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The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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Why Brands Should Look to Taylor Swift to Understand the Future of Marketing

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 10:03 AM

2015-02-12-EddyBadrina.pngAuthor Eddy Badrina is a co-founder of, a digital strategy firm for mid-sized and large brands, and CherryPick, a content curation application for brands and bloggers. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Texas at Dallas, and...

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

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 11:47 AM

2015-02-19-KyleSamani.pngAuthor Kyle Samani is a Co-Founder and CEO of Pristine, the leading company pioneering Google Glass in healthcare and the broader enterprise; he's also a regular public speaker and blogger at

The Internet has been the most democratizing technology of...

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3 Mental Exercises That Increase Productivity

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 11:32 AM

2015-02-19-ryanshank.jpgAuthor Ryan Shank is the COO of Mhelpdesk, a field service software company that helps small businesses manage their jobs, scheduling and invoices.

The cliché, "The mind is more powerful than the body," has proven to be a successful strategy. However,...

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5 New Hotel Trends Business Travelers Need to Know About

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 11:37 AM

2015-02-12-BrookeBergman.pngAuthor Brooke Bergman is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Allied Business Network Inc., a free-to-join business network that offers entrepreneurs and small- to medium-sized businesses extensive discounts on the products and services that they use every day. Members save on...

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Why a New Approach to Vertical Integration Is Helping Startups Gain the Competitive Edge

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 11:35 AM

2015-02-12-MarcelaDeVivo.jpgAuthor Marcela De Vivo is the CEO of Gryffin Media, an online marketing company that specializes in SEO, Social Media, Analytics and much more. Gryffin Media has used the vertical integration model in their omni-channel marketing approach, incorporating elements of content, video and paid...

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Big Sharing Is the Future

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 12:11 PM

2015-02-05-PaulJohnson.pngAuthor Paul Johnson is Partner at Collaboration Quests and Founder at Uncommon Union.

You've heard the lament of Neil deGrasse Tyson: Big science is under attack. Less is spent on NASA, we abandoned the Texas super collider ceding sub-atomic physics to CERN...

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

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 2:22 PM

2015-02-05-ArelMoodie.pngAuthor Arel Moodie is a best-selling author, authority on likability, professional speaker and the host of The Art of Likability, a top business/career podcast on iTunes.

Let's assume you have a great product or service. Let's assume you have a price that...

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How to Launch a Killer Kickstarter

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 10:01 AM

2015-01-26-PeterDaisyme.pngAuthor Peter Daisyme is the co-founder of Palo Alto, California-based Host, a hosting company specializing in helping businesses with hosting their website for free, for life. 

Since launching in 2009, Kickstarter has become the premier crowdfunding platform -- it's received over $1...

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How to Make the Move Toward Entrepreneurship

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 3:55 PM

2015-01-15-JosephDiTomaso.pngAuthor Joseph DiTomaso is co-founder and CEO of AllTheRooms, the world's only complete accommodation search engine -- bringing you every room on the planet. If you can't find it on AllTheRooms, that's probably because it doesn't exist.

So you want...

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The 5 Keys to Success When You Work With Your Spouse

(1) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 3:51 PM

2015-01-26-MarjorieAdams1.jpgAuthor Marjorie Adams is president/CEO of AQB, a business process & software consulting firm that improves the efficiency of client accounting departments. The firm specializes in QuickBooks integration and conversion projects. In her spare time, Marjorie catches up with one of...

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3D Printing, Ethical Fashion, and Collaborative Manufacturing

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 10:07 AM


Author Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown represents a brand development vanguard uniting global, technological, and social concerns. She is currently a founder of Uncommon Union, a new kind of agency serving the social enterprise, which is entrusted to manage brands for responsible...

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8 Creative Ways to Leverage Positive Online Reviews

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 10:16 AM

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.

A. Make Your Own Quotes Poster

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14 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Ideal Celebrity Hire

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 3:24 PM

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.

We asked 14 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)...

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15 Ways to Get More People Interested in Attending Your Webinar

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 6:20 PM

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.


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16 Tricks for Making Lightning-Fast Decisions

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 4:45 PM

As a startup founder, your team is constantly relying on you to make informed decisions. And 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.

A. Trust My Gut

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What Does It Mean to Be a Lean Startup?

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 12:23 PM

2015-01-06-DavidEhrenberg.jpgAuthor David Ehrenberg is the founder and CEO of Early Growth Financial Services, an outsourced financial services firm that provides early-stage companies with day-to-day transactional accounting, CFO service, tax, and valuation services and support. He's a financial expert and startup mentor...

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4 Tips to Help Your Brand Reach the Millennial Market

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 12:18 PM

2015-01-06-MikeMatousek.pngAuthor Mike Matousek is the founder of Boston-based, the student-to-student study materials marketplace. He founded the company while a senior at Kent State University in 2010 and later graduated with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Mike recently raised Series B of...

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Creating a Long-Term, Sustainable Vision for Your Business

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 12:11 PM

2015-01-06-ChristophorJurin.pngAuthor Christophor Jurin is the Founder and CEO of Construct-Ed, Inc., an e-learning technology startup that has been established with the primary goal of empowering members of the construction industry through training and learning opportunities.

Entrepreneurs are classic risk-takers. They are continually...

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From Basketball to Business: Lessons I Shared During the NBA Players Association Leadership Development Conference

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 10:36 AM

2014-12-15-NickFriedman.jpgAuthor Nick Friedman is President and Co-Founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk & College Hunks Moving, the largest and fastest growing US-based junk removal and moving franchise opportunity. He started the business in college with his best friend in a beat up cargo van,...

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

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 4:41 PM

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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