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11 Ways to Create Sales Copy That Turn Heads

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 17, 2013

Q. What’s ONE invaluable tip for crafting sales copy that converts? 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 video chats, an expert content library and email lessons. 1. Create…

A Bite of Apple & a Sip of Coke: Lessons From the World’s Top Brands

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers / August 17, 2013

Marketing helps brands and brands help marketing. It’s all about creating a presence, a presence that is rooted in quality and trust. That ought to be the goal of every business, big or small. Don’t keep running after people, make them come to you. That’s an enviable position which one doesn’t often find oneself in. The world’s biggest brands, however, do. It doesn’t matter which industry they come…

6 Tips to Advance Your Career

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 17, 2013

I was able to embark in great conversation with a Subject Matter Expert in career advancement recently.  During that conversation he shared some great gems that are useful for the changing times in Corporate America.  Individuals have to now be innovative with their approach to excel in their career and be able to bring value to the company.  Below I have listed the awesome career advancement tips: 1)     …

4 Signs of a Successful Company

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 16, 2013

Every budding entrepreneur should take a few moments to recognize what it is that makes a company a success. How do you know you are successful and can you pinpoint the moment you just knew you were a success? These are things to keep in mind when starting a new company or even when trying to grow a business beyond its current limits. Here are 4 signs of…

5 Lessons Learned By Hiring a 13 Year Old

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 16, 2013

I founded Elevatr because everyone has great business ideas, but not everyone knows how to turn those ideas into businesses. Our first product, an iOS app that guides raw ideas into concise business plans, launched in May, was featured on the App Store, and now has more than 70,000 users. A few weeks ago, Akiva Lipshitz, a 13 year old heading into 8th grade, emailed me to ask…

6 Ways to Survive Your Next Business Networking Event

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / August 15, 2013

In my personal vision of hell, I’m in large, red party room filled with hundreds of 3-year old children trying to feed me burnt mac and cheese, Phil Collins playing “In The Air Tonight” live on stage, and two gargantuan spiders are serving appetizers — and most importantly, everyone, and I mean everyone there is networking. Unless you’re a self-assured, anxiety-free superhuman, networking probably isn’t your idea of…

12 Things That Should Never be on a Potential Hire’s Resume

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 15, 2013

What’s one thing you never, ever want to see on a resume from a potential hire? 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 video chats, an expert content…

Are You Suffocating From Ambition?

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 15, 2013

I had an epiphany the other day, perhaps the most significant one I’ve had in a long time. Prior to this epiphany, there was an underlying problem: I didn’t understand why I felt a quiet, but constant, dissatisfaction with life. I have (enough) money, good health, a variety of friends, a strong desire for self-improvement, and an entrepreneur’s grit. Yet, in spite of my good fortune, I felt lost…

13 Ways to Fit Travel Into Your Summer Schedule

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance Travel / August 14, 2013

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 morning easing back into your flow. Catch up on your emails and assignments.…

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