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Kimberly Zhang

From Real Estate Investors to Booming Education Business

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Investment / September 23, 2022
Real Estate Skills

Alex Martinez was making sandwiches for $10/hour. Ryan Zomorodi was working in sales, staring down the gloomy corporate tunnel that ran between his 20s and retirement. Both spent hours researching the real estate market. They were convinced it was the way to financial freedom through becoming real estate investors.  They were right—they’ve both made millions from investing in real estate. Today, Martinez (founder and CEO) and Zomorodi (founder…

5 Ways to Jumpstart the Wealth Building Process While You’re Young

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 9, 2022
For the vast majority of business owners, building wealth takes time. That's why you want to get started when you're young.

It’s one thing for an entrepreneur to have high hopes and aspirations for their different ideas and startups. It’s another thing to actually see wealth building through your businesses. For the vast majority of business owners, building wealth takes time. That’s why you want to get started when you’re young. Here are a few ideas for ways to start building wealth, even if you have limited cash to…

4 Technology Investments Worth Pursuing as a New Company

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Investment / September 6, 2022
Whenever you start a new business, you might not think of technology investments right off the bat. However, that might be a serious mistake.

When you start a new business, you might not think of technology investments right off the bat. The exception might be a tech startup founder, who needs a lot of digital resources to get the ball rolling. But for the Mom-and-Pop gift store or coffee shop, technology may not be on the first page of a business plan. That’s a mistake, as the right tech investments can make…

How Cooler Screens Plans to Build a Cooler Future

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 26, 2022
What if there was a way to merge the best aspects of digital shopping with brick-and-mortar stores? Cooler Screens can help bridge the gap.

When Arsen Avakian was CEO and co-founder of Argo Tea, he observed many people using their smartphone screens to access information while they shopped at retail stores. What if, he thought, there was a way to bring the best aspects of the digital shopping ecosystem into brick-and-mortar stores? The Gap in the Market The two traditional types of retailers are brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers. Nowadays, however, there’s…

How Startups Can Increase Their Sustainability Efforts

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 24, 2022
Businesses are becoming increasingly conscious of sustainability and, specifically, how their products and services impact the environment.

The population of the globe is nearly eight billion. People are increasingly concerned about sustainability. We are aware that as a global community, we share limited resources on this planet. We’re more aware than ever that we depend on the environment for all of our needs. These include food, water, and air, to the raw materials we use to make the economic world go ’round. Businesses are increasingly…

4 Ways Your Employees Can Become Brand Ambassadors

by / ⠀Finding Customers Personal Branding / August 9, 2022
Looking for your brand to enter more casual conversations? Got great staff? You're primed to convert mere employees into brand ambassadors.

Word of mouth is by far one of the best forms of advertising. People trust other people, more than their own gut instinct, in some cases. This is why on-site customer reviews, as well as reviews on sites like Yelp, are crucial to a growing business. If you’re looking for your brand to enter more casual conversations, then you’ve come to the right place. You’re primed to convert…

Best Practices for Funding Your Startup

by / ⠀Blog / August 2, 2022
funding startup

When funding your startup, your goals may be modest or expansive; either way, you’ll want to start off on the right financial footing. Funding a startup may seem either easy or daunting. Much depends upon your previous experience with finances. Entrepreneurs who have dealt with financial matters in the past may find some of the following advice superfluous. On the other hand, those with little to no financial…

Sales Team Creation From Scratch…Made Easy

by / ⠀Finding Customers / July 25, 2022
Need a sales team? There's always cold-calling. If you're ready to take your startup to the next level of profit, here's how.

Need a sales team? There’s always cold-calling. If you’re ready to take your startup to the next level of profit, here’s how. Here are some steps toward establishing a system for managing the sales team that is currently well-oiled. 1. Don’t be afraid to seek assistance. It bears repeating. Don’t be afraid to solicit assistance. Talk to sales team members. Talk to anyone and everywhere. You’ll be surprised…

New vs. Used Cars: What is Right for You?

by / ⠀Blog / July 21, 2022
new vs used cars buying

Having a money tree would make car shopping easier. But alas, that’s a pipe dream because every penny is hard-earned. With a limited budget, “How much car can I afford?” is a legitimate question to ponder. This determines whether you buy new vs. used cars. Remember that next to a house, a car is a big-ticket item that could impact your budget significantly.  Buying a car is a…

5 Things Most Colleges Don’t Teach You About Starting a Career

by / ⠀Career Advice / July 18, 2022
There are a few things about starting a career that you don’t tend to think about on campus or in a classroom. Here are the five most common.

Okay. You’ve been at school for years now. You’re finishing up classes. You’re getting ready to walk the stage at graduation. You’ve crammed all of the head knowledge and book learning possible into your brain. You’re ready to begin starting a career. While it’s easy to feel prepared at the end of your time at college, though, there are some things about full-time work that you don’t think…