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Young Entrepreneurs Turning Partying into Businesses Part 2

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / October 2, 2009

If you missed it check out Young Entrepreneurs Turning Partying into Businesses Part 1 Here are two more Under 30 CEOs that are making things happen doing something they really love in life. They saw opportunities and grabbed them. The party did not stop after college for these guys. Andrew Moran – New York Bar Store Andrew grew up in Hartford, CT, attended the University of Connecticut and…

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…

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…

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…

Founder’s Syndrome–When to Step Down

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 14, 2009

What is Founder’s Syndrome? Many times founders get intoxicated with their own success and stop seeking feedback and outside perspectives about their leadership.  When a CEO/Founder stops seeking feedback on her effectiveness and overrates her skills and impact, we refer to this as, “blind spots.”   In other words, the leader perceives she is operating at a high level of effectiveness when in fact her stakeholders (investors, direct reports)…

Bring Your Own Dial Tone: Small Powerful Networks

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / September 8, 2009

The following is excerpted from Trust Agents: Using The Web To Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith Jeff Pulver knows a thing or two about dial tone. A while back, he cofounded Vonage, the voice-over-IP telephone network that took on all the major telephone companies in the late 1990s. He continues to be a visionary, usually discovering key trends years before…

Unemployed? Now What?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 4, 2009

What do Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt all have in common?  Aside from the obvious characteristics that all three are extremely successful and wealthy, they were also all born in 1955.  Around the time of the personal computer revolution, they were all young and deciding their long-term career paths.  It was the time in one’s life that involves big risks and major decisions. In some cases,…

Introducing our CEO Seduction Specialist

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 2, 2009

Introduction from the editor: At Under30CEO our philosophy is about creating a lifestyle that gives us the opportunity to experience things most people stuck at their 9-5 cannot.  Too many young CEOs are pushing life to the side and forgetting to enjoy the finer things in life, and to us–they are missing the point. Allow me to introduce Jennifer Iannolo, our new CEO Seduction Specialist.  As an Under30CEO…

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