How A Young Fashion Designer Hit $1 Million in Revenue As A Solo Entrepreneur

Saturday, July 21, 2018 Permalink

Growing up in a Drayton Valley—a town of 7,200 people in Alberta, Canada—Sid Neigum wasn’t exposed to many fashionistas. One of the biggest industries in the area is oil and gas. Neigum discovered how much he loved fashion serendipitously while working in a clothing store. That led him to take sewing classes and enroll in a 12-month, post-secondary fashion program with ...

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

Saturday, July 21, 2018 Permalink

Kylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother's home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup company. She taps her black iPhone X with a silver glittery nail and turns the screen ...

Why I Love B2B over B2C

Saturday, July 21, 2018 Permalink

The biggest technology companies in the world are typically consumer internet companies, like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook, so it’s easy for new entrepreneurs to be attracted to B2C. Founders generally draw business ideas from their own experiences, so for younger founders who have never worked in bigger companies before, B2C ideas may be all they have.Even having built and ...

Leadership by productivity and results-not age, titles or seniority

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Permalink

When you hear people say "our leaders" do you think of yourself or someone in government or senior management at your company? For some reason, young people hardly see themselves as leaders. The idea of leadership always seems to refer to an old person.Here's another definition of a leader and it's the one most people don't know.Gartner says over 80% of smartphone ...

Principles stay the same but application varies.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Permalink

There's a popular book by an American real estate billionaire. A few years ago a friend told me he didn't like the book because you couldn't apply the principles to Ghana or places outside the USA.. Recently Forbes highlighted about 4 millionaires who studied the principles of that same book to build their empires in Asia and the Middle East.Principles stay the ...

How to find and attract the right customers

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Permalink

Dear ambitious startup founder, Please allow me to help you move from where you are today to where you ought to be.Some of this may seem very obvious. Unfortunately early stage startup founders seem to miss these simple principles. This of course is the reason for so many startup failures today."Learning by experience is fine...but the experience doesn't have to be yours."Step 1. Is this your best idea ...

Four top sources of targeted traffic for early stage startups

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Permalink

The best ways to get traffic to your startupYou know who your ideal customer is and you've created your irresistibly attractive offer.It’s time to get some traffic.There are a million tactics but we're going to deal with the more advanced stuff. As you read this, don't focus on just the implementation, think of how and why this works.You'll be able to use that ...

How to translate emotion and psychology into engineering and product design

Thursday, February 2, 2017 Permalink

In a Newsweek article May 18, 1998: Chief Design Officer at Apple, Jony Ive talks about how to translate emotion into design: “The iMac revolved not around chip speed or market share but squishy questions like ‘How do we want people to feel about it?’ and ‘What part of our minds should it occupy?'”When Ive’s team was brainstorming the iMac, the feelings they wanted to evoke ...