The Insider: Management

Top 12 Signs That It's Time to Fire an Employee

Knowing when it's time to fire can be as complicated as knowing who to hire. 12 YEC members identify the "last straw" signs you need to watch out for.

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17 Quirky Questions to Evaluate Your Next Potential Hire

Resumes and cover letters only reveal so much about a potential hire. Throw some of these quirky questions from YEC members to truly get to know your next job applicant.

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Why Human Resources Is So Much More Than Hiring and Firing

In today's competitive business world, human resources shouldn't be an afterthought. HR should be a core part of your business strategy if you want to retain top talent.

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YEC Members Give 12 Tips for Drafting a Startup-Ready Resume

Hey job seekers, if you want to work for a cutting-edge like Livingsocial or Airbnb, an ordinary resume won't make the cut. So how DO you catch a top entrepreneur's hiring eye?

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Making Sense of the JOBS Act and Crowdfunding [Infographic]

How will your business be affected by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act? EarnMBA and Fundable break down crowdfunding in this infographic.

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13 Signs That Your Company Is Ready for Interns

Internships give college students hands-on experience and your team some relief for free -- but you have to be ready to give them value in return. Here are 13 signs your team is ready.

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Are You Running a Business or Building a Legacy?

Short-term startup success may pay the bills, but it's a long-term perspective that truly pays off -- a fact worth reflecting on during those rare moments of downtime.

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4 Ways to Reinvent Your Boring Staff Meetings

With Gen Y taking over the startup world, traditionally structured staff meetings just don't cut it. Try these techniques to keep your team meetings productive -- and fun!

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Need a Community Manager? 14 Traits to Hire For

A Community Manager can make or break your brand -- but it's hard for to hire for this relatively new position. What, exactly, do CMs need to succeed?

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6 Steps to Close a Major Business Deal

Great salesmanship can wow any client, no matter how new your startup is. Jun Loayza shares a few tips from the trenches.

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Why Being Intimidated by the Competition Is a Costly Mistake

Sometimes, you just have to roll the dice -- even when a rumored product launch by the likes of Facebook comes along.

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15 Ways to Keep Your Startup Employees Motivated

Big expectations, small budget? Forget the corporate perks and try these surefire ways to keep your employees happy and motivated.

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Why Failure, Time, and Humility Are Your Greatest Assets

Financial and professional loss can be an entrepreneur's greatest asset -- and no one knows this better than trader and Profit.ly founder Timothy Sykes.

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10 Startup Hiring Challenges (And Tips to Overcome Each)

It takes a unique type of job candidate to work for a startup. Here are some of the most common hiring problems entrepreneurs face -- and how to solve them.

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12 Innovative Ways to Learn More (No College Required)

Think you have to go to college to start up or land an awesome gig? Think again. These 12 alternative learning opportunities, from Skillshare to MITx, will blow your mind.

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6 Business Lessons From My Helicopter Ride With Eric Trump

Roger Bryan got to pick the brain of Eric Trump, Vice President of Development and Acquisitions at Trump Organization, during a helicopter ride.

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The Real Story Behind the Launch of JackThreads

Jason Ross borrowed money and worked odd jobs to fund his startup -- from his bedroom, no less. Today, JackThreads has 2 million members.

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The Secret to Great Startup Culture: Maximizing Happiness

Whether you're job searching or starting up, the real question you should be asking yourself is, What makes me happy? And how can I increase it?

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Protected: 12 Strategies to Keep Your Sanity While Starting Up

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How to Turn a Profit From That "Stupid Idea"

Honestly, there is no such thing as a stupid idea. Caitlin McCabe shares how to reposition that "stupid" business concept into a lucrative plan with multiple byproducts and revenue streams.

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