Tag Archive: Young Entrepreneurs Council

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Increase Your Business Without Networking

    By Steph Auteri (Founder, Word Nerd Pro)

    I’m an introvert. Extended social interactions exhaust me and, after awhile, I hit a wall. There are so many things that terrify me about networking. Where I struggle in person, I shine on paper. Instead of small talk, I tweet. Instead of appearing on panels, I blog out my expert advice. Additional marketing? My portfolio speaks for itself. That and I give good email.

    Writing — it’s how I’ve managed to build up a business in which the work practically comes to me. So where can you let your writing do the talking?

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    by Angie Chang

    Five Reasons Why Google Plus Is Great For Entrepreneurs

    By Heather Huhman (Founder & President, Come Recommended)

    With so many social networks on the Internet today, it can be overwhelming to decide which platforms to spend the most time on, particularly if you’re an entrepreneur with a limited amount of time (and resources) to do so.

    The latest one, which has taken the Internet by storm, has already reported millions of users and visitors – and it’s not likely to die down soon.

    Still wary about committing

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    by Angie Chang

    Is Your Startup Ready for Investor Funding? (3 Questions To Ask)

    By Cari Sommer (Co-Founder, Urban Interns)

    Startup fever is in full gear these days. Between the startup IPOs, billion dollar valuations, and enthusiasm in the investment community, there’s a lot of energy around entrepreneurship right now. These are exciting days for those of us running startups.

    Thankfully, the economic mood surrounding startups changed substantially from when my business partner, Lauren Porat, and I launched Urban Interns in late 2008 / early 2009.

    Confident that our business idea was timely

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Strategies To Building A Strong Team For Business

    By Lisa Nicole Bell (CEO, Inspired Life Media Group)

    Women entrepreneurs face a bevy of unique challenges as they climb the professional ladder.

    According to a recent American Express OPEN report, the number of woman-owned businesses increased by 50% between 2007 and 2011. With woman owned businesses generating approximately $1.3 trillion (yes, trillion) dollars in annual revenue, strategic team building is a necessary skill for a woman entrepreneur who wants a piece of the pie.

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    by Angie Chang

    Entrepreneurship: Art of Moving Past Other People’s Objections

    By Thursday Bram (Blogger, Grow Smart Business)

    There aren’t a lot of people who object to the idea of being an entrepreneur. The idea of running a company, making a cool million or two and moving to your own personal island (which is how a lot of us would like entrepreneurship to work) is hard to object to on any level. Of course, that’s the ideal. As entrepreneurs we do put in the hours and work hard -— I’ve yet to be offered my own personal island.

    But even when the description of the work involved is more accurate, very few people object to the idea that they should, personally, be entrepreneurs. Rather, the problems creep in

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    by Angie Chang

    Resources For Learning Programming On Your Own

    By Natalie MacNeil (Co-Founder, YEC Women)

    The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council. Founded by Scott Gerber, the YEC is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment and provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business’s development and growth.

    “O’Reilly Books are My Secret Sauce”

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    by Angie Chang

    YEC Women Q&A: How Do I Find A Suitable Mentor?

    By Natalie MacNeil (Co-Founder, YEC Women)

    The following answers are provided by YEC Women. Co-Founded by Natalie MacNeil and Scott Gerber, YEC Women is an initiative of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs.

    The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment and provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business’s development and growth.

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    by Angie Chang

    How to Make the Most of Your Time and Energy

    By Sarah Prevette (Founder, Sprouter)

    Time is arguably the most valuable asset of every entrepreneur — and can be hard to find enough time in the day to do everything you need to do keep your business running. Respond to e-mails, managing employees and customers, sourcing strategic partners and networking in your industry. It all takes time.

    Work days can easily be burned through by being reactionary to inquiries, questions and requests. As you grow your business you’ll inevitably get an increasing number of interview requests from publications, meeting requests from new

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    by Angie Chang

    Is Your Product Idea Viable? 5 Questions to Ask

    By Tracy Foster (Founder, ONA)

    You’ve got an idea for a new product that you think is amazing. The thought of introducing it to the marketplace is so exhilarating that it keeps you up at night, and you can’t stop wondering, “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this yet!”

    For some, these feelings of optimism and excitement around creating a new product are the seeds from which a flourishing business will grow. For others, they can result in less than desirable outcomes (e.g., a substantial loss of time, energy, and money).

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    by Angie Chang

    If Your Target Market Doesn’t Bite, Fish Somewhere Else

    By Elizabeth Saunders (Founder & CEO, Real Life E)

    The Challenge: As a woman business owner myself and a confidante to many others, I knew that many women business owners felt stressed out and overwhelmed. Given this knowledge, I initially targeted the marketing of Schedule Makeover(TM) time coaching and training toward female entrepreneurs. Many women wanted to know about the services -— and even cried about how stressed out they felt —- but they rarely were willing to invest in themselves.

    The Solution: Appearances on major blogs like Lifehacker and I Will Teach You To Be Rich put my name in front of people