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Fritz is a serial entrepreneur based in Chicago. He has learned early on to pivot when his intuition calls for a drastic life change. During his junior year of college, he switched majors from Computer Engineering to Kinesiology Exercise Science. His passion for fitness combined with a newfound platform in Instagram has resulted in opportunities to facilitate social media brand affiliations, fitness modeling and online coaching while still in school. After college, Fritz headed to Silicon Valley to work for a top health and wellness brand and would since become the Chief Marketing Officer. It wouldn't be long until Fritz misses the entrepreneurial grind that will send him back to Chicago & start businesses such as restaurant Simply Thalia, digital marketing & tech ABN Circle, as well as co owning the Iridium clothing brand with stores in the Windy City and Atlanta. These days, Fritz divides his time between the rest of his business ventures, consulting with clients on how to start their own successful companies and imparting his knowledge through daily @fritzlifestyle updates, guest podcasts, speaking engagements and being featured on prominent publications such as Forbes. Another facet of his life is fitness. Fritz competes as a professional Men's Physique athlete in the IPE league. He earned his pro card & took the title of Mr. Illinois 2016. With his accolades & variety of businesses, Fritz Colcol was awarded with the prestigous award of "Serial Entrepreneur" at 2019 Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame in Chicago. He is a Renaissance man, fashion enthusiast, world traveler, fitness professional, business developer, influencer, investor, motivator, food lover & lifestyle blogger. Connect with him at (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube) @fritzlifestyle and watch his daily blog of my entrepreneur/fitness lifestyle. Watch his documentary series on youtube: www.youtube.com/c/fritzcolcol CEO/Co-Founder/Co-owner: - ABN Circle (www.abncircle.com) - Simply Thalia (www.simplythalia.com) - Iridium Clothing Co. (www.iridiumclothingco.com) - Black Alpha Supplements (www.blackalphasupplements.shop) - Podcast @thebossfiles
For many entrepreneurs, building an online store is a quick way to get their business up and running without having to deal with the overhead of a traditional brick-and-mortar store. But the world of e-commerce isn’t without its own obstacles to overcome. Challenges like getting noticed among the competition and designing a functional, appealing website can feel like major roadblocks to those new to navigating a digital business. However, you don’t need a lot of experience to get started. According to the members of Young Entrepreneur Council, following these 11 steps can help you build a successful e-commerce site that will draw in customers and increase your chances of making a sale.
Networking and seeking help from peers in your industry can be an intimidating prospect for many professionals. The fear and anxiety associated with networking can often hinder one's ability to create meaningful connections. Below, 14 Young Entrepreneur Council members share valuable tips and strategies to banish those networking fears and anxieties. With these tips, you will feel empowered to build strong industry relationships in the world of business with confidence, ease and success.
Interview questions always have a purpose behind them—whether it’s “What are your strengths?”, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” or “Why are you interested in this position?” Standard questions are generally considered standard for a reason, as they’ve been tried and tested at generating the information the hiring manager needs to make their decision. However, it’s often the nonstandard questions that can really tell you a lot about a person. Here, 13 business leaders from Young Entrepreneur Council share the questions they love to ask during interviews and why. Consider adding one or more of these options to your list to see what you can learn about your next job candidate.
More than ever, people are consuming content via social media—a platform where you have to quickly stand out if you don’t want users to pass you by. One of the most popular ways of doing that today is through short-form video content. Only growing in popularity, this medium gives businesses and creators sometimes just a few seconds to make their point and draw viewers in. This can be difficult for businesses that may be used to producing longer-form content, such as blog posts or interviews. Luckily, there are several ways you can take advantage of tools like TikToks and Instagram Reels even with little to no experience. Here, the business leaders of Young Entrepreneur Council offer their advice for leveraging short-form videos to draw more consumers to your business.
When team members get along, they communicate better, trust each other more, and work together more effectively. But how can leaders encourage this camaraderie and bonding, especially when budgets are tight? Here, a group of Young Entrepreneur Council members share some low-cost ways leaders can foster a sense of community and connectedness among their teams.
Simply Thalia opened on November 2010 and its located inside Block 37 in Chicago. Since then our chefs have been serving warming interpretations of classic Pan Asian dishes and daring new ventures fusing the delicious Asian cuisine. Simply Thalia's interior, featuring beautiful custom artwork by the award-winning Hayden Collective, reflects the elegant sensibilities of Asian culture while also paying tribute to Chicago's storied past. The restaurant offers the choice to people-watch at the all glass storefront, watch the art of making asian cuisine as it occurs in the open-kitchen layout or enjoy a cold imported beer at the bar. Our most viral dish was the "Sushi Donut" that created craze all around Chicago!