What I Learned From a Facebook Group

Facebook is commonly associated with slacking off – I’ll be honest I have done very little productive with Facebook in the past and I am sure you have as well. However, recently I have found a new...


Developing Natural Audience – Lessons from the Creative World

You’re an entrepreneur. You’ve identified a need that aches to be filled, and you’re building a business designed to fill the gap. The question is, how are you going to connect with the people w...


10 Useful Tips to Deal With Toxic People & Defamation

Eventually in any business you’re most likely going to upset someone. Most level headed people can deal with displeasure or disappointment in an appropriate manner but there are others who wil...


When Nothing Goes Right Go Left

Lessons Learned from 2014 – Finding Myself Again? I went to Marshalls several weeks ago and found this shirt that read, “When Nothing Goes Right Go Left.”  I chuckled at the sentence, b...


Why Persuasion is the #1 Skill for Entrepreneurs

Before we start, let’s agree on a working definition of persuasion. “Persuasion is how we can make people change the way they think, feel or behave.” It covers a wide variety of techniqu...


13 Things to Beware of When Considering an Acquisition Offer

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 organiz...


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

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 calen...


9 Out-of-the-Box Refund Policies (and Why They Work So Well)

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...


Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

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...


How I Used Role Playing to Overcome My Fear of Public Speaking

“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 ...