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The Top Qualities to Look for in Your Very First Hire

Your company is up and running – or at least crawling – and now you get to hire your first employee. You’ve probably worked with a lot of people, maybe you’ve even hired a few, but this is a whole new ball game. This person is patient zero of your startup. You need to make […]

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Alec Synnestvedt

Step Back to Move Forward

It’s a difficult notion to comprehend, and an even harder realization to experience at a personal level: sometimes, the path to progress requires us to pause, assess the path we’re on, and decide that the best move forward might be an entirely new one.  And when we’re pushing in multiple directions at once, the knowledge […]

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The YEC

14 Things We’d Tell Our Younger Selves About Entrepreneurship Today

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. If you could tell yourself one thing before you started your business, what would you say? 1. Spend 80 Percent of […]

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Kasie Sturm

The Music Marketing and Technology Festival that isn’t for Jerks

If you’re familiar with the Indiana technology and marketing crowd,  you may already know Douglas Karr. He’s worked for over a decade in  Indianapolis to drive innovation and growth through the doors of some of Indy’s most exciting startups. For those who haven’t met Doug, well, he’s outspoken. And his voice carries. He’s been called […]

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12 of the Most Powerful Questions You Can Ask a Mentor

We all need mentors in order to be successful, but how can you make the most of that relationship and make sure the setup is fulfilling for your mentor as well? Today, we invited in our friends from the Young Entrepreneur Council to answer one question: What’s the most valuable question you could ask a […]

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The YEC

9 Books to Read Before a Fundraising Round

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. What is one great book I should read to learn everything that I need to learn about raising capital […]

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The YEC

Processes and productivity hacks for entrepreneurs

The following answers are provided by members of 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 […]

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Matthew Anderson

First-Time Startup Founder Advice: Don’t be Alone and Clueless, Get Help!

Adproval evolved a lot as a business in 2013. This candid post by Adproval founder Matthew Anderson shares first-time startup founder advice worth noting. Now, here’s Matthew…  Sup, nerds. I’m glad to share lessons I learned last year as the founder of  Adproval and really look forward to your feedback. I discovered that being alone sucks […]

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Tony Monteleone

Startup Sales and Social Media: Building a Social Media Persona

All of you old school salespeople: this series is for you. You folks are some of the hardest working in the business. You can hit the phones all day, cold call after cold call, and never miss a beat. You don’t get downtrodden if you get turned down all day, and you know you can […]

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The YEC

10 Startup Trends We Can Really Live Without (Seriously)

The following answers are provided by members of 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 […]

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