Life in this modern, internet-driven world can often seem chaotic, so how do we find any peace in all of it if there is so much to do? Is finding peace even possible? The more the mind senses things are unknown, scary, or lack structure, the more it spins and spins. Peace comes from addressing
We all know how important media attention is for a new business – especially one that launches with crowdfunding. Getting press will help you drive potential backers to your campaign page, and it will also give you credibility with people who have never heard of you. Your crowdfunding campaign creates a great hook to get
What is that thing you aim to SOMEDAY achieve? Maybe you aspire to write a book, travel the globe, expand your business, get married, or lose that weight. Why is it that this is a SOMEDAY thing and not a TODAY thing? Maybe it seems too hard, will take too long, is overwhelming, seems impossible,
Many people have the desire to embrace financial independence by launching their own businesses. The biggest fear holding them back is not failure, but finances. Financial Fears People who have the entrepreneurial spirit are under the impression that launching a business involves a lot of money. They have financial fears that in order to get
The year is 1961 and John F. Kennedy has just been elected President of the United States. The youngest president ever elected at 43, some are concerned that he’s too young, inexperienced, and disconnected from reality to handle the nuclear launch codes, and the Cold War. Coming into office, Eisenhower mentions that a plan to
When most people think about a brand marketing strategy, they think about identity. “Who are we as an organization? What should our logo look like? What colors and fonts should we use?” Those are all important things to nail down so that your brand is consistent when distributing public (and internal) communications. However, those things
Why is it that we tend to journal our past and present, but not our future? One might argue that it’s because the future hasn’t ‘happened’ yet. What are we doing though in the present? Aren’t we, in effect, creating our future? There is a powerful practice in journaling your future as if it
John Vitale is the founder of Focus at Will Labs, which helps individuals focus on productivity. His vast background in music and tech allows Focus at Will to succeed as a business. Questions Asked: How did you get into the productivity space? (1:01) What’s up next for Focus At Will Labs? (2:53) What are a
Maxwell Finn is an entrepreneur, founder, and investor. He is an expert in the field of digital marketing and is also the co-founder of Startup Drugz, a brand for entrepreneurs making startup themed tees, hoodies, posters, mugs and more. Questions Asked: What success lessons have you learned from Kevin Harrington every entrepreneur can learn from?
Bogdan Constantin is the co-founder of Menguin Tuxedos, an online website that allows individuals to rent designer tuxedos for an affordable price. He is an expert in disrupting a billion dollar industry, and mastering customer acquisition, as well as scaling startups. Questions Asked: What growth metrics do you use for Menguin? (4:44) How do you
Phil Laboon is the CEO of Eyeflow Internet Marketing and 2016 Inc. MagazineTop 25 Marketing Influencer. He is a self described serial entrepreneur, investor, talk show host, and speaker. Questions Asked: Is growth hacking real or is it just a buzzword? (1:57) What are the skills you should look for in an in house marketer?
It’s not unusual for a business to reach a critical point in its existence. Various things can happen that can cause a lot of problems for business owners. Businesses can start struggling, and it can get quite difficult when it comes to dealing with the problems. However, a calm and composed leader can pull the
I had just returned from a quick joyride in Doc Brown’s “renovated” DeLorean when I received an email from the eminent Ash Kumra, asking me to pen an article predicting the next 5 years of equity crowdfunding. The timing could not have been more perfect. As luck would have it, my travels had just taken
My mom and I, among others, co-founded a startup that provides interpreting services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing seven years ago, when I was 18; I’ve come back to my startup over the years, but in between I’ve worked a few odd-jobs that have made me realize just how strange, exhilarating, confusing, and sometimes suffocating
Ryan Blair is the co-founder and and CEO of ViSalus Sciences. On top of being a serial entrepreneur he is also a #1 New York Times best selling author, Nothing To Lose and Everything To Gain: How I Went From Gang Member To Multimillionaire Entrepreneur. Ryan has also released a behind-the-scenes account through his NOTHING TO LOSE Documentary
You have most likely heard of growth hackers, or people who help you find shortcuts to accelerate your social media following. I’m not a growth hacker, but I am a communication hacker. I believe that entrepreneurship is the golden ticket, but communication is the skeleton key. Overlooking the importance of improving your communication skills as
Ryan Rafols and Travis Brodeen are influential visionaries and the co-founders of Newchip. Newchip is a marketplace that consolidates investment opportunities and allows users to track and manage their investments. Ryan Rafols
$103 billion dollars. This is how much the United States is on track to spend on digital marketing by 2019, as predicted by IronPaper [http://www.ironpaper.com/webintel/articles/digital-marketing-spending-trends-us-globally/]. Surprised? It makes sense given how advanced, trackable and transparent online marketing is compared to “traditional” offline marketing methods. It’s a small wonder why this is a popular, controllable way
About the author: Taylor Decker is the Director of the Eureka Building in Orange County. After grinding it out in the entertainment industry for the better part of decade, Taylor came to a millennial impasse. With no college degree to speak of but an acumen for business operations and task management she decided to refocus
What do you want for your life? I mean really, really want, without consideration for it being too ‘lofty’ of a goal or too ‘unattainable’? Many of us either compromise our goals because we feel like we need to prove something or take multiple steps before we can actually go after our REAL goal; when,
Robert Kinsler an entrepreneur, founder, and CEO. He is the man behind United Fray, whose mission is to make fun possible through sports leagues, events, fitness, and much more. Their motto is that “play has the power to transform lives, build communities, and create positive impact in the world.” Questions Asked What is one of
Alexander Mendeluk is an actor, public speaker, and entrepreneur. He helps heart-centered entrepreneurs create businesses and lives that help change the world. He is known for his company SpiritHoods which was featured on an episode of Shark Tank. Since selling SpiritHoods last year, he now runs an influencer and brand development agency, called The Disruptive.
Naomi Goez is a young professional who is taking the fashion industry by storm. She was a student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and is now a Production Assistant at Joe’s Jeans in Los Angeles. Questions Asked What is a brand that inspires you? (6:53) Do you recommend people going
Many entrepreneurs see themselves strictly as “idea” people rather than “money” people. Unfortunately, those entrepreneurs often end up going out of business. Yes, your ideas are your most important asset. Still, as an entrepreneur, you have a responsibility to acquire a basic fluency in the language of accounting. There’s really no other way to gauge
Parveen Panwar is the CEO at VIDAPTIV, an agency that helps brands engage users through actionable and interactive videos. His focus is online advertising and ad tech technology. He has created digital strategies for video branding campaigns and made them successful through distribution plans in the digital landscape. He has started the Activation Movement, created
When I first decided that I was going to build an empire, the last thing I thought about was how I would stay grounded and true to my soul during the process. I set out to follow a mission and passion close to my heart and assured myself that the rest would fall into place.
A happy customer who tells his friends about the great service he experienced will bring repeat customers. It has been this way since the beginning of time since the very first deal was made. For years, that is how business was done. You build a reputation over time, little by little each year. Having other people
When it comes to personal branding, celebrities seem to do it best. We see them and read about them everywhere. This creates a connection and builds what we know as celebrity status. In business today professionals can create a similar connection with prospects by developing their personal brand. “Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless
Your Google resume Page one search results are a snapshot of your business Think of these search results as your Google resume. Negative findings here can be devastating. Position yourself or your business well, however, and you will benefit greatly from it. How often do you conduct a Google search for your name or your