The Insider: Management

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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Turn Your Office Pool Into a Team-Building Skill Swap

March Madness is almost here. But instead of running an office pool, why not do a skill swap -- and bring your employees closer together in the process?

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15 Tips for Attracting the Best College Interns to Your Startup

A startup is a great place for an intern to gain needed job skills -- but your startup might not have the same cache as a bigger firm. How do you find talented interns to join your team?

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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: Ian Clarke, CTO of OneSpot, Inc.

Ian Clarke, CTO of OneSpot, Inc. and founder and coordinator of the Freenet Project, thinks the most important thing an entrepreneur can do is question their own assumptions, over and over again.

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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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YEC Member Spotlight: Kelsey Meyer, President, Digital Talent Agents

Digital Talent Agents President Kelsey Meyer offers some words of wisdom for other entrepreneurs, from implementing Lean Startup principles to never, ever underestimating your own worth.

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3 Tips for CEOs Who Want to Stage an Office Escape

Entrepreneurs are so afraid to let go that they don’t allow themselves the time and space to enjoy what really matters in life. But to really grow a business, you have to trust your team.

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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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4 Pieces of Advice for Female Social Entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurship is a growing movement, especially among Millennial women. Laura Calandrella offers 4 tips for her fellow entrepreneurs.

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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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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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The 6 Startup Stages Entrepreneurs Must Face

Ethan Austin, GiveForward co-founder, identifies the six most critical stages of the startup life cycle -- and offers some advice for would-be founders who want to make the leap.

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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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Which Tech Duties Can I Outsource? 15 Entrepreneurs Weigh In

For bootstrapping entrepreneurs, it's tempting to outsource as much work as possible -- especially technical jobs, like web development, than can add up quickly. But should any of that work stay in house?

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YEC Member Spotlight: Corey Michael Blake, President of Round Table Companies (RTC)

Corey Michael Blake, founder and president of Round Table Companies (RTC), shares some startup wisdom with fellow young entrepreneurs -- including how to hire the right people.

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