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

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 12.26.2014 | 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.

Driving Your Startup With Fear Has Bad Consequences

Marty Zwilling | Posted 12.26.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Trying to be a business leader by instilling fear in your employees and partners is never a good approach, but it is particularly devastating in a startup. Yet I see this approach used all too often by new entrepreneurs, most of whom are not natural tyrants, but who are fighting to mask their own internal fears and insecurities about starting a business.

3 Weirdly Accurate Reasons to Stop Saving for Retirement in 2015

Garrett B. Gunderson | Posted 12.25.2014 | Business
Garrett B. Gunderson

If you're making contributions to retirement plans and you don't have these three things dealt with properly, then temporarily stopping those investments is an important part of getting your finances in order.

Why This Mompreneur Is Taking an Entire Month Off and Why You Might Want to Do The Same

Katie O'Brien | Posted 12.19.2014 | Small Business
Katie O'Brien

When you're an entrepreneur, there's no such thing as use it or lose it vacation time. Being an entrepreneur is pretty much a 24/7 job. Add being a mother into the mix, you've got another 24/7 job on your plate.

7 Ways to Feed the Growth Beast in Every Business

Marty Zwilling | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Completing these steps allows your startup beast to pick up momentum, fueling a breakthrough in growth and ultimately making it unbeatable in the marketplace. The modern day field of dreams mantra has pivoted to "If you market it, they will come." Are your customers coming fast enough?

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Travels

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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...

This Getting Old Is New: Why I Refuse to Hate My 30s

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jacobs

I have so much to be excited about. Every day is a new adventure. And I get excited thinking about the next 30 years. About how much I can get done.

13 Ways to Reduce Stress at the Office Without Embarrassing Yourself

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 12.15.2014 | 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.

7 Ways A Business Message Gets Lost In The Process

Marty Zwilling | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Most business mentors tell me that the single biggest problem they have to deal with in small companies is the lack of open, honest, and effective com...

Women in Business Q&A: Christine Perkett, CEO, SeeDepth

Laura Dunn | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Christine Perkett, named one of the "Top 100 Must Follow Marketing Minds" in Forbes for 2014, has helped brands, individuals and institutions worldwid...

Diane von Furstenberg's 10 Inspirational Quotes For Female Entrepreneurs

Anjali Varma | Posted 12.10.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Diane von Furstenberg is best known as the iconic fashion designer behind the famed, chic wrap desk.

How to Claim Your Inner Creativity

Faisal Hoque | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Mindfulness helps us see the ways in which our actions aren't in correlation with ideals we have about ourselves, and in this way it helps us become more aware of our own interior states, which leads to being more empathetic for others and more authentic.

Become a Great Company to Work for!

J V Crum III | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

As an entrepreneur, wouldn't you love to have your employees say "This is the greatest company to work for!"? Imagine what kind of reputation you...

13 Things That Stand Out on a Resume

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 12.08.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 ...

6 Marketing 101 Tips for Technology Entrepreneurs

Marty Zwilling | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Marketing is everything these days. You can have the best technology, but if customers don't know you exist, or they don't know how your technology so...

7 Tips to Survive (and Thrive!) While Working With Your Spouse

Nellie Akalp | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Running a business together is not for every couple. However, if you and your partner have been considering launching a business together, don't let the warnings scare you off. Phil and I are proof positive that love can make anything possible.

Passion, Rituals and Entrepreneurial Success

John Bowen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we often face the seemingly conflicting goals of building a great business and having a great personal life outside of the office. I think we all realize that true success is about more than just huge financial rewards -- it's also about living a rich and fulfilling life, by design. But how do we get there?

Focus On Profits Is Not Enough For A Great Business

Marty Zwilling | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

It's a lot more productive and a lot less risky to start early in building your record of the positives on social, environmental, and people responsibility, rather than wait and hope never to be caught in an excessive profits scandal, child labor issue, or poor sustainability practice.

Top 20 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Books of 2014

Erica Nicole | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

What do successful entrepreneurs read? Here's an inside look at this year's most talked-about books and hidden gems -- YFS Magazine's roundup of the best books for startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

10 Trust Secrets You Need to Practice in Business

Marty Zwilling | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

One of the first harsh realities that every entrepreneur has to learn is that most of the things that are critical to startup success are outside of their direct control. Just because you dream it and build it, doesn't mean they will come.

Overcome Time Poverty: How to Become the Most Productive Person You Know

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim Pisolkar

Being in time poverty is a very common occurrence among entrepreneurs, but it is not at all conducive to running a thriving, profitable business. In order to be successful, you have to be productive, and overcoming time poverty is absolutely crucial to achieving that goal.

11 Best Tips for Finding Quality, Affordable Office Space

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.20.2014 | 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 ...

Women in Business: Courtney Klein Co-Founder & CEO of SEED SPOT

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Courtney Klein is Co-Founder and CEO of SEED SPOT, a nonprofit incubator based in Phoenix that works to increase the odds of success for passionate so...

Be An Entrepreneur In Your Life: 4 Ways To 'Startup' Your Ambitions

Allie Armitage | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Allie Armitage

The problem with finding an inspiring career is that, from the outside, it seems like whim, luck and 'who you know.' But the good news is there is actually a process to navigate a seemingly impossible task -- and -- it can be fun.