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11 Ways to Beef Up Your Business’s Cybersecurity

What is your best tip for ramping up cybersecurity in the early stages of your business? Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)  is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have created tens of thousands of jobs. Learn more […]

12 Ways to Put Your Testimonials to Work

How can you get the most mileage out of a glowing business testimonial?   These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC has also launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.   1.Get […]

Overcoming Disruption in a Family Run Business

Running a family business has it’s unique challenges. I sat down with Sarah Binder Mehta, President of PianoPiano, a third-generation piano sales/rental company. Sarah and I talked about growing a multi-generational business, overcoming industry disruption, and dealing with family dynamics. Sarah’s grandfather started the business in the 1930’s as a department store called Binder’s State […]

How One Business Gained 30 Percent More Customers by Turning to Subscriptions

The subscription business model is one of the hottest trends in commerce. Subscription e-commerce has doubled over the past five years, according to a recent report from McKinsey & Company, and roughly half of U.S. consumers have signed up for an online subscription of some nature. For businesses, this rise in popularity of online subscriptions […]

JP Morgan Chase Study – Understanding Opportunities and Life-Cycle of American Small Businesses

Today, every small-medium sized business shares an iconic status in the modern economy, and the owners of these businesses are the job creators, and righteous strivers who drive the economy of a country. But, for the enthusiasm and excitement surrounding small businesses, a central puzzle remains – what is the role of these businesses in […]