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13 Cool Ideas for Upgrading Your Office

| April 25, 2013 | 4 Comments

Research shows people are happier if they like their office space. What is one tip you would give a fellow entrepreneur looking to make a fun, employee-friendly office upgrade? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, […]

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Will It Walk? Determining Whether Your Business Idea Has Legs

| April 25, 2013 | 3 Comments

Every problem is an opportunity because a good business idea can lie in the solution. Most successful businesses begin with someone merely solving a problem. Chances are if you’re experiencing difficulties with something, then others are, too. If you solve that problem for yourself, you can probably make things easier for everyone — and it […]

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How Startups Can Keep Costs Down

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Any aspiring CEO that desires to start a new business must adapt his thinking to the major new trends that have hit the marketplace in the past decade. Whether you are under 30 years of age or older, market conditions are the same for all competitors. Those that adapt, win, those who do not might […]

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Banish The Excuses: 5 Ways to Kick Start Entrepreneurship

| January 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

Stop complaining that you hate your job.  Stop being jealous about your friend from high school who runs a multi-million dollar company while you wither away in a cubicle. And no more “I don’t have time to be an entrepreneur” or “it’s too risky”. Success in life is about action: about working hard and working […]

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Fastest Growing Startups to Watch in 2013

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

I am without a doubt a startup nerd; I watch and follow startups with the same enthusiasm and dedication that most people follow sports. Nothing is more exciting to me than being a fan of a fledgling startup and watching it take flight and grow into a success. Celebrating steps forward in entrepreneurship has become […]

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5 Things Startups Should Never Do

| November 19, 2012 | 3 Comments

Despite the odds stacked against the success of startups, the allure of the occasional startup success story keeps inspiring other entrepreneurs to try their hands at a high growth business venture. We’ve put together a list of five actions startups should never take in order to have the best odds at having success. Settle for […]

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Are You a Startup Porn Addict?

| November 1, 2012 | 8 Comments

Startup porn, simply put, is a collection of entertaining, stimulating, and worthless activities that distract an entrepreneur from focusing on what really matters, hindering future achievements. When I first started as an entrepreneur, I spent time on the damnedest things. I obsessed about logo colors, the right type of phone system for our office, and […]

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How to Negotiate Your Equity Compensation in VC-Backed Startups

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

In our work at venture-backed startups, we are amazed at how hard new employees will negotiate pay, benefits, workspace, duties, titles, etc. and just totally accept their equity compensation. So, we have prepared six questions that will make you look really smart and help you understand your equity compensation.  It may also make you a […]

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How to Showcase Your Startup without Giving Everything Away

| August 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Entrepreneurs may find it difficult to garner enthusiasm for their ventures without giving away everything involved, but by maintaining a simple and to-the-point description of their new enterprises, entrepreneurs can “tease” potential clients and investors without exposing the whole idea upfront. The use of advertising, modeling, and promotional materials can lend a helping hand to […]

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Going after the “American Dream”: Starting a Business as an Immigrant

| August 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

I came to the U.S. from Colombia like many immigrants do: I was looking to find my “American Dream” and have the chance to take part in all life has to offer here.As with any move of significance, there are not only logistical changes, but cultural ones. Running a business in Colombia and overseeing one […]

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