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Why Marketplace Businesses Don't Have Subscriptions

Ryan Buckley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Ryan Buckley

SaaS models in marketplace businesses don't work. Marketplaces models for SaaS businesses don't work either. These two business models are parallels that don't cross. There is some gray area in between, though.

20 Minutes To Maximize Your Productivity As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.21.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It can be overwhelming, especially if you're new to the world of entrepreneurship, but even on those busiest crazy days, it's possible to clear your head and set yourself up for higher productivity.

Smart Entrepreneurs Know Customer Buying Moments

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Today's customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before. Almost instantly...

How Real Is Work-Life Balance?

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.16.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

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

Echo Chamber

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

When you find yourself in a heated argument, a fear filled spiral, or an anxiety-induced panic attack, and you're the only one in the room, take a series of deep breaths. Your body will start to relax, and your mind will begin to slow down. When your body relaxes, your mind tends to follows.

Four Steps to Read a Meeting

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

These four states of perception allow someone to get a sense of a situation quickly and accurately. The more you practice them, the more accurate they become.

9 Creative Ways to Spur Extra Sales During the Summer Months

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.07.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

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

Entrepreneur Leadership Today Demands a Human Focus

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Most entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business. In fact, I have ...

The BE WISE Planning Strategy for Tech Executives and Entrepreneurs

Joyce Franklin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Joyce Franklin

Mark Zuckerberg does it. So does his sister Randi. Vinod Khosla has been doing it since before the Zuckerberg siblings were born. Reddit co-founder an...

10 Best Ways to Approach Charging Your Earliest Customers

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.30.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

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

5 Keys to Product Differentiation for Fun and Profit

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is different, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet t...

16 Hobbies That Will Help You Run Your Business

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.26.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

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

3 Keys to Hiring Rockstar Interns for Your Startup

Scarlett Sieber | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Scarlett Sieber

At my startup, interns are invaluable. We are running on a skeleton crew and interns play an integral role in daily activities. Over the last year-and-a-half, I have hired interns from a variety of fields from marketing to analytics to web development. Below are my key takeaways for hiring interns.

A Chef for Your Startup? Silicon Valley Extravagance or Sound Business Decision?

Peretz Partensky | Posted 06.17.2014 | Food
Peretz Partensky

The recipe for a successful startup soup is as follows: throw super-bright nerds in a saucepan, sprinkle liberally with enthusiasm, and heat with as much funding as you can scrape together.

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

Tel Aviv Beach Bus: A Transportation Startup Gets Going

Danny Groner | Posted 06.17.2014 | Small Business
Danny Groner

The city of Tel Aviv brings together rich tradition and culture with new technology and innovation. Thanks in part to the city's beautiful weather and...

Lessons for Entrepreneurs From the 'Art Of War'

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory....

8 Franchises Entrepreneurs Should Keep an Eye On

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.13.2014 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

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

Every Technical Startup Wishes for This Dream Team

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

In my years of advising startups and occasional investing, I've seen many great ideas start and fail, but the right team always seems to make good thi...

These 5 Decisions Define You as an Entrepreneur

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it's a lot more complicated than that.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 05.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

More Entrepreneurs Are Seeking Purpose in Business

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

After survival is assured, it's a natural human urge to find a higher calling, or purpose, to give self-satisfaction. Many people incorrectly pursue this as a destination, or cause, rather than a direction. Purpose isn't a cause; it is an approach to work and serving others.

Let's Startup N.Y. Together!

John Robinson | Posted 07.20.2014 | New York
John Robinson

In one month, we will be crossing New York State in our Journey Along the Erie Canal again in support of opportunities for all abilities. As we prepar...

11 Smart Suggestions for Managing Your Inbox

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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 ...

How Aspiring Entrepreneurs Can Stand Above the Crowd

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

As a mentor to startups and new entrepreneurs, I continue to hear the refrain that business plans are no longer required for a new startup, since inve...