Posts filed under ‘Helpful tips’

Can’t Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work? Bring the Workplace to Them!

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day doesn’t work for everyone. Between missing school, company policies, and the nature of what you do, it may be downright impossible. This post offers some ideas for how to start planning now to do that so when Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day rolls around, everyone can participate.

Continue Reading March 12, 2013 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Passion: A Valentine’s Day Wish or an Entrepreneurial Necessity?

Throughout February, we hear the word “passion” all over the place. Passion can certainly be related to hearts and candy and flowers. But passion influences entrepreneurs beyond February 14th. Passion is a key element to success as a young entrepreneur.

“Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours. If you’re into kite-surfing and you want to become an entrepreneur, do it with kite-surfing. Look, if you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you’re just working. You’ll work harder at it, and you’ll know more about it.”

Continue Reading February 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

Best of Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog – Part 1

This multi-part series features some of our most popular posts of all time. The Best Of series celebrates the re-launch of our Entrepreneur in the Classroom Free Curriculum. It’s updated, and is available to you here, free brought to you by an award-winning professor and curriculum designer.
In addition to our free curriculum, use our blog posts like a mini-curriculum element for with up and coming entrepreneurs, or for a training discussion during the last 20 minutes of your company’s meeting.

Today’s theme: Thinking Big.

Continue Reading April 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm 2 comments

Top Low Cost and Free Small Business Tools for Start Ups – Part #2

At the 2009 World Business Forum in New York, global leaders in business stated the importance of running lean and mean during this down economy. With the expense of health care coverage, especially for small business, the need for access the tips in this series have never been more pertinent. Below is the second in a series of our favorite free and low cost tools for small businesses and starts ups.

Continue Reading December 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm 1 comment

Free & Low Cost Tips for Start Up Businesses – Part #1 – From Robert Tuchman & Young Guns

Robert Tuchman is a young entrepreneur success story going from a one-bedroom apartment to a $70 million dollar company in the sports marketing industry.

Continue Reading November 10, 2009 at 4:38 pm 2 comments

#4-How Entrepreneurs Are Surviving the Financial Crisis

This is the last in our series on what specific steps entrepreneurs are taking to survive the slow economy. In this post we feature Jennifer Folsom, Director of Mom-Entum Resources (http://www.mom-entum.com/). The company matches high-performing individuals with part time work. Jennifer notes the following about their operations given the current state of the economy:

Continue Reading May 21, 2009 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Ways to Manage Social Media Information Overload

yef-logoTo compliment an earlier social media post, here are some ways to organize all the different tools available to us today as current and future entrepreneurs, educators, and everyone in between.  As we like to call this post, “HOW TO KEEP YOUR BRAIN FROM EXPLODING.” Below are a few resources you might find useful in this wired world in which we live:

Source: A panel led by the authors of 50SomethingMoms and SarahandtheGoonSquad at BlogHerDC.

1. In Google Reader – Star article at top left corner to save for later

2. Zotero – Good for academic research and tracking citations

3. Linked in Toolbar for Firefox

4. Yoonoo and Digsby – Access to Facebook, Twitter, etc. all at one place

5. RescueTime – Analyzes your internet usage each day. You can set timers, goals, alarms.

6. Organize yourself/make the world smaller – With tools like StumbleUpon (and other social bookmarking tools like, e.g., del.icio.us) as well as Twitter search.

7. (YEF Blog Author added this) Use www.Alltop.com to see blogs by area of interest.

SUGGESTED EXERCISE:

Ask students, staff, a business leadership group: How to they organize their communciations, social networks, and information to prevent information overload?

Good luck, and happy surfing/tweeting/blogging/etc.

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Social media guru Chris Brogan‘s tips for…

Managing email

http://www.chrisbrogan.com/inbox-taming-for-busy-people/

How social media can help small and growing businesses

http://www.bmighty.com/ebusiness/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=211200453

How to use social media and other tools to do more with less time

http://www.chrisbrogan.com/how-to-do-more-with-less-time/

November 7, 2008 at 11:12 am 1 comment


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