How Jared James Sells out Convention Centers for his Speaking Gigs in his 20's

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / November 9, 2011

Jared James is a world renown speaker, real estate trainer, author, and broker that was ranked by Realtor Magazine as the #1 Real Estate Broker Under 30.  His company Jared James Enterprises helps entrepreneurs and sales people sell at their peak levels, producing training events for major corporations as well as small businesses.  Jared is selling out convention centers all across the country as people come hear him speak.…

How to Be Ready for Anything as the Leader of Your Business

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / June 21, 2011

Imagine yourself in this position: Less than five months ago, you were summoned from the private sector to join a newly formed national government. Your background is in retail; now you are heading up the nation’s mining industry. You are abroad on a state visit, still working to come up to speed, when word reaches you from your home office that there has been a mining disaster —…

Permission To Make Mistakes Usually Means Fewer Of Them

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 19, 2011

If you have ever had to assign an employee a new project or task, you are no doubt familiar with the look of discomfort and anxiety such assignments often provoke. While some people may be eager to tackle a new challenge, hoping it will help them to climb the corporate ladder, many workers are really just trying to survive without committing any major screw-ups. Becoming responsible for something…

Motivations: For Love, Glory, or Money?

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / January 7, 2011

Besides providing the right tools or platform for collaboration to take place, any organization must ask what will motivate its customer network to participate. Why would anyone contribute an article to Wikipedia? News footage to CNN iReport? A T-shirt design to Threadless? In some cases, customers may be motivated by curiosity, personal interests, or deeply held social values. In other cases, they have more commercial goals or a…

Don't Derail Yourself Right at the Get-Go

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 28, 2010

There have been so many articles and books written about young entrepreneurs and what they should be doing or not doing when they start thinking seriously about launching their own company.  A number of these articles talk about the need for a uniqueness of the idea and cite the unique skills of the individual involved in the start-up.  And emphasize the creativity needed to write a proposal and…

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