Category: At Work

Top Entrepreneur Takeaways from Speakeasy San Diego 2017

Top Entrepreneur Takeaways from Speakeasy San Diego 2017

| April 30, 2017 | Reply

Last week, I had the good fortune to attend the San Diego Speakeasy event, hosted by Eric Berman and Travis Houston. It was set up for motivated entrepreneurs to get together, connect, share war stories, and learn from each other.   Here are the big ideas I took away to apply to my business. Get Leverage […]

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How to Use Pain to Motivate You

How to Use Pain to Motivate You

| January 16, 2017

http://StevenCox.com – Being an entrepreneur has incredible highs, but it also has low points. In this video, I talk about how to use fear and pain as a motivator.

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How TakeLessons Got Started

How TakeLessons Got Started

| January 16, 2017

http://StevenCox.com – A lot of people ask me how TakeLessons got started. Here’s a video that shares with you the early days of how the idea developed. There are lessons in here I’m sure you can apply to your own business.

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Steven Cox – Benefits of Starting a Business in San Diego

Steven Cox – Benefits of Starting a Business in San Diego

| January 16, 2017

http://stevencox.com – San Diego is a GREAT place to start a business. In this video, I give you the reasons why.

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Get Comfortable Not Being Perfect

Get Comfortable Not Being Perfect

| January 16, 2017

http://StevenCox.com – As entrepreneurs, we strive for excellence and perfection. In this video, I talk about why it’s ok to surrender to being imperfect.

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Starting a Business From Zero

Starting a Business From Zero

| October 28, 2016 | Reply

The hardest part of building a business is that beginning stage. It takes a tremendous amount of grit, willpower, and tenacity to see traction. In this video, I share some of the pain starting from zero and the mindset you need in order to find the extra courage to power through.         […]

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How to Keep Great Employees

How to Keep Great Employees

| October 28, 2016

One of the keys to success for every entrepreneur is learning how to find and grow a team. In fact, if an entrepreneur cannot find people to share in the vision, he or she will have a tough time raising capital or building the business. In this video, I share what I’ve learned about keeping […]

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Being an Entrepreneur Matters

Being an Entrepreneur Matters

| October 28, 2016

I believe that being an entrepreneur is an incredible profession to choose. Creating an idea, bringing it to market, and getting the opportunity to change people’s lives for the better is a craft worth pursuing. It takes a lot of skill, perseverance, drive and a bit of luck to build a company that provides a […]

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When is the Right Time to Raise Capital?

When is the Right Time to Raise Capital?

| September 2, 2016 | Reply

Thinking about raising capital? It’s a long journey and not for everyone. There are right and wrong ways to go about it, and there are better times to raise vs. going at it alone. Here are my thoughts on when you know it’s the right time to raise money.  

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Teach Online! Become an Online Teacher – the Complete Guide

Teach Online! Become an Online Teacher – the Complete Guide

| July 1, 2016 | 4 Replies

Have you wanted to teach online, but didn’t know where to start? I know, I know. I hear you. It sounds like a great idea, but how do you get going? I’ve put together this post to help TakeLessons Teaching Partners prepare to become an online teacher. Hi, my name is Steven Cox. I’m the […]

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Freelancers: Need help preparing your taxes? Watch this.

Freelancers: Need help preparing your taxes? Watch this.

| January 18, 2016 | Reply

Recently, I did an interview with Mark Wilson, a pro tax accountant. Our goal was to help our tens of thousands of freelance educators, instructors, artists, musicians, and creatives with tips and tools they could use to help prepare taxes. The video below is the complete segment, followed by a transcript in case you want […]

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Running Through Walls

Running Through Walls

| January 6, 2016

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How to Have an Incredibly Productive Week in 4 Easy Steps

How to Have an Incredibly Productive Week in 4 Easy Steps

| January 5, 2016

http://stevencox.com – There’s 168 hours in the week. Here’s how you you can set yourself up for a week filled with accomplishment and success – all in just 20-30 minutes.

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Steven Cox Featured on Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast

Steven Cox Featured on Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast

| August 28, 2015 | Reply

I had a great time being interviewed by John Lee Dumas of Entrpreneur on Fire. Listen in and hear about my worst entrepreneurial moment, my big ah-ha, and a few awesome resources for entrepreneurs. To subscribe to Entrepreneur on Fire through iTunes, go here.

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Teaming up with the International Women’s Hackathon

Teaming up with the International Women’s Hackathon

| October 9, 2014 | Reply

TakeLessons is proud to be a part of the video, and a supporter of this years International Women’s Hackathon, held at Cal State, San Marcos. The International Women’s Hackathon is sponsored by Microsoft Research to empower young women leaders (ages 16 and older) in computer science. Teams of 4-6 girls will make a website, game, […]

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