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Nathalie Lussier is an award-winning entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and author who has been making web sites since she was 12 years old. She graduated with a degree in Software Engineering and a job offer from Wall Street, but she turned down this job to start her own business right out of college. Her bootstrapped startup AccessAlly, has been featured in Entrepreneur and is inspiring a culture of intuitive small business marketing software across the globe. Nathalie has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Success Magazine, Entrepreneur, Venture Beat, Mashable, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, and Under 30 CEO. She's the creator of the hit 30 Day List Building Challenge.
In his 2023 report, the U.S. Surgeon General reported that millions of Americans are lonely, not just at home, but also at work—and this continues to be an ongoing issue. While this trend began before the pandemic isolated millions of individuals from their families and friends, these feelings of loneliness have only increased since. As one’s work makes up a significant part of a person’s life, finding ways to seek connection with co-workers and build a sense of belonging and camaraderie is key to addressing this ongoing problem. So how can employers help? Here to share their insights, 10 business leaders from Young Entrepreneur Council weigh in on what employers can do to ensure their teams feel connected and supported at work, and discuss why doing so is so important for everyone’s well-being.
Imposter syndrome can affect anyone—regardless of age, gender or background. However, these feelings of self-doubt can often hit a little harder for young female entrepreneurs, as they may feel they are less qualified or have more to prove than their male counterparts. As entrepreneurs, they may lose out on vital business deals or opportunities to advance their careers if they are unable to overcome these hurdles. To help, nine women from Young Entrepreneur Council draw from their experiences as entrepreneurs and offer their best advice for how to overcome imposter syndrome, succeed as a business leader and forge ahead in one’s career with confidence.
The business world is very different from what it was even just a decade ago. While many business best practices and principles remain the same, the roadblocks and problems entrepreneurs face are not. With major advancements in technology to a cultural shift toward online shopping, the landscape is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate, and many business owners are struggling to adapt. As business leaders themselves, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council have experienced—and are still experiencing—many of these same roadblocks. Here, they outline a number of common issues entrepreneurs are facing today and what they see as good solutions to overcoming them.
In any organization, maintaining a motivated and engaged workforce is crucial for productivity and overall success. However, there may be times when leaders notice a decline in employee morale and motivation. Whether it’s due to external factors, internal challenges or simply a temporary slump, leaders have a vital role to play in reigniting the spark and helping their employees get back on track. Below, 11 Young Entrepreneur Council members explore effective steps leaders can take to revitalize their teams and foster a positive work environment that motivates and inspires employees to give their best. By implementing these strategies, leaders can create a workplace where employees feel valued, supported and motivated to excel.
Apr 28, 2023
While the percentage of women-owned businesses in the United States is quickly approaching nearly half of all U.S. businesses, women in business still face many obstacles their male counterparts may not have to contend with, such as greater difficulties with securing funding and higher rates of workplace discrimination. As women entrepreneurs themselves, the following members of Young Entrepreneur Council have experienced many of these hurdles and have overcome them in order to achieve success. Here, they each discuss one piece of advice they'd give to any young woman looking to start her own business and why they wish they had heard that advice when they first started out.
For many entrepreneurs, their values are what drive the purpose of their business. Whether it’s something as simple as excellent customer service or something more complex like contributing to a particular social cause, these values can set the stage for the company’s mission and goals. But what can you do to ensure they become a part of your business’s overall strategy? To help, seven members of Young Entrepreneur Council discuss some of the ways they incorporate their personal values and passions into their business strategies as well as the tips they would give other entrepreneurs trying to align their values with their business.
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