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6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Company

6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Company

| September 17, 2013 | 18 Comments

My company is approaching its tenth anniversary. This important milestone has prompted me to look back at my decade as an entrepreneur. Founding and running a company has been the ride of my life, but it has had its fair share of ups and down. In retrospect, I would have done a few things differently […]

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Success Beyond Her Years: Interview with Stacey Ferreira Founder mySocialCloud

Success Beyond Her Years: Interview with Stacey Ferreira Founder mySocialCloud

| September 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Interview with young entrepreneur Stacey Ferreira on starting her business mySocialCloud. This is part two of the ten part series. Follow the Starting a Business as a Young Entrepreneur interview series and don’t miss an interview!  Interview Series Sponsored by Hiscox Small Business Insurance.  Hiscox  specializes in protecting IT/technology, marketing, consulting, health and beauty, photography and many other […]

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Why Gen Y Needs to Build Something That Lasts Forever

Why Gen Y Needs to Build Something That Lasts Forever

| September 11, 2013 | 26 Comments

I’ve been off the radar for a little bit.  Not writing much…. In the depths of summer, grinding it out in New York City building a company. Sometimes I ask myself, is this for me? This week I lost my voice.  Why?  Because I didn’t sleep much.  I was at the office at 7:45AM, back […]

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Fueling Your Sports Fantasies with Data: Interview with Numberfire Founder and CEO Nik Bonaddio

Fueling Your Sports Fantasies with Data: Interview with Numberfire Founder and CEO Nik Bonaddio

| September 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

As a sports fan coming from a strong background in math and statistics, Nik Bonaddio came up with the idea for Numberfire – a business that uses quantitative analysis to provide advanced predictions on sports matchups and fantasy sports.  Fantasy sports data may seem like an extreme niche, but more than 27 million Americans play […]

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Self-Storage Turned Sexy: Interview with Sparefoot’s CEO Chuck Gordon

Self-Storage Turned Sexy: Interview with Sparefoot’s CEO Chuck Gordon

| August 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

“Self-storage is very sexy contrary to popular belief,” said Chuck Gordon in response to the idea that self-storage isn’t the most appealing industry for a young entrepreneur to pursue.  Chuck Gordon is co-founder and CEO of Sparefoot, the world’s largest online marketplace for self-storage.  Gordon described Sparefoot as the ‘Hotels.com for storage’. Chuck Gordon is […]

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Startup to $850,000 in 1 Year: Interview with Crisp Video Group’s Michael Mogill

Startup to $850,000 in 1 Year: Interview with Crisp Video Group’s Michael Mogill

| August 7, 2013 | 12 Comments

A year and a day before I spoke with Michael Mogill, Crisp Video Group was born.  Only 366 days later, the company has grown to 8 employees and is projected to earn $850,000 in revenue for the year of 2013. Having success as an entrepreneur is nothing out of the ordinary for Mogill, who at […]

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Personalizing Your Reality: Interview with One App Co-Founder Cory Levy

Personalizing Your Reality: Interview with One App Co-Founder Cory Levy

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A man walks into a bar and his favorite song starts playing. Someone yells “Go Bears!” his favorite football team, and a beautiful woman approaches and starts talking about their favorite TV show.  The man has never been to the bar before, but everything falls into place just like he was in an odd, but […]

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Take Advantage of Your Age as a Young Entrepreneur

Take Advantage of Your Age as a Young Entrepreneur

| July 27, 2013 | 8 Comments

You’re young and eager to jump into the business arena. You have a hot idea that you are certain is a can’t miss proposition. While there is no guarantee that you will actually succeed in business as an entrepreneur, your youth does provide a number of advantages. What you may lack in experience you can […]

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5 Entrepreneurial lessons from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

5 Entrepreneurial lessons from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

| July 24, 2013 | 5 Comments

Zuckerberg isn’t the kind of CEO you hear about every day. He’s been known to stand his ground from the early days of Facebook, running the company almost like a one-man show. And his non-conventional approach to getting things done notwithstanding, he’s ultimately the unflinching CEO of a $100B Internet empire. Other than his sense […]

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Overcoming Lack of Community on the Road to Success

Overcoming Lack of Community on the Road to Success

| July 21, 2013 | 6 Comments

They always say that “it’s lonely at the top” and young business owners have to realize that starting a business is not generally a group effort and that it’s okay to feel like the only friend you have is yourself. There are of course inspiring role models, big names like Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Reed […]

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