Member Since 2012
Los Angeles Area
Ryan Stoner is currently Principal & Head of Strategy of Dendro (https://wearedendro.com). Ryan is a natural-born entrepreneur with a breadth of experience ranging from building consumer brands like HP and T-Mobile, to leading entertainment campaigns including the Academy Awards and Eminem, to launching two of his own startups. Highlights of his career include various high-profile branding initiatives from driving the brand development of many big brands including Academy Awards, Activision, HP, and Microsoft among others to launching two startups (MoPix and Switchcam). Ryan is often the go-to person for advice on building effective brands with the best messaging, growth strategies, startup tips, and introductions. Outside of work, Ryan is a mentor for several startups, exploring his passion for adventure through scuba diving, travel, CrossFit, and being a dad.
Leaving a toxic workplace situation can leave a lasting impression on an employee. Even if you investigate and a company seems to have a good workplace environment, it can be hard to fully ensure that you are stepping into a company that will treat you better.
Every business that's been created was built by the entrepreneur taking some sort of risk. Some risks are obvious, such as taking out a large loan from a family member. Others are more subtle and harder to recognize as they're happening.
If people are changing their priorities and lifestyles, brands must change their strategies and tactics, as well.
One of the most common complaints in the business world is about being forced to attend unnecessary meetings. Nobody wants to sit through an in-person meeting or video conference to hear things that could have instead been summed up in an email message. To help business leaders run more purposeful meetings, we asked 15 members of Young Entrepreneur Council to share their best tips for how to make meetings more efficient and useful.
As a new small business, engaging your community is crucial to getting your business off the ground. The goal is to nurture lasting relationships that will drive your revenue and increase brand awareness; however, forming genuine connections with members of your community requires strategy and patience.
There is no going back to the old normal, and we must embrace new marketing truths to drive growth in a post-Covid-19 world.
Entrepreneurs can face obstacles from many different areas, but when you’re young and new to the business, there always seem to be extra hurdles to jump over. Both external and internal pressures can wear down on you, and before long, you can start feeling overwhelmed. But these pressures shouldn’t deter you from becoming an entrepreneur, and there are steps you can take to overcome them.
Agencies today can engage with clients to produce much more than just ads.
Build materials for your sales teams to use throughout conversations with prospective buyers.
Dendro is a creative growth partner for ambitious leaders. We help companies and brands find purpose in their work, products, and business. We guide them to better ways to create, operate, and communicate. Our mission is to be a partner for more ambitious possibilities. We help leaders apply creativity to every part of their business – reframing what’s possible in order to invent new approaches, take meaningful actions and unlock smarter, bolder solutions. We’ve partnered with established brands like The Home Depot, Publix, SharkNinja, and Mizuno and startups launching a new brand to solve problems big and small.
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