The Summit Series: The World’s Top Successful Young Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 29, 2009

This November 5-8 the world’s top young entrepreneurs will be gathering in Miami for an invitation only event to include skydiving, a GQ sponsored evening event and a session on “Taking Your Company Public.” During the Summit Series, held at the Ritz-Carlton in South Beach the group will get a chance to bond on their own terms without the stuffy corporate atmosphere.  The series is designed to foster…

How to Be a Small Business Failure

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 28, 2009

There are many experts that can teach you how to be a successful entrepreneur, but how many can tell you what not to do? Since it’s much easier to fail, then to succeed, let’s start there. You are probably within the target audience of “under 30” so appreciate the resources and insight that is available to you which were unimaginable 25 years ago.  As someone who is “unemployable”,…

Cheap Luxury Cars for the Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 25, 2009

So you are a young entrepreneur and you need to look experienced.  It’s time to move up in the world and let it be known you are successful.  You can’t pull up to the clients office in a Dodge Neon, just like you can’t tell people at a conference you are staying at the Econo Lodge.  If you want to be in the game you have to give…

How to Get a Job That Leads to Entrepreneurship Opportunities

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 24, 2009

Gen Y is often criticized for not wanting to “put in our time”, go through the drudgery of “paying our dues”, and do something monotenous when there are other options out there.  “Job hoppers” they call us, “cry babies”, “pampered” and “entitled” have all been used in mainstream media to describe a generation who is simply ambitious enough to seek opportunity they can be 100% passionate about.  Under30CEO…

Young Entrepreneurs Turning Partying into Businesses Part 1

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / September 23, 2009

Remember those times when your parents said “If you put as much time into video games and socializing as you did school work you would have straight A’s”?  Why not take that effort and passion for those things and turn them into businesses? That is exactly what these entrepreneurs are doing. Quitting the job hunt they are going after what they really love in life. From beer pong…

Sex Sells: Who Does It Best?

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / September 22, 2009

By Industry Clothing: Armani 5th Avenue is loaded with sexy ads but Armani has made a name for themselves as the sexiest in the industry. David Beckham, People Magazine’s sexiest man of 2008 was paid 20 million pounds as the brands global ambassador. Magazine: Cosmopolitan Grocery store shopping lines will never be the same. Shield your children’s eyes but this women’s magazine boasts titles such as “Deep Sex”…

How to Drop Your 9-5 and Move to Puerto Rico

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 21, 2009

Where else can you find an island with hundreds of miles of breathtaking coastline, monumental castles, a  mountaintop tropical rainforest and a nightlife that envies that of Las Vegas without the need for a passport or work visa?  “La Isla del Encanto” offers not only exquisite scenery in the form of both environmental and human beauty, food that you are guaranteed to think about for the rest of…

Finding Your Passion is Like Getting Married

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 17, 2009

A question tweeted by @DanSchawbel: “Who do you think wins: The person who has the most talent or the most drive?” Answer: “Results from the question: 90% drive over talent” What things do you have drive for? They are the things you are passionate about! Passion rules the game. When someone gets passionate about something it shows. Their emotions and true spirit for what they are doing come…

59 Ways to Grow Business Credibility and Experience

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 16, 2009

One of the most challenging parts of being a young entrepreneur is branding yourself as someone with experience and expertise in your field.  This list is a compilation of ways to grow that credibility and experience so you can look like a rockstar.  Remember, each of these tips are building blocks to get to the highest level of expertise.  Work your way up the rungs, establishing greater authority…

8 Tips to Positive Cashflow

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 15, 2009

They say there are two things in life that you can be certain of, taxes and death. Well if you’re an entrepreneur you can also be certain of cashflow stress. If there is one thing you need to understand quickly when starting your own business, it’s the importance of cashflow. I learned about cashflow two ways, the hard way through my own mistakes and from fellow entrepreneurs, who…

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