You can really do what you choose to do, Allen Vaysberg teaches, if you put your mind to it. The way to do it is to look at other people’s examples. Allen speaks simple, profound words. For example: “In order for you to love what you do, you have to understand who you are. Once you understand who you are and what you are passionate about, then you must become an expert in it. Once you become an expert then you make that your profession and you start creating products and services that help other people. Over time that becomes … More
Indiegogo.com is the 722nd most visited website in the America, and one of the most visited websites in the world.
Because Indiegogo gives possibility to peoples’ dreams.
There are over 300,000 campaigns on Indiegogo as we speak. They send millions of dollars each week to over 100 countries.
People, like you, ask others to financially support their passion, their project, or even to help someone suffering from illness.
Recently 2,500 people raised money for Syrian refugees.
There are three types of projects on Indiegogo. Entrepreneurial Projects:
Journalist, Kevin Ferguson, recalls the Irish community in the Catskill Mountains of New York, where he spent his summers.
He recalls: “You felt safe as a child because no one was watching you, but everyone was watching you. You ate at large family style tables. There was social dancing every night with all ages joining in. A very welcome, nurturing environment.
Kevin’s documentary, Dancing at the Crossroads tells the story of the heyday of Irish immigrants 1950s and 60s, when 40 Irish resorts covered the Catskills. He hopes something of that legacy can endure.
There are some useful practical Irish … More
Radio is a $45 billion per year industry, I didn’t know that. Francesco Baschieri created Spreaker to allow new entrants into this huge market – such as podcasters, and creators of radio shows – to present their content more professionally. Clear Channel, possibly the world’s largest radio programmer with 245 million listeners, partnered with Spreaker in 2013. They valued Spreaker’s web and mobile broadcasting tools allowing audio creators to connect and stay connected with their fans through live broadcasts. Also Spreaker’s content creators can have their shows promoted alongside Clear Channel (now IheartRadio) most popular talk shows.
In this … More
Pat Flynn of The Smart Passive Income leads. People follow him. People listen to him. Millions of people. He’s not a politician, movie star, or news anchor. He’s like you or me. Maybe a little funnier. And paradoxically maybe a little more sincere. Six years ago in the 2009 recession, he was laid off as a senior draftsman in an architectural firm. He looked for a job, could not find one, then using only what he knew, and created a successful online business.
Very successful, he makes over $100,000 per month through his podcasting, blog, and other online endeavors.
After … More
Welcome listeners to Part 2 of my interview with Brett Gajda who is master of ceremonies of the show called: “Where There’s Smoke”. The title of this episode is: Wherever You Are, You Can Get Where You’re Going – that is a message of courage – and in Part 1 (Episode 035) we talked about courage – the courage to create something from nothing.
The first story of courage was about a man named Frantischek in who gave his life to create freedom for others as the borders of Czechoslovakia were closing in 1950. The second was about … More
Randy Rayess lives in New York City. He attended the Wharton engineering program and loves technology. He co-founded VenturePact, a platform for companies to find, connect, scope, and engage software development teams. Their teams are trusted by General Electric, Honda, Bosch, Coca Cola, and other prominent brands. In this episode of the Immigrant Entrepreneur, we take time to discuss the two perspectives of clients and outsourced development teams, and how they can best work together. Randy explains how they gained their first customer, his specialty of enhancing the communication between clients and developers from the very beginning.
If you … More
Before Hiten Shah became known as a powerhouse entrepreneur
Before he began investing in 23 companies,
Before he launched The Start Up Chat with his friend Steli Efti
Before he started speaking at conferences, and advising startups and corporations on how to grow.
Before he co-founded two successful software companies with Neil Patel: Kissmetrics, in 2008, an easy to use, insightful web analytics package that measures what matters (and has grown to 70 employees today) and Crazy Egg in 2005, which gives you X-ray glasses to see what people are doing on your website.
Before he attended UC … More
When I sat down next to Hani Mourra, on the bus leaving the conference, I thought, “Maybe I’ll take a nap”. This person looked so relaxed, so calm!
Since then, through conversations and this interview on The Immigrant Entrepreneur, I discovered within his calmness, and perhaps a source of his calmness is his confidence – to move through his many ups and downs. Think of it like this, you go up, you go down, but if you were to draw a straight line through those ups and downs, it’s heading up.
Hani’s family were immigrants to Kuwait when it was … More
This courage, where does it come from? And acted upon where does it go? The courage to try, the courage to express, the courage to create. To create something from nothing.
This episode of the Immigrant Entrepreneur provides no business tips, no startup techniques, and the only reason you should listen to it is if you are facing a choice, one of many choices someone makes on the path of becoming a hero. It won’t look like heroism. It will look like a difficult thing that needs doing, maybe without others knowing, maybe in a dark period of your country, … More