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The Differences Between Silent Partners and Investors

1. An Investor Helps Directly With Operations  An investor is someone who not only invests in a company but also plays a role in the daily operations and management decisions. A silent partner usually invests a large sum of money but prefers not to be involved in the daily operations.

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10 Strategies for Negotiating Like a Pro

Seal the deal on your next business opportunity. As a business owner, getting what you want is imperative to your company’s success. That’s because losing a deal could mean losing a competitive advantage—whether it be resources, clients, or sales that are meant to propel your business forward.


9 Sure Signs of a Loyal Customer

As a founder, you know what makes a good CTO, CFO, Social Media Manager and so on. But can you identify the same sort of qualities in your clients? We asked nine entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “What is a sure sign of a loyal customer?” How to Identify a Loyal Customer Here’s what YEC community members had to say: 1.


10 Features Most Mobile Apps Could Do Without

What feature could most mobile apps eliminate and actually improve user experience? 1. Email Confirmation Far too many apps over-complicate things. One of the biggest problems I have personally experienced is that after I download an app, not only do I have to sign up for a service, but I then have to confirm my account via email.

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How to Give Your Boss Constructive Criticism and Still Keep Your Job

If you think you’re the only person who’s ever dreamed of chucking a ninja star at your boss, think again. The sadistic smartphone game Beat the Boss has been downloaded eight million times and spawned two highly popular sequels.

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Rage-Quitting: Why Are We So Quick to Quit?

There probably aren’t too many people out there who haven’t dreamed of telling off their boss once and for all. I mean really letting them have it—desks swept clean, chair overturned, shouted denunciations, the whole bit.


How important has written communication been to your success?

While most of us wouldn’t hesitate to go on a first date with a pretty face, we probably wouldn’t go much further without a connection. How, exactly, do two parties connect?


Best Advice I Ever Got: Nicolas Gremion

Nicolas Gremion moved to Costa Rica with a credit card and an idea for changing the book-publishing business. Crazy? Maybe, but it’s working.

Nicolas Germion is the founder and CEO of Paradise Publishers Inc., the company behind Foboko and Free-eBooks, an e-book publisher.