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Entrepreneur Interviews

Hiscox’s Courageous Entrepreneurs Interview Series

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / December 9, 2014

Under30CEO  is excited to work with Hiscox Small Business Insurance again this year on the Courageous Entrepreneurs 2014-2015 interview series.  Over the next few months, we’ll share interviews with entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries talking about how they started their business (before the age of 30, of course) and what motivates them to keep growing.  Hiscox is dedicated to providing entrepreneurs and small businesses with the tips,…

Epic Measures of Entrepreneurship: Isha Edwards Interview

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / December 9, 2014

Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur Interview Series This is part one 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. It takes courage to be the founder of a business. It also often…

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make the Most Out Of Black Friday Sales

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 7, 2014

What is your best tip for making the most out of Black Friday sales (on or offline)? 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. Send Multiple Emails Often companies only send one email announcing their Black…

Tech VENTure: Interview with Ryan Fant of Keen Home

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / September 16, 2014

We’ve all had restless nights: staring up at the ceiling, hoping to fall asleep. As an air vent blew warm air into the face of Ryan Fant keeping him awake, he faced a dilemma. He could turn off the heat and freeze to death, or pile blankets and pillows over his head to avoid the annoyance. For Ryan, opportunity was staring down at him, and he chose neither…

6 Ways to Boost Sales After a Slow Summer

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 12, 2014

What are some simple strategies I can use to turbocharge sales numbers after a slow summer? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. 1. Run Giveaways With Bloggers Run giveaways with bloggers and ask customers to sign up for your email list to enter. This will serve multiple purposes. It gives you exposure, provides valuable backlinks for SEO purposes and increases…

Passion Wave: Interview with VoyVoy’s Nat Disston

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / August 20, 2014

Nat Disston found his passion for surfing at an early age. At the age of 4, Nat and his cousin made pretend surfboards out of cardboard. Although he unsuccessfully rode carpet waves in his living room, creating cardboard surfboards was an early sign that his passion would soon come out through his work. Years later, Nat took a backpacking trip in Costa Rica. He met a surfboard designer…

Entrecelebrity: Interview with SpiritHoods Founder Alexander Mendeluk

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 22, 2014

Alexander Mendeluk always saw himself being in the spotlight, but as an actor, not as an entrepreneur. As the child of a Hollywood movie director, Alexander grew up on television and movie sets. “That whole world helped me explore my imagination.” That imagination fueled his passion and interest in storytelling, which led him into acting. After graduating from film school he moved to Los Angeles and became a…

Investing in Service: Interview with Regal Wings Founder Eli Ostreicher

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 15, 2014

Every business requires investments, but not all investments are monetary. When Eli Ostreicher started New York City based boutique travel agency Regal Wings, startup capital was not the most important investment made in the company. “It wasn’t so much about investing financially, but investing effort and everything that I could give to it.” Regal Wings acts as both a travel consolidator and business travel management provider. The company…

Founded on a Bicycle – Interview with Dashed Founder Phil Dumontet

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 10, 2014

My interview with Phil Dumontet was interrupted by a police officer knocking on his window after he pulled over safely to the side of the road. As rare as an interview starting with a police intervention is a company starting with just a CEO and a bicycle. Dashed has grown into the leading restaurant delivery service in the Northeast. Dashed delivers for over 600 top rated restaurants in…

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