Category: Entrepreneur Insights

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 8

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 8

| October 12, 2012 | Reply

John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and maintain a thriving corporate culture. In this interview, Cox defines corporate culture, outlines steps entrepreneurs can take to define their company’s culture and shows how a strong culture can translate into other great gains for any organization. […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 7

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 7

| October 9, 2012 | Reply

Part 7 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 5 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 6 […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 6

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 6

| October 3, 2012 | Reply

Part 6 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 5 John Assaraf sat down with Steven […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 5

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 5

| October 1, 2012 | Reply

Part 5 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part IV

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part IV

| September 28, 2012 | Reply

  Part 4 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 3

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 3

| September 26, 2012 | 2 Replies

  Part III in the series: Subscribe for email updates when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Praxis Now Interview Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Praxis Now Interview Part 2 John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and […]

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The Path to Success

The Path to Success

| March 7, 2012 | 1 Reply

This picture says it all!

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Free Download: The Value of Incredible Customer Service

Free Download: The Value of Incredible Customer Service

| November 28, 2011 | Reply

Here's an awesome Customer Service survey by American Express. In summary, customers will pay more for incredible customer service, yet companies fail to deliver it. Download American Express Cust Service Survey

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Current Obstacles Will Pass. Focus on the Big Picture.

Current Obstacles Will Pass. Focus on the Big Picture.

| July 15, 2011 | 1 Reply

I was checking my email this morning and a new start-up founder asked me the following: "P.s.  how did you stay focused and motivated with so many obstacles and uncertainties when you were first starting takelessons?" Great question and something all entrepreneurs will face. Here's my answer: Peter, Thanks for the note. The obstacles are […]

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Business Rules of Richard Branson

Business Rules of Richard Branson

| April 11, 2011 | Reply

  I I'm a big fan of Richard Branson. Half because he's a brilliant mind. Half because he's always held up a big fat middle finger to the status quo. He does things his own way, takes calculated risks, sometimes loses, sometimes wins, but always learns. That's a recipe for long-term growth… and i dig […]

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Interview with the Northwest Young Entrepreneurs Association

Interview with the Northwest Young Entrepreneurs Association

| March 25, 2011 | 1 Reply

I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Nick Hampshire with the Northwest Young Entrepreneurs Association about building companies and what I've learned as we continue to grow TakeLessons. Here is the Q&A: Audio MP3 download of Steven Cox interview is located here:  Nick Hampshire: What is your philosophy on life and business? Steven Cox: […]

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San Diego Urban Land Young Leaders Social Media Panel

San Diego Urban Land Young Leaders Social Media Panel

| December 15, 2010 | Reply

Tonight, I'll be on the panel discussing how small and local businesses can use social media to their advantage. Here are my key points: Focus on quality instead of quantity. Be consistent. Be real. Make sure someone is assigned to the task with definitive plans. Focus on Google Places, Facebook, and YouTube Other secondary tools […]

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Getting your startup to $10mm in revenues

Getting your startup to $10mm in revenues

| October 11, 2010 | Reply

Here is a post (the first of two) from Steve Carpenter on the different potential business models for internet startups right now and some of the metrics necessasry to get to $10mm in revenues. I believe that services are one of the best internet business models for the next 10 years for the following reasons: […]

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Plant before your Harvest.

Plant before your Harvest.

| October 4, 2010 | Reply

Our VP of Core Operations, Chris Waldron, sent an email out to the team last week where he quoted the legendary comedian, Steve Martin. I think it chronicles why one of our company core values is Perseverence. On rare occassions, the race is won by the person with first mover advantage. But more likely, it […]

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Strategic Partnerships with Big Companies

Strategic Partnerships with Big Companies

| August 11, 2010 | Reply

Recently, our company has been fortunate enough to strike deals with channel partners that should help us in our quest to become the "Starbucks of Music Lessons". Starting in August, TakeLessons will be giving in-store lessons in conjunction with our partners. The service will provide certified TakeLessons local music instructors to thousands of kids and […]

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