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 a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

 

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13 Tools and Resources for First-Time Cloud Users

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Whether it’s for file sharing, customer service, or basic business functions, it seems like every organization these days is using the cloud. Compared with traditional on-premise programs, cloud tools offer a much easier way to store, manage, access, and update the …

10 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Wearables Wave

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Wearable technology may not be as ubiquitous as smartphones just yet, but it’s well on its way. In November 2016, Wall Street Daily reported that this category of devices was approaching peak adoption, with a 26.1 percent year-over-year increase in wearables shipping by …

14 Smart Marketing Tactics to Encourage App Downloads

In the mobile-first era, it seems that every business has its own app to enhance the customer experience. While there may be legitimate value in offering your customers an app, you may face some stiff competition: When there’s an app for everything, how can…

12 Social Apps for the Most Well-Connected Entrepreneurs

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Whether you connect online or meet in person at an event, networking is a necessary business investment. You can be a social butterfly or an awkward conversationalist, it doesn’t matter. You need to network. The relationships you build are critical to your personal …

8 Ways to Build Up Your Cybersecurity Defenses

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Yahoo announced a security breach late last year, totaling over a billion compromised accounts. According to The New York Times, critics said the internet company giant “has a long way to go to catch up to these threats.” Not only must companies better their…

10 Ways Your Teams Can Unite to Analyze Customer Data

In this day and age, marketing and tech can work hand in hand to achieve many of your startup’s goals. When it comes to leveraging customer data, having them join forces could mean major growth for your business. But how do you go about doing this? We asked…

10 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Simplify Your Business

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In early 2016, the creators of Siri revealed their latest artificial intelligence assistant, Viv, meant to be the the intelligent interface for everything. Viv goes beyond Siri’s ability to pull answers from basic web searches and answers complex questions that more …

10 Ways to Start Smart in Marketing Automation

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Marketing automation is hugely popular among marketing teams, but many of them pay for services that don’t suit their needs. If you’re looking for a “beginner’s guide” to marketing automation, there are a few tricks to try before splurging on a …

12 Website Features You Need for Your ECommerce Business

Consumers today demand the highest quality web experience, and that includes being informative in an engaging way. If you own an ecommerce business, there are design features that could help avoid cart or website abandonment. We asked 12 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur …

11 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Failures

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Ask any entrepreneur and they will say they have learned a lot. And while success is a big part of growing as an entrepreneur, nothing helps you grow faster than failure. The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) asked 11 entrepreneurs to share some of their…