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How To Win and Leverage Business Plan Competitions

How To Win and Leverage Business Plan Competitions

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Before graduating college, I won over $20,000 from business competitions, pitched my idea to Mark Cuban, traveled for free, and rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. I often reminisce and wonder…how the heck did I do that?! Those accomplishments were the result of amazing opportunities I took advantage of, and you can […]

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Powered by Brain and Courage: Interview with Ryan Ballow

Powered by Brain and Courage: Interview with Ryan Ballow

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur Interview Series This is part five 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. The Hiscox […]

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13 Things to Beware of When Considering an Acquisition Offer

13 Things to Beware of When Considering an Acquisition Offer

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

What is one thing young entrepreneurs should be aware of when considering an acquisition offer? 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. Legal Measures Too often, entrepreneurs wait too long to seek legal […]

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What Kind Of World Do You Want To Create With Your Money?

What Kind Of World Do You Want To Create With Your Money?

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

I truly believe that sometimes to get back in touch, you need to get away. I closed out 2014 in a rut, feeling lost with many things in my personal life and professional life. Then we turned the calendar to 2015, and I kicked off the year by heading to Belize with Under30Experiences. It was […]

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STOP Networking and Start Building Authentic Relationships

STOP Networking and Start Building Authentic Relationships

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

I think we can all agree that it’s very important to connect with other people throughout life. This allows us to: Make new friends Discover more opportunities Develop business relationships Become more successful Learn more about ourselves and our lives Typically, and I’ve been guilty of this myself, the approach most people take is horrible. […]

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Everything You Thought About Your Purpose in Life is Wrong

Everything You Thought About Your Purpose in Life is Wrong

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s the challenge of our generation. But is it too late? So many of us have joined the establishment. We were duped into thinking a college degree meant something. We’ve been tricked into debt, justifying it as an investment in our futures. Now, most young people feel that they have to join the “real world”, sign […]

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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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