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The #1 Reason Most 20-Somethings Get Stuck

The #1 Reason Most 20-Somethings Get Stuck

| July 21, 2014 | 5 Comments

I can remember, just a few short years ago, when I would have done ANYTHING to get “unstuck”. I had “played the game” just like I’d been told. Went to school, picked a major that made sense, got good grades and followed the rules. (I can see you nodding your head in agreement with me […]

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Why You Should Burn All Your Bridges and Never Have a Backup Plan

Why You Should Burn All Your Bridges and Never Have a Backup Plan

| July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

What do you see when you look at a successful human? I see a determination, definiteness of purpose, and plan that most people are too afraid to ever create for themselves. Have you ever met anyone who achieved something important in life, something they would consider a dream, by dropping back to a plan B? […]

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Keeping the Customer from Hell out of Your Business, Automatically.

Keeping the Customer from Hell out of Your Business, Automatically.

| July 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

“You’ll throw in the extras we talked about if you want my business.” We were negotiating with a potential customer. His pattern was the same. We’d negotiate the terms and send the agreement. Our customer would confirm that everything was fine. Everything looked good. Until we spotted all of the extras he added in without […]

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It’s Your Time to Fly: Why You Should Be Impractical and Move Somewhere New

It’s Your Time to Fly: Why You Should Be Impractical and Move Somewhere New

| July 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

The urge to pack up and start a new life in another city is a dream most everyone has entertained at one time or another. There’s a certain impulsive appeal in just leaving behind your established routine and starting fresh somewhere else. There’s an aura of adventure and renewal to the idea that calls to […]

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The 10 Best People to Ask for Business Advice

The 10 Best People to Ask for Business Advice

| July 12, 2014 | 4 Comments

Q. Who do you turn to first for advice 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 entrepreneurs start and grow […]

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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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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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