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Tips & How To’s

6 Strategies for Getting People to Invest in Your Business

By | Dec 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Startups need capital. Whether it’s from their own pockets or a venture capitalist, a little money can go a long way for new companies looking to make an impact. But how do you make sure that your startup is attractive enough for people to…

Ecommerce

15 Ways to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

Moving people through the buying process can be trying. Not only do you need to reach out to the right audience to provide a product or service they’re interested in, you need to do so using platforms and communication styles they’re comfortable with. Even…

Culture

St. Louis

Investing in Company Culture Can Help to Retain Talent

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re starting out, deciding on a company culture will come from leadership first, then members of the team. These days company culture is more of a deciding factor when attracting talent.  We spoke with Alex Wolk the founder of Insite Advice about his employee management…

Personal Branding

New Jersey

How to Build a Practical Brand Marketing Strategy

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 7:15 am

When most people think about a brand marketing strategy, they think about identity. “Who are we as an organization? What should our logo look like? What colors and fonts should we use?” Those are all important things to nail down so that your brand…

Mobile

3 Things to Consider Before Launching Your Mobile App

By | May 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

The most successful pricing strategy for certain brands could seem counter-intuitive. When we switched business models at Montessorium for our geography app, everything changed. By offering in-app purchases, we were navigating entirely new terrain in the hopes of reaching a wider audience. Because this premium…

Social Good

5 Things to Consider When Committing Your Company to Social Good

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being committed to social good isn’t just a charity move anymore. With more and more consumers valuing companies that strive for a better world, it’s becoming a necessity to make social good a priority in your business. When properly executed, cause-marketing campaigns not only…

Business

9 Things to Consider Before Accepting an Offer on Your Company

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

While every founder in the world hopes to become the next Uber, most will settle for being acquired by them. After all, a huge payout can do wonders for the future of your entrepreneurial endeavors. However, if you do plan to sell, you need…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tips For Setting Up Your Ideal First Office Space

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Growth is part of the startup process. So when you’re ready to move out of your garage and into your very first office, it can be pretty exciting. But have you really thought everything through? Do you know what moving into a physical space…

Jobs

9 Best SaaS Products for Tracking Billable Hours

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

A new project can create a lot of stress. From dealing with market need to hiring employees, there’s a lot to consider before taking the leap. But one thing is for sure: the last thing you want to worry about on a new project…

Entrepreneur

6 Entrepreneurial Approaches to Parental Leave Policies

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 9:15 am

From a few weeks of paid leave to unlimited time off, companies take varying approaches to accommodating their employees’ parental leave. With family resources becoming more and more important to candidates around the world, startups and corporations alike need to make this particular benefit…

Entrepreneur

7 Ways to Run Your Business as Efficiently as Possible

By | Nov 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Efficiency is the key to success when it comes to startups. With minimal resources and a need to succeed as fast as possible, there is no time for excess in running a business. Keeping employees productive and driven will go a long way in…

Failure

11 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Failures

By | Oct 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

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…

Startup

8 Ways to Make Your Elevator Pitch More Memorable

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC members generate billions of dollars in revenue and have created tens of thousands of jobs. An elevator pitch can take your startup to all new heights. Once…

News

10 Ways Big Data is Changing How Startups Invest in Marketing

By | Oct 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm

With big data providing more insight into buyer behavior than ever before, it’s no surprise that startups are changing the way they invest in marketing. But what exactly is the availability of big data helping them do? We asked 10 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur…

Entrepreneur

9 Dirty Secrets of Crowdfunding: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

By | Feb 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. “If everyone is thinking alike,…

Entrepreneur

10 Tips for Finding the Perfect PR Agency for Your Startup

By | Feb 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. My inbox sees more pitches…

Entrepreneur

The Top 8 Video Hosting Platforms for Startups

By | Feb 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm

This following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Content marketing is one of…