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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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Why Success Is Seductive

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 10:15 AM

2016-02-10-1455117298-2801368-SunnyBonnell.pngDescribed as a visionary thinker, Sunny Bonnell teaches leaders how to build rare and remarkable brands. She serves as the co-founder and creative director at Motto. Motto is a comprehensive branding firm that works with ambitious companies and entrepreneurs who are eager to...

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Why Entrepreneurship Holds the Key to Solving the Autism Employment Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 10:13 AM

2016-02-10-1455117117-4843414-ThomasDEri.pngThomas D'Eri is the COO and Co-Founder of Rising Tide Car Wash, an award-winning social enterprise that has designed one of the only financially viable and operationally proven business models to employ individuals with autism. He also recently launched Rising...

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How to Cultivate Your Concentration and Always Stay On-Task

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 12:39 PM

2016-02-04-1454618980-3686640-JasonShah.pngJason Shah is the founder and CEO of Do, a collaboration platform that helps you run productive meetings.

One facet of productivity that doesn't often get talked about is the difference between efficiency and effectiveness. You could arrive...

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Retain, Don't Retrain: Keep Employees Happy by Supporting Healthy Habits

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 3:53 PM

2016-02-04-1454619192-2068605-DavidVollmerJr.pngDavid Vollmer Jr. is the owner and CEO of Isolator Fitness Inc. In 2009, he created the Isolator to assist in the efficiency of exercises among all people, regardless of past physical limitations. Since then he has grown the business to include...

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Achieving Balance in Your Career and in Life: 4 Pillars to Cultivate

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 12:13 PM


Chris Ategeka is an engineer, inventor and entrepreneur at heart. He was named one of 2014 Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 top social entrepreneurs in the world. He is the CEO and Founder of CA Bikes, a 501c(3) non-profit...

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12 Ways to Decide Whether You Should Hire Internally or Externally

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 2:06 PM

If you're scaling your company and need to fill positions quickly, chances are you've debated whether you should hire internally or externally. You want to allow your current team to grow within your company, but when is it better to hire elsewhere? Here's how to decide.

A. Hire the...

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8 Survey Questions That Get the Most Insightful Employee Feedback

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 1:50 PM

Surveys are often met with groans, but asking well-thought-out questions lets your employees speak candidly. You'll learn about your team and maybe even get the next big idea for your company.

A. What Could the Company Be Doing Better?


It's important to...

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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Build Their Personal Brand

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 12:06 AM

2016-01-29-1454075155-8815845-SolomonTimothy.pngAs the founder and CEO of OneIMS and Clickx, 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 highly-effective marketing...

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5 Tips for Creating Your Company's Social Media Policy

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 12:19 PM

2016-01-29-1454087905-2288684-RussFradin.pngRuss Fradin is a digital media industry veteran and an angel investor with more than 15 years of experience in online marketing. He is founder and CEO of Dynamic Signal, the leading platform for empowering employees to be effective brand advocates.

It's early...

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4 Simple Ways to Always Keep Your Customer Top of Mind

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 8:44 AM

2016-01-29-1454075031-6330971-jasonsmikle.jpgJason Smikle is a Co-Founder/CEO of fNograph, a video-based platform that helps brands observe and interview consumer segments from around the world.

Most successful companies are "consumer-first." And while your job might be hectic at times, your success is ultimately connected to whether...

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10 Ways the Content Marketing Landscape Will Shift This Year

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 8:42 AM


Simon leads Ceros, the interactive content marketing platform, with an innate curiosity about the world and how everything works. With Ceros, he has combined his passion for art and technology by building a platform that leverages technology to create digital works of art that fundamentally change how...

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Tips for Business Travel in 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 8:40 AM

2016-01-29-1454074766-4819392-StevenFox.pngSteven Fox is the President of Fastport Passport, which provides services to American travelers around the country. Find out more about Fastport Passport here.

In a vastly changing and growing economy, business travelers are not just the suits armed with briefcases. Bloggers,...

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The Key Differences Between Building B2B and E-Commerce Websites

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 10:53 AM

2016-01-21-1453392168-11136-SethRand.pngSeth Rand is the Founder and CEO of Rand Internet Marketing. He is also an Internet marketing speaker and author and consultant specializing in Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing. Follow him @sethrand.

Are business-to-business (B2B) websites the same as every other...

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Increasing Employee Productivity By Decreasing Hunger

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 12:47 PM

2016-01-14-1452786544-674952-DavidVollmerJr.pngDavid Vollmer is the CEO of Isolator Fitness.

Keeping the body healthy and fit -- through both exercise and nutrition -- is the key to a better life, not only at home but also on the job. At my...

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The Biggest Problem in Digital Advertising

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 3:00 PM

2016-01-21-1453391562-8345596-AndrewTorba.pngAndrew Torba is CEO of Automate Ads, a business that automates, optimizes and unifies digital advertising campaigns with incredible software.

Placing ads online is a lot like investing. As a digital advertiser, you invest a sum of money in order to convert new or...

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How to Create a Viral Marketing Video That Garners Thousands of Views

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 10:09 AM

2016-01-14-1452786072-2457118-JoshYork.pngJosh York is the Founder and CEO of GYMGUYZ, an in-home mobile personal training company headquartered in Plainview, New York. Since its inception in 2008, Josh has been valued for his hands-on leadership style growing the business and profitability to more...

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8 Important Lessons for Working With Startups

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 11:05 AM

2016-01-21-1453392289-5143123-YoavVilner.pngYoav Vilner is the CEO at Ranky. He also mentors startups in accelerators, such as Microsoft and Yahoo, and is a regular columnist at most top-tier media sites -- Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, TheNextWeb, VentureBeat and more. Follow him on Twitter at @YoavVilner.

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How to Outsource Successfully

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 11:01 AM

2016-01-21-1453392052-1300946-PrathamMittal.pngPratham 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.

When I say "outsourcing," you probably think of big banks and insurance companies...

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The Non-Existent Generational Gap in Mobile Banking

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 10:59 AM

2016-01-21-1453391930-5579406-RobiGanguly.pngRobi Ganguly is the CEO of Apptentive, the easiest way for every company with an app to talk with their customers. The Google Ventures-backed company works with major app publishers and enables millions of customer conversations. Prior to Apptentive Robi worked at...

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5 Things to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 10:55 AM

2016-01-21-1453391671-3908462-SolomonTimothy.pngAs the founder and CEO of OneIMS and Clickx, 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...

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