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How I Pitched Mark Cuban My Business Idea Without Ever Going on ‘Shark Tank’

by / ⠀Blog / August 8, 2016

Back in late 2011, I got the opportunity to pitch Mark Cuban. I was just a student at the time, at Howard University, and cofounder of a company — no longer existent — called My College Hustle, a bartering platform for college students. Hoping to grab a $25,000 prize, my business partner Edward Lyles and I participated in a Shark Tank-style competition, in New York, that actually predated…

3 Steps to Starting Your First Freelance Business

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 16, 2016

I’m not going to sugarcoat it, sell you rainbows and unicorns, or tell you that becoming an entrepreneur will make you instantly rich. And I’m definitely not going to tell you that it’s easy.  Starting your own business is HARD. The biggest component to success is a high risk tolerance. I have repeatedly struggled to find my footing, pay bills, and get everything set up before finally finding…

6 Lessons From 4 Years In Business

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 12, 2016

Recently my business, Idea Lemon, celebrated its 4 year anniversary. I use the word ‘celebrated’ loosely because really that meant Linkedin notified me it had been 4 years since I first added Idea Lemon to my profile, and I looked up at my Cofounder, Martin, and said, “Hey, apparently its our 4 year anniversary today.” He replied with, “Oh really? Cool,” and we got back to work. While there…

Learn How to Level Up Your Life

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness Personal Branding Podcast Startup Advice Travel Uncategorized / February 9, 2016

Stop Procrastinating – Become a Super Hero – Go on an Epic Quest!   In this week’s interview, Steve Kamb (@SteveKamb) from NerdFitness tells us about his transformation from super nerd to super hero. Instead of reading Harry Potter for the 19th time Steve took a deep look at his behavioral psychology and learned how to turn into a badass adrenaline junkie. Steve has lectured at Google, Facebook, and Vanderbilt…

How to Dominate Your Goals and Achieve Freedom

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Health & Fitness Personal Branding Podcast Startup Advice Travel Uncategorized / February 1, 2016

Want to start a business? Be an entrepreneur? Achieve the freedom that everyone desires? But are you sure entrepreneurship is for you?  Are you pursuing your dreams for the right reasons? In this week’s interview, Jason Bay (@JasonDBay) from Gen Y Success drops his formula for setting goals that are vision oriented AND executable. Jason Bay is the founder of GenY Success and the host of The GenY Success Show. He’s a millennial…

Travel Hacking + What Travel Teaches You w/ Jared O’Toole

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Personal Branding Startup Advice Travel / January 11, 2016

Work from anywhere, becoming a digital nomad, and trying to live the Four Hour Work Week, Jared O’Toole my co-founder of Under30Experiences and Under30CEO joins us in this episode from Costa Rica. There is an iguana fight on my roof, we talk minimalism, travel hacking, mileage programs, credit card awards points, lifestyle design, and freedom businesses. This is a conversation between two friends and business partners that is…

Trading College for Credit: Interview with Paul Gu of Upstart

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 26, 2015

Being young can be inexpensive if you choose to live out of your parent’s basement with little aspiration of improving yourself or going anywhere in life. If you desire to pursue an education, start a business, or go after your dreams in general, it’s usually going to take money to get there. The problem with being young and needing money is that no one wants to give it…

10 Best Apps for Business School Students

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 8, 2014

While the days of chalkboards and the Dewey Decimal System are long gone, Business Administration and Management remains the most popular degree in America.  As more wide-eyed scholars begin college or pursue their master’s, the use of technology becomes more apparent.  Instead of textbooks and pencils, we see iPads and laptops.   With this movement set to continue, check out our list of the 10 best apps for…

Turning Your Idea into a Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 9, 2014

  Have you ever had a big eureka moment where you believed you might have a great idea? After having that moment did you ever consider how you could take that idea and actually make it into a viable business? There are a few things to consider before you truly know if your business is worth jumping into or not. Solve a Problem: While the Facebooks and Twitters…

Starting A Business In Asia: What NOT To Do

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 12, 2013

I decided to move to Asia in 2008. At the time I had been working as a futures broker in Chicago’s financial district. It was the dead of January and the tropical screen saver on my desk was not quite cutting it. I needed change. Fast-forward 5 years and I am now living in-between Singapore and Hong Kong, where I have started two companies, a luxury brand for…

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