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The True Test of a Great Business Idea

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 03.04.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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.

The 5 Keys to Success When You Work With Your Spouse

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.05.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Navigating a marriage with its seismic energy can be stressful enough, so just imagine your future if you are in business with your spouse. If something happens to your business, not only are your finances in jeopardy; your marriage may be on the rocks.

16 Tricks for Making Lightning-Fast Decisions

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.03.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Usually, you don't have the luxury of being able to hem and haw. We asked 16 entrepreneurs to give us their tips for making well-thought-out decisions on the go.

How to Launch a Killer Kickstarter

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.29.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

If you want to get that much-needed funding for your product, crowdfunding is a great option. But to guarantee success, you have to launch a top-notch campaign. Beyond reading the creator requirements for Kickstarter, these eight steps can help ensure your campaign gets shared -- and funded.

How to Make the Move Toward Entrepreneurship

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

So you want to start a company? Leave behind that mundane, repetitive desk job, along with your crazy, cranky boss? Mark Zuckerburg, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and even Kim Kardashian did it, and so can you.

3D Printing, Ethical Fashion, and Collaborative Manufacturing

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.22.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

3D printing will not be bringing back manufacturing jobs lost to China anytime soon. It will, however, support new opportunities for design, limited and customized manufacture.

8 Creative Ways to Leverage Positive Online Reviews

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.20.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Are your customers and clients giving you glowing reviews online? Great -- now translate that praise in a way that moves your business forward. We asked eight entrepreneurs how they use online reviews to their advantage.

14 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Ideal Celebrity Hire

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.20.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Over the years, many startup founders and leaders have gained notoriety in their own right. From Steve Jobs to Elon Musk, most celebrity entrepreneurs are known for their quirky characteristics, innovative ideas and an unconventional approach to business.

Creating a Long-Term, Sustainable Vision for Your Business

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.15.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Author Christophor Jurin is the Founder and CEO of Construct-Ed, Inc., an e-learning technology startup that has been established with the primary go...

4 Tips to Help Your Brand Reach the Millennial Market

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.13.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Author Mike Matousek is the founder of Boston-based Flashnotes.com, the student-to-student study materials marketplace. He founded the company while...

15 Ways to Get More People Interested in Attending Your Webinar

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.14.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

It can be a pain to get your target audience to understand how beneficial an online webinar or live Q&A can be, simply because they are short on time. We asked 15 entrepreneurs what creative measures they take to get people to tune in.

What Does It Mean to Be a Lean Startup?

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.08.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Author David Ehrenberg is the founder and CEO of Early Growth Financial Services, an outsourced financial services firm that provides early-stage comp...

Looking for a New Office? Don't Overlook These 13 Critical Features

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.14.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young ...

8 Red Flags to Watch for on a Potential Hire's LinkedIn Profile

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.14.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

At a minimum, every business owner should at least check that a job candidate has a LinkedIn profile before scheduling an interview. But don't just scan it -- LinkedIn can be a handy tool for weeding out candidates too.

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Travels

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.14.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Traveling this season? So is everyone else -- but for entrepreneurs, that down time can be used for much-needed reflection -- or catch-up work, as the...

13 Ways to Reduce Stress at the Office Without Embarrassing Yourself

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.03.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs.

13 Things That Stand Out on a Resume

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.07.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

An applicant's resume tells their story. As such it should be easy to follow their timeline. If there are holes in that chronology or there are multiple overlapping projects, I'm going to need some explanation.

14 Amazing Resources Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know About

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.19.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young ...

11 Best Tips for Finding Quality, Affordable Office Space

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.19.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young ...

10 Industries That Could Benefit from More Tech Innovation

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

What field or industry do you believe could benefit from more technological innovation? Explain why. The following answers are provided by the Youn...

12 Innovative Social Media Tips to Better Connect with Customers (and Separate Yourself from the Competition)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

In what new ways are you using social media to reach your audience that sets you apart from larger competitors? The following answers are provided ...