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9 Out-of-the-Box Refund Policies (and Why They Work So Well)

9 Out-of-the-Box Refund Policies (and Why They Work So Well)

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

What is one creative feature you include in your refund policy and why does it work? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), 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. 1. No-Questions Refund […]

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Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being young can be inexpensive if you choose to live out of your parent’s basement with little aspiration of improving yourself or going anywhere in life. If you desire to pursue an education, start a business, or go after your dreams in general, it’s usually going to take money to get there. The problem with […]

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How to Stop Taking Yourself Too Seriously

How to Stop Taking Yourself Too Seriously

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

  When you picture a a duck, what do you see? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re anything like me—a hopelessly devoted child of the 90s—you think first of Gordon Bombay, Charlie Conway, Julie “The Cat” Gaffney, and everyone’s favorite fat guy, Goldberg. You know, thatgroup of Ducks. The capital “D” Ducks. If you’re […]

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How I Used Role Playing to Overcome My Fear of Public Speaking

How I Used Role Playing to Overcome My Fear of Public Speaking

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Acting is a nice childish profession – pretending you’re someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.” –Katharine Hepburn I used to be terrified of public speaking, social engagements, and looking into anyone’s eyes when exceeding a glance. Turns out, shyness will not get you very far in the business world. Sure – it’s […]

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How To Know When It Is Time To Quit Your Day Job

How To Know When It Is Time To Quit Your Day Job

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Knowing the right time to quit your day job after starting your business can be a big decision. Moving from your standard pay cheque to relying solely on yourself for an income can be a daunting time. The worst part about making this decision is there is no set formula to know you are making […]

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The #1 Challenge Tech Startups Must Overcome

The #1 Challenge Tech Startups Must Overcome

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Challenges never stop when starting a business. While trying to break into the startup world, I learned as much as possible about startups, founders, networking, investing, and anything related to entrepreneurship. I interviewed founders, made cold calls and emails to entrepreneurs I respected, and even snuck into a premier event to meet my idols […]

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Entrepreneurial Cliff Diving: Interview with Whole Whale’s George Weiner

Entrepreneurial Cliff Diving: Interview with Whole Whale’s George Weiner

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur Interview Series This is part four of the ten part series. Follow the Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur interview series on Under30CEO.com. Interview Series Sponsored by Hiscox Small Business Insurance.  Hiscox specializes in protecting IT/technology, marketing, consulting, health and beauty, photography and many other professional services businesses, tailoring coverage to the specific risks in your industry. “When you […]

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3 Steps To Starting Your First Freelance Business

3 Steps To Starting Your First Freelance Business

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

So you want to start a business, but you have no idea where to start. Many beginning entrepreneurs have faced the same dilemma. The answer: start with freelancing. The word “freelancing” may sound scary — but the concept is pretty simple. All you have to do is find skills that you already have, then find people who […]

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How To Deal With Negative People

How To Deal With Negative People

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

An unfortunate side effect of becoming successful in what you do, is people talking badly about you, criticizing your work, or even making fun of you. A few weeks ago, I had an article published on a well-known website. I was so proud to be on the front page and really liked the article I […]

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16 Key Power Principles for 2015

16 Key Power Principles for 2015

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions or promises to ourselves that this year will be different than last year. That this is our year. We’ve finally figure it all out! Well…kind of… We start off the year with the best of intentions, but by February we stop following our new dreams and goals and […]

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