Category: At Work

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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TakeLessons on Fox5: Sing Like an Idol — KSWB

TakeLessons on Fox5: Sing Like an Idol — KSWB

| January 31, 2011 | Reply

Sing Like an Idol — KSWB TakeLessons was recently featured on Fox 5 in support of the new American Idol season.   Transcription: Heather Ford: Hey guys, good morning. Well, we have created a jam session for you. These are all students from TakeLessons, so whether it’s a musical instrument or fine-tuning their voices, they’ve […]

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Entreprenuers: Selling Your Company

Entreprenuers: Selling Your Company

| January 8, 2011 | Reply

It is Monday so it is time for another MBA Mondays post. We are a few weeks into a series on mergers and acquisitions. The first week we covered the basics of mergers and acquisitions. Last week we talked about asset sales. via www.aonetwork.com Here's a good article for entrepreneurs getting near an exit. Written […]

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Love What You Do

Love What You Do

| December 15, 2010 | Reply

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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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Chumps vs. Checks: Handling The Venture Capitalist Cold Call

Chumps vs. Checks: Handling The Venture Capitalist Cold Call

| November 9, 2010 | Reply

The following is a guest post from Healy Jones.  Healy is the Head of Marketing for OfficeDrop, a company that offers small businesses in paper intensive industries cloud scanning software and cloud filing. Previously he was a venture capitalist with Atlas Venture and Summit Partners. via onstartups.com Good information for any entrepreneur starting to get some […]

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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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Design You Life. Find the Flow.

Design You Life. Find the Flow.

| October 5, 2010 | 3 Replies

I wrote this on a napkin in Amsterdam last week while contemplating: ———————————————– Say 'yes' more often. Yes to Life.  Challenge your barriers. Live outside your comfort zone. Seek out novel experiences. Make people's day. Bring them into your world. Remember that you have a path – a natural flow. Find it. Design it. Drive […]

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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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How Facebook Can Become Bigger In Five Years Than Google Is Today

How Facebook Can Become Bigger In Five Years Than Google Is Today

| October 4, 2010 | Reply

Remember three years ago, when Microsoft paid a quarter-billion dollars for 1.6% of Facebook and the exclusive right to run banner ads across Facebook.com? Tell the truth, how many of you thought that was a killer business decision? I can’t say I did at the time. But as that deal is about to expire in 2011, Facebook’s status as a revenue juggernaut […]

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TakeLessons and Learning Care Group, Inc. Give Families Something to Sing About | Wanna Play Music

TakeLessons and Learning Care Group, Inc. Give Families Something to Sing About | Wanna Play Music

| August 27, 2010 | Reply

TakeLessons and Learning Care Group, Inc. Give Families Something to Sing About | Wanna Play Music. A new collaboration between Learning Care Group and TakeLessons is opening up opportunties for kids ages 5-12 to take music lessons–a much-needed service considering recent drastic school budget cuts. Learning Care Group, the second largest for-profit early education and […]

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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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Meet the Team at Twitter

Meet the Team at Twitter

| August 9, 2010 | Reply

Twitter Recruiting Video

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50 Useful Tools and Resources For Web Designers

50 Useful Tools and Resources For Web Designers

| July 26, 2010 | Reply

From Smashing Magazine: 50 Useful Tools and Resources For Web Designers http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/07/26/50-useful-tools-and-resources-for-web-designers/

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Now Hiring Music Teachers for Best Buy Stores

Now Hiring Music Teachers for Best Buy Stores

| July 19, 2010 | 3 Replies

Are you an incredible music instructor looking to make a living doing what you love? TakeLessons is now hiring teachers for part-time employee positions to teach inside Best Buy stores and Learning Care Group centers. Hiring in the following locations: Tampa Miami Minneapolis Washington DC Baltimore Dallas Houston Austin San Antonio San Diego Los Angeles […]

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