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9 Misconceptions About Starting Your Own Business

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The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. Nine of its members shared some of the biggest misconceptions people have about building a company. Question: What is your favorite lie that … Continue reading

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7 Keys To Building A Successful Brand

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I have a secret for you, though it’s hardly a revelation: most brands fail at what they are trying to accomplish. And the only thing more frustrating about how terrible so many brands are is how clueless many small businesses … Continue reading

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What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)

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Being a business owner is all about the Benjamins, right? Well, actually, no. More entrepreneurs say they are driven to become successful business owners because of the sense of personal achievement it provides than for financial stability, according to a new … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

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As many as half of startups are no longer in business just four short years later, according to some statistics. Most businesses are owned by entrepreneurs who are driven, passionate and ambitious. So, how is it possible that so many … Continue reading

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14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in ’14

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Whether they’re battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. Even those who’ve been through it before typically face a certain amount of uncertainty. That’s why it’s critical that they learn … Continue reading

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Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here’s the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

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Doing something because you have to is very different than doing something because you want to. Not to say that being driven into a corner doesn’t produce results. But chasing a dream from a position of strength is a more … Continue reading

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