Remember when you actually enjoyed checking your email? I do. Read the full entry
Nailing your investor pitch is an important part of clinching funding. But who hasn’t known someone who bombed that conversation? So before you write your next pitch, keep in mind these surefire ways to lose a potential investor’s interest as explained by 10 successful founders from YEC. Read the full entry
Standing out in the sea of startups is crucial to creating a thriving business. Those CEOs who are breaking down the barriers of the cookie cutter business model already know that—whether they’re creating a unique work environment to attract the best employees or using creative marketing tactics to expand their business.
The massive Google empire has experienced success in creating an environment that promotes employee happiness with cool employee perks like swimming pools and video games onsite. But what about the lesser-known CEOs revolutionizing business creativity? They’re the ones likely to survive. Want to see how it’s done? Read the full entry
If you delay writing a report, the world may not come to an end. Everyone puts off unpleasant tasks from time to time. Chatting with colleagues and checking your email during breaks is acceptable, if done in moderation. But when staff procrastinate regularly, or habitually, it signals a larger problem. When procrastination becomes widespread and institutionalized within a work culture, companies pay a steep cost in individual and team productivity. Read the full entry
The greatest constraint you face, whether you’re in a corner office or a cubicle, is time. It’s a precious commodity, and often it seems there’s simply not enough time in the day to get all your stuff done, or even to make a sizable dent. According to a Gallup poll, American workers are among the most stressed out workers in the world.
What to do about it? You could purchase a set of books on the topic. On second thought, if time management is your issue, the books will probably sit there gathering dust in your must-read pile. What if, instead, you could have your very own panel of insanely successful executives share their favorite time-management strategies? Read the full entry
Listening to other entrepreneurs who’ve found success in their industry is a fantastic way to learn and grow as a startup founder. You may not have time to sit and chat with most of them, but you can listen to them. Here are nine great podcasts for aspiring entrepreneurs - suggested by members of YEC.
According to a CareerBuilder.com-commissioned Harris Interactive survey, 29 percent of hiring managers say a major staffing challenge is finding productive employees (Tweet This!). And after taking a look at the hard facts listed below, we can understand their frustration. Check out our Friday Funny Comic which makes light of some alarming time management statistics.
Your prior knowledge and point of view can both play a large role in how you run a business. With that in mind, what should we be teaching the next generation of leaders and business owners? Fourteen entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) weigh in on what’s more important for enterprising teens to learn in school- technical skills like coding, or leadership like delegation.
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Although online businesses are booming, many successful transactions still happen away from computers. But if you’re really business savvy, why not have both? We asked 12 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) how to go about increasing online sales for a predominantly offline business:
I don’t know you but I know at least one thing that you and I share in common. We think we hate meetings. “I don’t think I hate meetings, I know I do,” you are almost certainly saying to yourself, but what you actually hate are poorly planned meetings that either drag on forever, involve unnecessary parties, don’t accomplish anything, or all of the above. Read the full entry