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How to Kill Your Startup

How to Kill Your Startup

What great advice for entrepreneurs everywhere!  We found this article featured on Women 2.0, one of the coolest sites that empowers and educated women in the tech world. Want some quick, very sage advice on what NOT to do?  Read this!   If you haven’t…

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YSN Ranked in Top 100 Entrepreneur Blogs

YSN Ranked in Top 100 Entrepreneur Blogs

We are excited to see our YSN Blog included in this list of Top Entrepreneur Blogs! Our mission at YSN is to provide resources and opportunities to ambitious young people and entrepreneurs, and empower them to realize their potential as the next generation global workforce. Check…

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Announcing The Young Entrepreneurs in Franchising Contest!

Announcing The Young Entrepreneurs in Franchising Contest!

Global Competition Invites Young Entrepreneurs with Big Ideas to Explore Opportunities and Connect with the Franchise Industry LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The average age of the world population is under 30, and with one billion young people entering the workforce, the International…

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Marketing is the New Selling: 5 Ways the Elements of Selling Have Changed

Marketing is the New Selling: 5 Ways the Elements of Selling Have Changed

This post was drawn from the teachings contained in Duct Tape Selling – Think Like a Marketer Sell Like a Superstar by John Jantsch In order to thrive in our digitally driven business environment, a salesperson needs to think and act more like a marketer….

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When The Lone Wolf Joins a Pack

When The Lone Wolf Joins a Pack

Earlier this week, I read a great post from title The Lone Wolf – Five Hard Truths for First Time Freelancers. You should read it before continuing on. The five principles were: The world is a pack animal and you are an outsider. There will be…

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What Global Entrepreneurship Week Means to Me: A 20-Year Retrospective

What Global Entrepreneurship Week Means to Me: A 20-Year Retrospective

In late November, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) was celebrated around the world with the goal of inspiring millions to engage in entrepreneurial activities. The reach of this campaign is almost beyond comprehension: 10 million participants 140 countries 20,000 activities, events and competitions 10,000 partner organizations…

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9 Mindsets Successful Entrepreneurs and Couchsurfers Share

9 Mindsets Successful Entrepreneurs and Couchsurfers Share

Staff writer Zack Schultz takes a look at what young entrepreneurs and couchsurfers have in common.

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Insecurity is a Lack of Self-Validation

Insecurity is a Lack of Self-Validation

Feeling less than fabulous? Maybe even less than good enough? Getting ahead gets a lot easier when you have the confidence to take risks, try new things, and go after what you want. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely a game changer. Kick your insecurities to the curb once and for all!

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The Truth About Raising Early-Stage Capital

The Truth About Raising Early-Stage Capital

I used to fundraise; now I raise capital. This may seem like a semantic distinction, but in my experience, they are worlds apart. I was the executive director of a nonprofit organization until December 2010, when I left the nonprofit to build a for-profit iteration of…

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How Entrepreneurs Are Like Superheroes

How Entrepreneurs Are Like Superheroes

A comic buff’s perspective on how his company’s core values and characteristics were inspired by his favorite superheroes

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Think ahead, if you will need more money later.

Think ahead, if you will need more money later.

Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds.  Sooner or later these businesses will have to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment. First, VC’s…

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The Fastest Way to Get What You Want?

The Fastest Way to Get What You Want?

The fastest way to get what you want out of life and business is to ask for it. It must seem like a mundane concept, I know. But it works like a charm, most of the time.

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Should You Raise Capital From Family & Friends?

Should You Raise Capital From Family & Friends?

I’ve raised money from friends and family twice, and want to share what I’ve learned — so that you can raise money from your friends and family, and still be able to attend your family reunions.

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I Failed Berkonomics. But You Can Still Get An “A”!

I Failed Berkonomics. But You Can Still Get An “A”!

David Berkus is the creator of Berkonomics, a brilliant collection of insights in 140 characters, quick read blog posts, and yes, books. If you are an entrepreneur with a big idea, are management or serve on a board, don’t miss another day of Dave Berkus. He’s essentially the mentor so many of us wish we had.

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Millennials: An Entrepreneurial Geneneration

Millennials: An Entrepreneurial Geneneration

It’s always hard to express how powerful the entrepreneurial spirit is if you don’t see it every day. But work like this can help millions more understand…and hopefully support too! Thanks to Jennifer Edwards from the YEC and Under30CEO for posting this infographic on Pinterest.

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