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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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3 Startup Lessons From an NFL Coach

3 Startup Lessons From an NFL Coach

| October 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

With the 2013-14 NFL season kicking into full gear, and as I settle into my Sunday ritual, I’m reminded of why my hero, head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, is just that — a hero. Since he took the reins in Seattle in 2010, Pete’s taken a below-average team and turned out a […]

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9 Personal Expenses You Should Cut From Your Budget

9 Personal Expenses You Should Cut From Your Budget

| September 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

Q.What’s one personal expense you’ve cut out of your budget completely to save money and not missed? 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 […]

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Starting Up With Your Spouse? 8 Tips to Make It Work

Starting Up With Your Spouse? 8 Tips to Make It Work

| September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I was 24 years old, I started a business with my fiancé (now husband) and one of our best friends. Three years later, our business and marriage are stronger than ever (thankfully!) but not without a few bumps along the way. If you’re considering starting a company with your spouse or significant other, or […]

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Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Then Get Your MBA (really)

Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Then Get Your MBA (really)

| September 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

I am an entrepreneur — a moderately shocking fact for a kid from Cleveland, Ohio. What’s more shocking? I’m a very proud graduate of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Yep, I willingly left the workforce for two years in order to pay to attend business school. There is a standard list of reasons why […]

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11 Skills Aspiring Startup Employees Should Have

11 Skills Aspiring Startup Employees Should Have

| September 14, 2013 | 4 Comments

Q.What one skill do you think young people looking for startup jobs should possess? 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 […]

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Don’t Avoid Change: How to Know When It’s Time to Move On

Don’t Avoid Change: How to Know When It’s Time to Move On

| September 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

So, you know when you know. That is, you know when it’s time to move on to better things for your business, whether that means finding a stronger vendor, hiring a new employee (and letting go of the old one) or even firing a client (gulp!). But often we hang on far too long out […]

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5 Investment Mistakes Even Smart People Make

5 Investment Mistakes Even Smart People Make

| September 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? A lot of smart people ask themselves that question, especially as they struggle to keep up with the bills and worry about an inadequately funded retirement. In my work consulting with entrepreneurs, I commonly find that they spend so much time juggling the competing demands of their […]

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13 Inspiring Business Travel Destinations

13 Inspiring Business Travel Destinations

| August 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

Q. What’s the most inspiring place you have ever traveled to or resided in for business 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 mentorship program that […]

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9 Ways to Describe Your Job in 5 Words

9 Ways to Describe Your Job in 5 Words

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you had to describe your job in 5 words, what would they be? 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 […]

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6 Startup Lessons From Man’s Best Friend

6 Startup Lessons From Man’s Best Friend

| August 21, 2013 | 5 Comments

Recently, I wrote an article about how dogs can be an asset to entrepreneurs and their startups. I thought it was a fun topic, but I was not prepared for the overwhelming response. Entrepreneurs from all over the country emailed me with stories of their own dogs and how much they’ve learned from them. The […]

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