How to Start a Kick-ass Marketing Company While Skiing Out West for 6 Months

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 12, 2010

Starting any company is tough, but starting a company while living at the base of the gondola in Breckenridge, Colorado makes it near impossible. However this is exactly what happened when Under30CEO co-founder Matt Wilson decided that it was time to start a digital marketing firm even though he was in the middle of the rocky mountains spending his days skiing fresh powder. This was about 9 months…

30 Business Lessons I Learned Before 30

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 11, 2010

Learning starts right from the moment we are born, even though we may not consciously remember every lesson we learned we still practice them everyday because our subconscious is much more powerful than our conscious. I am a student of life, I love to learn, be it a skill, sport, technology, philosophy or anything for that matter and what I enjoy more is sharing what I learned. I…

Five Guerrilla Marketing Weapons That Helped Increase My Business Without Spending Any Money

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / August 10, 2010

The end of 2009 and into 2010 was proving to be a very difficult year for my company, Taz Solutions, Inc. a web marketing, strategy, PR, and design firm. I discovered that the old ways of doing business were just not working in the “new economy. ” I was used to charging $5000 or more a month on retainer without anyone batting an eye as they saw the…

Russell D’Souza and SeatGeek are Changing How You Buy Tickets

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / August 9, 2010

Russell D’Souza co-founded SeatGeek in 2009. SeatGeek predicts ticket prices for events based on a variety of factors and after analyzing millions of transactions to develop patterns. Russel graduated Dartmouth College in 2007 and has already raised over 1.5million for SeatGeek while also being part of the founding team of Scribnia. Russell is very focused on the business model behind SeatGeek and advises young entrepreneurs to stay away…

The Price to Pay for Credit Card Processing: What is Best for Your Startup?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 8, 2010

Credit card processing is unnecessarily complicated, evident by most business owners’ frustration with processors and dealing with them.  Luckily, a basic understanding of the different price structures processors use can help your business get the best deal and keep more of your hard earned money: There are three (basic) types of pricing structures: Tiered Pricing-Transactions are delegated into tiers such as “qualified” or “mid-qualified” tiers depending on what…

Startup Hot Seat: Cupcake Central vs Cashier Live vs Music Dealers

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / August 7, 2010

What do you think of this start-ups below? They are all run by young entrepreneurs looking to make their name in this world. Everyone needs advice to mold and shape their idea. Each start-up has some questions that they need answering or just leave your thoughts on the companies in the comments below. Lets see if we can give these young guns some feedback to take these or…

Reality Show for Young Entrepreneurs Episode 4: Making Moves – Going Viral

by / ⠀Podcast / August 6, 2010

Watch as the guys visit NYC and talk with Under30CEO! Matt Wilson and Jared O’Toole sit down in New York with the guys from Making Moves.  They also talk about going viral online as they create their digital media strategy. Jenna Marbles also stops by the office to talk about how she got 7.5 million YouTube views! See a sneak preview of their visit with Magellan Jets to…

Generation Y Rejects the Old and Creates the New

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 6, 2010

The world seems to be a depressing place as of late. Headlines all across the world scream about earthquakes, oil spills, famine, and political unrest. Being surrounded by so much negativity can bring a person down easily, but this generation is different. Generation Y is often called out by their elders, labeled as lazy, spoiled, or leaning on a sense of entitlement. Sure there are a few bad…

Why You Should Kill Your Marketing Budget!

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / August 5, 2010

Over the past 9 months Blazetrak has taken on shapes and directions that we could not have predicted in a million years.  Some things we thought would happen have yet to happen, and some things we thought were total long shots have fallen completely into place.  One thing is for sure, Twitter’s power is our greatest asset and by far the most unpredictable.  First a little background: Our business is based…

Top 10 Cities for Young Entrepreneurs in 2010

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 4, 2010

Recently Under30CEO ran a poll to find out what the top cities for young entrepreneurs were in the United States. Voters were asked to think about resources, schools, events, climate, and the social scene that a young entrepreneur looks for. The results are in and below we have put together the top 10 cities for young entrepreneurs in 2010. 10. Seattle Squeezing into the top 10 Seattle makes…

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