The Young Entrepreneur Council

The Young Entrepreneur Council

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC provides entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of their business’s development and growth. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

YEC members are the young media personalities, thought leaders, and founders behind some of the world’s most successful companies and nonprofits, including LivingSocial, iContact, Grasshopper, Startup Weekend, Threadless, Reddit,, Behance, Modcloth, 2tor, and College Hunks Hauling Junk.

For more information about the YEC, follow us on Twitter @YEC and Facebook.

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11 Company Perks That Actually Attract Top Talent

Big salaries aren't the only way to attract top talent. Plenty of companies have other perks too to attract the people they need and retain them for the long haul. From opportunities to work abroad to training opportunities and even company wide BBQ, there are many ways to lure the employees you want.

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11 Ways to Get Tedious Tasks Off Your Plate

Entrepreneurs work hard and wear many hats. But sometimes the demands of a growing business become too much for one person to handle. Fortunately, there are options to delegate some of that work -- the stuff you don't really have to do yourself -- so you can focus on what's really important.

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12 Industries to Keep An Eye On

Technology is constantly changing the face of business and small business. These industries are worth watching in the future as a result.

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15 Tips to Master the Art of Cold Emailing

The Young Entrepreneur Council gives Small Business Trends readers some key tips on effective "cold email" strategies that won't put off potential customers in the future and actually generate business.

Looking for templates, checklists or guides? The Small Business Resource Center has them!