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How entrepreneurs are building resilience in their communities

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How entrepreneurs are building resilience in their communities. By Shannon Courtney. Developing the skills to be resilient is essential in order to be a strong leader, to recover from setbacks and to adapt to whatever challenges come your way.

5 steps to building your professional network as an entrepreneur?

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5 steps to building your professional network as an entrepreneur. By Shannon Courtney. Networking has many misconceptions. Some may think that networking is self-serving, a waste of time, or that only really outgoing individuals can succeed at it.

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YLAI Give Back Workshops

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YLAI Give Back Workshops. Education has a way of reaching across borders and empowering young people in a way that few other things can. As it was once said: “Education is the passport to the future, because tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for today.”.

YLAI Goes Green: Investing in a Sustainable Future

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Modal Close Button. Investing in a Sustainable Future. When it comes to preserving and protecting the Earth for our communities and the generations to come to have access to green spaces, clean water and air, and health, it’ll take a collective investment far more significant than any individual.

7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies—the ultimate competitive advantage. With the help of the fastest, most frictionless way to target strategic accounts with in-the-moment behavioral data, marketers can reach prospects at the very beginning of their buyer’s journey. Even before they’ve engaged with any sales or marketing channels. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations, helping you prioritize sales outreach with companies that are ready to buy.

How Caribbean entrepreneurs are tackling climate change with their businesses?

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How Caribbean entrepreneurs are tackling climate change with their businesses. By Shannon Courtney. To preserve and protect the Earth for our communities, we must make a collective investment to ensure that generations of global citizens have access to clean and healthy environments.

Best practices to building an inclusive business

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By Jewelle Saunders. Having an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace has many benefits.

Finding your brand identity in 4 steps

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By Bryce Kelly. In an era where an endless number of apps, news stories, social media posts, and products are all competing for attention, it can be difficult to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

Building sustainable marketing skills with a Colombian YLAI Fellow

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Building sustainable marketing skills with a Colombian YLAI Fellow. By Shannon Courtney.

Meet 5 YLAI Fellows Traveling as Youth Delegates to the Summit of the Americas

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Meet 5 YLAI Fellows Traveling as Youth Delegates to the Summit of the Americas. By Jewelle Saunders. The United States will host the Ninth Summit of the Americas from June 6 to 10 in Los Angeles, California. The theme for this summit is “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future,” which responds to the hemisphere’s most pressing issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, threats to democracy, the climate crisis, and a lack of equitable access to opportunities. .

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. All eyes are on you to make an impact — fast. That’s where your data comes in. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects — when they’re most receptive to hearing your message — using different types of data.

Rebranding and expanding your target audience with a social business expert from Brazil

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Rebranding and expanding your target audience with a social business expert from Brazil. By Shannon Courtney.

Creating agents of change in El Salvador with sustainable wearable art

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By Jewelle Saunders. Everyone deserves to have equal opportunities, rights, and benefits,” says Marí?a a Suriano, 2018 YLAI Fellow. “It It is time for everyone to fight for what is right and fair.”. María, who was born and raised in El Salvador, is the founder of Masshii.

Creative ways to earn money in difficult times

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By Elise Kemp. Life is unpredictable. Markets take a turn, opportunities disappear, and unforeseen circumstances prevent us from being able to follow through with business as usual. Adaptability is the key to survival in an ever-changing world.

Lighting the torch of change: Youth volunteering in Haiti

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By Elise Kemp. As a part of the YLAI Network’s mission, community involvement in fostering development is critical. Hearing about the impact that our networkmembers are making in their own communities is a real privilege and helps us see how impactful it can be to volunteer locally.

16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

Growth with purpose: Q&A with a YLAI Fellow small-business expert

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By Bryce Kelly. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses faced challenges staying open and growing. As changing conditions create a path to returning to normal, many businesses that persevered through these challenges are seeing rapid growth during the recovery.

5 brand positioning strategies to help set your business apart

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By Jewelle Saunders. There are definite benefits to focusing on your branding efforts for your business or organization. According to HubSpot , “Successful branding yields benefits such as increased customer loyalty, an improved image, and a relatable identity.”

Promoting women’s advancement in Haiti through creative baked goods

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By Caroline Sachdeva. 2017 YLAI Fellow Marie Flore Morett, owner of Delices de Marie Florett , has worked to create a welcoming community in Haiti to empower women to seek employment opportunities and work to decrease the job and wage inequalities present in Haiti.

Motivating global youth to find their WHY with Alpha Sennon of WHYFARM

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By Jewelle Saunders. Not everyone has unwrapped theirs yet, but everyone has a gift to give to the world,” says Alpha Sennon. 2016 YLAI Fellow Alpha Sennon is a well-recognized global “farmerpreneur,” motivational speaker, agri-youth advocate.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Growing your online presence: How to manage your organization’s social media

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By Bryce Kelly. Standing out from the crowd can be difficult. In the age of social distancing, it can be even more complicated, as so many daily activities have moved online.

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5 ways to be an ally to marginalized groups

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Who lives on the periphery of your community and why? Marginalized groups exist nearly everywhere. They are people who are denied involvement or face limited involvement in social, economic, educational, political and/or cultural life.

How one YLAI Fellow turned her personal journey into a business empowering marginalized girls in Canada

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By Bryce Kelly. Launching your business or nonprofit organization will often be about more than offering a product or a service. It will be about telling your story.

Remodeling English language education in Costa Rica

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By luck when he was young, Alex Solano took an English language course that would change his life. One inspiring teacher forever changed the way that Alex viewed education, and he received a scholarship to continue taking courses on teaching English.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

3 ways to optimize your e-commerce site for better sales

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3 ways to optimize your e-commerce site for better sales. Adapted from a blog by Christina Gwira of NOYADESIGNS. We all want to make more sales. There is so much more to having success with your online store than simply having a website.

Advice from an entrepreneurship expert, with Professor Michael Goldberg

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The YLAI Network hosted Michael Goldberg , a professor of entrepreneurship and an expert in international business development, for a Facebook chat in November for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Michael answered questions from network members requesting advice for their entrepreneurial endeavors.

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One woman’s path to financial empowerment leads the way

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2018 YLAI fellow Kenishia Mais is the founder of ThrivingDollars , a financial education platform empowering young adults with the tools and resources they need to make smarter decisions, create their ideal financial lives, and gain the freedom to pursue more of what they love.

Meet the man empowering young leaders by starting with their computer repairs

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By Jewelle Saunders. Driven by a desire to help people from a young age, YLAI 2018 Fellow Janeel Boon aims to empower others to see their leadership ability within themselves. Before starting his own company, Boon’s Computer Repairs , in 2014 in St.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

What makes a good leader: Insight from YLAI Fellows

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By Bryce Kelly. While we know the L in YLAI stands for “leaders,” do we know what our leaders in YLAI stand for?

What entrepreneurs need to know about unconscious bias

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By Jewelle Saunders. Prioritizing an equitable workforce is one of the critical factors that grow an organization to be more successful. Businesses have a healthier workforce, higher productivity and greater profitability when focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion.

One social entrepreneur and activist’s mission to defend the environment and indigenous communities in Venezuela

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By Bryce Kelly. 2017 YLAI Fellow Victor Rujano Bautista is the co-founder of Culturas Indígenas y Medio Ambiente Sustentable (CIMAS), an organization committed to promoting and defending the human rights of indigenous peoples and the protection of the environment in the Venezuelan state of Zulia.

Finding your target audience with help from a YLAI Fellow design expert

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By Yarielka Arrieta Batista. For businesses to have a successful marketing strategy, they must first have a defined target audience. Along with making sure your brand reflects your business, who your brand targets is also an important consideration.

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Why equality is not the same as equity

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The words “equality” and “equity” look similar, sound similar, and even point to the same concept of fairness. So it is understandable if, at first, you think they mean the same thing.