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12 Hacks to Maximizing Your Part-Time Tech Hire

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

You hired a part-time tech employee because you needed help in a pinch. But you might be surprised on how much he or she has to offer. Here's how to g...

Millennials Care About Giving Back: Here's Why Your Company Should Care Too

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Despite having a reputation for being arrogant and lazy, millennials are in actuality highly philanthropic. Younger workers want more than just a paycheck from their employer; they also want to feel like they're making an impact on the community.

10 Ways to Reduce Abandoned Shopping Carts on Your E-Commerce Website

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Here are 10 key ways to reduce abandoned shopping carts in your online business that I've found effective during my time as partner and co-founder at my creative agency, Swiss Commerce.

First Steps for Hiring High-Quality Creative Freelancers (Without Breaking the Bank)

BusinessCollective | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
BusinessCollective

Antonio Calabrese is the Founder at boonle.com. Follow him on Twitter @ACalabrese83.  Why outsource? Well, just as you wouldn't attempt to perform ...

The Types of Internet-Based Businesses That Always Sell

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Which types of website are popular with potential buyers? Through my time as CEO of a brokerage centered around buying and selling websites, I've seen what works and doesn't. The following list goes through six types of sites that sell (and three that don't).

Using ALM to Solve Your Software Project Challenges

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Kevin Castle is partner and CTO of Technossus, a technology consulting firm. Castle is instrumental in every major healthcare project the company tack...

5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Watch 'Shark Tank'

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

As an entrepreneur, there are only two reasons that could possibly explain why you haven't yet heard of Shark Tank. You're either living under a very large rock, or you're hanging out under a very small one.

5 Ways to Measure the ROI of Customer Love

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Robi Ganguly is the CEO of Apptentive, the easiest way for every company with an app to talk with their customers. The Google Ventures-backed company ...

How to Become a Business Influencer

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The ultimate goal for any successful professional is to become an influencer in their respective field. Influencers are individuals with followings and a voice in the industry -- they lead and set direction for others.

The Deadly Ds: 4 Reasons Your Rockstars Have Stopped Performing

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

As an employee begins underperforming, their colleagues will likely have to step in and pick up the slack (often at the expense of your team's morale). To stop a small problem from snowballing, help your employees with these issues as soon as you notice them.

4 Crucial Talent Retention Strategies for Designing Your Benefits Package

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Zain Hasan is the founder and CEO of National Insurance Consulting Group Inc. Prior to NICG, Hasan's unique experience of working as the representativ...

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.

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 10.14.2015 | 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.

7 Leadership Skills All Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive

BusinessCollective | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
BusinessCollective

There is no direct path to successful entrepreneurship. Whether starting a mom-and-pop pizza shop, a digital marketing agency, or a worldwide travel company, every path leading to success will be different. But one thing is similar: every startup founder needs strong leadership skills to succeed.

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.

Think Like Uber: How to Validate Demand and Supply Before You Build

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

At a $50 billion valuation, Uber is now valued higher than 80 percent of the S&P 500. With that kind of success, it's no surprise that a legion of startup minds are racing to cash in on the same approach.

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?

8 Parental Leave Policies That Work for Startups

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

For startups on a tight budget, a generous paid leave isn't always an option, but it's also important to support your team members as they go through ...

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
BusinessCollective

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...

Hiring Hack: Our One Interview Question to Hire the Best

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The veracity of answers from traditional questions like "What are your biggest strengths?" or "Do you like tech?" are hard to confirm in a short interview session. We've opted to ask questions that are more likely to reveal truths.