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How to Build a Minimum Sustainable Company

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 13, 2013

According to the Small Business Administration, the majority of all businesses will fail in less than five years. The largest percentage of failures occurs in year one itself. That means that these startups could not create a sustainable business model before they ran out of resources, time, and money. Do you think if they had more time and money, it would have increased their odds of success? In…

Top 30 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs 2013

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 19, 2013

One of the most important things you’ll do when starting your business is to pick where to setup shop. You want to find a place that offers business resources but also the lifestyle and culture that you want. The below list breaks down 30 cities across the United States into three different categories based on the population of the cities. Then Under30CEO readers were asked to vote on…

Advertising on a Bootstrapper’s Budget? 15 Tips for Making It Work

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / March 14, 2013

How should bootstrappers allocate resources for marketing and advertising? How do you figure out what’s reasonable when your company is still new? 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…

How Young Entrepreneurs Can Use Outsourcing to Scale Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 10, 2013

Starting and owning a business can be challenging at any age, but young entrepreneurs face particular challenges. Time is a limited commodity and some young business owners struggle to balance the demands of college courses and work. Others may work a demanding job during the day and build their business in their off hours. Young entrepreneurs are often pulled in many different directions, so it’s critical to develop…

A Guide to Getting People Past Your Age and Their Preconceptions

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 12, 2013

Being an entrepreneur means constantly having to prove oneself to the business world, from clients to investors to the media. First impressions are key to building a lasting relationship and opening up opportunities for yourself and your company. However, young entrepreneurs face a key hurdle in their quest for a great first impression, their age. Not everyone will judge you based on your date of birth, but there…

30 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs of 2012

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Startup Advice / February 6, 2013

It’s that time of year again when we put together our 30 most influential young entrepreneurs list. Each of these founders and CEOs are running incredible ventures that have taken a lot of sacrifice and hard work to get to where they are today. There are multiple companies on the list this year carrying valuations in the billions of dollars along with our first young entrepreneur running a…

Six Creative and Solid Ways to Finance Your Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 25, 2013

Financing a business is one of the most challenging activities in running an enterprise, so much so that many businesses have gone down due to lack of funds. Sadly, this is a situation that could have been avoided if the owners knew where to source for funds. Some of the most dependable ways to accessing finance for a business include: Seek help from angel investors Start up business…

Five Ways Young Entrepreneurs Can Command More Respect

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 18, 2013

Being a young entrepreneur can definitely have its advantages, but it can also cause you to be viewed in a negative light by some potential business partners and media publications. In order to prove that you are not immature or unqualified to properly manage your business, you need to take steps to set yourself apart from your age and showcase your skills. There are multiple ways to do…

Why High School Students Can Start Companies

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 18, 2013

Before our engineering degrees and Harvard Business School MBA’s, we were ambitious, bright-eyed, high-achieving high school students.  Despite our relentless curiosity and limitless potential, it was hard to be taken seriously as real contributors to the world at that age.  We felt that age, just like any other demographic indicator, does not limit one’s ability to achieve magnificent feats.  Just like anyone else, we needed the confidence, training,…

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