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13 Things to Beware of When Considering an Acquisition Offer

13 Things to Beware of When Considering an Acquisition Offer

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 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 businesses. 1. Legal Measures Too often, entrepreneurs wait too long to seek legal […]

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

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

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 calendar to 2015, and I kicked off the year by heading to Belize with Under30Experiences. It was […]

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

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

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 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 businesses. 1. No-Questions Refund […]

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Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 a business, or go after your dreams in general, it’s usually going to take money to get there. The problem with […]

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

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

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

“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 engagements, and looking into anyone’s eyes when exceeding a glance. Turns out, shyness will not get you very far in the business world. Sure – it’s […]

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How To Know When It Is Time To Quit Your Day Job

How To Know When It Is Time To Quit Your Day Job

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Knowing the right time to quit your day job after starting your business can be a big decision. Moving from your standard pay cheque to relying solely on yourself for an income can be a daunting time. The worst part about making this decision is there is no set formula to know you are making […]

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3 Steps To Starting Your First Freelance Business

3 Steps To Starting Your First Freelance Business

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

So you want to start a business, but you have no idea where to start. Many beginning entrepreneurs have faced the same dilemma. The answer: start with freelancing. The word “freelancing” may sound scary — but the concept is pretty simple. All you have to do is find skills that you already have, then find people who […]

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How to Stay Sane When The World is Crumbling Around You

How to Stay Sane When The World is Crumbling Around You

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m currently homeless. It’s really not a good look when women ask me where I live. I’ve set foot in six countries so far this year and it’s only January 10th. Wtf, I ask myself? How do I stay sane? How can I create a home away from home that keeps me grounded, healthy, productive, and […]

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12 Ways Millennials Will Change Company Culture in 2015

12 Ways Millennials Will Change Company Culture in 2015

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

How will company culture continue to change in the next two years as more Millennials make their way up the ladder? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), 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 businesses. 1. More […]

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How to Sell a Company and Gain More than Financial Security

How to Sell a Company and Gain More than Financial Security

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The wire transfer from the sale of our company went through in November 2006.  The security I desired, however, came several years later. I was sitting in my office, which I had never bothered to decorate because I was so focused on my long-term happiness that I denied many short-term pleasures. Nine months of deal […]

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