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The 10 Best People to Ask for Business Advice

The 10 Best People to Ask for Business Advice

| July 12, 2014 | 4 Comments

Q. Who do you turn to first for advice and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow […]

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How to Turn the Customer from Hell into an All-Star

How to Turn the Customer from Hell into an All-Star

| July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

“Why the hell isn’t this project done?!” “I’m going to initiate a chargeback on all the money we’ve paid you for the last year, since you can’t get this done.” Our customer was angry. He felt we weren’t doing our jobs. Except for one problem. Our customer was the reason his project wasn’t done. We […]

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Founded on a Bicycle – Interview with Dashed Founder Phil Dumontet

Founded on a Bicycle – Interview with Dashed Founder Phil Dumontet

| July 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

My interview with Phil Dumontet was interrupted by a police officer knocking on his window after he pulled over safely to the side of the road. As rare as an interview starting with a police intervention is a company starting with just a CEO and a bicycle. Dashed has grown into the leading restaurant delivery […]

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Depression F-ing Sucks! 5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Overcome It…

Depression F-ing Sucks! 5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Overcome It…

| July 9, 2014 | 7 Comments

  Okay, depression really fucking sucks. It’s like doing everything you can, day in and day out, just to have the chance to take a positive step in the right direction. Every day is an accumulation of all the shitty days that came before, piled onto your back like 49 contestants from the Biggest Loser, waiting for […]

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3 Ways to Maintain a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset

3 Ways to Maintain a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset

| July 8, 2014 | 5 Comments

Starting a business definitely comes with its fair share of difficulties.  The process often feels like a roller coaster.  Some days, weeks, and even months on end will run smoother than you ever could have hoped for.  Then just when all feels safe, bam.  In the blink of an eye you are free falling without […]

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Finding True Workplace Happiness: The 70% Rule

Finding True Workplace Happiness: The 70% Rule

| July 7, 2014 | 13 Comments

A little more than three years ago I graduated from college, ready to kick off my career with a job lined up starting one week later. Taking my first official step into the oft-talked about “real world” I had so many thoughts about what it would be like. I couldn’t wait to put my marketing […]

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The 6 Best Business Travel Destinations This Summer

The 6 Best Business Travel Destinations This Summer

| July 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

Q. This summer, what is the best place to travel for your business and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of […]

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Enjoy The Journey So That You’re Not DEAD On The Way There!

Enjoy The Journey So That You’re Not DEAD On The Way There!

| July 3, 2014 | 3 Comments

I understand the title of this article is a little intense. That’s my point. Now that I got your attention, let me start by sharing a personal story hoping to inspire you to focus both on the journey and the destination of your dreams, as opposed to the destination only. I was one of those […]

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Using The Customer from Hell to Attract All-Star Customers

Using The Customer from Hell to Attract All-Star Customers

| July 2, 2014 | 5 Comments

“Are you fuckers listening?”  “uh…wha…what?” I sputtered. “I know what I want done and I want you fuckers to listen.” Ignoring his insult, I ask a direct question. “This thing you’re asking us to do, you know it’ll hurt your business if it doesn’t work, right?” Our toxic customer had asked us to do something […]

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6 Simple Words That Can Save You Time, Money, Heartaches, and Headaches

6 Simple Words That Can Save You Time, Money, Heartaches, and Headaches

| July 1, 2014 | 7 Comments

  One of the main reasons I love the TV show Shark Tank is because I learn so many nice ways to tell people no. The sharks have the uncanny way of letting entrepreneurs (people) down while building them up. The phrase “and for that reason I’m out” have become a regular member of my […]

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