Video: Warby Parker Founders Say “Never underestimate the cost of goods.”

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 4, 2013

  American Express Open Forum recently launched a video series interviewing successful business owners called “Inside Successful Small Business”. As part of this series they talked with Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa, founders of Warby Parker. Specifically they talked with the founders about the cost of goods and how important it is to business owners. Key: When an entrepreneur starts out they often create a financial model that…

5 Quick Business Skills You Can Pick Up Right Now

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 10, 2013

Growing up and through adolescence, whenever you had a problem you figured out how to solve it or to work around it. That’s why you’ve gone the entrepreneurial or business route with your career. The thing is, though, that at some point your intuition won’t be able to bail you out anymore. Investing in new skills is worth the effort and the commitment. The hardest part about taking…

Video: ‘No Excuses’ 15 Minute Workout for Alpha-Leaders

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness / October 2, 2013

It’s a mindset elite professionals practice and perfect throughout their careers to rise to the top. Like the star athlete who sweats an extra hour in the gym when others are fast asleep.  Like the CEO who tirelessly improves strategem when everyone has left the office. It’s the difference between leaders who motivate their team to victory and those who struggle and whine when things go awray. Being…

Video: Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 28, 2013

Something everyone of us deals with is a “comparison complex,” where we are always  comparing ourselves to others or getting jealous of someone else’s  success. We tend to judge ourselves based on other peoples’ standards  and it gets us nowhere! Ending your comparison complex is all about  tossing aside your need to feel perfect or compare yourself to other  people and I’ve got a few tips to help…

How to Prepare For Any Video Appearance

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 3, 2012

Just firing up the webcam with a press release you highlighted five minutes earlier is asking for trouble. Tone is a tricky thing to master on camera. When I worked at the BBC, reporters were always told to try and come across as a “trusted friend.” Now everyone appears on screen and whether you are a CEO apologizing for leaving passengers stranded on the runway or a stylist…

How To Market Your Company With 5 Simple Videos

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / January 6, 2011

Regardless of what type of company you have, or what type of product you’re selling, there are always online videos that can be used to up your marketing and sales. Here to help us is Producer/Director, Jon Hyatt. Jon is currently Producing/Directing a reality show in Boston called Making Moves. “Every company can affordably increase marketing and sales with the help of online videos.” Hyatt says, “Nowadays more…