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.” Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/stayyoungry/videos/1296178483792269/ Questions Asked What
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. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/stayyoungry/videos/1292601207483330/ Questions Asked What is a brand that inspires you? (6:53) Do you recommend
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
Cam Kashani, also known as the Godmother of Silicon Beach, is an entrepreneur, speaker, and US State Department representative. She is the creator of CoAccel, which is the first ever human accelerator designed to build powerful and mindful leaders. Questions Asked: How has Silicon Beach changed since you help create the movement? (2:55) What
Our GG Society Fellows have been hearing me say this over and over and OVER again: “how many phone calls have you made today?” I constantly pester them to make more calls. My 5 year old kid is asking me at the end of each day: “How many phone calls have you made today?” She keeps me honest. I asked her
The little astronaut that offers fun and interactive learning, to children aged 3-6 years. Neil is a start-up project about a little explorer/astronaut, who aims to integrate, with the use of technology, learning into children’s daily playing. In its prototype form, Neil is a well designed “smart” toy that connects to the Internet and that communicates
Author: Darrah Brunstein I’ve been called the “queen of networking” for longer than I can remember. At one point, I felt like this was, perhaps, an insult, since so many people think networking is a bad word. But I later realized that’s simply because too many people do it poorly, thus giving networking a bad name.
Author: Darrah Brunstein Over 90 days in 2015, I set out to contact one person daily, and ask how I could be a resource in some way, with no strings attached. Why? Because I love to connect people and resources. I believe deeply in the power of giving, without expectation of getting something in return. Here’s how my
Author: Darrah Brunstein I started my first business in 2009 during the heart of the recession after suffering three consecutive layoffs. But I quickly ran out of cash and had to seek a loan from a family member (which fortunately worked out, in that I paid it off and it didn’t damage our relationship). However, I’ve always been
Author: Darrah Brunstein Call it a personal quest, but it’s a mission of mine to help redefine the way people think about the word “networking.” Why? Because “networking” has become synonymous with selfishness, when at its root, I believe it’s about selflessness. I founded an organization in 2011 called Network Under 40 to help young
When we buy something, we like to think we know the reason why. We move through the world feeling in control of our actions; and the decision to purchase something is no different: We think we bought that new product because it had the best features, the best price or the best look. But, as
The entrepreneurial journey is ripe with experiences that make you uncomfortable and, at times, even embarrassed. If this is you, here’s something to try: Bring your team (or just yourself) to an improv comedy class. Seriously! I’ve taken a couple of these, and each time I walk away, I recognize some key correlations between the
Growth-hacking is more than just the latest buzzword to sweep through the marketing world. Instead, it’s something that should be of urgent interest to you and your brand. Growth-hacking is the act of accelerating the growth of a brand, service or product through the use of metrics and creative, innovative marketing strategies and state-of-the-art technology.
Ryan Foland is a communications strategist who helps individuals brand themselves more effectively. While working at the University of California, Irvine, Ryan helps startup companies craft their brand using his 3-1-3 coaching system. Questions Asked: How have you built your personal brand while not on facebook? (2:04) What is your take on Snapchat versus Instagram
I recently hit a wall in one of my businesses, recognizing that I was making some critical marketing mistakes. But until that moment, I hadn’t realized that I myself was an offender. Credit the power of networks: I had the perfect contact in mine to help me fix the error of my ways and stop making
Often, we’ll glamorize the life an entrepreneur, but what we don’t do often enough is talk about the challenges — physical, mental, emotional and psychological — intimately intertwined with this lifestyle. I recently met Robby Berthume, CEO of Winston-Salem based Bull & Beard (which matches brands with agencies) and author of the upcoming Millennial Entrepreneur, and after hearing his story, thought
We all have our own version of hometown heroes. As an entrepreneur, based in Atlanta, I could name as some of mine several local entrepreneurs blazing a trail for the rest of us — with both their company’s financial success and their leadership. One such entrepreneur is Kyle Porter, CEO of SalesLoft, which helps salespeople increase
Holiday gift giving can be both stressful and unfulfilling. Checking boxes off of people’s wish lists may not be your ideal way to spend your hard-earned dollars. Instead, perhaps consider supporting other entrepreneurs who are not only offering cool products that your friends and family may love, but better yet, your purchases also help to
When launching a new business, you have enough stacked against you. The statistics say most startups are likely to fail. You’ll never have enough capital, time or energy. Getting investors and customers is hard. But there’s one way to help improve your chances: latching onto a trend that’s already happening. You may have an amazing new product or
You can’t refresh the page fast enough as the numbers keep flying in every second. The second you pressed the live button, people were literally waiting to back your crowdfunding campaign. Demand had been building for almost an entire year – people anxiously awaiting launch. Tens of thousands of emails gathered on the early interest