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Why Every Entrepreneur Must Learn to Ask The Right Questions

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Learn to Ask The Right Questions

| March 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

“Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.” This quote from an unknown author might be the most apt description of my life as an entrepreneur. Some decisions will change your life, but only if you ask the right questions. In 2007 I was faced with one of those decisions — what […]

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Video: The 5-Minute Rule for Finding a Business Mentor

Video: The 5-Minute Rule for Finding a Business Mentor

| March 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mentors have been a key part of building my brand and my business. I just wouldn’t be where I am without them. Before I dive into how to find a mentor, I want to clarify what mentorship means to me. I think some people believe that a mentor is someone who meets with you regularly […]

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Recruiting Executive Talent For Your Startup? 8 Hiring Tips

Recruiting Executive Talent For Your Startup? 8 Hiring Tips

| February 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

QUESTION: WHAT’S ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE FOR ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE JUST STARTING TO HIRE C-LEVEL TALENT? Question by: Ashley 1. WHAT’S IN A RESUME? “Intelligence, cultural fit, and an ability to work with the team are the most important factors that you should consider when interviewing C-level talent. Don’t be dazzled by their accomplishments. […]

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3 Lessons I learned After Skipping College to Start Up

3 Lessons I learned After Skipping College to Start Up

| February 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

I love business the way some people love football. It’s a passion for me: most kids at 18 years old are just entering college, but I was busy starting my first real company. At the time, I just couldn’t imagine taking two more years of required courses before digging into what I really loved, so […]

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10 Tips for Entrepreneurs Thinking About Using a Debt Collection Agency

10 Tips for Entrepreneurs Thinking About Using a Debt Collection Agency

| February 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

What advice would you give an entrepreneur thinking about using a debt collection agency for the first time? 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 […]

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How Women Can Balance Strong Leadership With Authenticity

How Women Can Balance Strong Leadership With Authenticity

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

As women, we face unique challenges as leaders, whether we work in the corporate world or as business owners. There seems to be a large chasm between female leaders who too easily sacrifice authority, and iron-fisted women who never budge once their minds are made up. Unfortunately, neither approach is effective in a long-term leadership position. […]

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Should You Release a Minimum Viable Product?

Should You Release a Minimum Viable Product?

| February 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

With all of the buzzwords in the tech startup community, one of the top phrases I hear, day in and day out, is MVP: Minimum Viable Product. Although I do believe in the concept, the term itself has gotten so popular that people are quick to use it — without genuinely understanding what it is, or […]

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8 Ways to Overhaul Tech Education for Today’s World

8 Ways to Overhaul Tech Education for Today’s World

| February 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

QUESTION: How should tech education (formal and informal) change to keep pace with business’ growing technology needs? Question by: Ashley TEACH SOME CURIOSITY “Within a single course structure, It would be impossible to address the myriad technologies available today, across diverse verticals. Instead, tech education within and outside of the classroom should focus on encouraging […]

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Top 10 Millennial Trends and Predictions for 2013

Top 10 Millennial Trends and Predictions for 2013

| February 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

For more than 16 years, Buzz Marketing Group has been a leader in identifying Millennials’ trends and insights. Each January, we publish our trend predictions for the coming year. Our biggest trends in the past have included Wharholism, Instanity, Massclusivity, and Conscious Consumption. Below is our list of trends in 2013 — and what each might […]

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Lifestyle Business Vs. Startup: 7 Things To Think About

Lifestyle Business Vs. Startup: 7 Things To Think About

| February 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

A few years back, I wasn’t stoked about my position as a financial analyst, and I knew I wanted to run my own business. The problem was, I had no idea what I wanted that business to look like. I could go one of two routes. I could take one of my crazy ideas and go […]

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