Category: Start-Ups

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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Running Through Walls

Running Through Walls

| January 6, 2016

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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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AirBnB’s “Overnight” Success?

AirBnB’s “Overnight” Success?

| April 30, 2014 | Reply

In the Internet space, it’s so easy to get caught up in the big success story that comes piped in from Pando or TechCrunch that shows how a company went from zero to hero in an obscenely short amount of time. While it’s true that, on occasion, the ‘up and to the right’ explosive growth […]

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Cool Travel Apps for your iPhone or Android

Cool Travel Apps for your iPhone or Android

| April 25, 2014 | Reply

Here is my TV segment on San Diego 6 TV on cool travel apps. Below is the video and my write-up on the coolest travel apps I’ve found. Waze Both Android and iPhone – FREE Crowdsourcing – which means gathering information from communities and giving more people access to the information. So, this crowdsourced app […]

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TakeLessons Secures $7mm in Venture Capital

TakeLessons Secures $7mm in Venture Capital

| March 25, 2014 | Reply

I’m happy to announce TakeLessons.com latest round of venture funding today. This round increases the total amount raised to $20mm and will allow us to accelerate our expansion into more categories outside of music, including tutoring, performing arts, and languages. We’ve even started to see new matches in categories such as welding, crocheting, robotics, and […]

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Upcoming Incubator Hosted By San Diego Venture Group

Upcoming Incubator Hosted By San Diego Venture Group

| March 14, 2014 | Reply

Thinking of starting a tech or internet company here in San Diego? When you start a company, there are a TON of things to consider: How will you raise capital? Who will form your team? How will you develop your product to fit market needs? What will your user interface look like? This list goes […]

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Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 2)

Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 2)

| February 25, 2014 | Reply

In February 2014 Christy Wang, a student at MIT Sloan School of Management, interviewed Steven Cox, CEO and Founder of TakeLessons.com for her Entrepreneurship class. Here is the transcript of the interview. See Entrepreneur Startup Questons: Part 1 4. What makes a good startup business partner? Where can you find them? There’s a line that […]

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Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 1)

Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 1)

| February 18, 2014 | Reply

In February 2014 Christy Wang, a student at MIT Sloan School of Management, interviewed Steven Cox, CEO and Founder of TakeLessons.com for her Entrepreneurship class. Here is the transcript of the interview. 1. How did you come up with the idea about TakeLessons? What made you set your mind to go into this business? I’ve […]

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TakeLessons Named a 2013 Deloitte Tech Fast 500

TakeLessons Named a 2013 Deloitte Tech Fast 500

| January 10, 2014 | Reply

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Steven Cox Entrepreneur Interview on MarketPulse – ESPN Radio

Steven Cox Entrepreneur Interview on MarketPulse – ESPN Radio

| May 23, 2013 | Reply

  Interview Transcription Starts at :48 Chris: As I mentioned before the break, we have a wonderful guest in studio today, Steven Cox, founder and CEO of TakeLessons.com. The team at TakeLessons has been connecting music students with the best local music teachers since 2006. They pride themselves on providing safe, affordable, fun music lessons […]

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New Book: The Lean Entrepreneur by Brant Cooper- You WANT This Book

New Book: The Lean Entrepreneur by Brant Cooper- You WANT This Book

| February 11, 2013 | Reply

Ever wanted to know how to apply startup/technology know-how to your new company? My good friend and author, Brant Cooper, is releasing his second book, The Lean Entrepreneur on February 26. Check out what people are saying: “This fascinating new book shows that at the intersection of disruption and lean company thinking, there is a […]

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Video: How to be an All-Star at Work. A Peek Inside TakeLessons.com.

Video: How to be an All-Star at Work. A Peek Inside TakeLessons.com.

| February 5, 2013 | 2 Replies

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past couple years, it’s how critical it is to get the right team in place. The right team is more costly, takes longer to attract, but it pays for itself in spades by a quicker velocity and overall growth. As we shift into a faster growth mode […]

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