The Insider: Self Assessment

Your Employees Are Not Like You

So stop treating them like they are. The better you understand your employees, the more effectively you will be able to run your business.

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What I Learned About Entrepreneurship From Running

Running and entrepreneurship have more in common than you might think.

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5 Ways to Prioritize Tasks and Maximize Efficiency

As an entrepreneur, you have so much to do that figuring out where to begin each day can be your biggest obstacle.

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4 Steps to Reevaluate Your Business Strategy

Just as we clean our homes out from time to time, we should spruce up our biz strategies. Here are four ways to make sure your business is moving forward -- not collecting dust.

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Four Rules Every Female Entrepreneur Should Follow

We already know that women can be as successful in business (if not more) than men. It's time to show it -- in both salary and confidence.

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Starting Up With Your Spouse? 8 Tips to Make It Work

Working with your spouse might seem like a dream, but here are eight tips to keep in mind so that it doesn't become a nightmare.

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5 Simple Ways to Collect Customer Feedback

Startups need input from the people who matter most: customers. Here are five of the easiest ways to get feedback to improve your offerings.

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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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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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My Favorite Startup Wisdom Came From Critics

Criticism can be even more motivating to startup founders than unhelpful "advice" from well-meaning sources.

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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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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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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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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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4 Ways to Conquer Your Fears and Take Smarter Risks

Risk equals reward. And the bigger the risk taken, the bigger the chance for a larger payout. Steven LeVine offers 4 ways to take smarter, better risks -- and succeed faster.

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YEC Member Spotlight: Brian Barnett, Founder/President, Florida Pro DJs

Florida Pro DJs founder Brian Barnett has a few words of advice for entrepreneurs in any industry -- including that learning how to delegate is an absolute necessity.

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Kick-Start Your Independent Career: 5 Tips for Millennials

Shama Kabani shares 5 key tips to help the growing number of Gen Y freelancers, solopreneurs and consultants succeed in their independent careers.

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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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YEC Member Spotlight: Nathalie Lussier, Founder of Nathalie Lussier Media

Nathalie Lussier offers some wisdom for fellow entrepreneurs, including why focusing on your personal life first might actually be the key to fueling your business' growth.

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4 Leadership Lessons From the Boxing Ring

Novice startup founders can learn a lot from the boxing ring -- namely, how to take a punch (and get back up again), how to feel out customers and how to conserve both cash and energy over time.

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