13 Things You Don’t Want to Forget About When Drafting a Business Proposal

First-time founders have a lot on their plate, including figuring out what processes work when putting together a business plan. What is one thing that beginners often miss doing when… Read more »

A Guide to Unconventional Networking: 8 Tips Inside

Being an entrepreneur is no easy feat. Becoming an entrepreneur is almost like reaching another level of adulthood – now there is no one looking over you and making sure… Read more »

11 Key Steps to Take After a Startup Investor Turns Down Your Pitch

After a startup investor turns down your idea, what is the first thing you should do as you approach next steps? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC),… Read more »

Silence: The Most Effective Negotiation Tool?

The ability to negotiate is definitely not one that’s inborn. Some develop it early on in childhood for a number of reasons ranging from being influenced by people they spend… Read more »

12 Perspectives on When to Turn Down a Client

Have you ever turned down a client? Why or why not? The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s… Read more »

During the Negotiation: Effective Strategies to Score a Deal (Infographic)

Everyone knows that it is during the negotiation phase where the meat of any transaction is discussed. Terms, conditions, prices, etc.—everything boils down to that process of sitting down and… Read more »

The Art of Negotiation when Selling a Business

Selling your business involves a number of high-level skills and some vital tools if it’s going to be successful. But, there’s also a certain amount of art to it. For… Read more »

Dos and Don’ts for Creating a Winning Business Pitch

Startups and established businesses know that pitches are essential. It can mean new customers and/or funds, which you need to jump-start your company. It can mean impressing the right people… Read more »

How to Deal With Customers Who’re Always Asking for “Special Deals”

Whether it’s to ask for a special discount or trying to suck an extra product or service out of you for free; deals, discounts, freebies — all cut into your… Read more »

5 Simple Ways to Play With People’s Heads and Get Ahead in Business and Life

While real-life conversations on this topic are typically reserved for talk between salespeople and “pick-up artists,” anyone who works in business can benefit from learning more about human psychology so… Read more »