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Kelsey Meyer

If You Could Choose One Entrepreneur to Join Your Startup Who Would it Be?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 23, 2013

Over the past several months, I’ve been asking entrepreneurs through Under30CEO’s interview series and interviews for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO), “If you could pick one entrepreneur in the world to join your team at (company), who would it be and why?”  The results included a variety of interesting entrepreneurs and achievers including a Shark from ABC’s Shark Tank, a dead industrial genius, multi-billionaires, a fictional movie character,…

Startup Weekend Isn’t Just for Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 8, 2013

Startup Weekend is the best 54 hours of my year. I’ve helped organize Startup Weekend Columbia for the last two years, and with this year’s event happening in just two short months (September 13th through the 15th), I started to ponder why some people are intimidated by the thought of attending. I hear things like, “I’m not an entrepreneur” or “I’m not a developer” or, even better, “I…

Creating a Crash Course for Your Industry

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 25, 2013

You don’t have time to keep up on industry trends. You’re an entrepreneur, marketing manager, or HR executive, with a schedule jam-packed with the day-to-day activities of your career — not sticking your head in whitepapers on your industry for hours on end. Believe me, I feel your pain. Running Influence & Co., I constantly felt that I was out of the loop on the overall trends in…

Why We Don’t Hire Rock Stars

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 8, 2013

My company doesn’t hire rock stars, and neither should yours. Think about it: Rock stars are notorious for drinking, partying, and staying out all night. They’re not known for being responsible or particularly hard-working. Is that really the kind of employee you want to work with? I’m sick of the job descriptions that state that the companies in question only hire rock stars. If you’re not a music…

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