If you’ve ever worked with a contractor to update your home, you know how trying the process can be. For every successful project, there are a dozen other horror stories: contractors that go MIA, projects where costs balloon infinitely, mistakes that plague the homeowner for years into the future.
In the early 2000’s Matt Marks was following the path many budding entrepreneurs take: working full time (in his case, sales and marketing) while pursuing his passion project—DJing at local nightclubs and events—on the side.
It was around that time he met the woman who would one day become his wife, a popular fitness instructor named Susy C who was known all over the area for her high-energy Zumba classes and addictive choreography.
From the start, it was a match made in musical heaven.
When a non-profit needs to raise money, they turn to ACD Direct. Established in 2003, the data entry and contact center handles millions of minutes worth of calls every month from patrons looking to support their favorite charitable organizations. When a person decides to make a pledge, ACD Direct takes the call, processes the contribution, and manages any customer service issues that arise along the way.
In 2013, Khalid Saleh and his wife Ayat were riding high. They’d build their online marketing and conversion optimization company, Invesp, into a thriving business. Conversion optimization had become commonplace, and most businesses understood its importance. Invesp was enjoying consistent growth.
There’s not an entrepreneur on this planet who doesn’t want to get paid more. Even if money isn’t what drives you, you’d just plain be a bad businessman to turn down more cash for the same amount of work.
Money opens doors, and with more of it you’d be able to funnel more money back into your business, pass profits on to your employees, invest in philanthropic initiatives and so much more. So, are you making as much money as you can for the work you’re doing?
Mind over matter.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
They’re sayings you’ve heard over and over again, and they all have one thing in common: the power of a determined mind.
When you’re an entrepreneur, it can feel like you’re an army of one. You’re the leader, the captain of the ship. But you’re also the chief innovator, strategizer, salesman extraordinaire and signer of paychecks.
The robots are coming.
No, they’re not the machine-gun-wielding, mankind-exterminating variety a la The Terminator. Instead, they represent a modern class of machines and systems designed to streamline processes, save time and ultimately, reduce costs, and they’re expected to comprise a $1.5 billion consumer and business market by 2019.