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Know When to Trust Your Gut and When to Seek Outside Advice

You should also know when to balance the two.


When deciding whether to invest in hopeful entrepreneurs who enter ABC's Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran relies heavily on her gut reaction. Though the investor does her due diligence to learn about a company's finances, sales history and background, her final decision is often based on whether she likes the person doing the pitch.

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14 Things to Consider When Deciding Who Gets a Raise

How to Decide Who Gets a Raise


Performance-based raises can be a difficult subject for business leaders, especially if there’s not enough room in the budget to give everyone on the team a substantial increase. Determining who receives a pay bump — and more importantly, how much they get — requires you to know how to set your parameters in order to evaluate your employees. To find out, we asked 14 members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question:

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5 Hacks to Finally Finish Your Most Dreaded To-Do List Item

Today is the day you finally check off that horrible item that's been lingering at the bottom of your list.


You know the kind of to-do list item I'm talking about -- the ones that linger at the bottom of your list as you churn through less horrible tasks above it, the one that seems to laugh at you every time you look at your list, the one that causes a sinking feeling in your stomach every time you tell yourself, "Today is finally the day!"

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12 Time Management Mistakes That Set You Up for Failure

Time management is all the rage these days, and it’s easy to understand why. Most people, and particularly entrepreneurs, are working themselves to the bone. It’s been found that 70 percent of us work beyond “office hours” and into the weekends. We’re working from bed, while eating dinner and when on vacation. This hurts our relationships, health and productivity.

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Do You Need Best Practices to Onboard your New Employees?

Onboarding new hires is a crucial moment in their company culture experience. Making sure your employees are welcomed and given all the information they need can be crucial for them feeling secure and confident enough to ask questions and successfully integrate into their teams. That’s why we asked entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question:

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