The Insider: Business

13 Tips for Connecting With Female Founders in Your Community

For young women in business, peer mentorship and support are especially valuable -- but not always as easy to find. Thirteen YEC women share their best advice.

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Do You Need a Business Consultant? 11 Things to Think About

Before you bring a consultant into your startup, do your due diligence -- both on their skills and client lists, and on your own problem. You might be surprised to learn you don't need a consultant at all.

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7 Steps to a Headache-Free Website Makeover

Relaunching, redesigning or just rebooting your whole business website? It doesn't have to be the expensive headache you're imagining. (Promise!)

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14 Simple Tricks and Tools to Keep Your Team Organized

From a Kanban whiteboard to chalk walls, 14 YEC'ers share their favorite gadgets for keeping the office -- and their teams' brains -- uncluttered.

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5 Things to Do Before You Quit That Job and Start a Company

Ken Sundheim believes that a positive attitude and a willingness to go all-in are critical traits for entrepreneurial success. What would you add to his list?

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5 Reasons Your Website Should Use Responsive Web Design

Though responsive web design (RWD) is primarily a technical technique, the impact on your startup's web strategy cannot be underestimated. Mike Hostetler shares 5 reasons why.

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10 Offbeat Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

Just because you have a small business doesn't mean you can't get creative with your marketing. Ten founders share some fun, paid strategies for cash-strapped marketers.

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YEC Member Spotlight: Andy Karuza, CEO of brandbuddee.com

Andy Karuza wakes up and answers business email right away -- but acknowledges that for startup founders, the most important thing you can do in business is delegate to the right employees.

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How I Did It: 10 Years of Evolving With the Competition

Sean Belnick has spent 10 years building BizChair.com, which he started with $3,500 in his pocket and an unproven concept: would consumers really buy furniture online?

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Problems in the Family Business? 15 Founders Offer Advice

Working with family members -- whether they're the boss or you are -- can lead to some sticky office situations. Fifteen founders weigh in on how to deal (or how to avoid it altogether).

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How to Conduct a "Pre-Mortem" on Your Growing Startup

Most problems in your startup can be reverse-engineered (and solved) before they even start. Anthony Krumeich shares four steps to conduct a "pre-mortem" on your business. 

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12 Strategies to Keep Virtual Employees On Task

Managing virtual employees has gotten a lot easier thanks to some nifty cloud-based project management tools, but entrepreneurs still have to keep tabs on remote team members.

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YEC Member Spotlight: Kim Kaupe, Co-Founder of 'ZinePak

'ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe offers some advice for other time-strapped entrepreneurs on being more productive, staying on top of industry news and most of all, cultivating a rested mind.

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How to Protect Yourself and Your Startup From Partnership Woes

When two or more people begin a business for profit, the company instantly becomes a general partnership. So what happens to your partner -- or you -- when your startup plans go south?

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5 Easy Tips to Simplify Your Business Accounting

No business owner looks forward to bookkeeping, but accounting gets even more complicated if you fall behind. Kirk Simpson offers 5 simple ways to stay on top of your company finances.

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12 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Give Back and Do Good

From making good part of their company mission to volunteering on days off, young entrepreneurs are invested in giving back to the community. Here are a dozen ideas to inspire you to do the same.

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5 Keys to Creating a Successful Online Promotion

Social promotions like giveaways and sweepstakes are key marketing tools. Make the most of them by ensuring they are simple, engaging, shareable, promoted, and mobile.

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5 Mediation Principles Leaders Can Use to Address Conflict

Business leaders don't need to be professional mediators to artfully avoid conflicts, listen smarter and become more adept at negotiating conflicts among employees, clients and vendors.

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How to Ask for Advice: 4 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Advice is one of the most valuable assets an entrepreneur can get -- yet most of us are terrible at asking for it, and even worse at returning the favor.

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5 Ways to Create a High-Touch Customer Service Experience

Keeping clients happy, rather than implementing computers and automation for customer service tactics, will provide what no device can: a personal touch.

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