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The following responses are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invitation-only organization composed of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and e-mail lessons. All photos are courtesy of YEC.[…] Continue Reading »
“God bless entrepreneurs! They built our nation and will continue to keep us strong!”
AOL founder Steve Case has not lost confidence in American entrepreneurialism and its ability to access capital and then succeed. Other panelists at Tuesday’s “Fueling American Entrepreneurship” session at the Milken Institute Global Conference were more reserved, but if there were a one-sentence theme, it might have been, “How can we get to where we need to be?”
And where do entrepreneurs need to be?[…] Continue Reading »
If you’ve ever seen the 1999 comedy film “Office Space,” you know you don’t want to be that boss — power hungry and despised by employees, and who, in the movie, inspires employees to team up against him to turn his life into a living hell.
No one wants to be that boss.
So don’t be. Instead, make yourself a part of the team.[…] Continue Reading »
I must confess to a guilty pleasure — I love the ABC show “Shark Tank,” which gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to realize their dreams with a business deal that could be worth millions.
Though “Shark Tank” is highly entertaining (although, at times, unnecessarily brutal), it’s also quite instructional when it comes to high-stakes presentations. With so much on the line, wannabe entrepreneurs must give the pitch of a lifetime — one that requires them to project confidence, credibility and conviction from start to finish.[…] Continue Reading »
Entrepreneurial activity among men and women is most equal in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 Global Report released this month. The report also identified the region as one of the most fertile when it comes to entrepreneurial activity.
According to the report, Zambia posted the highest rate for total entrepreneurial activity at 27%.[…] Continue Reading »