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How to Identify and Avoid Common Start-up Pitfalls

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 1, 2012

Starting a company can be a tumultuous and turbulent process. There are a tremendous number of variables at play and decision making is at times based on conjecture and uncertainty, which can lead to miscalculations and mistakes. From launch to pitch to funding, there are mistakes that startups can identify preemptively and avoid, thus increasing the chances of a successful startup journey.  Through my own experiences launching companies and daily…

The Characteristics of Those Who Start a Business While In School

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 22, 2012

Hopefully you already know the golden rule of communication: everyone loves to talk about themselves. However, I deviate from this in the sense that I use my selfishness – desire to talk about myself – in a selfless way. I never talk about myself without purpose. The simple act of talking about oneself seems to be the grim reaper of time management; anyone can go on and on…

10 Steps To Start A Business While Working

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 23, 2012

Some entrepreneurs simply quit their job without a game plan or without logical planning for opening a business.  More often than not, they end up back on the job market. Quitting your job to open a business is not a black and white concept meaning that you can start before you quit your job.  In all actuality, I recommend it. How many hours does this take?  If that’s…

Get Off Your Ass and Take Some Action!

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 4, 2012

You might be on the fence about starting your own business. or maybe you already have, and aren’t seeing the growth that you want to see. Well, no matter where you are, the number one challenge for new entrepreneurs is this: converting people into loyal, paying customers! Life, as well as business, is all about taking action. Taking action is the only way to make progress, and if…

Think You Are Smarter Than Your Boss? Start a Business!

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / April 25, 2012

Ever dream of owning your own business and doing things your own way? “Lots of people think that they are smarter than their boss, if they are smarter than their boss then they should have their own business,” said Internet Entrepreneur, Mike Mann. Mann has advised aspiring entrepreneurs on everything from business plans to human resources to search engine optimization tactics while stressing the importance of hard work.…

Why I Chose Starting a Business Over Grad School: Part 1

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 1, 2012

This part one of a three part series where I discuss the reasoning why I chose to start a business rather than pursue graduate school. I graduated high school and went to college, getting a degree in economics and mathematics. I’m not a radical and I hate risk. So why in the world would I start a business when my friends were going to graduate school? I’ve always…

4 Things You NEED to Do in 2012

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 21, 2012

As other articles on Under30CEO.com focus on how to build your business and live your dream in 2012, this article takes a look at what needs to go on behind the scenes in order for things to go according to plan. Building a company with staying power requires proactive measures to make sure the company’s relationships are formalized and its assets are protected. This article takes a look…

Want to Start Your Own Company? Try Mass Customization!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 15, 2010

You’re young and willing, but not sure where to start? Take Danny Wong as an example: At the age of 19, he co-founded the custom men’s dress shirt company Blank Label out of his college dorm room in Bentley University, which just recently got featured for a second time in the New York Times.  Franz Duge and Michael Bruck were 22 years old when they started chocri (which…


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