies Make With Big Data

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Big corporations and small startups alike are making a big deal out of analyzing big data. But are they looking for the right results? We asked 12 mem...

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

11 Things Mountain Biking Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

People say that cycling is the new golf. Living in Colorado, that certainly seems to be the case. On a nice day, teams of cyclists head out for rides together on the more than 850 miles of paved bike trails and routes in and around the city. Last summer, I decided to at long last try to take my pursuits off road and learn to mountain bike in the foothills just to the west of Denver.

How to Build Your Airplane While Flying: 3 Tips for Business Owners

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.17.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

When I was starting my company, my partner and I would take on projects and clients before we completely knew how we were going to complete the work. Looking back, this was a risky way of doing business, but it made us focus only on the things that the customer valued.

How to Manage the Stress of Running a Business While Traveling

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.20.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Business trips have become standard operating procedure for most executives in today's economy -- myself included. Although it may seem difficult to manage a team from 36,000 feet in the air, with the right mindset and preparation it will be like you never left the office.

4 Practical Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.23.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

There is no denying the allure of running your own business, especially if you're a young person just starting your career. However, it's important to temper the enthusiasm of having an idea for a new business with the reality of being an entrepreneur.