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Shaun Conrad

Founder and PublisherNumber2 CPA Exam Resources

Grand Rapids, MI

Member Since February 2019


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Shaun Conrad is an serial entrepreneur, real estate investor, and Certified Public Accountant. He founded The Conrad Learning Company, an online education company that owns over 10 e-learning websites, to help people continue their education, start their careers, and grow their finances. After receiving bachelor's degrees in accounting and business management from Ferris State University, he started his career in public accounting as a CPA. After almost a decade, Shaun left public accounting to use his knowledge and skills in accounting, business, finance, and music to help more than 2.5M students each month. Shaun is a creative who is always looking for ways to learn, grow, and develop new relationships. If he is not playing guitar, he is out thrill seeking on a motorcycle, longboard, or skydive.

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15 Ways Service-Based Businesses Can Stand Out and Thrive in the New Year

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As the year draws to a close, small service-based businesses face the challenge of not only reflecting on their past performance but also positioning themselves for success in the upcoming year. But how can these businesses stand out in the crowd to truly distinguish themselves and set a solid foundation for the year ahead? Here, 15 Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) members answered the following question to help small businesses rise above the competition and pave the way for a bright 2024.

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For many entrepreneurs , the prospect of a buyout offer can be tempting. However, amid the whirlwind of excitement and potential financial gain, it's important not to lose sight of critical factors that can significantly impact the deal. Here, Young Entrepreneur Council members share what they consider the most critical factors to consider before selling your business.

Nine Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Fundraising (And How To Avoid Them)

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Fundraising is often a necessary step for entrepreneurs who are looking to launch their startup but aren’t able to put forth the capital necessary to grow the business. However, the process of securing funding is fraught with complications and presents many opportunities for critical mistakes. Below, nine business leaders from Young Entrepreneur Council each share the mistakes they made while fundraising and the advice they’d recommend to others to avoid the same pitfalls. With these insights, entrepreneurs can build long-term relationships with the right investors who can help take their business to the next level.

11 Entrepreneurs Reflect On What They're Most Thankful For In Their Careers

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No entrepreneur’s journey is a smooth one, and business ownership is often a difficult path to take without the right mindset and the help of a community of supporters. Though it can be easy to forget these facts when caught up in the daily grind of running a business, there are certain times of year that call for reflection and gratitude. As business leaders, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council have a lot to be thankful for. With November and the joy of the season serving as the perfect reminder to reflect on just how far they’ve come, here, 11 members each discuss the main thing in their career thus far they are most thankful for and the lesson they’d share with other leaders looking for inspiration this holiday season.

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With the average user interacting with around nine to 10 apps a day, businesses are wise to create functional mobile apps to complement their existing digital presence. However, many companies make the mistake of creating an app that’s merely an extension of their desktop website and don’t take into consideration special features which may make the mobile user experience that much better. But if businesses are looking to increase not only customer retention but also overall customer satisfaction in the long run, they may want to consider including some of the following features, as recommended by the members of Young Entrepreneur Council. Even including just one of these nine features could greatly improve your app’s user experience.

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