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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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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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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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