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7 Ways to Use University Career Centers to Find Your Next Star Employee

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 17, 2014

How can founders best utilize university career centers to find potential hires as graduation approaches? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is 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. Introduce Yourself to Freshmen and Sophomores Everyone…

12 Business Questions You Should Ask Yourself Today

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

  What single business-related question should every young founder ask themselves tomorrow and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. 1. What Is That One Thing? As a founder, you’re likely doing dozens of things at once. A good way to get yourself to focus is to ask yourself, “What is…

From Basement to Center Stage – Interview with Glamour Kills Founder Mark Capicotto

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / June 4, 2014

Glamour Kills embraces the spirit of the underdog, from their flying pig logo to the humble beginnings of the brand. Nearly a decade after their start, this alternative fashion brand has gone from the basement to the center stage. Mark Capicotto started doing freelance art designs of CD covers, t-shirts, and logos for friends’ bands while in High School. In his parents basement in New York with a…

The E-Life with Ulife: Interview with Abe Choe

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / May 6, 2014

Ulife founder Abe Choe had a simple request after receiving a new laptop – he wanted a University of Oregon laptop cover. Seems like a simple enough request, but after a couple frustrating searches for a laptop cover without any success, Abe decided to create his own. Several years and thousands of orders later, Ulife is a collegiate merchandise brand that makes licensed products including laptop sleeves, iPhone…

Law School Dropout – Interview with LawKick’s Aaron George

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / April 15, 2014

Dropout is such a negative word. Young entrepreneurs all across the country and world are ‘dropping out’ of school, but not because they are failing.  Aaron George may have dropped out of law school, but it wasn’t to take a  job or because he couldn’t handle it. He left law school to focus on something he was truly passionate about – lawyers. But why work with lawyers if…

This Bus Runs on Passion – Interview with Ricky Berrin of SalesBus

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / April 8, 2014

SalesBus Founders Rickey Berrin (left) and Seth Murphy (right) Entrepreneurs are often fueled by passion. When asked what’s important in vetting an idea to pursue as an entrepreneur, Ricky Berrin responded, “Make sure it’s something you are passionate about because you’re going to be spending a lot of time on it. The second part is making sure what you’re building is something people actually care about and want.”…

Finding the Right Spot – Interview with Spot Hero’s Jeremy Smith

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / April 1, 2014

Parking in Chicago can be as difficult as it is expensive.  In trying to find an affordable place to park while attending a Bachelor party, I discovered SpotHero. The options available to me before finding SpotHero included paying $50 a day for valet parking at the hotel, spending $6.50 an hour for metered parking, or searching for a parking lot the day of, which averages $32 a day. …

Ad Answers – Interview with Jebbit’s Tom Coburn

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / March 27, 2014

We all love online advertising!  The wonderful pop-up videos, banner ads, and numerous links to click appearing while getting our daily fix of streaming television shows online makes our daily lives better, right?  Odds are that online ads and have little effect on your daily life.   Outside of an annoyance and a little bit of waster times, you quickly forget online ads and have gain lasting impression of…

Subscribing to Success – Interview with OrderGroove Founder Greg Alvo

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / March 18, 2014

What is OrderGroove? “We power subscription commerce programs for brands and retailers to help them extend lifetime value of their most valuable customers.” E-commerce subscription platforms are a significant part of online business now, but in 2008, convincing investors that a subscription commerce model would take off was a significant challenge. OrderGroove founder and CEO Greg Alvo turned to bootstrapping instead of dwelling on the lack of investors…

Off on the Right Foot – Interview with Startup Nice Laundry Co-Founder Ricky Choi

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / March 11, 2014

From Kickstarter Success to Fully Scaling a Growing Startup Ricky Choi is a young entrepreneur who not only cares about his style, but makes sure to keep his friends up to date on fashion as well. Nice Laundry co-founder Phil Moldavski was a fashionable guy from head to toe – except when it came to his socks.  “Phil would come to work dressed in a nice pair of jeans,…

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