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Josh is CEO & Founder of Reggie (reggie.com) — the first dog supplement brand built to form a lasting routine for you and your dog. Previously, Josh was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NextGen Growth Partners ("NGP"), a lower-middle market private equity firm. Prior to joining NGP, Josh was President/Founder at Bluegala, an online retailer of social occasion gowns, which he successfully ran and grew for six years prior to selling to a private investor group. He served as Chief Strategy Officer at alight (also known as CurvyHQ), an online retailer of plus size women’s clothing backed by RRE Ventures, where he was responsible for acquisition and growth, business development, and optimization. In the first full year following Josh’s tenure at alight, the company achieved 65% year-over-year revenue growth following stagnant growth in the two years prior to his arrival. Josh also spent time in early stage venture capital, where he focused on investments across tech enabled business services, enterprise software, and ecommerce. He began his career as an analyst in the High Yield Credit Research Group at Lehman Brothers where he covered companies in the metals and mining and chemicals sectors. Josh received a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Email is a core component of many companies' marketing strategies, and its success depends on how effectively you can grow and maintain your subscriber list. The more people who opt in to receive your business's newsletters and marketing messages, the greater the number of potential leads you're reaching every time you send a campaign.
Whether you're creating a short ad for TikTok or a longer-form video series on YouTube, the quality of your videos can have a major impact on your company’s ability to draw in and retain customers. Poor editing, distorted audio and a bad script can all make it seem like you aren’t willing to put effort into your marketing—which may make customers question the quality of your products or services as well.
In today's digitally driven world, tech departments are often the ones driving companies forward. It makes sense, then, that organizations would want to prioritize this team's hiring budget and build out a robust department with distinct roles and skill sets.
Bringing on new hires to your team is always a gamble. While applications, resumes and interviews can help you make an educated decision about whether or not you think someone would be a good fit for your company, you never truly know until you hire them and they start working in their role. This is why a trial period can be a useful next step in the hiring process that can help you see how a candidate tackles real-life problems.
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Even the most confident professionals have days where they might be feeling a little low or down on their game. Whether you wake up feeling on top of the world or a little less than confident, it's helpful to have a daily affirmation to remind yourself how special and important you really are.
Many employees are intimidated by salary negotiation, especially if they don’t have any prior experience with it. However, managers are more open to negotiation than you might think. In fact, 75% of managers expect to negotiate when making a job offer; however, workers often don’t take them up on the opportunity.
No matter what industry you're in, if you’re trying to hire in the current job market, chances are that you're up against some fierce competition. With so many companies to compete with, it's vital to find a way to stand out so that the best talent will want to join your team — and your job posting is the best place to start.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council suggest the information you should try to find when researching your business’s competition.
Businesses thrive on interaction with large clients. They form the most significant inflow of money to the enterprise and help you meet your obligations from month to month. With so many companies closing down, it's not far-fetched to think that one of your massive clients might face bankruptcy. When that happens, you will need to have a clear plan in place to recover any overdue payments and soften the blow until you find new customers. That’s why we asked 12 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following:
Free advertising has leveled up, as there are now more alternatives to paid ads than ever.
These tools and strategies can make email marketing more efficient and less time-consuming.
Business legal matters can be intimidating, but these tools can help you understand and streamlining the process.
You don't need to spend a ton of money to build a great business website.
As a leader, you know your workplace dynamic directly impacts employee morale and, in turn, your bottom line. No matter how great your company culture might be, there is always room for improvement. But to make impactful changes, you’ll have to first understand which areas warrant the most attention.
Businesses have seen a period of massive growth, especially those that deal solely with online sales and services. While this development is promising, it also opens up a business to another problem -- that of having their growth outscale their ability to communicate.
It's no surprise that cold calling remains one of the most effective means of getting leads. Unfortunately, people tend to be averse to getting calls out of the blue. Some people even reject unknown numbers to avoid cold calls altogether. Despite this, user engagement with phone calls remains high, and the number of people you connect with increases your chance of success.
Innovation can change how a company does business and significantly improve its bottom line. That is why innovation should be a core value for any organization, and leaders should spare no efforts to encourage their teams to come up with innovative ideas.
Say hello to Reggie (reggie.com) — the first dog supplement brand built to form a lasting routine for you and your dog. At Reggie, we wholeheartedly believe in self care. But true self care doesn’t stop at you. It’s how you treat others. The coworkers, the coffee guy, the friends and family, the pets. We believe in living holistically, from the regimens you create for yourself, to the regimens you create for your dog. That’s why we’re bridging the gap between you and your dog’s everyday wellness regimens. Because routines feel good. And feeling good feels good.