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Lessons in Developing and Motivating a Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 1, 2012

The desire and skills to be a successful entrepreneur can be recognized early in a person’s life. Many young people realize the value of hard work, creativity, and effective marketing in their own way and try to relay those skills into profit. With the guidance and direction of parents and experienced entrepreneurs, the young entrepreneurial spirit can begin to form. Signs of the Young Entrepreneur While children or…

10 Must See Interviews With Today's Top Young CEOs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 22, 2011

Below are 10 of today’s most successful and inspiring young CEOs. Take some time to watch all of the interviews and learn about how they built their thriving companies. Mark Zuckerberg–Founder of Facebook Part 2 Sean Parker–Internet Entrepreneur A Conversation with Jimmy Fallon and Sean Parker from WIRED and The Economist on FORA.tv Jack Dorsey–Founder of Twitter and Square Andrew Mason–Founder of Groupon Tim O’Shaughnessy founder of LivingSocial.com…

Dude, Where’s My Time?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 9, 2010

“Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.” Time – it’s one of the most precious things a young CEO has and yet we often use it so carelessly. Between family, friends, social outings, seminars, and running a successful business, there are a lot of demands on our time. Take a moment to consider how you spend your time – are you using…

Caution When Working Hard but Playing Harder

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 17, 2009

What comes to mind when you think of “Corporate America”? Chances are the following images pop into your head: suits, briefcases, handshakes, and all sorts of formality. But guess what? This isn’t your father’s workplace environment anymore. Today’s cutting edge companies are marked by jeans, sweatshirts, headphones, break rooms, and happy hours galore. All of this sounds ideal, right? Break down the stuffy barriers and let the creative…

30 Gift Ideas for the Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 10, 2009

The holidays are approaching quickly and it’s time to finish up that shopping and get those last minute gifts. If you have a young entrepreneur in your life the holidays are a great time to help them out and give them something that can help out their business or their lifestyle. Starting a business is a long road and can be tiring and stressful but there are tons…

Networking on Steroids

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / December 7, 2009

Networking has become a bit of a cliché, hasn’t it?  Now clichés are what they are for a reason, so I am not disputing the fact that it’s better to be around people than to be a hermit.  And, along the way, you will probably come across some opportunities that lead to sales, so I’ve got no issues there.  But networking can reach completely different levels beyond sales,…

Founder’s Syndrome–When to Step Down

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 14, 2009

What is Founder’s Syndrome? Many times founders get intoxicated with their own success and stop seeking feedback and outside perspectives about their leadership.  When a CEO/Founder stops seeking feedback on her effectiveness and overrates her skills and impact, we refer to this as, “blind spots.”   In other words, the leader perceives she is operating at a high level of effectiveness when in fact her stakeholders (investors, direct reports)…

The Secrets to Finding Women as an Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 25, 2009

We all have our needs. Entrepreneurs are no different but don’t always have the luxury of the office happy hour or meeting someone through a co-worker. Moving home and bootstrapping a business can put a nix in the social life. Especially for many young entrepreneurs who leave the always promising college scene. However entrepreneurs by nature are innovators and think outside the box. Why should sex be any…

Building Your Dream Office as a Young CEO

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 18, 2009

Young entrepreneurs sometimes don’t like the idea of having an actual office. It starts to create the feeling of why they avoided the corporate world in the first place. But if done correctly an office can be a home away from home for entrepreneurs. Remember there are no rules here and you can create it however you like. The idea would be to create the exact opposite of…

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