Jared O'Toole Dreaming Big

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 28, 2009

This week’s inspiration brought to you by: Jared O’Toole, co-founder http://under30ceo.com . Inspiring people to go out and live the dream. Contact Jared: Email – Jared(at)Under30ceo.com Twitter – @JaredOToole Blog – Mindfrenzy.com Under30CEO. I hope it turns into a global brand that helps millions of people realize all that life has to offer. I’ve thought about ferrari’s. But I think the first step is the Audi R8. I’ve…

Starting a Brand? Grow your Community

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / July 28, 2009

Building your brand means growing consumers dedicated to the success of your company; people who have a vested interest in your products and services.  These are your evangelists, your biggest fans, your mavens.  If you want people to shout from the rooftops about your company you’ll have to start forming community. Look at Harley riders, Mac geeks and the Red Sox–people are absolutely obsessed.  They have meetups, wait…

Starting a Brand? Tell Your Story

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / July 27, 2009

Building a brand is all about getting the word out.  It doesn’t matter if you have the most fabulous product or service if nobody knows about it.  If you want more people to hear about your company you need to start telling you story as often as possible.  Make your story compelling enough and people might just tell their friends. Start with a Problem Great companies solve a…

Most Influential Celebrity Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 26, 2009

Steven Spielberg: Dreamworks Spielberg got his start charging admission to his homemade movies as a child.  His first war movie Escape to Nowhere was award winning at age 12.   After doing Jaws, ET, and Jurrasic Park, Spielberg co-founded Dreamworks which went on to do 10 movies over $100 million at the box offices.  Forbes puts Spielberg’s net worth at over $3.1 billion. Hugh Heffner: Playboy The playboy…

10 Things Gen Y Won't Pay for

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 25, 2009

Checking Since the beginning of time, we’ve gotten free checking as students: Chase, Bank of America, Wachovia, Capital One all offer it to us.  If we are no longer eligible as a full time student we have two options: A. Lie and tell them we are or B. Get direct deposit.  Most banks will extend free checking for as long as we do this.  Gen Y hates fees…

Party of the Week: Silent Disco Deuce

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 24, 2009

WhatsUpMartha & Jack Wills “Silent Disco Party!” from WhatsUpMartha on Vimeo. Tuesday, July 28 Silent Disco Deuce at The SandBar in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. If you haven’t been out to the island of Martha’s Vineyard you are missing out.  Beautiful beaches, beautiful people, beautiful cars and homes–MV is one of the wealthiest islands on the planet. Under30CEO strongly recommends you hanging with What’s Up Martha & Jack…

Live Richly: Let Your Money Machine Do the Work

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 24, 2009

We all want to live richly. I’d like to discuss that goal for a moment: Living richly means a life full of riches: Friends, love and health, a life with the freedom to express yourself. But having riches also implies having the means to care for your friends and family, and to do those things you want to do. That’s the game we play. The sad truth is…

10 Things to Improve Your Small Business Marketing Results

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / July 23, 2009

1.Marketing is as much an art as it is a science. Plan, test, execute, and measure, but never be surprised by uncertainty and change. In our eagerness to measure and declare return on investment for all marketing spends, we often forget that humans are unpredictable. As such, we can’t always predict a market reaction or group think. Testing helps minimize the chances of this but historically it is…

Top 10 Cities for Young Business People

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 23, 2009

10. Jacksonville A surprise finalist on the Under30CEO Cities for Young Business People, Jacksonville with no state income tax catapulted itself into the top 10. A relatively cheap cost of living compared to others on the list, your money goes far in Jacksonville. This isn’t the Florida that you grandparents live in–average age of JAX is 35. Warm weather, beaches, what’s not to like? 9. Phoenix You may…

Live the Dream Profile: Jim Kukral

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 22, 2009

Under30CEO highlights people who are living the dream, selecting passionate people from all walks off life regardless of age. Today’s Live the Dream Profile falls on internet marketing guru Jim Kukral. The Biz Web Coach seems like a guy who can truly does whatever the hell he wants. Speaking, consulting, coaching, blogging and a professor at the University of San Francisco–Jim does it all. Jim’s work can be…

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