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Lunch and Learn with Alexander Mendeluk

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.

Advice Lifestyle

Austin’s Best Place to Live (if you want to network)

“This day turned out dramatically different than I anticipated, I started the day thinking I was going to catch a coffee with my ex girlfriend, and now I am debating distributing Mezcal in London, I want to open up a Nandos in the States, I have a manufacturer connection in China and I’ve met a

Apps & Sites Crowdfunding

Lunch and Learn with Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin an entrepreneur, producer, and speaker who offers expertise in audience building and social media marketing. He is one of the co-founders of IndieGoGo, an international crowdfunding website. Questions Asked: Did IndieGoGo start out doing equity crowdfunding? (3:23) What is your best advice for a budding young college entrepreneur? (4:28) What’s your take on

Advice Hospitality

Lunch and Learn – Arel Moodie

Arel Moodie is an entrepreneur, author and speaker on likability, leadership and success. He is the founder of the College Success Program, The PlaceFinder, former partner of Empact, and host of the podcast The Art of Likability. Questions Asked: Do you have any routine that you do before you go up on stage? (4:28) Who

Advice Theory

Hollywood Celebrities Forging the Path for Your Small Business

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

Advice Health

Is Your Marriage to An Entrepreneur Doomed? – Entrepreneur.com

Author: Darrah Brunstein Today’s current 50 percent divorce rate is evidence enough that marriage is challenging. But, what if you impose an extra challenge on top of that? How does having one or both partners be entrepreneurs impact the likelihood for marital success? To find the answer, I spoke with Trisha Harp, founder of the

Crowdfunding Productivity

Lunch and Learn with Brad Bulent Yasar

Brad Yasar is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor. He is the founder of KrowdMentor, which is a strategic crowdfunding advisory firm empowering entrepreneurs to reach their funding and liquidity goals. Questions Asked: How has #equitycrowdfunding done since title III/jobs act launched? (4:46) What are the best elements for a business pitch document when presenting

Advice Professional Sports

Lose Like a Boss

Football’s here again. After Cam Newton’s infamous post-Super Bowl presser last year, we know that while we all strive to win, we cannot always attain that goal. Here are some tips to get back to your winning ways after dealing with a tough loss. The first is to be accountable The best winners are accountable

Advice Startup Hacks

PR Tips: 10 Ways to Leverage Instagram Albums for Your Business

Utilize the new feature to increase your visual storytelling capabilities One of the most buzzed about social media changes in 2017 is the new Instagram update known as “Instagram galleries,” “Instagram albums,” or simply “carousel.” You may be familiar with carousel ads, which Instagram had as a paid feature. Now, that same feature is available

Culture Struggles

The #Girlboss on Instagram Vs. Real Female Entrepreneurs

You probably don’t know the real entrepreneurs—because they’re too busy working  My millennial team members are pressuring me to revamp my brand in favor of the new, chic fempreneur aesthetic that every young businesswoman seems to be obsessed with. Here are some things that I have been asked to post on social media and the

Advice Startup Hacks

5 Phases of the Marketing Funnel: From Awareness to Advocacy

As a marketing consultant, I take a diagnostic approach in determining why companies aren’t hitting their goals. All too often companies will assume that their current marketing campaigns just aren’t working (and that certainly may be the case). But there’s typically more beneath the surface that needs to be addressed before we can work on

Advice Startup Hacks

8 Reasons Why You Should Start-Up, Starting Today!

For many people, the idea of creating something out of nothing is an incredibly exciting notion, however, the thought of leaving the stability and comfort of a full time job (and all that it entails) quickly puts the kibosh on that daydream. If you are one of those hopeful dreamers with great ideas, and you

Culture Struggles

7 Qualities Every Leader Should Have

Being in a leadership position for a company of any size comes with great responsibility. The title of “manager” is not just about the amount of work you’re responsible for, but it’s also about leading and managing a team and being responsible for their ultimate success. I’ve had experiences with management who were great at

Advice Struggles

7 Signs it’s Time to Hire a Consultant

The year is almost over- are you on track to hit your annual goals? I’m not just referring to your sales goals (although those are critical), I also mean goals of the mission and vision of your company, employee satisfaction and engagement, awareness, and everything else that indicates a strong and successful business. If you’re

Startup Hacks Struggles

The Magic of Milestones

I’m a huge advocate of goal setting, and I recognize a massive opportunity to have my goals (when set properly) work to my advantage and actually help me in achieving them. The trick with any goal is to set it aggressively, and then break it apart into less intimidating mini-goals, or milestones. Milestones are an

Advice Startup Hacks

Increase Customer Retention By Setting Proper Expectations

The first (and debatably the most important) strategy in customer retention is properly setting expectations. This actually comes during the sales process, rather than afterward, and this element ends up being the downfall of many “talented” salespeople. Set proper expectations. Imagine buying a new SEO service for your website. The sales person, perhaps feeling pressure

Advice Startup Hacks

6 Things to Consider Before Starting a Business

For many people, trying to decide if an entrepreneurial venture is worth pursuing is like standing at the edge of a high dive- they question if they should dive right in, or climb back down. The harsh reality is that many failed business ventures began and ended as an idea that needed a little more

Advice Founders

Youngry Lunch and Learn with Shinta Bubu

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo, also known as Shinta Bubu, is a tech entrepreneur, CEO/Founder at bubu.com , and a mentor & Angel Investor. She was voted as one of 99 Most Powerful Women by Globe Asia. She created bubu.com in 1996 and brought the internet to Indonesia at a time that only a few people even owned

Future Struggles Tech Theory Workplace

We are awash in a cult of innovation

I just enjoyed SxSW in Austin and heard the word literally thousands of times over a single week. Despite this, it seems to me that truly disruptive innovation is systematically avoided. Bureaucrats want innovation they can control so they farm “planned innovation” rather than hunting for disruptive innovation. After all, by its very nature disruptive innovation cannot be in the carefully laid technology roadmaps or the

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5 Steps To Keep A Founder Dispute From Tanking Your Startup

Founder disputes are one of the top reasons why startups fail. It has been written about, reported on, and even made into an infographic. Co-founding a startup is like getting married. You go from spending some time together, to spending all your time together, in a small space, and sharing your finances. On top of that, creating a business

Advice Founders Women Entrepreneurs

Lunch and Learn with Lisa Song

Lisa Song Sutton is a model, entrepreneur, real estate broker, and businessowner. She is also a TV Host and influencer who speaks and engages with young minds about the many ways to become a successful entrepreneur. Questions Asked: You were named to a list of badass social media superstars/disruptors how did you get to that

Advice Financial Tech Founders

Lunch and Learn with Dara Albright

Dara Albright is one of the leading pioneers in the crowdfinance movement. She writes and speaks about injustice in the financial field and is helping cultivate the crowdfunding industry. Questions Asked: What is the best type of companies you have seen that succeed with equity crowdfunding? (5:30) How do you explain Bitcoin for someone new