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Entrepreneurship in Real-time: Interview with Travis Huff

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 22, 2014

Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur Interview Series This is part two of the ten part series. Follow the Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur interview series on Under30CEO.com. Interview Series Sponsored by Hiscox Small Business Insurance.  Hiscox specializes in protecting IT/technology, marketing, consulting, health and beauty, photography and many other professional services businesses, tailoring coverage to the specific risks in your industry. How does a former employee at Comcast, Morgan Stanley and Disney end up starting a…

13 Ways to Make Your Marketing Efforts Seasonal

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 20, 2014

Do you ever tie your marketing to the seasons? Why or why not (and if you do, how do you do so)? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), 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 businesses. 1. Yes: Every New Season Breathes a New Story It is always important to tailor your strategy to what is…

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make the Most Out Of Black Friday Sales

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 7, 2014

What is your best tip for making the most out of Black Friday sales (on or offline)? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), 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 businesses. 1. Send Multiple Emails Often companies only send one email announcing their Black…

7 Ways to Deal With Overbearing Clients

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 29, 2014

What is your best tip for dealing with overbearing customers/clients? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), 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 businesses. 1. Use Your “Spa Voice” I have this thing I’ve always used — whether it’s for angry friends,…

4 Ways Your Startup Can Compete with The 800-Pound Gorillas

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 13, 2014

If you have a startup company with limited resources, you are probably wondering how you can ever compete with the 800-pound gorillas in your industry? I know I was when we launched our business at the end of 2013. My partner and I both had years of online marketing experience, but were limited with the capital we could use to get things up and running. Feeling overwhelmed with…

How to Use Sneaky “Psychic Powers” to Validate Your Business Idea

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 10, 2014

When you start a new business, you have to know what product your potential clients want first — then, you can build it. And even more importantly than simply knowing what they want, you have to know what makes your service/product/idea DIFFERENT. This is called a USP (Unique Selling Proposition). I created a great USP when I was working on one of my first products ever — a…

Strapped for Cash? 11 Tips to Get You Out of the Red

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance Startup Advice / November 8, 2014

What is one thing I should do right away if my business is suddenly strapped for cash? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), 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 businesses. 1. Review Your Billing Statements If you are suddenly short on cash, I would recommend…

All You Need To Know About Hiring For A Startup

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 6, 2014

When people start offering hiring advice or social media tips, I typically cringe. What comes next is inevitably a flood of jargon completely devoid of actionable advice. In the last 3 months, I’ve spent a good deal of time on these subjects. I’ve spoken to everybody from CEOs who have sold their companies billions to hiring managers of failed companies. I’ve learned a lot and have tried to…

3 Signs You’re Sacrificing Happiness for the Sake of Your Business (and How to Fix It)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 1, 2014

  In a digital world that never sleeps, it can be difficult for business owners to strike a balance between success and happiness. As soon as you set your mind to one task, five more appear. If one gets overlooked, 10 other balls drop. You probably feel like it’s a zero-sum game. You either keep your business moving forward or you take time for yourself and allow your…

Want Stuff Done Right? Get a Mom or Dad on Your Team

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 30, 2014

If you don’t have kids of your own, you probably know as much about working parents as you do about different brands of diaper cream — not a lot. Conventional wisdom may tell you that employees with children may not be as productive or reliable as those without. After all, kids get sick, parents have to pick them up from school, and employees with small children in the…

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