Do Companies Have A Right to Your Facebook Password?


Imagine you’re at a job interview and you’re asked for your Facebook password. What do you do? How about if you’re working at a company where they are investigating “misconduct” and ask for your Facebook password? Do you turn it over? Can you be fired for refusing?

The Dark Side of the Internet is Us


Ripping people down has been part of the human condition for as long as there’s been a human condition. So it’s not as if the internet has suddenly made people do bad things. Instead, it has just lowered the bar. If it’s easy to destroy something, how much easier is it when you can do it from your couch in anonymity?

8 Social Startup Campaigns to Inspire You in the New Year

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Eight young entrepreneurs answer the question, “What’s the most inspiring thing you saw a socially minded startup do in 2012 and why?”

Getting Started as an Entrepreneur

There’s an aspect to getting started as an entrepreneur that is important: the knowledge and experience to get your business off the ground. That part can be challenging, but help is available!

Do I Really Need to Use an Existing Crowdfunding Service?

In the age of Internet empowerment, it’s easy to think you can do everything yourself. But when it comes to crowdfunding, existing services can help you get to the next level and build upon your do-it-yourself foundation.

The Realities of Crowdfunding: Building Relationships During Struggles and Success

Taking on the large task of pursuing your business goals by yourself and with crowdfunders is difficult, but rewarding for both parties. In the end, crowdfunding is all about building real relationships-and showing gratitude in success or in failure.

Planning For A Customer’s Bad Day


When an client leaves a company it’s never because of one moment. It’s always because things were building over time. You never know when someone has reached the tipping point.

The Power of Connection: Maintaining Valuable Relationships (Part 3)

The Power of Connection (Part 3)

This series started with a discussion about where to find good connections and how to build your relationships. Here, Erica Holthausen will give you a few tips for how to maintain those relationships.

14 Online HR Tools to Manage Employees Much Better

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Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council share their recommended web tools for people management. Come share your favorites, too!

15 Basic Tech Skills All Entrepreneurs Should Adopt Early


What is ONE baseline tech skill should all entrepreneurs have a good handle on before starting up?