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Company Takeover: Turns Successful Rebuild

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 6, 2010

April 6, 2009 is truly a day I’ll never forget.  Exactly one year ago the online retail company that I started (as a 50% owner) in 2006 was ripped out from under me.  The company I created at the age of 26, that doubled in revenue for three straight years was being taken from me.  With my wife due with our first child in less than one month and my…

The Making of a Million Dollar Newsletter: Thrillist

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / April 5, 2010

We had the chance to catch up with Ben Lerer who is one of the founders of Thrillist along with Adam Rich. Thrillist is a free, daily email for guys. The newsletter gets guys the best of their cities food, drink, entertainment, travel and events. Thrillist has been funded with roughly $200,000 and has over 1.7million subscribers in 16 cities. The New York based newsletter is growing fast…

Is Your State About to Put You Out of Business?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 2, 2010

Your biggest tax issue for 2010 and beyond could very well be something you’ve never even heard about: nexus. But the tax risk isn’t from the increased IRS audit force, or the hundreds of federal tax law changes that happen every year. The tax issue is with your state. Or the state next door. Or a state you’ve never even visited. If you have a business, you are…

5 Tips to Work More Effectively From Home

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 30, 2010

Through recent advances in technology, the number of individuals working from home offices has greatly increased in the past decade.  When individuals have taken the proper steps, home offices allow one to work from the comfort and convenience of home without sacrificing productivity.  There are a variety of reasons why individuals would choose to work from home.  Those who own and operate their own small business may choose…

Embody Your Organization’s Mission: Live Like The Summit Series Travel Team

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / March 22, 2010

At Under30CEO we are constantly pushing people to do what they are passionate about, to live a life that actually fulfills them and to make sound decisions independent of what society wants us to do. It’s about having that “go-getter” mentality and living a lifestyle that excites you every single day. We sat down with the Travel Team from The Summit Series an earth shattering weekend long conference…

How to Use CNN’s iReport to Market Your Company

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / March 17, 2010

Photo via CNN.com File it under trendy but true: Online video will be a transformative marketing tool for entrepreneurs in 2010. Online viewers consumed 33.2 billion videos in December alone, with the average viewer taking in nearly 190 per month last year, according to recent statistics from comScore. That represents a staggering 2 billion jump in total videos watched from just a month before. Multimedia represents an increasingly…

Three Secret Weapons for Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 16, 2010

Whether you’re considering starting your own business — or looking for ways to expand an existing enterprise — there are three time-tested secret weapons you can use to help gain a sharp competitive edge. These weapons are three broad business strategies that can help you to create a new business or push your company to the next level of success: Go on a treasure hunt and find an…

Interview: David Siteman Garland on Entrepreneurship and Running a TV Show

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / March 15, 2010

David Siteman Garland had a TV show before he even had a website. He pitched his idea for an entrepreneurial TV show until ABC picked him up and made his dream possible. He invested all his savings and started producing the show which has seen some incredible success. Today he has been featured on things like CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS to name a few. His show The…

Dear Baby Boomers: A Message From Gen Y

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 9, 2010

Dear Baby Boomers, I know you’re not my biggest fan. I’m one of those pesky GenY twenty-somethings that you’ve called “cocky,” “lazy,” and “incompetent.”  It appears our generation has hit a nerve, really gotten under your skin.  Well, I am writing to you because I feel like we’ve gotten off on the wrong foot. Please hear me out. I’ve thought long & hard about what it must be…

Tough Job Markets Lead to Fashion Industry Startup ash&dans

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / March 5, 2010

Ashley Cook and Danielle Dankner graduated together from Washington University in 2008. Both found themselves in a tough job market and had trouble breaking into the competitive acting industry in New York City. Instead of giving up or getting depressed about the situation they did the next best thing…they started a company. Ash&Dans was born and quickly has become a known name in the fashion industry with features…

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