3 Simple Rules for Selling in the New Economy

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / August 3, 2010

Every entrepreneur knows that the key to a thriving business is sales. Without it, cash flow dries up, checks turn to rubber, and heads roll. With it, few things are impossible. The challenge for most entrepreneurs is understanding how to sell what they offer. Throughout the years, the sales gurus of our parents’ generation have offered their conventional wisdom about “building rapport” and “explaining the features”. In the…

Rosewood Hotels Launches Search for their 30 Under 30

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 3, 2010

Rosewood Hotels recently launched a campaign looking for nominations for their 30 under 30. The campaign looks to reward 30 individuals under the age of 30 who hold the qualities Rosewood Hotels looks for. Mindful of the community Leadership with integrity Passion of conviction Dedication to preserving our natural environment Strong sense of life balance Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2010 and the finalists will be…

Building a Multi-Million Dollar Business with No Funding: Sean McCleese

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / August 2, 2010

Sean McCleese is the founder of StudentofFortune.com where students can get smart tutorial help in an open marketplace. Sean is 26 and had the idea back in college while he had a problem with a homework question and he could not find anyone else to help him. From there the idea was born and Sean has turned that idea into a mulit-million dollar business. Sean is extremely proud…

White House Working With Young Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 30, 2010

CNN reported that the White House brought together a group of young innovators for a day of collaboration this week. The over 70 young innovators were gathered from various startup companies big and small from across the country. The White House realized the ability for young people to create new solutions to old problems and also move on these ideas quicker than traditional methods. The article stated “Legislation…

Startup Hot Seat: isWearing, Mapachat, Lexani Limousines

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / July 30, 2010

What do you think of this startups 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 startup 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…

9 Truths for Leaders to Learn—and Live By

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 29, 2010

Fake it—or make it. Today, it’s my mantra. As a CEO, I am passionate about organizational authenticity—how companies live out their promises to stakeholders—and I have a message for executives and entrepreneurs rebooting their businesses on the heels of the Great Recession: Better make it real. For the first time in recent history, trust and transparency are more important to corporate reputation in the United States than the…

No Jobs, Lots of Loans, Grim Future for Gen Y

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 28, 2010

MSNBC.com reported today on how troubled Gen Y is and how they are facing a crisis because they can not find jobs right out of school. Sure ,many in Gen Y are facing tough times and are having trouble finding those jobs that in many cases are not there. However, this does not need to mean “grim future” or “lost generation” as one of our past articles pointed…

How Constraints Help Grow Your Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 28, 2010

One of my favorite books is “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking.  This best-selling book was written by one of the most brilliant scientists alive, despite the fact that his body is almost completely unusable. One of the great things that I admire about Stephen Hawking is that he attributes much of his success as an author and as a scientist… to his disease. Because he…

You Can’t Possibly Know Business If You’re Under 30

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / July 27, 2010

I’m 38-years-old. I’ve been working on the Web for over 15-years now, so well before I turned thirty. Now, that makes me the old guy in the young business, which is great, I have more experience than most everyone, and I’m not even forty yet. Tell me what other industry you can be in and that can happen? I love the Web. But everyone starts somewhere, and it’s…

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