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Young Entrepreneur Council


The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

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4 Strategies for Cranking Up Your Productivity

By | 9 Comments | November 13, 2013

Feel like your hectic days never get you anywhere? Learn the productivity tips that top executives and millionaires use to get ahead. Read »

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What Running Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

By | 2 Comments | October 30, 2013

Running a marathon and running your own business have a lot in common. Here are some key entrepreneurial lessons from training for the big race. Read »

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12 Ideas for Revamping Your Boring Company Blog

By | 8 Comments | October 16, 2013

Even if you work in a “dry, boring” industry, you can still turn your company’s blog into an engaging and audience-capturing platform. Here’s how. Read »

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The True Secret to Business Success

By | 6 Comments | October 2, 2013

The most important factor in entrepreneurial success? The ability to just keep moving forward. Here’s how you do it. Read »

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How to Make Your Content So Valuable It Goes Viral

By | 2 Comments | September 11, 2013

The best content in the world won’t help you if no one sees it. Here’s how to get your content in front of more eyes and encourage its spread across the Web. Read »

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Turning Your Personal Challenges Into Business Success

By | 2 Comments | August 21, 2013

Dyslexia didn’t stop this entrepreneur from reaching his dreams—it actually drove his success. Here’s what you can learn from him. Read »

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12 Ways to Become a Cold Calling Expert

By | 2 Comments | August 14, 2013

Cold calling—no one likes doing it, but that doesn’t mean it has to be awkward and strained. Check out some tips from top business leaders on how to rock a cold call. Read »

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Build a Business That Fits Your Life

By | 7 Comments | July 31, 2013

Want to center your work around your life and not the other way around? Then a lifestyle business may be for you. Here’s how to create one. Read »

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Do You Know Your Worth?

By | 4 Comments | July 24, 2013

Why do women continue to sell themselves short? Three Brazen businesswomen demonstrate how to know your value and own it in the workplace. Read »

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6 Startup Lessons from Man’s Best Friend

By | No Comments | July 18, 2013

Entrepreneurs can learn a thing or two from their furry friends. Here are just a few of the lessons learned by real startup founders from their pets. Read »

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6 Reasons to Start Your Business Now

By | 1 Comment | July 10, 2013

Even a struggling economy presents opportunities for ambitious entrepreneurs—you just have to know where to find them. Read »

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3 Ways to Turn a Summer Gig Into Long-Term Work

By | 5 Comments | June 25, 2013

There are plenty of ways aspiring entrepreneurs can turn a summer job into a full-fledged small business. Here are just a few. Read »


12 Tips for Getting More Word-of-Mouth Referrals

By | 2 Comments | June 21, 2013

Top business leaders and innovators dish on their secrets for getting great word-of-mouth referrals. Read »

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How Your Youth Can Be Your Biggest Business Asset of All

By | No Comments | June 13, 2013

Contrary to preconceived notions, being young is actually a valuable asset for your career. Here’s how to rock it to your advantage. Read »