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Become Insanely Successful By Helping Others with Scott Gerber

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Podcast / June 5, 2015

Hey guys, today I interview Scott Gerber, Co-founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Council.  Scott is someone I’ve known for years, and was the original “young entrepreneur blogger”.  We met back in 2008 when he was writing for Entrepreneur Magazine and starting the YEC. Listen to the podcast here. Scott is the author of “Never Get a Real Job”, a book that I had the pleasure of reviewing before…

10 Low-Cost Business Resources for Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 28, 2014

As a business owner, what do you do when you’re seriously stuck but have no boss or partner to go to for advice? Soak up the wisdom online or at the library for free. This may sound like overly basic advice, but I can’t emphasize enough how much I’ve learned about running a business just by spending some time reading. I’ve applied systems, practices and tools to my own…

How to Make the Best Decisions for Your Startup

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 20, 2014

I have unwittingly made some bad decisions in my 28 years on this earth, but every day I make better ones. Reflecting on this, it is clear that making the right calls, large and small, requires certain prerequisites and a thoughtful decision-making process. These considerations are especially important in a startup, where you will never have perfect information when making a decision. The success or failure of your…

15 Feature Films to Inspire Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 15, 2013

QUESTION: NAME ONE AWESOME FEATURE FILM THAT SHOWCASES ENTREPRENEURSHIP. EVEN IF IT’S NOT COMPLETELY ACCURATE TO THE HARDSHIPS OF THE STARTUP JOURNEY, WHAT ABOUT THAT MOVIE IS A TRUE TAKEAWAY? FORREST GUMP “Although it is historical fiction, Forrest Gump is one of my favorite inspirational movies that has entrepreneurial ties. My takeaway is that everyone has challenges that they have to overcome in life, but how you respond to…

9 Ways Co-Working Can Help Your Business Grow

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 7, 2013

Question: Share your best anecdote/lesson from co-working and how it helped your business or brand grow. New Clients All Around “I work regularly at coworking spaces. I routinely land new clients through a quick chat, especially since in a coworking space, I can immediately show the person sitting next to me exactly what I’m working on.” – Thursday Bram | Consultant, Hyper Modern Consulting   Word Gets Out…

Entrepreneurship Isn’t Supposed to Be Easy

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 6, 2013

It wasn’t Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso’s fancy degree, tailored business suit, or five years of investment banking background that grew her e-commerce venture into a $128 million company, which has been courted by major potential buyers as of late. In fact, she had none of those things at first. She launched her business as an eBay store out of her San Francisco apartment six years ago. Believe it or not, that same…

10 Ways to Make Your Lunch Hour More Productive

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 5, 2013

Q. What is one way to make your lunch hour more productive? 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.…

3 Startup Lessons From an NFL Coach

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 3, 2013

With the 2013-14 NFL season kicking into full gear, and as I settle into my Sunday ritual, I’m reminded of why my hero, head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, is just that — a hero. Since he took the reins in Seattle in 2010, Pete’s taken a below-average team and turned out a Superbowl contender. His leadership style can be applied to a startup and to…

9 Challenges of Partnering With a Bigger Company

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 15, 2013

QUESTION: ARE THERE ANY DISADVANTAGES TO PARTNERING WITH A COMPANY MUCH BIGGER THAN YOURS, AND HOW DO YOU MANAGE THEM? 1. WHERE’S THE CONTROL? “The chief disadvantage of partnering with larger companies is loosing control over timeline and positioning. Typically, you are rate-limited in progress by how fast the larger organization can move, and you won’t be able to directly control the channel partner to do what you want.…

7 Opportunities to Save Big on Startup Expenses

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 7, 2013

Older, more established companies have the flexibility of deciding how to allocate their budgets and spend their available funds on the resources that make their businesses more comfortable and easier to run.  But as a young startup, you have no such luxury! Because it’s important to make every dollar count while your business is still growing, you’ll want to take a look at the following seven opportunities to save…

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