11 Signs of a Great Candidate, Based on Their LinkedIn Profile

I love when someone has a lot of endorsements on LinkedIn. It shows that others are actively referring them by endorsing them for certain skills. Users don’t usually get endorsements because they asked, but because they earned them. The more that people endorse you for certain skills, the easier it is for employers to see what you’re truly good at before reaching out. — John Rampton, Calendar We have so many profiles to review, so an individual who clearly defines what they specialize in and wh

Council Post: Eight Ways Business Leaders Can Retain More Employees By Helping Managers Succeed

A strong manager can inspire loyalty and guide their team toward reaching their goals, helping the company reach new heights. Conversely, a manager who is ineffective or difficult to deal with can drive away talented employees, leading to high turnover rates and the subsequent loss of time and capital. That's why it's crucial for managers of all levels to focus not only on team deliverables and outcomes, but also on their own leadership skills as well. Below, eight members of Young Entrepreneur

Council Post: Eight 'Brain Hacks' For Overcoming Fearful Moments As A Business Leader

As a leader with a lot of responsibility on your shoulders, you'll likely experience many moments that cause you anxiety or fear. Whether you're battling imposter syndrome or simply taking on too much work, it's easy to feel like you're just treading water. Thankfully, there are ways you can address these stressors and insecurities to become the most empowered leader possible. Below, a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council members shared some "brain hacks" to help leaders overcome these fearful m

8 Expert Secrets to Creating Highly Influential Content

For leaders, producing high-quality content is an excellent strategy for growing a loyal audience and influencing public opinion. However, if you want your content to be influential, it has to be done right. Whatever you're thinking of writing, there's a good chance there are thousands of competing articles, says Ryan Meghdies, founder of Tastic Marketing Inc. That's why it's important to conduct thorough keyword research to find out what's already been written and how you can make your piece s

Council Post: Nine Sales Tips Entrepreneurs Wish They'd Known When They First Started

One of the biggest challenges for any new entrepreneur is learning their own sales habits and processes. It can take years for a person to really hone their skills and become an excellent salesperson. To help those starting out on their sales journey, the experts of Young Entrepreneur Council shared their experiences. Below they discussed the sales tips they wish they knew when they first started out and how those lessons can help new and aspiring entrepreneurs get on a path to business success

Council Post: Falling Behind On Work? Take These Steps To Get Back On Track

No matter how organized and productive you normally are, there will be times when you'll feel overwhelmed with the amount of work you have to do. Feeling like you’re behind on your work can cause additional stress that can affect your output. It's important to recognize when you're feeling this way and take the proper measures to get back on track. To that end, eight members of Young Entrepreneur Council discussed the steps they take to reset their work and get back on track. Here’s how these s

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Prioritize Employees' Mental Health

While many large companies may have the resources to offer funded relaxation retreats or other extensive mental health perks, it can be difficult for small businesses to find ways to offer similar benefits without those same resources. So how can a small business owner prioritize the mental health of their employees on a budget? Below, 12 members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) shared their thoughts by responding to the following question: “While small businesses may not be able to offer c

Council Post: Are These Nine Cash Flow Mistakes Jeopardizing Your Company's Future?

Cash flow is a crucial element of success whether your business is just starting out or well-established. However, as a business owner, you may find it difficult to move toward positive cash flow while juggling the other management tasks on your plate. Often, entrepreneurs and leaders make some critical errors in handling their cash flow, especially in the early stages. From having too many expenditures to neglecting taxes, there are a number of mistakes that can easily jeopardize the future of

Council Post: 10 Myths About Selling To Customers (And The Real Truth)

Leaders often fall prey to and mistakenly share myths about sales with their team. Believing these misconceptions can hurt their ability to sell. Ten professionals from Young Entrepreneur Council debunk common sales myths and provide the truth on how to be successful in sales. Beware of these myths trying to pass as sage wisdom from salespeople of the past. 1. The Customer Is Always Right One of the biggest myths that people in sales and customer service hear is that the customer is always ri

9 Incentives You Should Offer to Attract Top Talent

Top candidates look for opportunities to advance in their careers. They are in demand, so they can say no to jobs that lack the possibility of progression. They want to expand their knowledge, learn new technologies, and face challenges that stretch their abilities. A great salary can’t compensate for a stalled career, so companies should highlight growth, promotion, and education opportunities. — Corey Northcutt, Northcutt Enterprise SEO Individual health insurance is so expensive these days.

Council Post: Eight Tips To Set Boundaries And Achieve Greater Focus At Work

Work can be a distracting place. You have questions and requests from your co-workers or boss interrupting your workflow. You have your cellphone to distract you—emails and texts you feel compelled to answer, social media messages you need to respond to and calls you need to pick up. Without a doubt, maintaining focus is a challenge if you're not strategic about how you spend your time. But achieving a state of deep work is important if you want to maximize your creativity and solve complex pro


As we get closer to the end of Q2 a lot of entrepreneurs have stepped into the spotlight with their successes. This article is going to showcase entrepreneurs that were able to successfully grow their businesses, sustain, and even scale them during this year. These individuals are perfect examples of what an entrepreneur is all about. Do you think you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? VIP Media has put together a list of successful entrepreneurs that have strived through all th

14 Podcasts That Have Impacted How These Entrepreneurs Run Their Businesses (and Why)

With the rich educational value podcasts often provide their listeners, it’s no surprise that the business community turns to this popular form of content to improve their skills and strategies. Some entrepreneurs even make major business decisions based on the information they’ve learned and the stories they’ve listened to on podcasts. With this in mind, 14 members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) responded to the following question: “What’s one podcast that has had a major impact on your

First Time Firing an Employee? Advice for New Business Owners and Managers

Sometimes an employee just doesn’t work out within an organization and needs to be let go. Firing an employee is a task that needs to be handled with delicacy and care, and the process can be intimidating for someone who has never been responsible for terminating an employee before. If you find yourself in this situation, follow this advice from the members of Young Entrepreneur Council: What’s one tip you’d give a new owner on how to tactfully fire an employee if they’ve never done it before?

Limited Resources? 13 Easy Practices for Better Employee Onboarding

Small businesses have several benefits over larger companies, but resources aren’t usually one of them. This limitation can significantly impact the way a small business deals with new hires. While a larger company can dedicate weeks or months to training a new employee under an experienced team, smaller businesses don’t always have that luxury. The result is that these smaller enterprises have to be more creative with their onboarding. Below, 13 professionals from Young Entrepreneur Council (YE

Top 10 Business Coaches To Look Out For In 2021

The entrepreneurial world is evolving rapidly and with state-of-the-art practices such as business coaching, we are witnessing a revolution where entrepreneurs are empowered to begin their profound journey in the business world. Business coaches play a huge role in shaping one’s career as an entrepreneur by providing them with the guidance and expert advice that they need for accelerating their career growth. The field of business coaching has been flexible to suit the requirements of different

Council Post: 10 Proven Ways To Build Resilience As An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are likely to face adversity, rejection and low self-confidence at some point in their journey. This is bound to happen over time, and dealing with these issues can define the success of the entrepreneur and their business. The secret to bouncing back from these challenges is building resilience. To help, 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council reflect upon their own entrepreneurial stories and share their insights. Below they discuss their tips for developing a "thicker skin" to

Council Post: Nine Small Actions Business Leaders Can Take To Ensure Diversity In Hiring

With the increasing awareness of the need for diverse workplaces and teams, diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) policies have become a pressing issue in the business world. Yet, not every business owner knows where to begin or what to do to ensure their company is hiring for diverse backgrounds and skills. Below, nine members of Young Entrepreneur Council discuss some of the steps a business owner can take to ensure that they have a hiring process that embraces diversity, as well as explain

Scaling Quickly? 12 Tips to Grow at the Right Pace for You and Your Team

Scaling Quickly? 12 Tips to Grow at the Right Pace for You and Your Team Scaling Quickly? 12 Tips to Grow at the Right Pace for You and Your Team When your business starts seeing success, it’s natural to want to ride the momentum and build upon it. However, it’s possible to grow too fast, too soon. Even if your business is thriving, growing too quickly can tire out your staff and burn through your resources. New companies experiencing their first “growth spurt” may try to scale up before they

Does It Really Matter How Fast You Type?

Technological advancement over the last 30 years have meant skills once rare to office workers are now commonplace. Chief among those skills is typing: Decades ago, one could ply their trade as a typist and make a living solely by striking keys on a typewriter. Back then, you might consider including your best words-per-minute time in a resume, as an indication of your efficiency. However, it’s worth asking this question in 2021: Is it as necessary a skillset in the new economy, or can you hu
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