Member Since March 2012
Matt Wilson is Co-founder and CEO of the travel company for people ages 21-35 Under30Experiences, named number 801 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Matt was formerly the co-founder of the media site Under30CEO (Acquired 2016) and is the Host of the Live Different Podcast on Business, Travel, Health, and Performance. He has interviewed everyone from NBA Legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar to the President of Starbucks. Matt's writing is published in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and The Huffington Post and he is part of the invite-only Young Entrepreneurs' Council (YEC) comprised of the world's most successful entrepreneurs 40 and younger. Matt is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers. He hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time.
Running a small business is similar to a juggling act, where entrepreneurs wear numerous hats to keep the show running smoothly. While adaptability and multitasking are key, there are specific skills that stand out for small-business leaders striving for success. These skills go beyond the basics of entrepreneurship and delve into the intricacies of leadership and management. To discuss these skills, a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) members responded to the following question:
Entrepreneurship can be unpredictable by its very nature, making it difficult to fully prepare for this challenging and exciting journey. In the process of starting and growing a business, entrepreneurs learn valuable lessons along the way, later applying them as they move forward in their careers. Absent of this real-world experience, new and aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from the insights of seasoned pros, leveraging their winning strategies and avoiding common missteps. Below, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council reflect on the actions they wish they'd taken before launching their businesses. From developing a strong network to investing in market research, here is their best advice on how to set your new venture up for success.
A company's software stack is the backbone of its operations, efficiency and ability to compete. However, staying on top of what's new or needed when it comes to the tools you use can be a challenge. So how can you tell when it's time to upgrade or change your company's software stack? To help business leaders answer this question, 15 members of Young Entrepreneur Council discuss the telltale signs your business may need a software upgrade as well as the challenges businesses often face in making those upgrades. Follow their recommendations to help you make informed decisions about implementing new software for your own company.
Social media can do wonders for a business — as long as you have followers paying attention. It can be a common misconception, especially among new entrepreneurs, that you just need to create a few social media profiles and your followers will find you. However, if you want to amass a large following of loyal, engaged customers, you’ll need to be proactive. To help set you on the right path, 14 members of YEC share their best tips and hacks for new entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their business's social media following.
When you want your business to stand out online, it's crucial to have a never-ending supply of new and creative ideas. Sometimes new ideas come naturally, but every business owner or entrepreneur will go through times when the creative juices aren't flowing when they need them to the most. This is when having go-to strategies for idea generation can come in handy. Here, 12 members of YEC share their best methods for coming up with new ideas to ensure your content stays fresh.
In recent years, technological advances and the Covid-19 pandemic have paved the way for many companies to go completely or partially remote. This type of work environment means professionals are now more responsible for protecting confidential company data, no matter where they're working. From using weak passwords to logging into unsecured networks, there are many ways for well-intentioned remote workers to inadvertently open the door for hackers. Below, eight members of Young Entrepreneur Council explain how remote professionals can protect themselves against cyberattacks when they're not working at a central company location.
Travel company for young people ages 21-35.