12 Essential Gadgets You Can’t Live Without

What’s the latest gadget you can‘t live without for your life or business? 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. My Mobile […]

11 Strategies to Combine Your Offline and Online Marketing Efforts

What’s one strategy to connect my offline marketing to my online marketing? 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. Use Online Incentives […]

9 Ways Small Businesses Should Use Big Data to Improve Production

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. Have a Plan  Data is only as good as the plan you have for it. Know what information […]

13 Low-Cost Ways for Small Businesses to Increase Digital Brand Value

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. Tell Your Story  If you are just starting out, tell the story of how your company came to […]

8 User-Friendly Video Platforms Entrepreneurs Would Recommend for Meetings

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. Appear.in  In our business, we’ve experimented with a number of video meeting services like Slack and Skype but […]

13 Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Improve Their Cybersecurity

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. Do an Annual Security Check Work with a security advisor to do an annual check for vulnerabilities to […]

15 Tips Small-Business Entrepreneurs Should Keep in Mind When Asking for Testimonials

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. Ask Upfront  I ask many of our customers during an initial conversation for a testimonial if we do […]

14 Important Things to Remember Before Your First Livestream

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 Your Authentic Self  People lose this part of themselves when livestreaming for the first time. If you are […]

Want to Reach Millennials? Try These 13 Marketing Tactics

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. Word-of-Mouth Referrals One of my companies runs events for millennials, and the strongest marketing tool we have is word-of-mouth referrals. […]

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 […]