Entrepreneurship

Simon Sinek – Actually the Customer Is Not Always Right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dknDYkk-ZDQ TRANSKRIPI think it’s funny when we are given advice to always put the customer first.That means employees come second inherently if you’re going to put customer first.Customers come and go.Obviously we want to work to keep them loyal but its employees who spend more time at workthan they do with their families.It’s employees who …

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This Founder Ignored All Advice and Disrupted an Industry with Signature Branding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D_3syJ9JB4 TRANSKRIPFrom that day on, we’ve never believed in consumer research and polling and we just don’t waste our time with that.When my wife, Katie, and I were about to launch EPIC,we thought it’d be a really good idea to conduct some consumer research and so we had tons of people over to our house.And …

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Why You Need Multiple Mentors and How to Find Them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CNbNWPpVyU TRANSKRIPWhen we started Siete Family Foods in 2014,we had zero idea how to start a food business.We went to a woman named Leah Lopez who had started Better Bites Bakery,and we asked her if we could use our kitchen to manually make tortillas every night and every weekend.She probably doesn’t know itbut she was …

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When To Go From Employee To Entrepreneur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmaeXiz2J8Y TRANSKRIPI was frustrated, I think, working in a large organization.I wanted to be able to make a bigger impact.We’ve all thought about it: Quit the 9-to-5, start a company, become the next Jeff Bezos.Only, it’s easier said than done.Estimates suggest anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of start-ups fail within the first few years.So …

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How To Start A Successful Amazon Business, From A Seller Making Millions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFShOdo9-t8 TRANSKRIPThere’s probably not many businesses in the world where you get a return on your investment or where you can see the fruits of your labor, so quickly. On Amazon, you can you know buy products this weekend when they’re selling on Amazon a week or two from now you’re already literally making a …

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Tory Burch Reveals The Truth About Ambition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvOUqPvbonk TRANSKRIPI would say being an entrepreneur is being okay with being out of your comfort zone.I’m Tory Burch, mother, CEO, designer.When I first started the company, there were so many comments and raised eyebrows and skepticism,it was basically towards the entire concept, towards the logo, towards a retail store.I’m an information gatherer, so I …

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The Leadership Breakthrough That Helped Kendra Scott’s Company Through Dark Times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2-A_IX4QME TRANSKRIPSo, I think for me, running this company,I was never in a place where I was like I knew all the answers.Our line of credit had been pulled.I was a single mom with two young boys.They were one and three when I got divorced.It was so hard.I was barely able to provide for them.We …

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The Biggest Mistake I Made When Starting My Business

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8ncxzNVPvA TRANSKRIPThe biggest mistake I made is not being vulnerable enough.Participating in gossip within the office.Easily, not having tough conversations early enough.Just separating that work life balance.Really, really screwing up a price for a large scale contract.Not to start it sooner.Probably waiting for the business to come through the door versus going out and seeking …

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The Mentoring Strategy That Led the CEO of MailChimp to Success

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW1f1vMyLMk TRANSKRIPSo in the early days of Mailchimp,I never really tried to seek out one all-encompassing mentor that I could lean on.I didn’t look for a founder who had hired a CEO,I looked for a CEO who took the place of a founder.Because I figure I get enough advice, I have enough crazy founder in …

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This Entrepreneur is Grateful for Her Mentors – But She is Not Dependent on Them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr5hQmFt9dc TRANSKRIPHi, I’m Ty Haney, I’m the founder and CEO of Outdoor Voices.We are building the next great active-wear brand,with a mission to get the world moving, by freeing fitness from performance.So I started OV out of college, which, in a lot of ways, there were a ton of advantages to that,but also disadvantages in …

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