Finding the Right Mix: Cordina Cocktails’ Craig Cordes Interview

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 25, 2013

A few friends were kicked off of a beach because they were drinking alcohol out of glass bottles.  So what would any rational, entrepreneurial-minded Millennial do? Invent a way to put alcoholic drinks in a portable pouch. Craig Cordes and his co-founders set out to do the impossible and turn margaritas into an adult version of a Capri Sun.   After coming up with the concept, they took to…

Building Apps in a Dorm to Mobile Innovation: Interview with Alex Moazed of Applico

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 10, 2013

The dorm room startup is a beautiful thing.  Alex Moazed started the mobile innovation firm Applico while studying at entrepreneurship powerhouse Babson College.  Alex was surrounded by friends who were running successful companies, raising venture capital, and launching new ideas.  As Alex explained, “It’s baked into the community of the school.”  Now focusing on the community created at Applico, Alex has turned the company into one of the…

13 Cool Ideas for Upgrading Your Office

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 25, 2013

Research shows people are happier if they like their office space. What is one tip you would give a fellow entrepreneur looking to make a fun, employee-friendly office upgrade? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions…

Will It Walk? Determining Whether Your Business Idea Has Legs

by / ⠀Finding Customers Funding Startup Advice / April 25, 2013

Every problem is an opportunity because a good business idea can lie in the solution. Most successful businesses begin with someone merely solving a problem. Chances are if you’re experiencing difficulties with something, then others are, too. If you solve that problem for yourself, you can probably make things easier for everyone — and it might just turn out to be profitable. Signs of Potential So, how do…

How Startups Can Keep Costs Down

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 28, 2013

Any aspiring CEO that desires to start a new business must adapt his thinking to the major new trends that have hit the marketplace in the past decade. Whether you are under 30 years of age or older, market conditions are the same for all competitors. Those that adapt, win, those who do not might get a second chance or become just one more casualty. The primary objective…

Banish The Excuses: 5 Ways to Kick Start Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 29, 2013

Stop complaining that you hate your job.  Stop being jealous about your friend from high school who runs a multi-million dollar company while you wither away in a cubicle. And no more “I don’t have time to be an entrepreneur” or “it’s too risky”. Success in life is about action: about working hard and working slowly towards accomplishing great goals.  The sooner you understand that, the sooner you…

Fastest Growing Startups to Watch in 2013

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 14, 2013

I am without a doubt a startup nerd; I watch and follow startups with the same enthusiasm and dedication that most people follow sports. Nothing is more exciting to me than being a fan of a fledgling startup and watching it take flight and grow into a success. Celebrating steps forward in entrepreneurship has become a core mission across our entire company.  We love talking to startup founders…

5 Things Startups Should Never Do

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 19, 2012

Despite the odds stacked against the success of startups, the allure of the occasional startup success story keeps inspiring other entrepreneurs to try their hands at a high growth business venture. We’ve put together a list of five actions startups should never take in order to have the best odds at having success. Settle for Less Than A Players There’s a reason why startups tend to have high…

Are You a Startup Porn Addict?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 1, 2012

Startup porn, simply put, is a collection of entertaining, stimulating, and worthless activities that distract an entrepreneur from focusing on what really matters, hindering future achievements. When I first started as an entrepreneur, I spent time on the damnedest things. I obsessed about logo colors, the right type of phone system for our office, and safeguarding us against even the slightest legal issues that could potentially arise in…

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