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Jared is a partner at LaunchTeam, a strategic consultancy and marketing agency that connects experts with companies to facilitate growth, and a Venture Partner at 7BC, a multi-stage VC fund. Since 2017, the companies Jared has worked with have raised over $500mm in traditional venture capital and crowdfunding. In a previous life, Jared was an Intelligence Analyst at the FBI, where he joined at the age of 21 and worked white-collar investigations. Jared’s hobbies include travel, photography, and writing. He has visited over 50 countries, lived in 4, and is a big believer in remote work and decentralized teams. He holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in Finance from Sciences Po Paris.
A business is only as good as its employees. In order to thrive, you have to ensure our workers are on the same page and willing to grow with you. A truly loyal team will stand with your business during the ups and downs and dedicate themselves to the business’s overall success.
As an entrepreneur, it’s important to create and implement a branding strategy for your business. This will help you better connect with your customers and share your company’s story/personality with your target audience.
Switching a “bad” habit for a good one is not always the best option.
Customer feedback is an invaluable asset to any company. Without this information, businesses would struggle to figure out what’s working, what isn’t and how they can improve their processes. But how exactly do you get your customers to share their honest opinions – and what do you do with that information once you have it?
19 entrepreneurs delve into where online freelance talent is most readily found
As a busy professional or entrepreneur, you’ve probably wished there were more than 24 hours in a day. While you might not be able to find huge chunks of free time, you can always find a few extra minutes a day, which adds up to a few extra hours in a week.
One of the most common complaints that professionals have in the 21st century is how little time there is in a day. The truth of the matter is that the day hasn't changed, but how we manage our time has. Losing time on frivolous activities is nothing new. However, with the advent of attention-stealing applications, we lose more time than ever before without even realizing it.
Be open-minded, thoughtful and proactively helpful in your communications, both given and received.
Developing a personal brand across various channels is paramount this year, no matter your industry.
Selling your ideas or your vision is what you do as an entrepreneur. You need to convince investors that what you see in your head for your company can be a reality. To do this, you'll probably find yourself going to a lot of pitch meetings to try to get funding for your ideas. Delivering speeches or giving presentations at these pitch meetings should be your best method of marketing your business.
When you own a small business, you have to take on many of the day-to-day responsibilities yourself -- at least in the beginning. Having some basic knowledge across all aspects of business operations can go a long way to making your business flourish, and ultimately turn you into a more well-rounded manager when you do eventually hire staff.
But which skills are the most important to develop from the get-go? We asked 11 members of Young Entrepreneur Council which fundamental skill – tech, operations, leadership, etc. – all small business owners should have to manage day-to-day operations. They shared their answers below.
It's in your best interest to be picky about prospective clients and then work to engage and retain them.
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