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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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9 Job Hunting Tips for Ex-Startup Founders

9 Job Hunting Tips for Ex-Startup Founders

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q. Got any job hunt tips for ex-founders/entrepreneurs? 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 businesses via live […]

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15 Feature Films to Inspire Entrepreneurs

15 Feature Films to Inspire Entrepreneurs

| November 15, 2013 | 8 Comments

QUESTION: NAME ONE AWESOME FEATURE FILM THAT SHOWCASES ENTREPRENEURSHIP. EVEN IF IT’S NOT COMPLETELY ACCURATE TO THE HARDSHIPS OF THE STARTUP JOURNEY, WHAT ABOUT THAT MOVIE IS A TRUE TAKEAWAY? FORREST GUMP “Although it is historical fiction, Forrest Gump is one of my favorite inspirational movies that has entrepreneurial ties. My takeaway is that everyone has […]

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Is Startup Life Turning You Into a Zombie? 4 Tips to Get Healthy

Is Startup Life Turning You Into a Zombie? 4 Tips to Get Healthy

| November 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

If you are looking to entice an entrepreneur, just use simple, sweet words like easy, quick, and minimal effort. If you don’t believe that these words ring true, I urge you to check out the number of pizza boxes, soda cans, and Starbucks cups in the trash at any startup. For entrepreneurs, there is never an excess of […]

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What I Learned About Entrepreneurship From Running

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship From Running

| November 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Last month, I ran a total of 120 kilometers, which included running my personal best in an unexpected half marathon. I spent a lot of time on the road — just me, some music, the sound of my (sometimes ragged) breathing and most importantly, my thoughts. One of the recurring themes to pop into my […]

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12 Cash Flow Tips for New Startups

12 Cash Flow Tips for New Startups

| November 6, 2013 | 5 Comments

Q.What’s one cash flow tip you’d give a new entrepreneur whose business is not yet profitable? 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 […]

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10 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

10 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Question: What process do you use to spur creativity — in yourself and your team — especially when you’re feeling blocked? 1. Mindmapping Works Like a Champ “Start with a topic or question, and mindmap your way around it. Don’t censor yourself as you come up with all the surrounding topics and bubbles that go […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Inbox More Manageable

5 Tips to Make Your Inbox More Manageable

| October 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

If you’re like me (or me a month ago), your inbox seems to be like a cancer that is growing faster than you can possibly lop it off. A day out of the office, or a morning of back-to-back meetings, leaves you to return to an unread email count in the hundreds. Just keeping up […]

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How to Start Your Own Business While on the Job

How to Start Your Own Business While on the Job

| October 27, 2013 | 5 Comments

Becoming an intrapreneur isn’t something people typically fall into. If you want it to happen, you’re going to have to get out there and make it happen. And to do that, you’ll need a plan. Item number one on your list is to master your job. This is actually a two-parter. First, become an expert in […]

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4 Reasons Choosing Startup Life Over College is Totally Worth It

4 Reasons Choosing Startup Life Over College is Totally Worth It

| October 25, 2013 | 6 Comments

In 2011, I wrote a post called “Why I Didn’t Get A Real Job” that got a lot of attention. Admittedly, it was a childish reaction to a relative’s assertion that I needed to go get a “real job.” After a few months of full-time entrepreneurship that same summer, I thought I was finally experiencing […]

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10 Overlooked Bookkeeping Strategies

10 Overlooked Bookkeeping Strategies

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q. Name one overlooked bookkeeping strategy you would recommend to new entrepreneurs. 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 […]

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