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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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A Guy Just Lost My Business. Are My Reasons Petty or Justified?

A Guy Just Lost My Business. Are My Reasons Petty or Justified?

| June 27, 2014 | 16 Comments

  A guy just lost my business. Some of you may find my reason petty, but others will completely agree. So here’s the deal once a month I spend $80 with this guy. And I’m talking for the last 9 years. So $960 a year and my lifetime customer value to him is $8,640 for […]

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7 Ways to Use University Career Centers to Find Your Next Star Employee

7 Ways to Use University Career Centers to Find Your Next Star Employee

| June 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

How can founders best utilize university career centers to find potential hires as graduation approaches? 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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What Would You Do If Money Were No Object?

What Would You Do If Money Were No Object?

| June 16, 2014 | 7 Comments

There’s a question someone asked me once that I would like to ask you: What would you do if money were no object? Watch the video below, and then read on. A Question Most Can’t Answer A powerful question, isn’t it? Most of us have heard this question before, or at least thought about it […]

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TRUSTING THE UNIVERSE: How to Quit Your Job and Create An Awesome Life

TRUSTING THE UNIVERSE: How to Quit Your Job and Create An Awesome Life

| June 13, 2014 | 7 Comments

I was on the traditional route in life up until I was 22 years old. I was raised in a Christian presbyterian household, completed all stages of education through college, and graduated with a BS in Engineering Science with a minor in Mathematics. After graduation I found a stable aerospace engineering job and worked there […]

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3 Ways to Keep Your Humanity in the Age of Technology

3 Ways to Keep Your Humanity in the Age of Technology

| June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Many say the first few waking hours can have a profound effect on the success of your day. I have read articles about eating the right breakfast, exercising, meditating, even staying clear of your electronics. But what happens when the world demands you to be connected 24-7.We’ve created a culture that makes you feel left […]

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Magic Ticket to Anywhere: 4 Easy Steps

Magic Ticket to Anywhere: 4 Easy Steps

| June 11, 2014 | 10 Comments

I remember a moment setting in my apartment when was thinking, “Why do I keep going and working for these other people? Why do I keep building up their pocket books? Why do I keep building their dream that they decided to go after and do?” I was like, “Here I am, building someone else’s […]

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Top 10 Inspiring Startup Quotes

Top 10 Inspiring Startup Quotes

| June 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

1. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs You guys know I had to start with […]

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5 Key Things Most People Forget When Crowdfunding Their Passion Project

5 Key Things Most People Forget When Crowdfunding Their Passion Project

| June 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Have you thought about starting your own passion project but feel like it isn’t possible because of limited resources? Maybe it’s time you look into crowdfunding and how it can turn your project into reality by having the support of like-minded people. A successful crowdfunding campaign is all about community and how well you communicate […]

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12 Business Questions You Should Ask Yourself Today

12 Business Questions You Should Ask Yourself Today

| June 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

  What single business-related question should every young founder ask themselves tomorrow 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 […]

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