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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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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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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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4 Tips for Promoting Your Business on a Shoestring Budget

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 10:24 AM

2015-07-15-1436966669-5879630-ShawnPorat.jpgShawn 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.

It is now easier than ever to start a business regardless of...

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How Creative Office Design Can Positively Impact Your Culture: 6 Tips

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 10:22 AM


Author David Ciccarelli is the co-founder and CEO of, the online marketplace that connects business people with professional voice over talent. The unique blending of his audio engineering background with business savvy and product development afforded David the creative...

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The Role of Email Marketing in Sales (Then, Today and Tomorrow)

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 3:37 PM

2015-07-22-1437593806-173343-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 and...

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6 SEO Tips to Improve Your Video Ranking

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 12:13 PM

2015-07-15-1436966017-9416766-SethRand.pngBy Seth Rand

Video is quickly becoming one of the most popular types of content on the web. It's predicted that by 2017, 74 percent of all internet traffic will be video. According to, the average American currently watches five...

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4 Lessons About Startups and Life I've Learned From Uber and Lyft Drivers

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 2:30 PM

2015-07-14-1436845591-2059796-AndrewThomas.pngAndrew Thomas is co-founder of SkyBell, a smart home security company that is making homes and neighborhoods safer with home automation products that users access and control from their smartphone. SkyBell raised $585,000 through Indiegogo, was named a 2014 CES Innovations...

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5 Financial Basics for First-Time Entrepreneurs

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 2:11 PM


Author Murray Newlands is an entrepreneur, investor, business advisor and a columnist at, and He runs San Francisco-based PR agency Influence People and is the author of How to Get PR for Your Startup: Traction.

As an...

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Conversion Rate Optimization: Worth the Hype?

(2) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 11:53 PM

2015-07-14-1436845951-7274799-AdamRoozen.pngAdam Roozen is a former developer, marketer, and program manager and continues to be a successful business builder and leader. With roots in small-town southern Minnesota, he gained his corporate chops at the Wal-Mart Home Office leading marketing and operations for, and...

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How to Grow Your Business by Being Resourceful

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 11:50 AM

2015-06-24-1435181436-9751173-PejmanGhadimi.pngAuthor Pejman Ghadimi is the CEO of Secret Entourage and author of "Third Circle Theory," a book that explains how some of today's top visionaries are made. 

I've been an entrepreneur for about six years. Having built two successful businesses, I implement the idea that...

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The Pros and Cons of Implementing Gamification in the Workplace

(1) 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

(1) 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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