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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 BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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5 Secrets to Festival Marketing

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 11:49 AM

2015-08-27-1440705844-5199789-AlexisLevine.pngAlexis Levine founded Savvy Media at age 23, and launched her project #savvycity at insider events at film and music festivals across the world.

Sundance and South by Southwest are arguably two of the most brand-saturated events in the first quarter of...

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8 Financial Myths to Ignore

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 12:00 AM

It's easy to get caught in these outdated financial "tips" that do more harm than good for your business. These 8 successful entrepreneurs set the record straight.

A. Company Growth Equals Profit Growth


I always hated when people asked me about...

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Stress Management for Startup Founders: 2 Important Tools for Coping

(3) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 10:16 AM

2015-08-19-1440000528-7156281-DavidHenzel.pngDavid Henzel co-founded MaxCDN, a content delivery network based in Los Angeles dedicated to helping startups scale.

Getting started as an entrepreneur has never been easier: anyone looking to get into the game can access more resources and tap into more free information than...

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Fast Is Not Enough -- Your Company Should Be Focusing on Hospitality

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 10:59 AM

2015-08-12-1439407418-6054140-ChristopherKelly.jpgAuthor Christopher Kelly is the Co-Founder and President of Convene, which combines service and design to improve the workplace experience. Since opening in 2009 the company's portfolio of over 110,000 sq.ft. of real estate makes it the largest owner of day conference centers...

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Likability Will Make or Break Your Business

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 10:13 AM

2015-08-12-1439407255-5772260-ArelMoodie.pngAuthor Arel Moodie is the founder of the Art of Likability, which provides research on leveraging likability for business success. Arel hosts a weekly podcast on his likability research on iTunes that is listened to in over 140 countries. You can reach him...

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Should Zirtual's Turmoil Scare You Away From Virtual Assistant Firms?

(6) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 10:22 AM

2015-08-18-1439931499-2452449-AlfredoAtanacio.jpgAuthor Alfredo Atanacio is the co-founder of Uassist.ME.

Virtual assistant startup Zirtual's sudden shutdown (and now, a class-action lawsuit) stunned employees, clients, investors and the startup community that had celebrated its rapid growth. Employees received a middle-of-the night email letting them...

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How Two 15-Minute Walks Daily During Work Has Increased Company Productivity by 30%

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 10:30 AM

2015-08-12-1439406853-3803401-MurrayNewlands.pngAuthor Murray Newlands is the founder of Due, an online invoicing and time tracking companies helping millions of freelancers and small business owners across the world get paid online.

Like many companies, we're always trying to be more productive and a...

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4 Key Steps to Consider When Implementing the Latest Technology

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 10:41 AM

2015-08-05-1438806458-4339942-ChuckCohn.jpgAuthor Chuck Cohn is the CEO and founder of Varsity Tutors, the leading curated marketplace for private tutors. The company operates a curated end-to-end marketplace for high-quality in-person and online tutors, mobile learning apps, online learning environments, and other tutoring and...

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The Difference Between Hackers, Programmers, Engineers and Computer Scientists

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 10:21 AM


Author Anthony Scherba is the President and Founder of Yeti, a product focused development and design studio in San Francisco. Yeti works with companies from large enterprises to startups on building innovative products that blend the physical and digital world.

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How to Gracefully Address a Client's Shortcomings

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 3:26 PM

2015-08-12-1439407570-8821772-MarjorieAdams.jpgAuthor Marjorie Adams is president/CEO of Fourlane, a firm that improves the efficiency of client accounting departments through bookkeeping, tax, software consulting and business process training. The firm specializes in showing customers that they can continue in higher level QuickBooks products as...

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7 Changes All Entrepreneurs Struggling With Work-Life Balance Should Embrace

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 3:17 PM

2015-08-12-1439407056-6644117-SolomonTimothy.pngAs the founder and CEO of OneIMS and Clickx, author Solomon Thimothy has built his career around his passion for helping other businesses grow an online presence and thrive in the digital world. Solomon works with clients big and small to develop uniquely customized...

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Why A Trillion-Dollar Enterprise Practice Desperately Needs Disruption

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 10:43 AM


Author Pratham Mittal is the co-founder of VenturePact, a marketplace that helps companies find and engage with prescreened software development firms; he previously founded Newsance, and worked in Product at Host Committee.

Here's an increasingly common scenario: The CTO of...

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Your Detractors Are Your Friends (and the Key to Improving Your Business)

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 12:05 PM

2015-07-29-1438188565-2393547-CodyMcLain.pngAuthor Cody McLain, CEO of SupportNinja, built his first company in middle school and sold it when he was 18. He has gone on to start several other ventures and is now focusing on building a personal brand. He also enjoys...

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How to Harness Creativity and Innovation in Your Career: 3 Tips I've Learned

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 4:24 PM

2015-08-05-1438806207-9057710-YanRevzin.pngAuthor Yan Revzin is the co-founder of Fortune Cookie Advertising, a non-traditional and experiential marketing company selling advertising space within fortune cookies at Chinese restaurants throughout the United States. Follow him @fortunecookiead.

One thing I have learned about growing a business through...

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How Smart TVs Will Alter Small-Business Advertising Strategies

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 4:20 PM

2015-08-05-1438806012-8952272-RaoulDavis.jpgAuthor Raoul Davis specializes in helping CEOs increase their visibility, revenues, and industry leadership status through a proprietary CEO branding model. He is a partner at Ascendant Group, a proven top line revenue growth strategy firm through utilizing the power of CEO branding....

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Why Every Tech Startup Could Use Someone With Autism

(4) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 10:25 AM

2015-07-29-1438188374-3877827-JoshTeigen.pngJosh Teigen is the founder and CEO of Crossfox Innovation, an innovation consulting and business development company focused on bringing innovative ideas and systems to corporations looking to expand and grow their existing operations.

The startup tech world is booming. A steady...

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How to Give Better Feedback in Meetings

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 10:49 AM

2015-07-22-1437593534-6546771-JasonShah.pngAuthor Jason Shah is the founder of, formerly of Yammer and

Giving feedback well is a critical skill for any entrepreneur. When you build your team, you recruit the best people possible, but there is always room for growth....

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3 Strategies to Achieve Balance in Your Business and Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 12:52 PM

2015-07-29-1438188702-8854189-JoshYork.pngAuthor Josh York is the Founder and CEO of GYMGUYZ, an in-home mobile personal training company headquarted in Plainview, New York. Since its inception in 2008, Josh has been valued for his hands on leadership style growing the business and profitability...

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Creating a Healthy Office Should Be About Culture, Not Perks

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 12:44 PM

2015-07-29-1438187814-2314465-ZachRobbins.pngAuthor Zach Robbins believes in the power of technology to create more valuable relationships between insurance seekers and insurance providers. Through his technology platform, he helps Americans save money on home and auto insurance by matching quote-seekers with their most optimal quote-providers. Learn more...

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The Real Secret to Better Work-Life Balance Isn't 'Balance' At All

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 4:39 PM

2015-07-22-1437593235-2770240-JustinGray.pngAuthor Justin Gray is the CEO and chief marketing evangelist of LeadMD. He founded the company in 2009 with the vision of transforming traditional grassroots marketing efforts through the use of cloud-based marketing solutions.

Ask a group of job hunters for their...

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