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Shark Tank Casting

Shark Tank Casting Secrets Revealed!

Practicing your pitch for when Shark Tank Casting comes to town? Of course you are! And what better way to prep for your shining moment than to get an inside scoop from Shark Tank supervising casting producer Scott Salyers (@SSalyersCasting)! Step inside the casting room as Scott tells us what he looks for in a [...]

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10 Creative Strategies for More Effective Facebook Marketing

What is the most creative way you’ve used Facebook for your business? This was the question StartupNation asked of 10 successful entrepreneurs. The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual [...]

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6 Core Values Every Startup Should Consider (Hint: Happiness Should Be One of Them)

Entrepreneurs love talking about company culture. But unlike hanging hammocks in the office or installing a two-story slide, your company’s core values can actually have a major impact on your bottom line. Strong core values can drive smart hiring practices, reduce turnover and absenteeism, increase productivity and quality of work, help guide decision-making, improve customer [...]

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11 Tools to Automate & Streamline Your Marketing

What’s the most effective marketing software your business uses? This was the question StartupNation asked of 11 successful entrepreneurs. The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), 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 [...]

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Negotiate Your Heart Out, Baby!

Powerful negotiating can be the difference between the success or failure of your business.  Business owners often bristle when they even consider the word “negotiate”.  You may even be bristling now. However, you actually negotiate virtually every day of your life… and you’re likely quite good at it.  Whether it is getting another to follow [...]

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The Power of Female Entrepreneurship

In celebration of female entrepreneurs everywhere, we have created an infographic to highlight the latest extraordinary facts about women-owned businesses in America. This group is widely optimistic – and they have a reason to be! Growth rate, revenues, and employee count are all trending upwards! It’s entrepreneurship at it’s best, and we are proud to be [...]

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