YEC members are experts in many fields. From technology to food innovation, they’ve started successful and forward-thinking companies across a variety of industries and gained first-hand knowledge of the challenges of starting and sustaining a business. This week, our members offer insight on how entrepreneurs can keep themselves and their startups healthy.
In his latest Inc article, Solomon Thimothy shares why it's so challenging for business owners to know how well their business is doing in all areas. His tip? "Keeping a pulse on your company requires that you keep key metrics in mind, including revenue, growth and client metrics. Combined, these metrics will tell you if your company has a clean bill of health."
Earlier this week, YEC members share how they find time to fit in a workout or fitness routine while still running their company. Read their advice in this Ambitious article.
YEC contributors: Jesse Lear, V.I.P. Waste Services; Tarek Pertew, Uncubed; Drew Hendricks, Buttercup; Nanxi Liu, Enplug; Zachary Burkes, Predictable Profits; Elliot Bohm, Cardcash.com; Sean Kelly, SnackNation; Jonathan Long, Market Domination Media; Adam Steele, The Magistrate; Heather McGough, Lean Startup Company; Brandon Stapper, 858 Graphics; Sean Ogle, Location 180, LLC; Jake Stutzman, Elevate; Angela Harless, AcrobatAnt; Mickey Meyer, JASH.
It's time to stop wearing so many hats as a founder and YEC member Aron Susman agrees. TheSquareFoot co-founder and CFO recently write an article for Inc offering his proven advice on when it's time to hire an office manager to do things like order supplies and assemble furniture.
Striving for perfection is difficult for any organization placing an emphasis on high-quality deliverables, but even more so if one of your corporate values is "excellence." In David Ciccarelli's Forbes article, he discusses why it’s in a company's best interest to make many small improvements it's not as important to strive for absolute perfection.
Reputation Capital CEO Mary Ellen Slayter recently published a Forbes piece about why it's important to serve your community, to volunteer and help others. He writes, "Being generous with my time has a similar effect as tithing on my income. It makes me realize just how blessed I really am (no hashtag needed)."
What's one mistake young companies make when trying to scale too quickly? Our YEC members have answers in this Noobpreneur article. One writes, "Whether your business just opened or is celebrating its 10th anniversary, scrappiness is the key to long-lasting sustainability."
YEC contributors: Joshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets; Elle Kaplan, LexION Capital; Miles Jennings, Recruiter.com; Nicole Munoz, Start Ranking Now; Matt Doyle, Excel Builders; Adam Steele, The Magistrate; Drew Hendricks, Buttercup; Blair Thomas, First American Merchant; Brian Smith, S Brian Smith Group; Shilpi Sharma, Kvantum Inc.; Christopher Kelly, Convene; Engelo Rumora, Ohio Cashflow.
Keep an eye out both on our blog and around the web for more great content from YEC members, who regularly share their best practices and insider tips across the Internet.