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In the season 5 premiere of of “Shark Tank” (the TV show with an average of 6 million viewers), two brothers, both aspiring entrepreneurs, made their pitch that was so pitifully bad it drove the shark Mark Cuban up to the stage to proclaim the proposal as “the worst pitch ever.”

Apparently, the brothers had no business plan, no sales, no marketing approach and no idea of when their proposal (a social network for medical professionals) would be profitable, if ever.[…] Continue Reading »

When you’re just getting started as an entrepreneur, you’re expected to wear a lot of hats. You’re a programmer and a designer. A financial planner and an accountant. A CEO, CMO, CFO … and everything in between.

The problem is, too many entrepreneurs — women in particular — never shed those hats. In fact, the majority of women-owned businesses are solopreneurs.[…] Continue Reading »

The Young Entrepreneur Council is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.

If you enjoy this article, join SmartBrief’s e-mail list for our newsletters on small business and entrepreneurialism.[…] Continue Reading »

Meet Will. Will was recently promoted to a management position after working with his company for nearly five years.

Although he initially seemed right for the job — he’d been with the company for some time, adopted the company mission as his own, and produced quality work — he’s had some ongoing issues juggling his workload and managing others.[…] Continue Reading »

The Young Entrepreneur Council is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.

If you enjoy this article, join SmartBrief’s e-mail list for our newsletters on small business and entrepreneurialism.[…] Continue Reading »