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Want A Job At The Next Facebook? 15 Ways To Get Hired By A Hot Startup

Want A Job At The Next Facebook? 15 Ways To Get Hired By A Hot Startup

Many people dream of working at the next Facebook or Google, a startup that is destined to be the next big thing. But what does it really take to get hired by a hot startup? Here are 15 tips from leading entrepreneurs: Read More »

12 Traits Workers Need To Succeed In A Startup

12 Traits Workers Need To Succeed In A Startup

With Facebook about to mint a whole new bunch of gazillionaires, you might wonder: Should you try to get a job at a startup? Before you send out a blitz of resumes, though, you need to consider whether you have what it takes to succeed in such an entrepreneurial environment. We asked some top entrepreneurs, and... Read More »

3 Surefire Ways To Land A Job You'll Love

3 Surefire Ways To Land A Job You'll Love

By Kelly Azevedo A recent Pew study reveals what many people have already observed: re-employed workers -- those who lose their jobs and are then hired elsewhere -- are more likely to consider themselves overqualified for what becomes their current position and are less likely to get a sense of identify from... Read More »

8 Hardball Negotiation Tactics To Get The Salary You Want

8 Hardball Negotiation Tactics To Get The Salary You Want

What's the best strategy to make sure you get paid what you're worth (whether by your boss or a client)? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of young entrepreneurs. Read More »

Want A Powerful Mentor? 7 Tips

Want A Powerful Mentor? 7 Tips

By Lisa Nicole Bell Finding the right mentor can be a daunting task. The people who seem most qualified to mentor you often are too busy doing the fantastic work that makes them worthy of being a mentor. Most movers and shakers shy away from requests for mentorship because their schedules and lives are... Read More »

10 Startup Setbacks And How To Solve Them For Good

10 Startup Setbacks And How To Solve Them For Good

What is one common issue that you have faced with startup hires and how have you rectified the situation? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship... Read More »

How To Expand Your Client Base Through Public Speaking

How To Expand Your Client Base Through Public Speaking

By Alexia Vernon I'd give anything to travel back in time and tell my eight-year-old self that I'd eventually build a business from public speaking. In third grade, opening my mouth and speaking my mind to a group of people was a recipe for public humiliation: voice habitually quavering, thoughts lost... Read More »

Are You Ready To Launch Your Business?

Are You Ready To Launch Your Business?

By Abbie Davies Steinbacher I often get asked what the hardest part of being an entrepreneur is. While there are many challenges that come along with being an entrepreneur, from my experience as founder of the kids yoga company, My First Yoga, I believe that the single hardest part is just getting started.... Read More »

What Your Sarcastic Employee Isn't Telling You

What Your Sarcastic Employee Isn't Telling You

By Vanessa Van Petten There's always someone in the office who is the "class clown" who gets everyone's spirits up by jokingly putting one person down. Sarcastically, of course. So it's not really mean behavior then, right? However, new research reveals that sarcasm is merely thinly-veiled meanness, a way... Read More »

Interns: When Should I Hire Them?

Interns: When Should I Hire Them?

How do I know when it's an appropriate time to hire interns for my startup? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to... Read More »

How Do I Start A Business And Still Have A Personal Life?

How Do I Start A Business And Still Have A Personal Life?

I'm having trouble balancing being the founder of a startup and having a dating life. Can you give me some tips for making dating a priority while also being so immersed in a business that needs me? -- Lisa T., Brooklyn, NY Read More »

How Do I Go Into Business With My Spouse?

How Do I Go Into Business With My Spouse?

I'm thinking about going into business with my spouse and want to come up with a checklist to make sure that it is a good decision. Read More »

How Do I Ask For A Raise From My Boss?

How Do I Ask For A Raise From My Boss?

What is your No. 1 tip for asking for a raise from your boss? -- Cormac J., Columbus, OH The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a... Read More »

How A Glass Of Wine Launched My Business

How A Glass Of Wine Launched My Business

By Colin Wright I was still a newbie to Los Angeles when I launched my branding studio, Colin Is My Name. I built a snazzy website; I had some beautiful (and expensive) business cards letter-pressed. I updated my LinkedIn profile and took some new photos. Read More »

What's The Fastest Way To Get What You Want?

What's The Fastest Way To Get What You Want?

By Erica Nicole Asking for what you want is hard. Knowing what you want is much easier. Don't spend a good portion of your time masterminding and talking about what you want during various stages in your business without taking the pivotal and final step-ask for it. Read More »

10 Millennial Generation Trends For 2012

10 Millennial Generation Trends For 2012

By Tina Wells Millennials are a confusing demographic for businesses to target successfully because it's difficult to pin down what this age group is into, up for and supposedly up against. Unpredictable, incredibly segmented and with fleeting interests, how can an entrepreneur reach a generation that... Read More »

The Virtual Handshake: Making And Taking Email Introductions

The Virtual Handshake: Making And Taking Email Introductions

E-mail introductions are the most common intros these days, so it's important to know how to both introduce two people and respond to introductions. Read More »

Hot Entry Level Jobs For Recent Grads

Hot Entry Level Jobs For Recent Grads

What are some hot entry-level jobs that recent grads should be seeking out this year and why? -- Jennifer E., Philadelphia, PA Read More »

3 Ways To Program Your Mind For Success

3 Ways To Program Your Mind For Success

By Anthony Saladino Starting a business comes with a fair shares of ups and downs. Some weeks will go well, and others, not so much. It is how you deal with these speed bumps in the road that separates the winners from the losers. When things get tough, are you going to go crying home to mama, or will you... Read More »

Working At A Startup: Do You Have What It Takes?

Working At A Startup: Do You Have What It Takes?

How can I determine if I have what it takes to work at a startup? What one quality do I need to have? -- Rachel, Seattle, WA Read More »

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