- Owen Linderholm | Young Entrepreneurs – Thu, Aug 22, 2013 1:27 PM EDT
This live chat is now over - you can see the video highlights from it here.
Intern Sushi Co-Founder & CEO Shara Senderoff was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” leaders in Tech, Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business 2012,” Fortune’s “7 Gen-Y Employment Champions,” and CEO.com’s “14 Most Creative CEOs.” She is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and LinkedIn’s Influencer Program. With a passion for Film and Television, Shara began as an intern for mega producers Scott Rudin (THE SOCIAL NETWORK), Dan Jinks & Bruce Cohen (AMERICAN BEAUTY) and Kevin Bright (FRIENDS). She went on to quickly climb the ranks in the film business where she grew to Vice President status and paved innovation at The Mark Gordon Company (Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Speed, Saving Private Ryan, 2012), where she created a new media department that leverages technology, the social dynamics of the web and the company’s expertise in storytelling to develop new properties with crossRead More »from Intern Sushi’s Co-Founder and CEO answers questions via live chat
- Owen Linderholm | Young Entrepreneurs – Tue, Aug 20, 2013 3:17 PM EDTIntern Sushi Co-Founder & CEO Shara Senderoff will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, August 22nd. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Shara will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site.Streaming live on Yahoo! Small Business Advisor’s Young Entrepreneur blog
Intern Sushi CEO Shara Senderoff was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” leaders in Tech, Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business 2012,” Fortune’s “7 Gen-Y Employment Champions,” and CEO.com’s “14 Most Creative CEOs.” She is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and LinkedIn’s Influencer Program. With a passion for Film and Television, Shara began as an intern for mega producers Scott Rudin (THE SOCIAL NETWORK), Dan Jinks & Bruce Cohen (AMERICAN BEAUTY) and Kevin Bright (FRIENDS). She went on to quickly climb the ranks in the film business where she grew to Vice President status and paved innovation at TheRead More »from Announcing a live chat with Intern Sushi CEO and Co-Founder Shara Senderoff
Do you have a million ideas for your business?
If you’re anything like me, you have new ideas bubbling up all the time. A lot of entrepreneurs are like this, always trying to think one step ahead. Idea people see opportunity everywhere.
Having a million innovative ideas is a great. One good idea leads to another -- and who knows, your next idea could change the world. However, when a brainstorm hits, it can be tricky to manage all those thoughts so you can take them to the next level and execute them. Finding the right methods to tame your ideas and make them work for you often takes a lot of trial and error.
But follow these six tips, and you'll take charge of your ideas in no time:
1. Need help tracking your ideas? There’s an app for that.
Productivity apps like “Things” and “Wunderlist” make it easy for you to record your ideas on the go. You can move your tasks around, sort ideas into different projects, create lists, add notes, due dates, and more. My favorite places to organize ideasRead More »from Take Charge of Your Ideas in Six Simple Steps
Podio Co-Founder Kaspar Hulthin. Highlights from Live Chat, Action, Marketing, Ideas and the Future of WorkBy Owen Linderholm | Young Entrepreneurs – Mon, Aug 19, 2013 4:58 PM EDT
At a startup – and arguably at a large company too – there is nothing more valuable than happy customers. They become evangelists of your brand and an extension of your marketing team, referring friends and family. More important is the significant negative impact of a dissatisfied person. We have all heard the adage that an angry customer will tell 20 of their friends. Keeping people smiling is critical to your success.
We believe that a large percentage of people are jaded from poor customer service experiences and have actually come to expect bad service. At Modify, one recent customer emailed, “This watch is a piece of junk! It does not turn on!” We spoke with the customer, and found out the watch was perfect: she did not push in the “dial,” which connects the battery. Similarly, at Magoosh, a customer recently emailed saying, “I just paid for your product but when I log in I don’t have access. I’m going to report you to the Better Business Bureau! Get back to me ASAP!!!” It turnsRead More »from How to Win Over a Disappointed Customer
- Antonio Neves | Young Entrepreneurs – Thu, Aug 15, 2013 6:55 PM EDT
Being able to communicate with confidence is a game changer. It’s the difference between getting people to believe in you, or causing people to forget about you. If your customers believe you, they’ll buy your product. If venture capitalists are inspired by your passion, they’ll invest in your company. If your staff trusts your vision, you don’t just have a team -- you've sparked a movement.
As an executive coach and business correspondent, I’ve worked with and interviewed scores of top entrepreneurs. Though they excel at building businesses, one thing many struggle with is basic interpersonal communication skills. In fact, many can be painfully awkward in public.
Is this you? Do you have a minor case of social anxiety? Are you more comfortable online rather than off? Is a good conversation for you a gchat?
If so, take a deep breath. No, really, take a deep breath: I have good news.
Being less awkward is easier than you might think. When you build your confidence, you can become a betterRead More »from 5 Ways to Be Less Awkward and Communicate Like A Pro
My grandmother was a good cook. And though I loved her food,especially her fried chicken and lemon meringue pie, the real reason I ate Grammy’s cooking was because she made it for me. She cooked with love. Selling a product or service is like cooking: people will buy from you because you are making the offer—as long as you sell with love.
I learned about selling with love when I was a freshman in college. I needed a summer job, and so looked through the newspaper ads with my dad. One of the job opportunities was for an outgoing go-getter. “That’s me,” I said. My dad looked at the position listed, which was for newspaper subscription sales: “A 100 percent commission sales job? That’s the last job you want to take.” Of course, I took it anyway and sold my heart out.
Because I’m dyslexic, I’d never even read the newspaper. But because my dad read it every single day, I instinctively realized that it had a lot of value. So I sold that value. I stood in grocery stores and suggested thatRead More »from Sell Every Product With Love
- Scott Gerber | Young Entrepreneurs – Thu, Aug 8, 2013 1:32 PM EDT
The live chat has now ended. We will update this page in about 48 hours to show edited video highlights of the live chat. Thank you to all who took part live!
Kasper Hulthin is a serial entrepreneur who most recently co-founded Podio to change how we work. Podio is an online work platform, acquired by Citrix in April 2012, and now used by more than 200,000 companies worldwide to collaborate in teams. Kasper was born in Denmark and graduated as a Master in Management of Innovation and Business development from Copenhagen Business School. Podio has been advocating the Future of Work and has been mentioned as part of solution by various publications. Currently Kasper lives between Copenhagen, San Francisco and Santa Barbara, experiencing the challenges and benefits of working from anywhere on a weekly basis. He's a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and the Future of Work.
#StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only Read More »from Podio Co-Founder Kaspar Hulthin answers questions in a Live Chat
- David Ehrenberg | Young Entrepreneurs – Fri, Aug 2, 2013 2:01 PM EDTStartup FundingI am always meeting young entrepreneurs who are in need of capital to support the early costs associated with starting a business. With so many funding options out there, raising funds can be a confusing, and somewhat overwhelming, exercise. Further complicating the issue, the type of funding you pursue will depend on the particular needs of your company, your company stage, and the specific milestones you hope to achieve.
That said, knowing the most common funding options gives you the foundation you need to develop your customized fundraising strategy. So here is a quick(ish) overview of the most common funding types for early-stage startups:
Okay, I realize this isn’t actually “fundraising,” but sometimes the best funding option is not to seek funding at all, but rather to cut corners wherever you can and work on building your company from your personal savings. Besides saving you money, bootstrapping also helps you to focus on execution and build traction without outsideRead More »from The Most Common Funding Types for Young Startups, Explained
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