Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

8 Tips to Keep Professional Relationships from Fizzling

By YEC | February 13, 2015

Put sometimes-awkward small talk, firm handshakes and business card handoffs together, and what do you get? Networking. But don’t let your networking efforts trail off when the initial chitchat does. Networking relies on relationships—connecting with people, building those acquaintances and moving them past superficial meet-and-greet strangers to genuine, beneficial and lasting career connections. But you’re busy and…

10 Signs You’ve Made It as an Entrepreneur

By YEC | January 27, 2015

Other people call you crazy. But you call yourself an entrepreneur. It takes a different breed to transform an idea into something real, something successful, and Steve Jobs would have tipped his hat to you for signing up for the challenge. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs…

Want to Work at a Startup? Read This First

By YEC | January 5, 2015

It’s Monday. Again. You’re on coffee number four, and the only reason you filled up another cup was because you were so bored at your desk—your cubicle walls were basically closing in, threatening to suffocate you. Maybe the daily grind of the same 9-to-5 office routine—that plays on repeat five days a week—isn’t for you.…