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Smartphone for Startups: 15 Mobile Apps for Business and Productivity

(4) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 5:00 PM

What mobile app for business can you not live without?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put...

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Young Entrepreneur Council: 12 Steps to Break Into Public Speaking and Build Your Brand

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 2:44 PM

How do you break into the world of speaking engagements to grow your brand?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild...

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Young Entrepreneur Council: 15 Ways to Recruit the Best Candidates as Summer Interns

(1) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 10:20 AM

College is almost out for summer. How do you attract the best and brightest college interns to a new summer intern program?

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

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Young Entrepreneur Council: 10 Tricks for Startups Trying Out Marketing Stunts

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 10:33 AM

What's a fun paid marketing stunt that's worth the cash for small-but-savvy startups that might not have huge budgets?

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

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What I Told Congress to Do to Help Entrepreneurs

(4) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 2:17 PM

I submitted the following remarks for the record during a roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship held by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on April 18, 2012.

Chairman Landrieu and members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, on behalf of the Young Entrepreneur Council, an organization...

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Young Entrepreneur Council: Quit Blaming the Economy for Why You're Not Making Enough Money

(7) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 11:11 PM

What are some clever ways to charge more for a service or product to existing clients without getting "the economy" complaint?

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

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Young Entrepreneur Council: How Small Business Owners Celebrate Big Milestones

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 4:17 PM

How do you really unwind after a big milestone or deal is closed?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment and...

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It's Time to #FixYoungAmerica

(3) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 10:16 AM

2012-03-07-FYAshirtpreview.jpeg Our government is being strangled by partisan politics. Youth employment is at a 60-year low. Student loan debt is approaching $1 trillion (and default rates are rising quickly).

Yet young Americans are far...

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Young Entrepreneur Council: How to Pitch Your Business in 60 Seconds

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 11:17 AM

I want to train myself to tell my company's story in 60 seconds or less. What tips do you have for doing so?


--Darren M., Athens, GA

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the...

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College Loan Debt Hobbles Budding Entrepreneurs

(8) Comments | Posted November 1, 2011 | 2:04 PM

With American graduates facing nearly $1 trillion dollars in student loan debt, thousands of Millenials are finding themselves falling victim to unemployment and bankruptcy rather than being able to actively take part in any job creation solutions.

In a time when our nation is in desperate need of economic...

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10 Tips to Make Your Booth Stand Out at a Trade Show

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 11:34 AM

I'm about to unveil my new business idea at a trade show. How can I get peoples' attention and attract them to my booth?


--Collin, New Hampshire

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council. Founded by Scott Gerber, the YEC is...

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Why It's Time To Stop Telling Young People They're the "Future"

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2011 | 5:41 PM

I recently spoke at the White House's Champions for Change event. The following is my speech:

"I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news: We live in uncertain times. Last Monday, the Dow dropped by 634 points--and over the course of the week experienced more...

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The 8 Best Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2011 | 1:23 PM

Who do you think provides the best advice for entrepreneurs on Twitter and why?


--Albert, Austin, TX


The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council. Founded by Scott Gerber, the Y.E.C. is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country's most...

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Entrepreneurial Burnout? 17 Tricks To Get Over The Hump

(7) Comments | Posted June 9, 2011 | 4:38 PM

I think I'm experiencing entrepreneurial burnout. What can I do to get past this feeling and get back to being my creative and productive self?


--Max, North Carolina


The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council. Founded by Scott Gerber, the...

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Class of 2011: Create a Job to Keep a Job

(14) Comments | Posted May 19, 2011 | 10:45 AM

Our generation's future is headed on a one-way trip down the toilet -- that is, unless we do something fast.

This year's graduating class faces the most college debt in history, mass layoffs on a regular basis, and, let us not forget that only 1 out of 4 college seniors...

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17 Surefire Ways to Land Your First Paying Clients

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2011 | 1:40 PM

I am a first time entrepreneur who has never sold anything to anyone in her life (my background is accounting). How can I entice my first few clients to give my new company a shot at their business?
-- Samantha Dryer, California

The following answers are provided by the

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14 Stellar Websites for Wannabe Entrepreneurs

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 3:24 PM

Q: What websites are most helpful for aspiring entrepreneurs?


--Sally, Arizona


The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council. Founded by Scott Gerber, the Y.E.C. is a nonprofit organization that provides young entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship, community and educational...

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Business Books: Entrepreneurs Pick Their Favorites

(9) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 1:15 PM

Q: What is your favorite business book and why?


--Sally, Arizona

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council. Founded by Scott Gerber, the Y.E.C. is a nonprofit organization that provides young entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship, community and educational resources...

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Why It's Less Risky To Never Get a "Real" Job

(22) Comments | Posted April 21, 2011 | 2:10 PM

There are over 81 million young people unemployed worldwide. Not to mention tens -- if not hundreds -- of millions more that are underemployed. In the U.S., youth unemployment is just shy of 20%, nearly 40 percent of Gen Y has been either unemployed or underemployed at some point since...

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Young Entrepreneur Council: How To Negotiate Vendor Contracts

(2) Comments | Posted April 1, 2011 | 4:40 PM

Q: I am negotiating a long-term deal with one of my vendors. What are some of the terms I should consider and include in exchange for signing this multi-year contract?


--Vanessa, TX

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an advocacy group founded...

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