How to start a business without experience

When it comes to taking action and create a business out of a business idea, people come up with all sorts of thoughts that hold them back from getting anything done. They ask, i.e., “should I start a business even if I am inexperienced?” and other made up soft-barriers. Starting a business is as simple […]

Annoying Morning Ritual Spawns a $165 Million Company

A few weeks ago I wrote about the effectiveness of guerrilla advertising and how that can overcome some of the more conventional limitations a start-up might have in competing for advertising space. I highlighted the sensational ad from The Dollar Shave Club that went viral in seconds and launched an empire in men’s grooming products. […]

The $20 Billion Global Juggernaut that Started with an Air Mattress

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, 26-year-old Brian Chesky ventured to the U.S. west coast and landed a gig with a design firm in Los Angeles. It didn’t take long before he became bored out of his mind, quit his job, and found himself unemployed. His college roommate, Joe Gebbia, offered to […]

From a Pile of Garbage to a $150 Million Empire

Inspiration for million dollar start-ups may come in any form, but a common thread shared by nearly every successful entrepreneur in existence today reverts back to the simple notion of persistence. And Brian Scudamore’s rise to the top of that coveted entrepreneurial mountain of success proves no different. As with all start-up ventures, Brian’s vision […]

Zero to 60: A Billion-Dollar Startup… Before 30

Perhaps you’ve heard the news. In March, General Motors bought Cruise Automation, a startup that specializes in technology for self-driving cars. GM paid an impressive $1 billion in cash and stock for the acquisition. Dan Kan, the 29-year-old co-founder of Cruise Automation, had originally intended to go into finance. But when the world of traditional […]