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How I Pitched Mark Cuban My Business Idea Without Ever Going on ‘Shark Tank’

by / ⠀Blog / August 8, 2016

Back in late 2011, I got the opportunity to pitch Mark Cuban. I was just a student at the time, at Howard University, and cofounder of a company — no longer existent — called My College Hustle, a bartering platform for college students. Hoping to grab a $25,000 prize, my business partner Edward Lyles and I participated in a Shark Tank-style competition, in New York, that actually predated…

Learn How to Level Up Your Life

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness Personal Branding Podcast Startup Advice Travel Uncategorized / February 9, 2016

Stop Procrastinating – Become a Super Hero – Go on an Epic Quest!   In this week’s interview, Steve Kamb (@SteveKamb) from NerdFitness tells us about his transformation from super nerd to super hero. Instead of reading Harry Potter for the 19th time Steve took a deep look at his behavioral psychology and learned how to turn into a badass adrenaline junkie. Steve has lectured at Google, Facebook, and Vanderbilt…

How to Dominate Your Goals and Achieve Freedom

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Health & Fitness Personal Branding Podcast Startup Advice Travel Uncategorized / February 1, 2016

Want to start a business? Be an entrepreneur? Achieve the freedom that everyone desires? But are you sure entrepreneurship is for you?  Are you pursuing your dreams for the right reasons? In this week’s interview, Jason Bay (@JasonDBay) from Gen Y Success drops his formula for setting goals that are vision oriented AND executable. Jason Bay is the founder of GenY Success and the host of The GenY Success Show. He’s a millennial…

Travel Hacking + What Travel Teaches You w/ Jared O’Toole

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Personal Branding Startup Advice Travel / January 11, 2016

Work from anywhere, becoming a digital nomad, and trying to live the Four Hour Work Week, Jared O’Toole my co-founder of Under30Experiences and Under30CEO joins us in this episode from Costa Rica. There is an iguana fight on my roof, we talk minimalism, travel hacking, mileage programs, credit card awards points, lifestyle design, and freedom businesses. This is a conversation between two friends and business partners that is…

It’s Time to Admit What You Truly Want Out of Life (and get it)

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / May 1, 2015

Making decisions… this is the defining ability of humanity. We can do more than react to life’s challenges instinctively. We can look forward, decide what we want, and act accordingly. This ability gives us power beyond our wildest dreams and yet so few of us utilize it anywhere near it’s full potential. Life is Hard That’s why decisions even exist.  If we lived in a perfect world we would…

Why I Quit My Job To Pursue My Dream

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / April 17, 2015

I left my employer of close to 4 years on February 19th, 2015. I worked for an amazing software company called Decipher, which was recently acquired by Focus Vision. Why did I quit my job? To pursue my dream of course. All my life, I’ve wanted to be an entrepreneur; I even studied entrepreneurship in college. I started my first company in my senior year after college, but…

Why Entrepreneurs Should (or Shouldn’t) Take Time Away From Their Business

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 7, 2015

Should entrepreneurs take time away from their business? If so, why and how much/how often? 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, Make It a Priority When I recognized the power of stepping away, I was able to tap into even more…

11 Things You Should Outsource to Save Money

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / February 28, 2015

If I’m trying to save money, what is the best area of my business to outsource? 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. PPC Paid search is one of the easiest things to outsource. Most companies don’t need…

7 Warning Signs That Your Startup Is Heading In the Wrong Direction (And What to Do about It)

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / February 19, 2015

Ever heard stories of startups that packed up after months of operation? Sure, it happens every time. In fact, it is estimated that about 9 out of every 10 startups fail. Truth is, these startups did not fail in just a day; there might have been some things that went on prior to that event, things that caused them to conk out at the end, some early warning…

So You Have a Business Plan … Now What’s Your BHAG? (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 13, 2015

You. Yeah, you. The young entrepreneur with the dream – and the business plan – to jump start your start-up. While the current business climate offers a wealth of opportunities to the young and fearless entrepreneurs who are diving headfirst into the startup pool, it’s not enough to just have a plan. You’ve got to have a goal to work towards: A big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG, for…

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