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How to Start Your Own Business While on the Job

How to Start Your Own Business While on the Job

| October 27, 2013 | 5 Comments

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 number one on your list is to master your job. This is actually a two-parter. First, become an expert in […]

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15 Baseline Tech Skills All Entrepreneurs Should Have

15 Baseline Tech Skills All Entrepreneurs Should Have

| October 26, 2013 | 9 Comments

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 skill for technology development. It’s critical for being able to properly and ideally communicate with your technical and product teams. While not a coding […]

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4 Reasons Choosing Startup Life Over College is Totally Worth It

4 Reasons Choosing Startup Life Over College is Totally Worth It

| October 25, 2013 | 6 Comments

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.” After a few months of full-time entrepreneurship that same summer, I thought I was finally experiencing […]

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13 Pieces of Startup Advice You Never Thought Of

13 Pieces of Startup Advice You Never Thought Of

| October 21, 2013 | 8 Comments

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 cleaning. The downside is that your environment really affects your productivity, so having a clean home office is crucial. Consider hiring a cleaning service or getting a vacuuming robot to make sure […]

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

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

| September 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

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 old one) or even firing a client (gulp!). But often we hang on far too long out […]

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5 Investment Mistakes Even Smart People Make

5 Investment Mistakes Even Smart People Make

| September 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

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. In my work consulting with entrepreneurs, I commonly find that they spend so much time juggling the competing demands of their […]

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9 Ways to Describe Your Job in 5 Words

9 Ways to Describe Your Job in 5 Words

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs […]

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13 Ways to Fit Travel Into Your Summer Schedule

13 Ways to Fit Travel Into Your Summer Schedule

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

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, Orlando and Montreal so far! The key is planning the week of your return in advance. Don’t take any meetings; instead, spend that first […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Learn to Code for Your Startup

Why You Shouldn’t Learn to Code for Your Startup

| July 24, 2013 | 14 Comments

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-founding developers who can help him build out the product in a short period of […]

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11 Perfect Entrepreneurial Vacation Spots

11 Perfect Entrepreneurial Vacation Spots

| July 23, 2013 | 9 Comments

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 promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live […]

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