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We asked The Young Entrepreneur Council, "As a young entrepreneur, what's your #1 source of practical business advice and why?" Here are their answers. Read More
One of the initial challenges for new freelancers is drumming up business for our fledgling enterprise. As a freelancer myself, I know that my first writing gigs were for friends, family and close acquaintances. That’s only natural for several reasons: Read More
Just putting together an Etsy shop isn’t enough to close a sale. While people may come across your wares as they browse, you need to make sure that there’s a steady stream of traffic going straight to your shop.
Blogs can provide several promotional strategies that can help you build awareness abo Read More
Location, location, location — it’s the only thing that matters in real estate and there are days where it seems like it’s the only thing that matters for startups. If you’re located in San Francisco, it seems like it’s always easier to get access to everything from mentorship to funding. Most big Read More
What is ONE baseline tech skill should all entrepreneurs have a good handle on before starting up?

“Businesses run on numbers and online analytics just proves the point. You have to know the basics of how an analytics package functions, how to set it up correctly and how to act on the numbers it Read More
Early adopters make or break a company. Whether you’re developing a mobile app, something that gets downloaded or even selling the results of a program you’re running, you need people to get on board early. Read More
Everything your users do or don’t do can be used to personalize and target your messages to them. Their actions provide the opportunity to reach out and deliver the right message at the right time. Event-based emails bridge the gap between these opportunities and better metrics. Read More
The greatest businesses have been founded on someone recognizing a problem, becoming an expert on that issue and then selling a solution to the masses. Apple — or, rather, Steve Jobs — recognized that there weren’t user-friendly computers for individuals. Read More
Are there any disadvantages to partnering with a company much bigger than yours, and how do you manage them? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneurs Council. Read More
Finding funding will always be a crucial issue for startups. Gust is working to make the process a little more manageable, however. The site offers both entrepreneurs and investors the opportunity to fill out profiles and connect. Since 2011, over 1,000 startups have been funded through Gust. Read More

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