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The 3 Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned From Starting Up
Apr03

The 3 Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned From Starting Up

I’ve been an entrepreneur for more than half my life. At 16, I founded Buzz Marketing Group, the youth marketing and influencer agency I still run today. It’s been a long road to get to where I am today, but I’ve loved every minute of this journey. Back in 1996, it was rare to be a teen entrepreneur…

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Successful Startup Lessons Learned From My First Business
Nov28

Successful Startup Lessons Learned From My First Business

I, like many entrepreneurs, have run more than one successful business. My first company was also in the business filing industry. We did so well that Intuit bought the company back in 2005. Now, looking back, I realize there were several lessons that I learned with my first business that I carried through…

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4 Lessons I Learned Bootstrapping An Advertising Agency
Jul18

4 Lessons I Learned Bootstrapping An Advertising Agency

Bootstrapping an agency can be an incredibly difficult process regardless of how much experience you have in the industry. Competing against well-established firms with impressive client rosters is certainly an end-goal for any agency, but as I learned, it’s not the best strategy when scaling your business…

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10 Top Lessons Learned In 2012 (And How To Crush It In 2013)
Jan08

10 Top Lessons Learned In 2012
(And How To Crush It In 2013)

Life is an interesting journey. One day you think you’ve finally got it all figured out and the next moment something unexpected happens, which completely shatters your reality. Every year should be a year of growth and goals, but 2012 has taught me that life doesn’t always go according to plan, which in…

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Accepting Your Startup Roles Like Bill Murray Does His Characters
Nov29

Accepting Your Startup Roles Like Bill Murray Does His Characters

Being a startup entrepreneur requires playing many roles: cheerleader, manager, creative lead, networker, programmer – I could go on for an entire article. Some people wear each character comfortably, others only because they have to. If only playing each part were as interesting and natural as Bill Murray…

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