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7 Essential Traits You’ll Need to Become Your Own Boss

7 Essential Traits You’ll Need to Become Your Own Boss

| January 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

When I decided to leave my job as a receptionist, I was exhausted and burnt out from making my job a number-one priority — and to top it off, I could barely pay my bills. I loved what I did, but I didn’t care for the people in charge who showed no appreciation and no passion. […]

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Why Women Entrepreneurs Can Have It All

Why Women Entrepreneurs Can Have It All

| January 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

When I graduated from Barnard College over a decade ago, my class was not treated to the uplifting feminist message we had come to expect from our feminist professors.  Joyce Purnick, the first woman Metro editor at the Times, contradicted the feminist-era message that women could have it all and be the equals of men when she […]

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13 Must-Attend Startup Conferences in 2013

13 Must-Attend Startup Conferences in 2013

| January 22, 2013 | 8 Comments

Q. What is one under-the-radar startup or business conference that young entrepreneurs shouldn’t miss in 2013 and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit 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 to Set Goals You’ll Actually Achieve: Self-Talk

How to Set Goals You’ll Actually Achieve: Self-Talk

| January 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Instructional self-talk is the internal commentary that happens while we are trying to complete a challenging activity or task. For example, while completing a difficult report at work, your instructional self-talk might sound like, “OK — open up Powerpoint, find a title image, make a chart on the recent statistics…” This kind of self-talk actually […]

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5 Steps To Turn Your Business Setback Into a Breakthrough

5 Steps To Turn Your Business Setback Into a Breakthrough

| January 15, 2013 | 3 Comments

Everyone knows the saying, “When life gives you lemons, then make lemonade,” but have you heard anyone explain exactly how to make the delicious lemonade from such a sour lemon? The key word in that phrase is make, which requires action. In the face of adversity, people often believe that simply having a positive attitude is […]

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16 Must-Try Apps and Websites For Entrepreneurs

16 Must-Try Apps and Websites For Entrepreneurs

| January 4, 2013 | 15 Comments

It’s an easier time than ever to be a young, creative entrepreneur these days. Whether you’re running a successful T-shirt company or just getting started commercializing your family’s homemade soap recipe, there are new tools springing up online everyday to help you. These tools can save you time, help you be more effective, better spread […]

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Why I’m Selling My Name and 6 Steps to Launch Your Own Crazy Idea

Why I’m Selling My Name and 6 Steps to Launch Your Own Crazy Idea

| December 21, 2012 | 1 Comment

I’m in the business of making crazy ideas happen. In 2008, I started a business based on the notion of getting paid to wear t-shirts for companies. I was told repeatedly that I was crazy and that my idea would never be profitable. When I sold out my first year, I was told it was […]

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How to Resolve Office Conflict

How to Resolve Office Conflict

| December 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

We don’t like everyone we work with all the time. What is a tactful way (especially on a small team) to address a conflict with a colleague before it gets out of hand? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young […]

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Giving Thanks to Your Customers

Giving Thanks to Your Customers

| December 6, 2012 | 5 Comments

What’s one memorable way startups can thank their customers this time of year? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit 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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