Conversation with Keven Spargo, Founder of K-Sounds

Keven Spargo

Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to chat with Keven Spargo, founder of K-Sounds, who developed a business 12+ years ago when he recognized that the piano sounds on keyboards were quite limited. He began to sample piano sounds and thus was born a passion for sampling and the birth of a business. Below is a record of our conversation that details the origins of K-Sounds, how … [Read more...]

Meet Eric Lyons – The TaskRabbit Power User

TaskRabbit

Want to make a ton of cash through odd jobs? Are you looking to supplement your income on the side? Eric Lyons has figured out how to do exactly that. On Sunday night I was fortunate enough to speak with Eric about his experience using TaskRabbit. For those who aren't familiar, TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that allows users to outsource small jobs and tasks … [Read more...]

WhichPic Launch: Conversation with Founder Mike Jakovcic

LeBron James

Tell me more about WhichPic? What was the impetus for creating this app and how are you looking to position this app to users in the marketplace? One day I was looking through my pictures trying to figure out which picture I was going to put on LinkedIn as my LinkedIn profile picture. I wanted to use the most professional picture I had and I honestly couldn't decide. In my … [Read more...]

The Story of Wheel Media & One Man’s Mission to Change the World One Non-Profit at a Time

Entrepreneurship

On Friday, I was fortunate enough to speak with Michael Rolph, CEO and Founder of Wheel Media, an agency that specializes in delivering web design, social media and SEO services to small businesses, with a focus on non-profits. In the late 90’s, Michael skipped out on a career in mortgage banking to go back to school to get a Master’s in Education, with the goal of working … [Read more...]

My Conversation with Pierre Drescher, Founder of The Creative Loft

The Creative Loft

Tell me more about yourself? What did you do before you founded The Creative Loft? I started The Creative Loft not too long after I graduated from University. I focused on Information Systems - I have always bridged the gap between information and technology. I was working for a company in Spain and then I moved back to New York where I worked in IT. I was looking to get … [Read more...]

How to Effectively Harness the Power of the Crowd for Your Small Business

Crowdsourcing

As a small business owner, it's not uncommon to put in close to 100 hours of work every week. Starting out is the hardest part of the process because there are so many initial details to take care of, and there's going to be blood, sweat and tears before you become a more established business. Owners who are involved in every aspect of the business are clearly dedicated, if … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Jump into a New Tech Career Without Getting Another Degree‏

Silicon Valley

Be honest, how much did you know about yourself and what you wanted out of life when you were 18 years old? If you were like most college freshmen, you probably didn’t know much about the direction you wanted to head.  You picked your undergraduate major based on some interest you had developed in high school without thinking too much about what a career in that field would … [Read more...]

Chargebacks Could Thwart Your Entrepreneurial Brilliance

ChargeBacks

You have invested boucou cash in your upstart. You have rallied friends and family to help support the success of your brain child. Blood, sweat and tears have created the success that you’re currently enjoying. Now you’re smacked in the face with a financial conundrum: chargebacks, an entrepreneur’s worst nightmare. No one wants to give hard earned money back. So, what’s … [Read more...]

Realities Of The Responsibility of Your Own Business

Startups

Starting up your own business seems like the ultimate freedom. No more bossy bosses. No more poor pay. No more horrendous hours... right? Well, maybe not. But before you’re put off entirely, there are clearly many pros – as well as the cons - to running your own start-up. It’s a big step, so perhaps take some time to put everything into consideration first... Advantages When … [Read more...]

Seeking Business Funding as a Small Business Owner [Infographic]

Entrepreneurship

Imagine having an income without having a boss. Sounds so ideal, isn’t it? That’s generally the arrangement when you are running your own business. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Owning a small business can mean owning all of the successes (and failures) of the business and drive the direction and tone for your company. It means taking more control of your  time, … [Read more...]