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Career Catalysts: Books For Young Leaders

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 1, 2014

Reading books is a vital life skill. It’s the best way to record history and share beloved stories. There are plenty of books out there packed with valuable facts and there are great volumes with priceless insights on human experiences. It’s heartbreaking but we have to admit that global literacy rates are declining. Young people around the world are less interested in reading. The lack of interest in…

An Open Door: Young Entrepreneur Interview with KeyMe’s Greg Marsh

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / January 2, 2014

Ever been locked out of your house or apartment?  If you’re anything like me or Greg Marsh’s wife, you have…often.  After several costly and lengthy lockouts, Greg took the problem of getting locked out and created an effective solution – KeyMe.  KeyMe is a mobile app that allows you to digitally store your key information for free.  Instead of paying hundreds of dollars and spending several hours locked…

Fulfilling Digital Taste Buds: Interview with UnitOneNine Founder Lee Salisbury

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / October 2, 2013

Interview with Lee Salisbury about starting his business UnitOneNine. This is part five of the ten part series. Follow the Starting a Business as a Young Entrepreneur interview series and don’t miss an interview!  Interview Series Sponsored by Hiscox Small Business Insurance.  Hiscox  specializes in protecting IT/technology, marketing, consulting, health and beauty, photography and many other professional services businesses, tailoring coverage to the  specific risks in your industry. Lee Salisbury didn’t…

A Response to 9 Reasons to Quit: 9 Reasons Not to Quit

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 26, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article 9 Reasons to Quit, I was touched by dozens of people who reached out to me saying how the article resonated with them. But I didn’t want people to get the wrong impression and start quitting everything they started. Because quitters never win and winners never quit – and I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be a…

Making Success Look Easy: Interview with Taykey CEO Amit Avner

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / August 20, 2013

Still under the age of 30, Taykey Founder and CEO Amit Avner’s entrepreneurial roots trace back to when he was just 14. In 1999, Avner built a search engine named WittySearch.  Four years later Avner created a social note-taking application – Witty Notes. In January of 2009, he started advertising technology company Taykey, which “helps to make advertisers more real-time by delivering media based on what is topical…

Startup Weekend Isn’t Just for Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 8, 2013

Startup Weekend is the best 54 hours of my year. I’ve helped organize Startup Weekend Columbia for the last two years, and with this year’s event happening in just two short months (September 13th through the 15th), I started to ponder why some people are intimidated by the thought of attending. I hear things like, “I’m not an entrepreneur” or “I’m not a developer” or, even better, “I…

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…

5 Awesome Entrepreneurs Who Bootstrapped Their Startups

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 13, 2013

While the media may saturate the startup world talking about which startups raised the most venture capital over the weekend, the vast majority of successful startup founders are busy building their businesses, not trying to raise capital. We call these entrepreneurs “Bootstrappers”.  According to Wikipedia, Bootstrapping refers to a self-sustaining process that proceeds without external help.  In other words, Bootstrappers build successful businesses without raising venture capital or…

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