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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,…

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…

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