eCommerce Budgeting Tips for Newer Proprietors

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Funding Startup Advice / May 11, 2021

eCommerce budgeting is always tricky, but especially so for newer owners and startups. As an entrepreneur, you’ve got a million things to balance and your available money only goes so far. The five tips directly below can guide your thinking as you move forward. You’ll want to avoid common spending traps, maximize your ability to reach people, answer questions, and have enough capital to invest in reliable products…

4 Business Tips You Didn’t Know You Learned in High School

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / April 18, 2019

You thought “promposals,” undercooked cafeteria pizza, and hallway passes were things of the past. And hopefully, those unfortunate realities are indeed behind you. But to become a successful entrepreneur, it turns out you have to relive at least some of your high school experiences. Despite the challenges of being a teen, those years taught you valuable lessons that you can use as a corporate leader. From discovering and…

Stop Pitching! It’s’ NOT Genuine

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / February 17, 2012

I’m really sick of these startup pitches. Their businesses are usually miles apart, but listening to their pitches make them sound all the same. It’s so damn generic! “So… how do we solve this?” “With out us…users…would be lost…” “We help grow online communities…to reach their full, potential” “This is a $500…million dollar market…If we reach…10% of this market, we’ll be successful” “Our Team consists of myself…I have…

4 Reasons Why You Need an Attorney & How You Can Afford One

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 24, 2011

I know, I know. You are a college-educated, technologically savvy Gen Y entrepreneur. All you need is your Mac book, an internet connection and your just a Google search away from handling all of your company’s legal needs, right? Oh. So. Wrong! Here’s four reasons why: 1. Your Contract Drafting Skills Suck! I have clients who are amazing entrepreneurs running very successful businesses and yet have drafted the…

6 Essential Tips for a Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 10, 2011

If I could write a letter to my nine-year-old self what would it say? Maybe I would have skipped the year in private art school ($30,000 before interest) and opted for a year apprenticeship in Venice (which in theory would have made me money). More importantly where would I be? I am 27 and the executive director of a successful non-profit environmental consulting firm. After 5 years of…

Do you Lead by Example? By Delegation? Or From the Back?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 16, 2010

Leadership is eminent in all walks of life, professions and all industries. Without leadership, nothing will ever move forward, people would not have the desire to move forward and be winners. Moreover ideas on leadership are many times one tracked and ambiguous. Most believe to be a leader you have to make all decisions, or you have to be the first to do something, you have to know…

Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew in College

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 16, 2010

So with the addition of Gmails Priority inbox I was filtering out some of my oldest starred mail in efforts to reorganize my inbox when I came across an incredibly powerful email from a friend that was sent to me just before my college graduation.  Take a look and see what you can learn… To: Matt Wilson From: Rob Ianelli Date: Tue, April 29, 2008 1:12PM Subject: Top…

Unemployed? Now What?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 4, 2009

What do Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt all have in common?  Aside from the obvious characteristics that all three are extremely successful and wealthy, they were also all born in 1955.  Around the time of the personal computer revolution, they were all young and deciding their long-term career paths.  It was the time in one’s life that involves big risks and major decisions. In some cases,…

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