On Taobao, China's biggest online marketplace, women can choose from hundreds of temporary companions and reserve them for hours or days at a time at a time by paying a deposit. Alizila reporter Melanie Lee recently decided to give the service a try. Here's what it's like to go out with a professional dater. More »How to Rent a Boyfriend in China
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As an entrepreneur – you know what it takes to make your start-up a success – right? Building a successful startup isn’t easy. To have a successful business, to gain investors, create a reputable brand, and generate revenue – it takes more than a sound strategic plan – it takes talented, committed, and dedicated people who are... More »Hey Entrepreneur – Are You Building Your Start-up For Success?
This is the resource guide – a list of links and resources – to accompany our articles on understanding your costs when starting your business. You can find the over view here, and the workguide here. Please read both – the overview will help you understand the issues and give you a grounding before you dive into the workguide to build the costs section of your budget. More »Resources for researching and understanding fixed and variable costs for your business
Paint Nite: Startup gives masterclass in using social media and a smart online presence to grow very fastYahoo! Small Business Advisor - Wed, Feb 12, 2014 1:51 PM EST
The idea is beautifully simple. A Paint Nite event is scheduled at a bar or restaurant, usually on an “off” night, when the place will welcome a take-over by a large, organized crowd. Each participant is given a paint-proof apron and seated before a stretched canvas propped up on a table easel, alongside a collection of paints and brushes. More »Paint Nite: Startup gives masterclass in using social media and a smart online presence to grow very fast
You are the creative mind behind your business. The entrepreneur. The genius. Certainly, you shouldn’t have to spend a lot of energy on mundane organizational tasks... More »Set Up and Organize Your Space and Tools for Success
You can't clone yourself -- sorry. But you can start up with a co-founder you trust. More »4 Advantages to Starting Up With a Co-Founder
InContext Solutions co-founder Tracey Wiedmeyer talks about the dangers of complacency and why cash is always king. More »YEC Member Spotlight: Tracey Wiedmeyer, CTO/ Co-Founder, InContext Solutions
As Internet access continues to become available in China’s impoverished countryside, enterprising farmers are replacing shovels and hoes with keyboards and mice by starting their own online shops, says a report on "Taobao Villages." More »Viral Villages: E-commerce Is Spreading in China’s Agrarian Hinterlands
There's one device your customers can't live without. Are you reaching them where it matters? More »3 Strategies for Taking Your Marketing Mobile
The term “wantrepreneur” may have a derogatory connotation, indicating someone is wannabe entrepreneur. I think every successful small business owner was once a “wantrepreneur, ” so it’s not really a bad thing to be a “wannabe” for a bit. Now, when a “wantrepreneur” claims to be an entrepreneur – that’s when the trouble starts! So... More »An Entrepreneur Would Never Say That!
Sometimes it takes people thinking you can't to prove to yourself that you can. More »YEC Member Spotlight: Steven Lemma, CEO & Co-Founder, Securus Payments
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