The Insider: Business

The 3 Components of an Indispensable Product

Good products are great. Great products are great, too. But if you really want to disrupt your market, your startup needs to make something indispensable.

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10 Books About Negotiating to Put on Your Company's Shelf

Ten entrepreneurs weigh in on which books will make you a better, smarter negotiator.

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12 Tips for Getting More Word-of-Mouth Referrals

There's more value in a word-of-mouth referral from a friend than any advertisement. YEC'ers offer 12 ways to earn your customers' rave reviews.

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How to Avoid Hiring the Wrong Person for Your Startup

Hiring the wrong person at a startup is a critical error -- and leads to wasted time and resources. Nathaniel Koloc outlines four steps to vet your candidates thoroughly.

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How to Measure the Potential of Your Startup Idea

Before you create your company, project how large your target market really is by getting your idea in front of actual customers.

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How Your Youth Can Be Your Biggest Business Asset of All

One of the hardest parts of being a young entrepreneur is getting people to take you seriously. Kiip founder Brian Wong shares 3 tips for turning your youth into a business advantage.

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5 Tips for Growing Your Business at the Right Pace

Lots of startups fall into the bigger-is-better trap. But scaling your business too quickly can endanger your bottom line.

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How to Find the Right E-Commerce Platform for Your Business [Infographic]

Need the best e-commerce platform for your business? Look no further -- this detailed infographic analyzes 9 types of businesses and the best e-commerce platform in each scenario.

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11 of the Easiest Online Businesses to Start Right Now

Starting your own company can be costly. That's why we asked 11 members of the Young Entrepreneur Council to weigh in on some of the easiest, cheapest online businesses to build from the ground up.

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5 Tips for Succeeding in an Emerging Industry

Are you starting up in an industry that's not clearly defined yet? The CEO of The1stMovement, Ming Chen, shares 5 key steps to succeed.

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7 Key Elements of a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Fundable co-founder Eric Corl shares the 7 steps he believes are critical to launching a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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Deciding Between an LLC or S Corporation: 6 Key Differences

While they're structurally similar, several key differences between LLCs and S-corps may help you determine which fits your business best.

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Meet YEC’s Chuck Longanecker of digital-telepathy on #StartupLab

Chuck Longanecker is the founder of the user experience design company, digital-telepathy. He helps startups, web designers, entrepreneurs and large organizations improve the user experience of websites by making them easier to use.

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Can You Really Make Money Doing What You Love? 5 Lessons

Matt Wilson started Under30CEO while digging ditches for $15/hour. Was it easy? No. But it was worth it.

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Meet YEC’s Lauren Perkins of Perks Consulting on #StartupLab

Lauren is a brand marketer and digital evangelist. Best known for her innate ability to distill the complicated into the simple, she has provided solutions for startups and consumer brands including Laser Cosmetica, Crunch Fitness, eDiets, Laura Mercier, 85Broads, Cookstr, and Pfizer.

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4 Startup Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School

A Wharton degree is great training for your career as an entrepreneur -- but some startup lessons can't be taught in a classroom.

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10 Great Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

If there's one thing most entrepreneurs wish they could create more of, it's time. These productivity apps for business owners are the next best thing.

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5 Steps for Calculating Your Startup Costs

This five-step guide walks you through exactly what you need to think about when creating a startup budget.

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How Startup Founders Can Identify Their Core Values

One of your chief roles as a startup leader is to prioritize and communicate what is most important -- and that starts with your values.

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10 Laws for Creating an Effective Personal Brand

Entrepreneur Lisa Nicole Bell shares 10 quick but timeless laws for crafting an effective and compelling personal brand.

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