Young Entrepreneur Council Honored by White House

"Anything worth having is worth going for -- all the way." J.R. Ewing

Here at the YEC we believe in going for it all the way, and November brought several opportunities to do just that. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving past, let the gratitudes commence.

We are thankful for our second White House and MTV honor (we totally just name dropped). This time the White House hosted a panel discussion on the importance of mentoring led by MTV News Correspondent, Sway. Besides round-table discussions on improving mentoring opportunities for youth, the celebration included the kickoff party for our I Am An Entrepreneur campaign.

We also give thanks for the start of our new program, YEC Global. YEC Global is the official international mentoring program for the Young Entrepreneur Council. Our goal is to promote and support young entrepreneurs around the world, and foster the thriving global entrepreneurial ecosystem.

So long, November, you've been swell. We've got great momentum to carry us into the holidays and December promises to be every bit as eventful.

Did you really think we'd just coast on October's momentum? Go big or go home!

Just in case you missed it, here's a highlight of content from community members featured around the web.

Top 5 New Original Posts by Members on Media Partner Sites

Vanessa Van Petten on ForbesWoman
5 Ways To Make a Killer First Impression
Most people will judge you within the first second of meeting you and their opinion will most likely never change. Making a good first impression is incredibly important, because you only get one shot at it.

Jean-Marc Freuler on Forbes
How to Pick the Right Startup Team
At a startup, everything revolves around people. You're going to be married to your team for the lifetime of the company. That's right: it's a marriage. So pick your teammates carefully, because you'll be in for a long and bumpy ride.

Jonathan Mead on allBusiness
5 Secrets to Building a Sustainable Business Model
"Build it and they will come!" works great in baseball. But it leaves something to be desired as the foundation of a successful online business.

Vanessa Nornberg on Portfolio
Being in the Wrong Location Almost Tanked My Business
Metal Mafia's Vanessa Nornberg shares a story of how what she thought was a great deal for a great location turned out to be anything but.

Natalie Sisson on US News
How to Build an Effective Facebook Landing Page
Tip and tricks for building a page that attracts "likes" and builds a thriving community.

Top 5 From theYEC.org

Ambassador Bruny
10 Tips for Networking Like a Pro
Strategies for making the most of your networking efforts and becoming a high-level networker.

Gabrielle Bernstein
How Your Money Mindset Impacts Your Bottom Line
Your beliefs about money can directly impact your bank account. Here are three tips for changing your mindset so you can experience abundance in your life -- and in your business.

Jennifer Fleiss
Turn Your Idea Into a Viable Business in 4 Steps
Sometimes all you need to get your business off the ground is to start testing the waters.

Kyle Lacy
5 Steps for Turning Customers Into Brand Advocates
Strategies for creating a personalized experience and establishing a long term customer relationship.

Pete Chatmon
5 Steps for Making Your Project Fundable
Use these strategies to ensure you can sell investors on your project and get the investment you need to move your business forward.

Q&A's Around the Web

On Wall Street Journal
How to Score Press Coverage
I just launched a hole-in-the-wall candy store near my college campus and I have very little money for marketing. What tools or tips can you offer me to increase store traffic and get people talking about my brand?

On Fox Business
How to Create Long-Lasting Customer Relationships
What one thing do you believe is most important for creating long-lasting relationships with your customers?

On Portfolio
What's the Deal?
I’m ready to buy an existing business, but I’m not sure how to go about the negotiation process?

On Brazen Careerist
How to Set Yourself Up for Success Early in Your Career
So many people to meet, so many skills to learn! With all of those choices, what’s the best way to invest in your career?

On Business on Main
How Do I Show That My Internet Company Is Growing?
What is a creative way for me to show positive growth in my Internet company besides looking at direct traffic or total users?

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment and provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business's development and growth.

About YEC

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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