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9 Metrics Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Their Business Offhand

by Scott Gerber

There’s no excuse for not knowing how much money you are taking in, or how many people have purchased your product. Yet you might be surprised how easily business owners are stumped by questions like these. That’s why we asked nine members from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) what metrics all founders should be aware of — always. Here’s what they had to say: 1.... Read more »

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Your Small Business Accountant=Your Small Business Consultant

by Brandon Chu

Here’s what you know: your accountant can do your taxes. But here’s what you might not know: your accountant can help you accomplish your business goals. Accountants build up both financial and business acumen throughout their careers, and they’re often willing to share their knowledge with clients. San Francisco-based financial systems advisor Danetha Doe enjoys... Read more »

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The Billion Dollar Fashion Week

by Angelique O'Rourke

If you follow fashion, you’ll know that we’re in the middle of the season and that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York was last week (we’re in full swing in London now). If you’re interested in the economics of New York City, you probably knew that too. Why is fashion week so high profile to... Read more »

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Intellectual Property 101

by Mary Juetten

Disclaimer: This article is intended to be general information and nothing in this article constitutes legal advice. Please consult with an attorney before making any intellectual property or other legal decisions. Does your business have intellectual property? If someone asked whether or not your business has Intellectual Property (IP) and your answer is “I do not... Read more »

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10 Tips for Finding Venture Funding

by Tim Berry

How do you find venture funding? I have to start with a major negative: if you have to ask if your startup can get venture capital, then it almost certainly can’t. Venture capital is a very rarified atmosphere of high-end startups and emerging businesses with experienced management teams, high potential growth, secret sauce, and so on.... Read more »