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Personal Finance Lessons From Former Athletes Who Went Broke

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / September 18, 2014

Professional athletes perform jobs that only a select few can accomplish — and are paid handsomely for it. Fans follow players’ every move on the field and, when things sometimes go wrong, away from the arena. Many athletes begin playing for a living while they’re still teenagers; others spend cursory stints in college due to pro leagues’ rules preventing earlier entrance. Consequently, most athletes aren’t trained to effectively…

Have You Failed? 5 Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 4, 2013

Achieving the results you’re aiming for the first time around is rare. The best lessons are learned when things don’t happen the way you want them to and you find out what doesn’t work as planned. Tweaking a strategy or two, eliminating distractions, and regrouping after falling short of the desired result are all benefits of what is usually perceived as failure. Working hard towards a successful outcome…

9 Lessons Learned From a Young Entrepreneur’s First 3 Years

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 20, 2011

1. Be different You have stand out. You have to differentiate yourself. When you’re just getting started, the biggest thing you’ll be vying for is attention. Nobody is going to pay attention to a company that’s doing exactly the same thing as everyone else, but on a much smaller scale. What helped us is to think about why people don’t do business with whatever the status quo is…

The Lessons I’ve Learned From Starting a Company

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 26, 2011

Starting a company is difficult for almost everyone, but especially so for kids in middle school, high school, and even college.  As kids, we’re inexperienced and naïve, and we know what will and will not work out much less than the adults around us. Younger people are not as learned in particular areas of study, and we do not have finely honed skills like our adult counterparts, meaning…

5 Business Lessons I Wish I Knew When I Graduated

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / June 22, 2011

Thousands of you wide-eyed graduates are walking into the world with one of the weakest job markets in recent history.  You have no desk waiting for you, so entrepreneurship is on your radar under the idea that if you can’t find a job, then you need to create a job. Without many of the experiences older counterparts have had after working for someone else, you might feel a…

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned as an Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 30, 2011

In 2008, I started a blog about health and fitness because I wanted to share my story of learning how to be mentally and physically healthy. Fast forward 3 years to present day, and that blog has turned into a company that designs and produces fitness bags for people who are serious about fitness. Along that sometimes-bumpy path my co-founder, Ryan, and I received lots of guidance from…

26 Lessons Learned From First Time Business Owners

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 23, 2011

We reached out to some of our most recent Under30CEO Members to ask them about business lessons and surprises they have encountered.  Below are their responses about some of the biggest lessons they have learned while starting their businesses… 1. “The biggest surprise was lawyer fees. I started a clothing company, Twiddy Threads, and through getting trade marks on my designs and logo the bills never seemed to…

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