The Insider: Business

5 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs Who Want to Be Taken Seriously

Young entrepreneurs are often dismissed by doubtful investors and colleagues. Here are 5 ways to show them you're very, very serious.

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Building an App? 5 Questions to Ask Your Mobile Developer

Thinking about paying someone to develop an for your business? These 5 questions are critical to ask your mobile developer.

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10 Tools That Simplify Startup Collaboration

Whether you work remotely or just like to collaborate with your team in the cloud, these 10 tools make brainstorming and sharing ideas 10x simpler.

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YEC Member Spotlight: Michael Portman, Co-Founder, Verb Products

Michael Portman, founder of Verb (haircare products) and Birds Barbershop, shares some unconventional startup wisdom.

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5 Key Elements to Track Your Next Marketing Campaign

Tracking the results of a marketing campaign isn't nearly as fun as counting sales and conversions, but Phil Frost argues that it's a critical component to your next campaign's success.

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15 Top Perks of Entrepreneurship

From the freedom to define your own success to the ability to travel without getting the boss's permission, 15 entreprneurs share their favorite part of being business owners.

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6 Strategies to Generate More Leads From Facebook

There are some awesome apps out there to help you gussy up your Facebook Page, from drag-and-drop Heyo to powerful social analytics through Strutta.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Interviewing at a Startup

Interviewing for a job at a startup requires an entrepreneurial approach, not classic textbook mediocrity. Max Sobol reveals 5 things all candidates should know before they get in the hot seat.

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Love to Travel? 7 Startup Jobs for You

If you love startups and you love travel, there is definitely a job out there for you -- if you know where to look.

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YEC Member Spotlight: Mike Hostetler, Founder & CEO, appendTo, LLC

appendTo founder Mike Hostetler shares his most valuable startup advice, including why numbers are the key to running your startup smarter.

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From 0 to 100 Million Users: How a Simple Video Can Change Your Business

Dropbox went from 0 to 100 million users in just five years -- largely thanks to a simple, 120-second video explaining its services. Andrew Angus outlines their approach (and what we can learn from them).

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11 Tips for Cultivating Customer Loyalty

Selling a customer once is great. But earning their loyalty for your business' entire lifetime is a gift -- one you have to work to earn.

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9 Low-Tech Ways to Manage Your Time More Wisely

You don't need fancy software to get better about managing your time at work. You just need a good head on your shoulders -- and a clearly defined set of priorities.

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5 Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurial MBAs

Getting a Harvard MBA should prepare you for entrepreneurship...right? While MBAs certainly have advantages (like analytical training), they may have to work a little harder on some other qualities first.

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12 Ways to Keep Your Team on Task (Without Micromanaging)

If a startup is like a baby, can you really blame a founder for wanting to manage every single task? But micromanagement can actually harm productivity.

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5 Steps to Set -- and Achieve -- Your Business Goals

No mega-successful entrepreneur has ever achieved success without clearly defining his or her business goals and purpose first. Here are 5 steps to do that in your own business, starting today.

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What I Learned From Raising a Series A

By listening to their customers, finding investors who "got it" and persisting, David Politis and his team raised a Series A successfully. Here's what he learned along the way.

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11 Tips for Women Pitching Investors for the First Time

Female founders raising capital should do their homework, know their product/service and most of all, know their options inside and out long before pitching investors -- and 10 other tips.

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What One Skill Do All Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed?

Fifteen successful entrepreneurs answer a very difficult question: what is the #1 skill ALL entrepreneurs must possess to achieve success and why?

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3 Key Lessons for Tech Founders

Neil Thanedar, founder of LabDoor, encourages tech startup founders to do more than just create the next mobile app if they want to succeed.

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