The Insider: Money

How to Find the Right Venture Capitalist for Your Startup

Finding a venture capitalist (VC) you can live with for the long term is just as important to your company's health as their money.

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Want to Motivate Your Sales Team? 13 Ideas That Work

Possibly no department is more important in a startup than the sales department. How do you keep your salespeople on track to make -- and better yet exceed -- their sales targets?

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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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7 Steps to Raise Startup Money From a Family Member

If you're asking a family member to support your business, then you need to show them the same courtesy -- and level of detail -- you would an investor.

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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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7 Tips for Teaching Your Kids Money Management Skills

Entrepreneurs know better than anyone how important money management and cash flow is -- so why are we so hesitant to teach our kids the truth?

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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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What I Learned From Raising a Series A

By listening to their customers, finding investors who "got it" and persisting, David Politis and his team raised a Series A successfully. Here's what he learned along the way.

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11 Tips for Women Pitching Investors for the First Time

Female founders raising capital should do their homework, know their product/service and most of all, know their options inside and out long before pitching investors -- and 10 other tips.

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5 Things to Do After You Raise Startup Capital

Everyone talks about how to raise money, but few entrepreneurs discuss what to do with it after you already have it. Sunil Rajaraman, CEO of Scripted.com, offers 5 seasoned tips.

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5 Steps to Achieve Career Success -- Without "Selling Out"

You don't have to sell out your values to have a career (or start a company) that's successful. Erica Dhawan shares 5 insights from her own leadership coaching experiences.

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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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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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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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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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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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YEC Member Spotlight: Robert Glazer, Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners

Acceleration Partners founder and managing director Robert Glazer offers his insights about business to first-time entrepreneurs -- especially with respect to getting the right people on your team at the start.

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12 Creative Ways to Get Customers to Open Their Wallets

Sometimes your potential customers need more than a nudge or a pop-up. They need nurturing, they need trust, and most of all, they need you to get your hands OUT of their pockets.

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Restricted Stock or Stock Options? 5 Factors to Consider

Most early-stage startups use equity to attract and keep talented workers. Here are five reasons why providing restricted stock is more effective than stock options.

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11 Things to Avoid When Raising Money From Friends and Family

Want to ask mom or grandma for startup cash? Great -- but be very, very wary of how you approach them, the terms you offer and the steps you take to protect each other in the process.

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