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Member Since May 2015
Acclaimed entrepreneur and author, Thomas Minieri ventured into the crazy world of entrepreneurship a broke artist in his mid-twenties, having just $30 to his name. Through persistence and determination, he grew his business to seven-figures annual revenue and beyond within seven years, all without startup capital, without investors or funding, and without taking on any debt. His business model was so successful that he franchised his company and, within four years, sold twenty-three franchise territories in six states. His company employed over fifty professionals and revenues surpassed $12 million. After a seven-figure exit strategy, Thomas took time off to recharge and spend with family, then set out on a new mission to empower and equip other entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, through his business education brand, Lemonade Maker! Thomas is a long-standing member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, a Forbes contributing author, and has been featured in Business 2 Community, Inc, Mashable, Readwrite, and BuiltIn.
While many people try to avoid arguments at work, constructive disagreements can often lead to creative solutions. Left unchecked, however, these discussions can quickly head in an unhealthy direction and foster a negative atmosphere. To build a culture of innovation and open communication, leaders must foster healthy disagreements among their teams while ensuring things don't get out of hand. Below, 15 members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their tried-and-true tips for encouraging constructive disagreements in the workplace.
When you start a business, not only do you have to convince potential customers you can solve their particular problem, but you also have to convince them that your business can solve their problem better than any other company can. Differentiating yourself from your competition in this way is essential if you want to succeed in your niche and build a loyal following of customers. But what steps do you need to take to do so? Here, 12 business leaders from Young Entrepreneur Council share their insights on what new entrepreneurs should do when it comes to differentiating themselves from their competition and what steps they’ll need to take to ensure their success.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council list the factors companies will want to consider if they want to improve their website UX. While your business’s first attempt at creating a website may have focused on necessary product information, your logo and color scheme and basic functionality, it may not have truly considered how your visitors use the site and, therefore, may not have produced the positive results you were hoping for. To get the most out of your website, it’s vital that you take a look at the full user experience first. To help guide you, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council offer 14 factors all companies should consider when redesigning their websites and why these particular factors can have such an impact on the way your users experience your business.
Featuring 101 proven strategies to make your company resilient and profitable, our Lemonade Maker® Business Coaching Program will teach you to build an innovative and resilient company that runs smoothly, makes a lot of money, and stands out from competitors!