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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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The Pros and Cons of Implementing Gamification in the Workplace

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 12:45 PM

2015-06-24-1435182336-3616399-davenevogt.jpgAuthor Dave Nevogt is a co-founder of Hubstaff, a time tracking software for remote teams. Hubstaff allows managers to see time spent on projects, screenshots, activity levels, in-depth reports and timesheets.

Carmen Sandiego, Math Blaster, Mavis Beacon, Oregon Trail. Younger, computer-savvy...

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6 Questions You Must Ask Before Building Your Billion-Dollar App

(2) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 1:37 PM

2015-06-08-1433796726-1358116-KutyShalev.jpegKuty Shalev is the Founder of Clevertech, a New York City-based firm that designs, develops and deploys strategic software for startups.

In the movie Baby Mama, Dax Shepard plays Carl, a quirky man who calls himself an "inventor-slash-entrepreneur." When...

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The Promising Future of Real Estate Crowdfunding

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 5:50 PM

2015-06-24-1435182623-9622836-SohinShah.pngAuthor Sohin Shah successfully crowdfunded Valuation App from 57 backers in 2012 and went on to start iFunding, which is now one of the leading real estate crowdfunding platforms in the world. 

The American public's trust in big banks is nearing all-time...

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In Business, Don't Be Afraid to Shake It Up

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 5:34 PM

2015-06-24-1435182146-5769334-AaronSchoenfeld.pngAuthors Aron Schoenfeld and Sam Krichevsky are co-founders of TanZ Entertainment Group, which creates novel experiences to connect audiences with creators.

Uber started as a test with three cars in New York City in 2010. Today, there are tens of thousands...

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The Startup's Guide to Stand Out When Pitching to Investors

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 2:22 PM

2015-06-08-1433796639-9634130-SathvikTantry.jpgAuthor Sathvik Tantry is the co-founder and CEO of FormSwift, a SaaS platform helping organizations go paperless. FormSwift's tools allow businesses and individuals to create, edit, sign and collaborate on documents and workflows in the cloud, eliminating unnecessary printing, faxing...

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Farewell, Facebook: Why It's Time to Beef up Your Brand's Twitter Strategy

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 10:16 AM

2015-06-08-1433796527-6619052-AdamRoot.jpgAuthor Adam Root is the CoFounder and COO of SocialCentiv, a Twitter marketing application for small businesses.

Despite the fact that Facebook dominates its social media platform competition and maintains its fair share of popularity with small businesses, it's got...

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4 Essential Guidelines for Successful Startups

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 4:53 PM

2015-06-17-1434574278-9383587-ShawnPorat.jpgAuthor Shawn Porat is the CEO of Fortune Cookie Advertising, a non-traditional and out of home media placement company selling advertising space within fortune cookies at Chinese restaurants throughout the United States.

Some people decide to start a business because they have a...

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12 Tips for Crafting Employee Vacation Guidelines

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 4:39 PM

Startups never sleep. But is it better to require all employees fully unplug during their vacation days or should they have one foot in and one out? We polled 12 entrepreneurs to find out.

A. Make Sure They Check In Only If It's Urgent

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The Value of College May Not Be What You Think It Is

(2) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 7:17 PM

2015-06-12-1434141841-8657520-EthanLipsitz.pngAuthor Ethan Lipsitz is the CEO and co-founder of Apliiq -- a creative platform that is redefining the custom t-shirt. 

I started Apliiq from my dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania. Building the business as a college student was one of the...

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2 Simple Strategies for Avoiding Entrepreneurial Burnout

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 4:50 PM

2015-06-12-1434142220-2984048-BlakeLawson.pngAuthor Blake Lawson is the Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of the first job board to offer live video interviewing,

Owning a business is both a demanding task and taxing endeavor. It doesn't matter if you're a one-person show or a C-Suite...

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5 Reasons Your E-Commerce Business Growth Is At A Standstill

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 10:30 AM

2015-06-10-1433970650-3293961-ErikHuberman.pngAuthor Erik Huberman is the CEO of Hawke Media, a digital marketing agency that focuses on being a full outsourced marketing team for ecommerce brands of all sizes. 

When the chips are down and your business isn't moving inventory, it can...

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4 Things Great Leaders Do to Build More Powerful Teams

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 4:29 PM

2015-06-08-1433796330-7596646-RahimCharania.pngBy Rahim Charania

When I started my business several years ago, I found myself trying to control every aspect of the day-to-day. I micromanaged my team, refusing to let them use their own creativity to solve problems. I believed, like many entrepreneurs, that if...

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7 Hacks for the Ultimate Sales Meeting

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 5:14 PM

Author Vladimir Gendelman is the founder and CEO of Company Folders, Inc, the standard-bearer of online folder printing. Company Folders is the only printing company to offer a 365-day quality guarantee.

Convincing your audience in a sales meeting to care about what...

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Why You Shouldn't Disregard MBA Hires, No Matter What Peter Thiel or Elon Musk Say

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 10:09 AM

2015-06-03-1433360959-382824-JohnTabis.pngAuthor John Tabis is CEO & Founder of

In an interview last September, Peter Thiel said that MBAs tend to participate in herd-like thinking. The luminary PayPal co-founder and entrepreneur further explained he generally avoids hiring business school...

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3 Ways Leaders Can Master the Law of Reciprocity

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 4:54 PM

2015-06-08-1433796825-7105844-GideonKimbrell.jpgGideon Kimbrell is a Miami, FL software engineer and serial entrepreneur. His software engineering work has been praised by companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble and St. Jude Children's Hospital. Born in Montana in a log cabin, he entered...

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5 Top Millennial Archetypes (And Why They Are Irrelevant to Your Marketing)

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 11:18 AM

2015-06-03-1433360819-59041-ZachRobbins.pngAuthor Zach Robbins is the co-founder and CEO at Leadnomics.

If you've read anything about marketing to Millennials lately, you've probably encountered musings on the various personas these young adults manifest. Marketers and advertisers across the web have been enlightening us...

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How to Wow Potential Investors With Your Pitch Deck

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 9:14 PM

2015-06-03-1433360644-6638561-PhilLaboon.jpgAuthor Phil Laboon is an accomplished Internet marketer who has consulted everyone from Fortune 500s to Tech Startups. At just 20 years old, Laboon founded the Pittsburgh-based SEO firm, Eyeflow Internet Marketing. In addition to his work with Eyeflow, Laboon is heavily...

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11 Things Mountain Biking Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 2:38 PM

2015-03-26-1427404868-1753615-RyanWilson.pngAuthor Ryan Wilson is the founder of FiveFifty, a digital marketing trade desk focusing on programmatic media buying. FiveFifty brings its clients a decade of media buying experience and a commitment to marketing performance across nearly every website on the Internet.

People say that cycling...

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How to Network Like a Pro Without Leaving Your House

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 8:22 PM

2015-04-09-1428613992-9937502-JohnRuhlin.jpgAuthor John Ruhlin and his firm THE RUHLIN GROUP are considered to be the foremost experts on developing relationships with key executives and the topic of "Appreciative Leadership." He speaks nationally on the topic, is the bestselling author of "Cutting Edge Sales" and is the number...

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4 Practical Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 10:54 AM

2015-04-09-1428613671-1030879-AndresFocil.pngAuthor Andres Focil is the Founder of WebME Technologies and Co-Founder of Corretucasa.

There is no denying the allure of running your own business, especially if you're a young person just starting your career. However, it's important to temper the enthusiasm...

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