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Dedication and Rewards: Why You Should Work for a Meritocracy

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / March 12, 2014

What’s the main thing you’re looking for in your first job? A good salary? A big, established company to beef up your résumé? A relaxed work environment? Or are you willing to put in the hard work to get ahead as quickly as possible? If the latter fits you, then you should be looking for a company that is a meritocracy. The term “meritocracy” gets thrown around a…

3 Reasons Why You Should Support Your Employees’ Hobbies

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / March 3, 2014

How well do you really know your employees? Beyond the basics of their spouses’ names, the ages of their children, and what they prefer to eat for lunch, most leaders don’t know much about how their employees spend their free time. Perhaps you have a karaoke star or a water polo champ among your ranks, but if you never take an interest in your employees’ hobbies, you’ll never…

4 Companies Who Foster Innovation

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 30, 2014

Do You Know How To Make Your Teams Innovate? Most organizations realize that in today’s competitive world simply plodding on and delivering more of the same will only get you so far. If you keep on producing the same products and services, year on year, with minimal development, sooner rather than later, a new disruptive player will enter the market and eat your lunch. There’s no doubt, that…

What’s Your Style? The Science, Art, and Zen Approaches to Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 24, 2014

The Professor. The Poet. The Prophet. Which management style will inspire your employees and fulfill your long-term goals as your venture grows? While it might be an oversimplification to consider only three management styles, many leaders gravitate toward these stereotypes, and their organizational models follow suit. Each approach has benefits that can develop an effective, long-lasting company. Your choice of approach will shape your company’s structure and success.…

12 Tips for Managing Older or More Experienced Employees

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 6, 2014

Q. What’s one piece of advice you have for managing people who are older and/or more experienced than you? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is 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. Value the Gifts…

8 Most Creative Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out at a Conference

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 2, 2014

Q. What’s one creative way to make your startup branding stand out at a big conference? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is 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. Create Questions Most startup branding is…

11 Business Books for the Entrepreneurs on Your Holiday List

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 22, 2013

Q. What is the best business book to buy an entrepreneur on your holiday gift list this year? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is 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. ‘The E-Myth Revisted’ This…

Building Charisma: 10 Tips To Move Like A Leader

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / November 18, 2013

  If you ACT confident, then you will FEEL confident, which means you ARE confident! Charisma is such a mysterious concept to most. It’s one of those words attributed to the types of people who can just walk into a room and own it. These are often also labelled as ‘leaders’, ‘entrepreneur’s and ‘risk takers’ – at least, that is how they are perceived. Being an entrepreneur in…

10 Quotes about Leadership & How You Can Apply Them

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 29, 2013

It is lonely at the top. A good leader is a good follower. Lead by example. These are some of the clichés we encounter when it comes to leadership. It’s tough to attribute these sayings to one person alone. Just the same, these power phrases exist to motivate us to become good leaders. Sometimes, however, we take these sayings for granted, repeating them over and over until these…

5 Things All Great Leaders Have in Common

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 11, 2013

When it comes to achieving business success, most people think it is mostly because of the strategy that the business comes up with. Strategy is one part of a whole range of reasons but not the only reason for success. There are a lot of things that amount to the success of an organization, and leadership without a doubt is one of the main reasons for this success.…

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