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YEC And Citi To Mentor The Nation’s Aspiring Business Owners

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is taking another important step toward alleviating youth joblessness and underemployment by launching #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program presented by Citi that will deploy America’s top young startup founders to retool the current workforce into…

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Are People Misjudging You Simply Because You Appear Young?
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Are People Misjudging You Simply Because You Appear Young?

I get that look a lot when I go into a networking event: the one where someone is obviously wondering who brought their kid with them to a serious business event. I don’t do anything to convince potential clients and contacts that I’m older. I routinely have funny-colored hair (this month, it’s purple), I’m not actually sure if I own a pair of pants that aren’t blue jeans, and I look young enough to get carded every time I go to a bar. I may be 27, but I almost always look like the youngest person in the room, even if there are actually younger entrepreneurs present.

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3 Tips For Startup Success (Hint: Flexibility Is Key)

Advice is crucial to entrepreneurial success — it keeps businesses flexible and entrepreneurs humble. Throughout my career, I’ve made sure to stay open to advice, even (and especially) after tasting success.

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My 3 Favorite Pieces Of Startup Advice

“Don’t take advice from someone who hasn’t had your kind of trouble,” said Sydney J. Harris. Advice often carries a negative connotation because it’s predominantly given by an unwanted source. Yet how many times have you sought out those you respect and admire to hear their thoughts on your business or personal development? Over six years ago, I began documenting advice from the hundreds of meetings, conferences, books, and...

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Leaders Of The Youth Pack At YEC

It’s not so easy to enter the workforce in today’s market. Youth employment has been pegged at a nearly 60-year low. Student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion. At times it can seem as though nothing is on youth’s side, helping to put America’s kids to work.   Innovation has always been youth’s great asset though, and there are a number of young, aspiring entrepreneurs determined to prove that they will not be content to wait...

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