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Sewn to Entrepreneurship: Interview with Zara Terez Tisch

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / January 14, 2015

Many of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world started showing signs of being an entrepreneur at a very young age. With both parents as entrepreneurs in the garment and textile industry, Zara Terez Tisch had all of the makings of a young entrepreneur. Asked about her first ever venture, Zara, Founder of Zara Terez replied, “My earliest entrepreneurial venture was picking up rocks in my backyard and…

Designing Her Entrepreneurial Path: Interview with Entrepreneur Tylar Masters

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 5, 2015

Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur Interview Series This is part three of the ten part series. Follow the Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur interview series on Under30CEO.com. Interview Series Sponsored by Hiscox Small Business Insurance.  Hiscox specializes in protecting IT/technology, marketing, consulting, health and beauty, photography and many other professional services businesses, tailoring coverage to the specific risks in your industry.  Q: Do you consider entrepreneurs courageous? A: “I think courageous is an understatement. It’s…

Bringing Design to the C-Suite: The 7 Core Traits Designers Can Bring to Your Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 13, 2014

The C-suite is often thought of as hesitant to embrace change. While many think the tried-and-true should rule, by selecting like-minded people and favoring analytical over intuitive thinking, the C-suite can quickly lose sight of customer needs. However, truly innovative and in-tune executives know that change needs to happen to stay relevant. Whether it’s through the inclusion of a chief marketing officer, chief customer officer, or chief design…

Bootstrapping Design & Development: A Young Entrepreneurs Guide

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 23, 2014

Have you ever had an idea that you just knew would work, but didn’t have the resources or the technical know-how to bring it to fruition? It’s a frustrating experience most young entrepreneurs face at least one point in their career. I hit that proverbial wall on my first business endeavor, which forced me to bootstrap design and development, but learning to work within my means actually expanded…

Brighten Up at Work…the Right Way!

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 10, 2013

It’s easy to incorporate colorful metaphors into any conversation and workplace situations are no exception. For example, if someone got a promotion over you, you might be “green with envy” or “seeing red.” Whether it made you jealous or angry, there’s a pretty good chance you were “feeling blue” about it and maybe you even ended the day under a “black cloud.” In addition to colors, lighting themes…

6 Tips On Finding A Designer For Your Product

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 17, 2011

Designing a product can be a daunting task, especially if your product needs to stand out in an already crowded niche.  I often talk to some aspiring entrepreneurs who have no idea where to begin or have horror stories for the  services they received. Below I document 6 tips that virtually any entrepreneur can use when outsourcing a product design project – regardless of their budget. 1. Identify…

Leveraging Crowd Sourced Graphic Design

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 24, 2011

We all know how “hot” the group buying discount industry is right now, but equally as popular is crowdsourcing business processes like graphic design. Once upon a time, businesses invested thousands of dollars in graphic design services to polish up their brand image; but the Internet has brought upon new pricing models and services. For example, take Netflix who used crowdsourcing to improve software algorithms offering customer video…

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