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Gone are the days of print marketing – the age of digital marketing has arrived and flourished. That’s why marketers have immediately flocked to digital channels like social media and have been immensely successful at it. But digital marketing is a science; numbers-driven marketing is what makes its approach sound. One particular marketer, 29-year-old David Schloss, Founder and CEO of ConvertROI, a company that specializes in social media advertising, manages an astronomical yearly ad-spend budget...

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The only way to survive today’s brutal competition is innovation. New startups and well-defined companies alike need to keep on innovating if they want to thrive and flourish. That’s exactly what insurance startup McXtra has done. In essence, McXtra is an insurtech platform which helps the user create a policy vault of all his insurance policies. Paving the path in the digital insurance space, McXtra allows users to collect and store all their insurance policies...

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Shark Tank has been a classic, almost a staple in American television, and a phenomenal way for students to develop an interest in business and entrepreneurship. Sometimes we feel a sense of anxiety waiting to learn if an entrepreneur pitching to Mark Cuban and others will end up securing an investment. Shaan is the Founder and CEO of Prep Expert, a multi-million-dollar SAT/ACT Preparation company that received an investment from billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner,...

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In the status quo, we are constantly reminded of the issues of gun violence, climate change, gender inequality. These are undoubtedly some of the largest problems that plague America as we know it today, and now has never been a better time to act on these issues. But an issue that we seldom hear about in the news every day is the youth skills gap. You see, the youth skills gap is no less formidable...

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Not only do private equity firms create jobs by investing in companies, but they also stimulate the economy as a whole, making the market more efficient and productive. Na­jeeb Baqui is an as­so­ci­ate at a lower-mid­dle-mar­ket energy pri­vate eq­uity firm based in Boston, MA with an office in Houston, TX. Com­ing into pri­vate eq­uity with quite a di­verse back­ground, Na­jeeb has learned from many func­tions in fi­nance; from trans­ac­tion man­age­ment for in­vest­ment banks to con­sult­ing...

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New studies show that how much money a central bank prints may be less significant to inflation than commodity prices. As the markets grow stronger and stronger, there is no metric more important for investors than inflation. Investors’ expectations of rising inflation to corroborate the strong trends in financial stocks and the falling rates in government bonds makes it a very important number in investing. However, common theories that are used to forecast inflation are not...

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Do you really have to lose money to make money? In its latest filing with the SEC, theatre membership startup MoviePass has now reported a burn rate of $21.7 million USD per month. That’s 260 million a year folks; and CEO Mitch Lowe wants you to know that his firm is still right as rain.   So in what bizarre world is a burning building portrayed as a guiding light? Silicon Valley of course! And with deficit...

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In less than 2 years, a startup has managed to not only raise millions of dollars but also modernize an industry — the industry of office catering. In several parts of the world, especially countries with large working populations, in-office catering is essential. While in some parts of the world like Mumbai, India there are a number of companies that offer catering to offices, this space hadn’t been modernized. Seizing this opportunity, Hunger Box, a...

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Although Ghana’s GDP is only some 0.23% of that of the United States, Ghanaians are quickly and increasingly establishing themselves in the entrepreneurial world. According to the Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship, Ghana is actually producing the most female entrepreneurs out of any country in the world. Additionally, with the Ghanaian government getting involved in fostering entrepreneurial talent, it surely won’t be long before Ghana starts to give rise to more successful entrepreneurs and business...

The Youth Business Collective is a content-based network targeted toward Generation Z business education. The aim is to expand and create opportunities for those with strong interests in business.

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