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A Joke Turned Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business: Interview with Omar Tayeb of Blippar

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / March 4, 2014

Knock knock. Who’s there? Blippar. Blippar who? Blippar, a startup that spun out of a joke to amass millions of users and bring static content to life.  It wasn’t a knock-knock joke, but a silly challenge between friends that brought the queen on a ten pound note to life, which later would be developed into Blippar.  CTO and Co-founder Omar Tayeb describes Blippar as an “Image and object…

An Open Door: Young Entrepreneur Interview with KeyMe’s Greg Marsh

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / January 2, 2014

Ever been locked out of your house or apartment?  If you’re anything like me or Greg Marsh’s wife, you have…often.  After several costly and lengthy lockouts, Greg took the problem of getting locked out and created an effective solution – KeyMe.  KeyMe is a mobile app that allows you to digitally store your key information for free.  Instead of paying hundreds of dollars and spending several hours locked…

The Financial Side of the Startup – Interview with Lili Balfour

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / December 10, 2013

Raising startup capital can be tricky.  Many startups fail before getting started because of financial limitations.  Despite the need of many young companies, banks aren’t exactly jumping at the chance to work with 20-30 year olds with a new business idea.  Due to the volatile nature of a startup and high failure rate, there is a substantial level of risk for banks working with early-stage companies. This risk…

12 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier at Work

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews / November 22, 2013

Q. What’s one daily habit that’s made you happier at work? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons. 1.…

Young Entrepreneur Interview with Trevor Owens of Lean Startup Machine

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / November 20, 2013

Interview with Trevor Owens about starting his business Lean Startup Machine. This is part ten of the ten part series. Follow the Starting a Business as a Young Entrepreneur interview series and don’t miss an interview!  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. Trevor…

Young Entrepreneur Interview with Kathryn Minshew of The Muse

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / November 13, 2013

Interview with Kathryn Minshew about starting her business The Muse. This is part nine of the ten part series. Follow the Starting a Business as a Young Entrepreneur interview series and don’t miss an interview!  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. While searching…

12 Cash Flow Tips for New Startups

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Startup Advice / November 6, 2013

Q.What’s one cash flow tip you’d give a new entrepreneur whose business is not yet profitable? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content…

The Anti-Mad Men of Marketing: Interview with Paul Costello of Agency 180

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / October 30, 2013

Interview with Paul Costello about starting his business Agency 180. This is part eight of the ten part series. Follow the Starting a Business as a Young Entrepreneur interview series and don’t miss an interview!  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. Corporate marketing…

The Hiscox Reactor: See How Your Actions Impact Your Small Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / October 23, 2013

  Watch a customized video experience of your small business story—and see yourself on the cover of a major business magazine! Follow the Starting a Business as a Young Entrepreneur interview series and don’t miss an interview!  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.…

10 Overlooked Bookkeeping Strategies

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 22, 2013

Q. Name one overlooked bookkeeping strategy you would recommend to new entrepreneurs. The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.…

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