How to Start Your Own Business While on the Job

Becoming an intrapreneur isn’t something people typically fall into. If you want it to happen, you’re going to have to get out there and make it happen. And to do that, you’ll need a plan. Item ...


15 Baseline Tech Skills All Entrepreneurs Should Have

QUESTION: WHAT IS ONE BASELINE TECH SKILL SHOULD ALL ENTREPRENEURS HAVE A GOOD HANDLE ON BEFORE STARTING UP? KNOW HOW TO WIREFRAME “Being able to wireframe a page is an incredible important ski...


4 Reasons Choosing Startup Life Over College is Totally Worth It

In 2011, I wrote a post called “Why I Didn’t Get A Real Job” that got a lot of attention. Admittedly, it was a childish reaction to a relative’s assertion that I needed to go get a “real job...


13 Pieces of Startup Advice You Never Thought Of

QUESTION: WHAT’S YOUR MOST UNORTHODOX/FUNNY/STRANGE-BUT-GOOD ADVICE TO OTHER STARTUP FOUNDERS? 1. GET A VACUUMING ROBOT “When you’re in startup mode, you’re not thinking about...


Don’t Avoid Change: How to Know When It’s Time to Move On

So, you know when you know. That is, you know when it’s time to move on to better things for your business, whether that means finding a stronger vendor, hiring a new employee (and letting go of the...


5 Investment Mistakes Even Smart People Make

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? A lot of smart people ask themselves that question, especially as they struggle to keep up with the bills and worry about an inadequately funded retirement...


9 Ways to Describe Your Job in 5 Words

If you had to describe your job in 5 words, what would they be? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s m...


13 Ways to Fit Travel Into Your Summer Schedule

Question: As an entrepreneur, how are you finding time/budget for travel this summer? (name one tip)   1. Make for a Happy Homecoming “This summer, I’ve gone to Denver, L.A., Nevada, ...


Why You Shouldn’t Learn to Code for Your Startup

I get emails like this one all the time: I am wondering if I could ask for help for a friend. Mike, a good friend of mine, has been working on a startup idea. …He is looking for really great co-foun...


11 Perfect Entrepreneurial Vacation Spots

Describe your idea of the perfect entrepreneurial vacation. The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most ...