My Entrepreneurial Journey: Turning Impossible Into I’m Possible

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / March 19, 2021
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Starting a business is something that many young people aspire to do. But a common struggle that the entrepreneurs of tomorrow have is finding a niche or an industry in which to build their business on. There is a feeling that becoming an entrepreneur is impossible. I want to share how my entrepreneurial journey and business were sparked by realizing that it is not “impossible”, but rather “I’m…

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…

Results of Our A/B Email Split. Was It Significant?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 28, 2012

Last Friday we sent out our first email to our list, and we got a tremendous response. Our open rate was 55% and our click-through rate was 24%. Frankly, that’s borderline unbelievable. For comparison, average open rates are around 20% and average click rates are around 3%. So we feel great about the response. We have two plausible explanations for the success, and it’s most likely a combination…