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05/13/2011 04:33 pm ET Updated Jul 13, 2011

17 Surefire Ways to Land Your First Paying Clients

I am a first time entrepreneur who has never sold anything to anyone in her life (my background is accounting). How can I entice my first few clients to give my new company a shot at their business?
-- Samantha Dryer, California

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council.

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17 Surefire Ways To Land Your First Paying Clients

Founded by Scott Gerber, the Y.E.C. is a nonprofit organization that provides young entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship, community and educational resources that support each stage of their business' development and growth. The organization promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment.

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