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How to Build a Seafood Empire at 25: Ready Seafood

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / April 21, 2010

Photo: Inc.com John and Brendan Ready are the founders of ReadySeafood.com and CatchapieceofMaine.com. In a short time they have build up their seafood business to millions in revenue and have been featured in things like Inc’s 30 under 30 list. The duo spent summers learning the business when they were younger and even left college on the weekends to sell lobsters. It was hard work as John explains…

Focusing on Your Core Values as a Small Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 16, 2010

Everyone on this site who owns their own business either started their venture right out of school or left a different job to follow the dream of being your own boss.  Those of us who left another company are all too familiar with “core values” and “mission statements” and all of the other fluff that comes with working for a large company.  And even those of you who…

Startup Personera Lets You Print Your Facebook Calendar

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / April 15, 2010

What is the story behind Personera? The idea behind Personera was an epiphany that occurred when Sheraan Amod, a social networking and tech evangelist met Jaco de Wet, an industrial engineering grad and publishing enthusiast. Personera, a web to print company combining the best elements of Facebook and personalized digital print was founded soon after. With backing of angel investors, the startup launched publicly in November 2009. What…

Increase Profits By Engaging the Next Generation of Top Talent

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 14, 2010

As a young CEO, employee retention is surely on your mind and the single largest factor affecting your business.  This will further be compounded with the rate at which baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) will retire over the next decade.  While the perception is that the youngest, newest members of the workforce – the Generation Y, Generation Next or the Millennials (born between 1982 and 2000)…

Accepting Credit Cards as a Small Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 13, 2010

Entrepreneurs need to cover all of their bases, and one often overlooked base is payment processing. If your business plans to accept credit cards as payment at some point, you will need to choose a merchant account provider to process credit cards. Unfortunately,  choosing a credit card processor tends to be a long, frustrating, and inefficient process…and many businesses get ripped off along the way. Here are some…

Want to Intern at a Startup? Startup Roots is Your Answer

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / April 12, 2010

We had the chance to catch up with 22 year old Gagan Biyani who is one of the founders of Startup Roots. Startup Roots is a non-profit fellowship program that aims to connect startups and internship seekers so the two can have an awesome summer together! Gagan was joined on the project by Ajay Kamat, Himani Amoli, Andrew Chen and Louis Hong who all have extensive passion and…

Under30CEO Tweetup and Other Networking in NYC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 10, 2010

If you did not know April 12th-16th is New York Entrepreneur Week. The week is full of events, speakers, presentations and networking for anyone who can make it. It will surely be a great time for everyone who can attend. However if you can not attend or it is to expensive there are a couple of other events to go along with it. Under30CEO and Big League Wiffle…

Increasing Revenue Through Mobile Media: Part 5 of 5

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / April 9, 2010

As the leader of a business, a constant concern is always increasing revenue.  Of course the two primary ways to do this are to either increase the revenue current customers provide, or to increase your total number of customers.  The simplest and most direct way to reach your audience, and allow them to reach back, is through online media.  Continuing this 5 article series, I hope to enlighten…

Startup "Go Try It On" Makes Sure You Look Damn Good

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / April 8, 2010

What is the story behind Go Try It On? While getting ready with friends, Marissa noticed that no matter which friends she was with…everyone would ask the same questions in the moments before going out…”How do I look?” … She also realized when home, alone…there was never anyone to ask about her outfit! She thought, “wouldn’t it be great if there was a website where users could go,…

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