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The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The 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. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.[…] Continue Reading »
Meredith C. Fineman (@meredithfineman) is the founder of FinePoint, a digital PR firm based in Washington, D.C. Fineman also writes on career, leadership and entrepreneurial issues for Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Lifehacker and other sites. I recently asked her about how she leads, what led her to found her company in 2011 and what she’s learned since.[…] Continue Reading »
Spending time as a commissioned officer in Iraq gave me an unparalleled view of effective leadership. Not surprisingly, when failure is not an option, you tend to succeed more, and the leadership methods I learned and observed in combat made it possible for me to succeed in business, as well. I returned home with the courage to quit my job, start my own company, and lead my team to success.[…] Continue Reading »
Want to come up with the next best business? Think about what frustrates you most and try to fix it.
Often times, the most successful entrepreneurs don’t necessarily “come up with ideas” so much as they feel a pain particularly acutely and think they can solve it. The very best can map that to overarching trends in the market.[…] Continue Reading »
It seems so simple: do what you love. Follow your bliss. Only do what you’re passionate about.
So on and so forth.
In life, these poetic ideas sound ideal, but the reality is, love is not always a good enough reason to start a business and a successful business needs more than passion alone.
Love and passion may be the catalyst behind work, but purpose is what sustains and grows business.[…] Continue Reading »