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The Guide to Running a Small Business: 8 Things You’ll Never Want to Forget

The Guide to Running a Small Business: 8 Things You’ll Never Want to Forget

| January 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

1. Nothing Happens Overnight In the early stages of running my small business, I constantly found myself filled with feelings of anxiousness and anticipation. Why had this brand not achieved the level of international success that I had envisioned when I started the company? Why was my brand following not massive? Am I ever going […]

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How to Identify (and Fix) Your Company’s Vibe

How to Identify (and Fix) Your Company’s Vibe

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Consider walking into a real-life version of “The Office.” The inappropriate and morally questionable behavior of the staff would make you reconsider your decision to work with — or for — the company. On the other hand, a stale, corporate environment where workers seem to endlessly stare at their monitors is even less appealing. This […]

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6 Questions to Find Out If You Have a Killer Business Idea

6 Questions to Find Out If You Have a Killer Business Idea

| January 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

I am a venture capitalist and so I have the privilege of meeting a lot of entrepreneurs, each with their own brave idea of how they will change the world. Without exception, the best entrepreneurs know instinctively their place in the eco-system in which they operate, their own strengths and weaknesses and their plan for […]

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8 Most Creative Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out at a Conference

8 Most Creative Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out at a Conference

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. What’s one creative way to make your startup branding stand out at a big conference? 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 […]

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5 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

5 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

| January 1, 2014 | 7 Comments

Do you find yourself overworked day after day? Without the normalcy of a traditional career, many entrepreneurs are packing more hours into their workday, but this doesn’t guarantee success. In fact, overworking is a symptom of inefficient entrepreneurs. When I started my business, I was a college student who had to fight for enough time […]

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Going International: 5 Tips for Meeting KYC Requirements

Going International: 5 Tips for Meeting KYC Requirements

| December 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Since the implementation of Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations, international business has been forever changed. Governments, banks, and businesses must comply with tightened security measures to combat money laundering, identity theft, and possible terrorist funding. Navigating different nations’ specific requirements can be tricky, but doing so will enable your business to expand. Here are five […]

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The 9 Biggest Legal Myths Holding You Back

The 9 Biggest Legal Myths Holding You Back

| December 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Q. What’s the most damaging legal myth holding young entrepreneurs back? 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 grow […]

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Never Say No to Innovation: 4 Lessons from Improv

Never Say No to Innovation: 4 Lessons from Improv

| December 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s almost a scientific fact that any human being, no matter how depressed or cynical, will laugh to the point of tears while watching an episode of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The skits are unexpected and irreverent, and the comedians can barely keep it together most of the time. The secret’s in the teamwork. […]

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9 Places to Get Business Tech Advice in a Pinch

9 Places to Get Business Tech Advice in a Pinch

| December 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

QUESTION: YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PLACE TO GET BUSINESS TECH ADVICE IN A PINCH? (E.G. QUORA, TWITTER, ETC.) WHY? 1. HOP ONTO HUBSPOT “When I need to learn about business tech in a hurry, the first place that I always look is HubSpot. They have a very complete knowledge base on all things related to Internet marketing. Their […]

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How to Get Potential Customers Without a Product and on Zero Marketing Budget

How to Get Potential Customers Without a Product and on Zero Marketing Budget

| December 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

“Your product SUCKS.” He said it to my face. Cold, objective, but straight to the point. Yeap, thats exactly what my 13th potential customer told me in 2007. It was an EDE – ego destruction event. It was a harsh reality check and I was down for the count. Having spent 18 months of my […]

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