The Insider: Management

How to Communicate Effectively With "Annoying" Employees

Be honest: some of your employees and colleagues annoy you. Vanessa Van Edwards explains why -- and how to communicate with "annoying" co-workers with finesse.

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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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Job Hunting? 5 Tips to Prepare Your Social Profiles for Employers

Looking for a job? Here are 5 ways to make absolutely sure that when your future employer Googles you, they like what they find.

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13 Ways to Fulfill Customer Orders Faster (and Smarter)

Fulfillment is easily one of the most important parts of an e-commerce business (or really, any business shipping to customers). Unfortunately, it's also the easiest to screw up.

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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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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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Is Your Business "Partnership" as Solid as You Think?

Co-founders and "partners" beware: without a formal agreement, you may not have the same rights to your company's future that you think you do.

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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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Want to Work for a Startup? 11 Tips From Founders

Always dreamed of working for an exciting startup? Eleven successful entrepreneurs share their insider tips for getting a leg up on the startup job hunt.

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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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13 Questions to Ask Your First Startup Hires

One of the most important qualities in an early-stage startup hire is the ability to grow with the company. Thirteen YEC'ers weigh in on which questions help you assess that hard-to-pin-down quality.

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YEC Member Spotlight: Jonathan Boyle, Chief Product Officer, AfterSteps

Entrepreneur Jonathan Boyle shares his daily routine with the YEC team -- and how enduring company culture can be if you give it your all.

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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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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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YEC Member Spotlight: Jeff Testerman, Managing Partner/Co-Founder, BROKERHUNTER.com

For BrokerHunter co-founder Jeff Testerman, success is measured not in dollars, but in how well he serves his financial services industry clients year after year.

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YEC Member Spotlight: Arek Skuza, CEO, iTraff Technology

Arek Skuza has founded multiple companies, but one thing holds true every time: focus is everything. Entrepreneurs who can stay focused on their priorities will always succeed first.

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Why It Pays to Create Your Own Market

Research shows that entrepreneurs who are adept at creating their own markets in order to carve out a better strategic position almost always do better than those who do not. Kevin D. Johnson explores why.

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