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Finding True Workplace Happiness: The 70% Rule

Finding True Workplace Happiness: The 70% Rule

| July 7, 2014 | 18 Comments

A little more than three years ago I graduated from college, ready to kick off my career with a job lined up starting one week later. Taking my first official step into the oft-talked about “real world” I had so many thoughts about what it would be like. I couldn’t wait to put my marketing […]

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The 6 Best Business Travel Destinations This Summer

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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Using The Customer from Hell to Attract All-Star Customers

Using The Customer from Hell to Attract All-Star Customers

| July 2, 2014 | 5 Comments

“Are you fuckers listening?”  “uh…wha…what?” I sputtered. “I know what I want done and I want you fuckers to listen.” Ignoring his insult, I ask a direct question. “This thing you’re asking us to do, you know it’ll hurt your business if it doesn’t work, right?” Our toxic customer had asked us to do something […]

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A Guy Just Lost My Business. Are My Reasons Petty or Justified?

A Guy Just Lost My Business. Are My Reasons Petty or Justified?

| June 27, 2014 | 16 Comments

  A guy just lost my business. Some of you may find my reason petty, but others will completely agree. So here’s the deal once a month I spend $80 with this guy. And I’m talking for the last 9 years. So $960 a year and my lifetime customer value to him is $8,640 for […]

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From Stuffed Animals to Dating: Interview with Serial Entrepreneur Alex Furmansky

From Stuffed Animals to Dating: Interview with Serial Entrepreneur Alex Furmansky

| June 25, 2014 | 7 Comments

BusinessDictionary.com defines a serial entrepreneur as “an entrepreneur who continuously comes up with new ideas and starts new businesses.” Alex Furmansky is a great example of someone who not only comes up with ideas, but turns those ideas into ventures of all shapes and sizes. Young entrepreneur Alex Furmansky was an early teen when he […]

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How To Get an MBA in Entrepreneurship

How To Get an MBA in Entrepreneurship

| June 23, 2014 | 5 Comments

  A few years ago a friend told me he was taking an “Entrepreneurship Class” and I remember raising an eyebrow. How do you take a class to learn how to be a certain type of person? The word entrepreneur is defined as: a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on […]

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Where vs. If: Changing The Way We Look At College

Where vs. If: Changing The Way We Look At College

| June 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

More than once this past summer I found myself wondering: “What’s wrong with me?”  While my friends excitedly discussed their dream schools and the fears of rejection, I was struggling with a fundamentally different question: should I attend college at all? As I fill out my college applications, tuition rates continue to soar, saddling students […]

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

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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What Would You Do If Money Were No Object?

What Would You Do If Money Were No Object?

| June 16, 2014 | 7 Comments

There’s a question someone asked me once that I would like to ask you: What would you do if money were no object? Watch the video below, and then read on. A Question Most Can’t Answer A powerful question, isn’t it? Most of us have heard this question before, or at least thought about it […]

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TRUSTING THE UNIVERSE: How to Quit Your Job and Create An Awesome Life

TRUSTING THE UNIVERSE: How to Quit Your Job and Create An Awesome Life

| June 13, 2014 | 7 Comments

I was on the traditional route in life up until I was 22 years old. I was raised in a Christian presbyterian household, completed all stages of education through college, and graduated with a BS in Engineering Science with a minor in Mathematics. After graduation I found a stable aerospace engineering job and worked there […]

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