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Are SBA Loans the Best for Your Startup?

In 2015, Americans founded 3 million new businesses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic. Every new business among those 3 million startups required capital to start. Most entrepreneurs fund their business ventures themselves. They use their personal funds, loans from family and friends, or credit cards to pay for their startups. New business owners […]

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12 Negotiation Tactics That Actually Work

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 BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.   1. Be Honest and Don’t Oversell  Make sure to be honest and don’t promise the world. When you […]

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11 New Tech Gadgets to Watch

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 BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.   1. HTC Vive  Out of all the entertainment options that my business showcases at events, the HTC Vive is definitely the most […]

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11 Cost-Effective Ways to Increase Engagement on Social Media

For small business owners trying to save money, what is one cost–effective way to increase engagement with customers on social media? 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 BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and […]

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6 Ways Business Messaging Apps Benefit Your Business

Communication is key to running a business smoothly, and in this modern age we live in, it’s never been easier to keep in contact with your employees. This is widely done through instant messaging. There is a great variety of business messaging apps available that are tailor-fit to suit business operations. While these are paid […]

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11 Ways to Track Remote Workers’ Productivity

How do you use technology to measure remote workers’ productivity? 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 BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Asana  We use the platform Asana to track employee productivity. We […]