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Podcast No. 1: How to Screw Up and Still Succeed w/Jared O’Toole

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Podcast / May 12, 2015

Hey Under30CEO fans, Matt Wilson here. I haven’t been this excited about a piece of content in a long time. Very few of you probably know that back in 2008 Under30CEO started as a Ning network for entrepreneurs and that my co-founder Jared O’Toole and I had a late-night web show on Ustream. Well, our podcast is back. And after a few cocktails, we’ve never been more honest.…

FYI: Not All Rules Are Worth Following

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / April 22, 2015

You don’t have to follow the rules. Not all rules are worth following. They often sound like commands, but they’re not. They are often overlooked — even by those tasked with enforcing them. Remember the old saying: “It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission.” It’s true. And let’s be honest: If you’re not granted forgiveness later, you’d probably never have been given permission in the first place. So…

8 Questions To Ask Your Future Online Marketing Team

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 21, 2015

Has the thought ever crossed your mind: “What is my online marketing team REALLY doing for me?” “Am I getting my money’s worth? If you’re looking to hire an agency or individual to help with your marketing, those questions should be some of the first you ask. Whether experienced or a attempting to hire an Internet marketing company for the first time, you should expect a positive return…

5 Quick Reasons Why Your Startup Failed

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 12, 2015

Being a first time entrepreneur is fun and exciting, but nothing prepares you for the day you finally realized that things aren’t working out. My partner and I ran a tech business for about two years before we decided to shut it down. We worked hard, but despite our efforts we just couldn’t make it work.  These are some of the things we did wrong. Trying to serve…

Internship Finder: Interview with internrocket.com’s Michael Somers

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / February 23, 2015

Jobs are not what they used to be for both employees and employers. The average worker stays at each position just 4.4 years, which leaves employers looking for new staff members at a rate drastically higher than that of just several decades ago. For the employee, the market has become more competitive and a college degree is no longer a guaranteed ticket to a profitable and happy career with…

So You Have a Business Plan … Now What’s Your BHAG? (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 13, 2015

You. Yeah, you. The young entrepreneur with the dream – and the business plan – to jump start your start-up. While the current business climate offers a wealth of opportunities to the young and fearless entrepreneurs who are diving headfirst into the startup pool, it’s not enough to just have a plan. You’ve got to have a goal to work towards: A big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG, for…

What I Learned From a Facebook Group

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 11, 2015

Facebook is commonly associated with slacking off – I’ll be honest I have done very little productive with Facebook in the past and I am sure you have as well. However, recently I have found a new side to Facebook, a brighter side, and one that has me drawn to my phone. It all started when I was invited to a group of entrepreneurs who are fans of…

How To Win and Leverage Business Plan Competitions

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 3, 2015

Before graduating college, I won over $20,000 from business competitions, pitched my idea to Mark Cuban, traveled for free, and rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. I often reminisce and wonder…how the heck did I do that?! Those accomplishments were the result of amazing opportunities I took advantage of, and you can too. The common denominator was my participation in business competitions. Aside from the…

STOP Networking and Start Building Authentic Relationships

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 29, 2015

I think we can all agree that it’s very important to connect with other people throughout life. This allows us to: Make new friends Discover more opportunities Develop business relationships Become more successful Learn more about ourselves and our lives Typically, and I’ve been guilty of this myself, the approach most people take is horrible. Commonly with networking, people use this old fashioned method of going into every…

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…

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