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From Stuffed Animals to Dating: Interview with Serial Entrepreneur Alex Furmansky

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / June 25, 2014

BusinessDictionary.com defines a serial entrepreneur as “an entrepreneur who continuously comes up with new ideas and starts new businesses.” Alex Furmansky is a great example of someone who not only comes up with ideas, but turns those ideas into ventures of all shapes and sizes. Young entrepreneur Alex Furmansky was an early teen when he turned his first idea into a business. Alex started Lucky Leaf Collectors, a…

8 Ways to Get Press Coverage for Your Fresh Startup

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / August 2, 2012

Business plan excerpt from #anystartup: “The press will love us. We’ll get on TechCrunch or WSJ and get thousands of users in one day!” While we passionate founders believe the press can’t wait to write about our baby, the reality is pretty bleak.  The birth of yet another new startup is hardly earth-shattering news, and reporters get inundated by pitches every hour that are all equally ignored. Of…

Turning a Mistake Into an Opportunity (Or How We Went from “Oh F!@%!” to “F!@% Yeah!”)

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 31, 2012

On Friday June 15th, 2012 we sent errant emails to ~650 people.  We thought we fixed the issue.  That Sunday morning we sent the same incorrect email to the same 650 people.  F!@%! On Friday, some 650 people who had been referred by our members to Sparkology had just received their reminders to join the service… 4 months after they were supposed to (member referrals is how we…

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