Lucas Mendieta and Cutting Edge Elite – The Story Behind the Glamour

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / May 9, 2013

Lucas Mendieta’s story is unique among the array of young entrepreneur chronicles I’ve rolled out on these pages. About five and a half years ago, in his mid-20’s and without the benefit of a college degree, Mendieta launched Cutting Edge Elite, a New York City event staffing agency. He and co-founder Nathan Perry have since grown the company to be one of the top firms in town, regularly…

How I Wake Up, Work Out, and Get to Work by 8am

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness Startup Advice / May 9, 2013

By the time I was a senior in college, I was living on the typical college schedule and doing work until 2-3am and then waking up at 10 or 11am (because needless to say by the time I had the flexibility to choose my own classes and fulfilled all of my major requirements I didn’t schedule any classes before 11am). After graduation when I started my first job, I…

Interview: Rising Star Monica Berrondo from Macromoltek

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / May 8, 2013

Meet rising star, Monica Berrondo, with Macromoltek. She’s an inspiration and role model for blazing new trails as a scientist in biotechnology and on top of that having a computer science background that empowered her to lead the development of the software herself! You can follow Monica on the Macromoltek website and on LinkedIn. Want to be a featured rising star or mentor who’s built a $1M+ brand? Click…

An Open Letter to Frustrated 20-Somethings…

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 7, 2013

So I’ll be 25 this Saturday. I’ve gone through a huge evolution in thought regarding careers, passions, the concept of “work” and life direction in the past 10 years. My first job at the YMCA (at 15), I figured out within 2 weeks that I was great at “pitching” myself during the interview — and I’m a likeable guy…but the work was boring and tedious…and it showed. It’s hard to keep…

Enter Now: Win $2,500 for Your Business – Partner Offer

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 1, 2013

Our partner eMinutes is at it again! Recently, eMinutes announced that they are waiving another $725,000 in legal fees for entrepreneurs. They will now be incorporating 725 first-time entrepreneurs in California, New York, Texas and the District of Columbia for free. There is more! Now, eMinutes wants to giveaway $2,500 to one lucky entrepreneur! All you need to do is show how creative you can be with the $2,500. The…

30 Inspiring Quotes from Awesome Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 1, 2013

1. “Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.” – Tony Robbins 2. “Screw it, Let’s do it!” – Richard Branson 3. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs 4. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar 5. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders…

8 Tips On How to Create Successful and Innovative Products

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / March 8, 2013
Listed below are characteristics your product or brand must have if it is to be profitable. They are elaborative. Apply them to your product.

Updated: May 26, 2021 It all starts with an idea to create a product. Next, you create a product roadmap. Then, you make the product. Listed below are characteristics your product or brand must have if it is to be profitable. They are elaborative. Apply them to your product. 1. Your brand has to serve an identifiable purpose(s) or deliver value to consumers. Consumers buy products for the…

25 Reasons Why New Orleans is the Best City for Young Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Investment / October 13, 2011
For anyone who has ever dismissed New Orleans as being nothing more than a party town filled with craziness, it's time to think again.

We think of New Orleans as being famous for several different things, namely jazz, food, art, history, and Bourbon Street. It has also had many nicknames. NOLA, N’awlins, The Big Easy, The Crescent City, and The City that Care Forgot. That last one refers to the carefree, easy-going nature of its residents. However, last week New Orleans became forgotten. On a reader-driven survey for top entrepreneurial cities on…