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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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Tackling the Question of Valuation for Seed-Stage Startups

Tackling the Question of Valuation for Seed-Stage Startups

| February 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

How much should I raise? How expensive are your experiments? In any startup, there are huge risks in your future. Your job as a seed-stage company is to identify the biggest risks and tackle them first. Money doesn’t buy you a ticket around these risks. Instead, fundraising allows your team to build experiments that attempt […]

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How to Generate More Leads Online

How to Generate More Leads Online

| February 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

In this video, Dan Martell, founder and CEO of Clarity, addresses the importance of inbound lead generation for online products and services, including: The importance of content marketing Why social media and content marketing aren’t really “free” How many sign-ups per day a startup needs to gain momentum And finally, what virality really means. Watch the full clip […]

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5 Tips for Living a Healthy Startup Lifestyle

5 Tips for Living a Healthy Startup Lifestyle

| January 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

The startup lifestyle can be grueling. If you’re not careful, it can take a serious toll on your physical and mental health. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a CTO, a programmer, or work in a nontechnical capacity; everyone needs a startup survival strategy to help them maintain their work-life balance as they learn to juggle […]

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12 Ways Students Can Help Your Small Business Succeed

12 Ways Students Can Help Your Small Business Succeed

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: NAME ONE SMART WAY THAT ENTREPRENEURS CAN LEVERAGE STUDENTS FOR THEIR SMALL BUSINESSES (AS INTERNS, FOCUS GROUPS, ETC.) 1. TAP INTO GREEK LIFE “Sororities and fraternities are some of the most useful and least tapped into resources for small businesses. If you’re looking to target a young demographic, they’re a relatively easy group to reach […]

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12 Tips for Managing Older or More Experienced Employees

12 Tips for Managing Older or More Experienced Employees

| January 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Q. What’s one piece of advice you have for managing people who are older and/or more experienced than you? The following answers are provided by 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 […]

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8 Most Creative Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out at a Conference

8 Most Creative Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out at a Conference

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. What’s one creative way to make your startup branding stand out at a big conference? The following answers are provided by 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 […]

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The 9 Biggest Legal Myths Holding You Back

The 9 Biggest Legal Myths Holding You Back

| December 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Q. What’s the most damaging legal myth holding young entrepreneurs back? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow […]

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9 Places to Get Business Tech Advice in a Pinch

9 Places to Get Business Tech Advice in a Pinch

| December 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

QUESTION: YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PLACE TO GET BUSINESS TECH ADVICE IN A PINCH? (E.G. QUORA, TWITTER, ETC.) WHY? 1. HOP ONTO HUBSPOT “When I need to learn about business tech in a hurry, the first place that I always look is HubSpot. They have a very complete knowledge base on all things related to Internet marketing. Their […]

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11 Business Books for the Entrepreneurs on Your Holiday List

11 Business Books for the Entrepreneurs on Your Holiday List

| December 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Q. What is the best business book to buy an entrepreneur on your holiday gift list this year? The following answers are provided by 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 […]

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The 6 Skills That Made These 6 Top Entrepreneurs Successful

The 6 Skills That Made These 6 Top Entrepreneurs Successful

| December 9, 2013 | 3 Comments

I’m not sure if there are any other occupations out there that require as many skills and abilities as it takes to be an entrepreneur. If you’re a pilot, you need to be familiar with the operation of your aircraft – but you don’t have to source its parts, build it and then sell it […]

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