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13 Important Qualities to Look for in a Potential Mentor

13 Important Qualities to Look for in a Potential Mentor

| March 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Q. What is the most important quality young entrepreneurs should look for in a mentor 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 […]

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6 Tips for Communicating Your Company’s Community Service Online

6 Tips for Communicating Your Company’s Community Service Online

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to community service, many companies are reluctant to share their good deeds with the public for fear they will be viewed as disingenuous or self-righteous. In reality, when businesses proactively inform the public of their outreach efforts, it can help those companies establish a positive presence in the community, boost employee morale, […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Support Your Employees’ Hobbies

3 Reasons Why You Should Support Your Employees’ Hobbies

| March 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

How well do you really know your employees? Beyond the basics of their spouses’ names, the ages of their children, and what they prefer to eat for lunch, most leaders don’t know much about how their employees spend their free time. Perhaps you have a karaoke star or a water polo champ among your ranks, […]

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How Taxes Have Changed in 2014 & How it Affects Your Small Business

How Taxes Have Changed in 2014 & How it Affects Your Small Business

| March 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 2013 tax year saw several important changes go into effect, and small business owners need to take note. Whether you are an entrepreneur, own a small startup, or run an unconventional business, the tax changes will likely affect you and your company in some way. What’s New for 2013? Easier Home Office Deduction If […]

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5 Tips for the Bootstrapped Startup

5 Tips for the Bootstrapped Startup

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, the startup environment feels like a lot of people mimicking Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire. That is, itching for someone to show them the money. With the rise of accelerators and incubators, the prestige of seed funding has many entrepreneurs focused on wooing investors, rather than developing their business plan and strategy. Making […]

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Process Makes Perfect

Process Makes Perfect

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

If there’s anything I’ve learned while building an enterprise over the past two years, it’s that collaboration doesn’t magically happen as a result of adding people to a team. Collaboration comes from careful preparation and defined processes that foster teamwork. Before I get into the importance of developing processes as a leader, let me tell […]

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6 Necessary Steps for Hiring a PR Firm

6 Necessary Steps for Hiring a PR Firm

| February 24, 2014 | 4 Comments

It’s no secret that PR has left entrepreneurs and brands wanting more in terms of execution and results over the years. However, whether you’re a budding young entrepreneur or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the idea of nabbing press coverage, online visibility, and a platform of influence is not only appealing but necessary […]

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7 Under-the-Radar Areas Entrepreneurs Should Consider

7 Under-the-Radar Areas Entrepreneurs Should Consider

| February 22, 2014 | 4 Comments

When most people think about the ideal place to launch their startup or expand their business, many instantly think of Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York. However, those traditional entrepreneurship hubs aren’t the only areas offering opportunity, unique culture, and business advantages. Here are seven other areas you should consider for your […]

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4 Essential Steps for Preparing Your Small Business Taxes

4 Essential Steps for Preparing Your Small Business Taxes

| February 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

For most small business owners, tax time isn’t a lot of fun. But while taxes may not be exciting, they don’t have to be drudgery, either. Doing your taxes properly is essential to prevent incurring extra penalties and fines. Here are four keys to helping your small business’s tax season go smoothly: Review Any Recent […]

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Achieving Growth without the Headaches of Hiring

Achieving Growth without the Headaches of Hiring

| February 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Whether you’re a cash-strapped entrepreneur or a Fortune 500 leader with a bevy of resources, attracting and hiring employees to run important aspects of your business can be a headache. One wrong hire, and all that time and money you spent on recruitment and training go straight down the drain. However, with a little creative […]

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