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13 Things to Beware of When Considering an Acquisition Offer

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 30, 2015

What is one thing young entrepreneurs should be aware of when considering an acquisition offer? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Legal Measures Too often, entrepreneurs wait too long to seek legal advice. I always advise entrepreneurs to seek legal advice very early in theacquisition process…

9 Out-of-the-Box Refund Policies (and Why They Work So Well)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 27, 2015

What is one creative feature you include in your refund policy and why does it work? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. No-Questions Refund Policy We have a zero-questions refund policy. You can use our software for…

Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 26, 2015

Being young can be inexpensive if you choose to live out of your parent’s basement with little aspiration of improving yourself or going anywhere in life. If you desire to pursue an education, start a business, or go after your dreams in general, it’s usually going to take money to get there. The problem with being young and needing money is that no one wants to give it…

How I Used Role Playing to Overcome My Fear of Public Speaking

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 22, 2015

“Acting is a nice childish profession – pretending you’re someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.” –Katharine Hepburn I used to be terrified of public speaking, social engagements, and looking into anyone’s eyes when exceeding a glance. Turns out, shyness will not get you very far in the business world. Sure – it’s absolutely adorable when you are hanging with your posse or on that awkward…

12 Ways Millennials Will Change Company Culture in 2015

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 9, 2015

How will company culture continue to change in the next two years as more Millennials make their way up the ladder? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. More Time-Tracking Tools Millennials are a hyperconnected generation and are growing more accustomed to working…

Designing Her Entrepreneurial Path: Interview with Entrepreneur Tylar Masters

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 5, 2015

Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur Interview Series This is part three of the ten part series. Follow the Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur interview series on Under30CEO.com. Interview Series Sponsored by Hiscox Small Business Insurance.  Hiscox specializes in protecting IT/technology, marketing, consulting, health and beauty, photography and many other professional services businesses, tailoring coverage to the specific risks in your industry.  Q: Do you consider entrepreneurs courageous? A: “I think courageous is an understatement. It’s…

13 Questions You Should Always Ask a Potential Mentor

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 1, 2015

What 1 question should you ALWAYS ask a potential mentor? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. “What Do You Wish You Knew at My Stage?” I always try to balance my mentor relationships…

Entrepreneurship in Real-time: Interview with Travis Huff

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 22, 2014

Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur Interview Series This is part two of the ten part series. Follow the Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur interview series on Under30CEO.com. Interview Series Sponsored by Hiscox Small Business Insurance.  Hiscox specializes in protecting IT/technology, marketing, consulting, health and beauty, photography and many other professional services businesses, tailoring coverage to the specific risks in your industry. How does a former employee at Comcast, Morgan Stanley and Disney end up starting a…

13 Ways to Make Your Marketing Efforts Seasonal

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 20, 2014

Do you ever tie your marketing to the seasons? Why or why not (and if you do, how do you do so)? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Yes: Every New Season Breathes a New Story It is always important to tailor your strategy to what is…

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make the Most Out Of Black Friday Sales

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 7, 2014

What is your best tip for making the most out of Black Friday sales (on or offline)? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Send Multiple Emails Often companies only send one email announcing their Black…

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