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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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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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13 Pieces of Startup Advice You Never Thought Of

13 Pieces of Startup Advice You Never Thought Of

| October 21, 2013 | 8 Comments

QUESTION: WHAT’S YOUR MOST UNORTHODOX/FUNNY/STRANGE-BUT-GOOD ADVICE TO OTHER STARTUP FOUNDERS? 1. GET A VACUUMING ROBOT “When you’re in startup mode, you’re not thinking about cleaning. The downside is that your environment really affects your productivity, so having a clean home office is crucial. Consider hiring a cleaning service or getting a vacuuming robot to make sure […]

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12 Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Entrepreneurship

12 Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Entrepreneurship

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Question: What’s the best way to balance having kids while also running a startup? 1. Schedule, Schedule, Schedule “As an entrepreneur who is also a mom to a 19-month old, I understand balancing work and kids while running a business. The key is to schedule out as much as you can, but maintain some flexibility. […]

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What Entrepreneur Would You Go Back in Time to Meet?

What Entrepreneur Would You Go Back in Time to Meet?

| October 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Q. If you could go back in time and talk to one (no-longer-living) entrepreneurial type, who would it be and why? 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 […]

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10 Traits Employers Should Look for in New Hires

10 Traits Employers Should Look for in New Hires

| October 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Q.What’s one underappreciated trait you look for in all new hires? 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 Ways Co-Working Can Help Your Business Grow

9 Ways Co-Working Can Help Your Business Grow

| October 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Question: Share your best anecdote/lesson from co-working and how it helped your business or brand grow. New Clients All Around “I work regularly at coworking spaces. I routinely land new clients through a quick chat, especially since in a coworking space, I can immediately show the person sitting next to me exactly what I’m working […]

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Entrepreneurship Isn’t Supposed to Be Easy

Entrepreneurship Isn’t Supposed to Be Easy

| October 6, 2013 | 10 Comments

It wasn’t Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso’s fancy degree, tailored business suit, or five years of investment banking background that grew her e-commerce venture into a $128 million company, which has been courted by major potential buyers as of late. In fact, she had none of those things at first. She launched her business as an eBay store out of […]

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