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About.me's Tony Conrad on Starting Up and Making a Big Exit

YE's Antonio Neves sat down with the entrepreneur, who in 2010 after just four short days in business sold the personal-homepage site to AOL. Conrad talks about the blockbuster exit and why he decided to take About.me back.

3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

Even experienced business owners can fall into counterproductive habits. The premier episode of CNBC's new small business reality show aims to solve them.

How to Find a Co-Working Space That's Right for Your Startup

Not all co-working spaces are alike. YE Coach Antonio Neves offers some key factors to consider before you sign up.

How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make the Best Decisions

Making clear-headed decisions is the ability to see beyond your entrenched biases and move your business forward. Here's how to do it.

The Pros and Cons of Franchising Your Business

Franchising could be your next big strategy for expansion or it could send your growing business down the wrong path. Here are some key considerations before deciding if franchising is for you.

3 Ways to Find Your Perfect Board of Advisors

Successful leaders know how to seek out advice. Having a board of advisors that can help you assess key decisions is important to the growth of your business. Here are three ways to build your board.

Leaning In: The 10 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses

Women Presidents Organization reveals its annual ranking of the top 50 women-led businesses in North America. We look at the leaders of the pack.

Inside Small-Business Growth: Top Industries and Other Success Secrets (Infographic)

A look at the obstacles entrepreneurs are facing, their strategies for staying on top, and the industries with the most opportunities.

10 Best States for Starting a Business

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study out this week breaks down what each state in the U.S. is doing to promote small-business growth.

How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup

Stagnation may warrant radical change, but 'pivots' are too often punts -- not thoughtful, strategic redirections. Rather than undertake drastic measures in haste, startups ought to consider a regimen of constant flux.

What I Learned About Running a Startup From Econ 101

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on the theory of comparative advantage and how your startup would do well to learn about it.

How Entrepreneurs Push for Innovation, One pocket at a Time

Think creating the next iPhone is tough? Try making the perfect pocket or purse to hold one.

How to Maximize Every Sales Opportunity

Being successful at selling means setting high goals, staying focused and winning over your most important prospect: yourself. Here are three strategies to help you make the most of every sale.

Keeping Your Customers Satisfied -- It's All in the Details

One entrepreneur's story of how he gained a long-term customer by going the extra mile to set himself apart from competition.

What Craft Beer Can Teach You About Business Growth: Best Advice from Jim Koch of Sam Adams

The Boston Beer Co. expands its microloan and mentorship program. Plus, the founder shares the most popular advice he dispenses to young business owners.

Why You Should Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Doing things that make us uncomfortable aren’t fun, but they’re absolutely necessary. YE business coach Antonio Neves explains.

4 Tips for Rapid Startup Growth

Student entrepreneur Eric Muli on the importance of sticking to a plan when looking to expand.

How Your To-Do List Can Boost Your Bottom Line

You became an entrepreneur for the freedom, yet find yourself chained to your work more than ever before. Here are six steps to help achieve better work-life balance while growing your business.

Survey: Fewer Small Businesses Expect to Hire or Grow

A new report by U.S. Bank cites economic uncertainty as a top challenge for business owners when considering the future of their companies.

Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Mouhsine Serrar of Prakti Design

It's been a few months since the traveling treps of Unreasonable at Sea set sail. We check in with one young entrepreneur about his progress so far.

Former CIA Officer Reveals How to Get Ahead of Your Competition

Ethical ways find out what your competitors don't want you to know.

Time Blocking: a Productivity Power Tool

How to divide your time to become better focused and move your company forward faster.

Don't Get Too Excited: 4 Reasons Why Passion is the Enemy of Sales Success

Having too much enthusiasm, a common condition among young treps, can bungle a deal before you even open your mouth. Here's how to temper your resolve and make the sale.

3 Tips for Landing Press for Your Startup

Business coach Antonio Neves offers his top tips for landing the media’s attention -- and putting your startup in the spotlight.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

Here's a rundown of what's hot for businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue.
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