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Young Entrepreneur Council

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.

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.

How to Network Like a Pro Without Leaving Your House

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.02.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

When you think about traditional networking tactics, conferences, steak dinners and mind-numbing small talk probably come to mind. That's because all business leaders resort to these tired tactics to get noticed.

How Your Company Can Stay Connected to Customers in the Digital Age

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.27.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Connecting with customers is getting more and more challenging. Your consumers are getting smarter, refusing to listen to one more hard sell or pitch. And even though it seems like they're "connected" around the clock, all that technology they're hiding behind doubles as some excellent personal security.

9 Tips for Softening Bad News to a Client

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.26.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Everything doesn't always go according to plan. Which means that unfortunately, you sometimes have to give a customer or client badnews. To help you out, we polled 9 entrepreneurs on their best tips for softening this blow.

SaaS Companies Must Adapt to Capitalize on the Cloud

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.20.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

CES 2015 saw the debut of smart objects that we've never seen connected before, including "rings, pendants, jackets, handbags and so on." All of these devices that are part of the so-called Internet of Things, as well as devices like smartphones and tablets, will run cloud-based applications.

8 Top Tips for Mitigating a PR Disaster

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.18.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Marketing crises can -- and do -- happen to the best of us. To find out how best to handle even the toughest of situations, we asked eight entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) their top strategies.

3 Tips for Launching a New Venture in a Crowded Market

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.17.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Every great venture starts with a great idea. But unfortunately, many of those ideas never get any further when the thought of navigating a crowded market seems too daunting. Don't let that stop you. There's no market too crowded for the next great idea if you do it right.

Why It Makes Good Business Sense to Give Away Your Product for Free

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

In a world in which software-as-a-service tools and cloud-based apps are as plentiful as grains of sand at the beach, consumers have nearly limitless buying options. Why should they choose yours? How can you rise above the noise and break through to new prospects?

5 Nasty Entrepreneur Surprises to Watch Out for

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.11.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

No matter how much prepping, planning and meeting with mentors you do, there are some common nasty surprises in store for many entrepreneurs. It's all part of the learning experience, but that doesn't make it any easier.

Where Is All the Big Data We've Been Promised?

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.11.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

When "Back to the Future 2" came out in 1989, Marty McFly's trip to 2015 got me pretty excited about the cool things we'd be doing by now. So it's pretty disappointing to arrive in 2015 and find out that I still can't commute to work in a flying car or cruise down the sidewalk on my hoverboard.

Millennials Don't Travel Like Other Generations, and It's Creating Major Business Opportunities

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The Internet, technology and social media has turned our generation upside down. No longer do we plan as far ahead for travel. If we see a deal, we jump on it. With more people booking travel through mobile phones, this spontaneity will only increase over the next few years.

The True Test of a Great Business Idea

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

People often ask me how I figured out what type of business I wanted to start. Unfortunately, I have to tell them that I didn't figure anything out. All of my previous endeavors have just sort of happened. However, that's not to say I didn't enable them in some ways.

Smart Glasses Will be the Internet's Portal to the Physical, Hands-On World

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 04.21.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Using smart glasses (like those manufactured by Vuzix, Google and others) as a portal, the Internet will reshape traditional industries by bringing information and expertise where it was previously not possible: into hands-on arenas.

3 Mental Exercises That Increase Productivity

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 04.21.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The cliché, "The mind is more powerful than the body," has proven to be a successful strategy. However, determining specific mental exercises that actually increase productivity is subject to the individual. As the COO of mHelpDesk, these are three strategies I have found useful.

3 Ways to Become More Likable (That Your Competitors Don't Know About)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 04.07.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Author Arel Moodie is a best-selling author, authority on likability, professional speaker and the host of The Art of Likability, a top business/care...

Big Sharing Is the Future

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 04.12.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The technology beside you and in the cloud is the product of large-scale collaborations. Our shared culture is not scientific, never has been, probably never will be.