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A Technologist’s Quest to Change the World: Casey Pugh Interview

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / May 4, 2015

“I want to work on things that have the potential to change the world.” We all have the ability to change the world in one way or another. For those in technology, it’s often more feasible than in other fields, but that doesn’t mean it comes easily. Many of the world’s best technologists remain behind the scenes while CEOs and their entrepreneurial counterparts receive the spotlight. There are…

Making it Happen: Interview with Jermaine Dupri

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / April 21, 2015

  Jermaine Dupri is an entrepreneur, rapper, songwriter, and Grammy-award-winning producer. Among his impressive list of credentials is founder of Global 14 and So So Def Recordings. So So Def Recordings has released more than 25 albums over the past few decades, many of those reaching gold (500,000 sold), platinum (1M sold), and double-platinum (2M sold) status. From discovering, developing, and producing artists and groups including Kriss Kross,…

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…

Get Those Ideas Flowing!

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 20, 2014

  Ideas are rarely the Eureka moments we wish they were and they certainly don’t exist in a vacuum.  They are the result of a collection of knowledge, insights, observations, experience and passion. For some of us coming up with ideas is easy, for others not at all.  Then there are those of us who fall in the middle.  We’ve got a flood of ideas (how many are…

3 Deadly Traps That “Wantrepreneurs” Fall Into

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 12, 2014

In 2011, I went from working at a restaurant making $2.17/hour (plus tips…) to launching one…then two…then THREE successful, profitable businesses with literally no startup capital. How did I do it? Did I come up with the next Google or get a loan from a rich uncle? Hell no. I simply learned how to take skills I already had and create products and services that people would pay…

Why “Cool” Social Media Turns into Mind Numbing TV (and Why It’s Great for Entrepreneurs)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 1, 2014

Do you remember Facebook when they first launched? You had to have a .edu address to join. So only cool hip college (or at least alumni) were allowed to join. I used it a lot because I could see what people I was interested in were doing. As with anything social, people compete… compete to get more likes, compete to get more fans, compete to get more friends,…

All Alone, Surrounded By Friends

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 15, 2014

Sitting in a room with all my friends, I realize that I am so much different than they are… MY FRIENDS…the people I chose that I am going to probably be around for the rest of my life. How is it that their views on life and business can be so different than my own? None of them can see an opportunity when it hits them in the…

What Can Young Entrepreneurs Learn from the Game of Basketball?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 2, 2014

Many people say that basketball is more than just a sport. For the most part, that is true; in fact, it is often known to be a metaphor to just about everything, from love, relationships, to life in general. Not surprisingly, the concepts and philosophies that exist in this world-renowned sport can also be applied in business. For twentysomethings who are planning to start their own respective ventures…

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