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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.

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.

7 Leadership Skills All Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive

BusinessCollective | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

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

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.

5 Subtle Differences Between Good and Bad Meeting Agendas

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Seeking input from team members is a wise thing to do. They may be more cognizant of things that are happening in your business than you are, so listening to their feedback could provide some worthwhile discussion topics.

Raising a Phoenix: How We Can Start Eliminating the Roots of Gender Bias

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

As a father and a leader of a nonprofit network of charter schools, it's important to me to reflect on these ideas. It's also important to integrate these reflections into my own practices as a business leader and a father.

5 Rules for Maximizing Your Business Conference Experience

BusinessCollective | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business

As an entrepreneur and business owner, I am constantly discovering ways to become inspired all over again. Recognizing there is a limit to the amount of hobnobbing that can be done with the same people in the same city, I consistently seek new challenges and opportunities for growth, both personally and professionally.

5 Daily Practices for a More Productive, Balanced and Healthy Life

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Chris Ategeka is an engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur at heart. He was named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 social entrepreneurs in the world in 2014....

7 Smart Tactics for Running Your Startup on a Budget

BusinessCollective | Posted 09.05.2015 | Business

Whether you're just starting out or need to cut down on current expenses, these economical tips will set your business up for success. A. Be Flexibl...

11 Amazing Things About Being an Entrepreneur and a Parent

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Raising a child and a business can give you a completely different perspective. We asked 11 entrepreneurs what they loved the most about balancing their two most important jobs.

How to Use Email Campaigns and Facebook Ads to Achieve Personalization in Marketing

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The two easiest ways to bring personalization into your marketing program are through email campaigns and Facebook ads. Here's how you can implement these tactics into your customer strategy.

Despite What You've Heard, 2015 Is Not The Year of Personalization

BusinessCollective | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business

Plenty of news stories indicate that 2015 will finally be the year that marketers realize the value of personalization. While this makes sense in theory, my last few years in the industry have led me to disagree with this sentiment.

8 Financial Myths to Ignore

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

It's easy to get caught in these outdated financial "tips" that do more harm than good for your business. These eight successful entrepreneurs set the record straight.

Stress Management for Startup Founders: 2 Important Tools for Coping

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

In the world of 18-hour workdays and frequent overnighters, it's easy to lose your emotional balance. While the startup world is still fairly quiet about emotional health, it's a topic that every entrepreneur needs to consider.

How to Gracefully Address a Client's Shortcomings

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

As soon as I learned that our original solution wasn't working, I wanted to know what happened. Typically, when consulting engagements fail, we find that there are three culprits.