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The 10 Best People to Ask for Business Advice

| July 12, 2014 | 4 Comments

Q. Who do you turn to first for advice and why? The following answers are provided by 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 […]

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The 6 Best Business Travel Destinations This Summer

| July 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

Q. This summer, what is the best place to travel for your business and why? The following answers are provided by 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 […]

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Location, Location, Location: The Culture Factor You Can’t Ignore

| June 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

Running a business in a closet isn’t easy. Good luck finding privacy to make that important phone call. My 25-strong team dealt with a closet-like office that made productivity a struggle. The mazelike layout meant we were always slamming doors on each other, tripping over stuff, and overhearing everything. Then, everything changed. How a Move […]

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7 Ways to Use University Career Centers to Find Your Next Star Employee

| June 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

How can founders best utilize university career centers to find potential hires as graduation approaches? The following answers are provided by 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 […]

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5 Key Things Most People Forget When Crowdfunding Their Passion Project

| June 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Have you thought about starting your own passion project but feel like it isn’t possible because of limited resources? Maybe it’s time you look into crowdfunding and how it can turn your project into reality by having the support of like-minded people. A successful crowdfunding campaign is all about community and how well you communicate […]

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12 Business Questions You Should Ask Yourself Today

| June 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

  What single business-related question should every young founder ask themselves tomorrow and why? The following answers are provided by 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 […]

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5 Things You Need to Do Yesterday for a Successful Business Exit

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

You pick up the phone, and BAM! You’re blindsided. The person on the other end of the line wants to buy your business. You freeze. You don’t want to say the wrong thing. Your mind races. What am I supposed to do now? Are my ducks in a row? Am I prepared to get what […]

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Why Startups Are Stepping on the Brakes Despite SEC Giving Green Light to General Solicitation

| May 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

In September 2013, the SEC significantly relaxed restrictions that had been in place for over 80 years on companies’ ability to advertise for investors. The old rule, generally referred to as the “ban on general solicitation,” had been a central component of U.S. securities laws since the Great Depression. Before the ban went in place, […]

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7 Things You Should Know Before Selling on a Flash Sale Site

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I want to partner with a flash sale site to sell my physical products. What do I need to know before I get started? The following answers are provided by 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, […]

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How to Use Gifts to Win Business and Snag Referrals

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gifts can be powerful. They can brighten someone’s day, communicate friendship, and keep romantic relationships fresh and exciting. When applied to the business world, giving gifts to prospects or clients can turn leads into clients and relationships into referrals. Dropbox recently saw great success with its two-sided incentive program. Any users who invited a friend […]

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