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.
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 […]
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.
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, […]
Here’s a video I’m a part of that talks about what’s going on in the downtown San Diego tech and innovation scene. Happy to be a contributor to helping grow San Diego’s economy. Craig Sewing: We’re gonna be bringing on a guest here, Steven Cox with TakeLessons, CEO. Tell us about him. Seth […]
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 […]
Each week at TakeLessons.com, I ask my employees a question. This activity gives us time together as a group and helps us all get to know each other better. We always ask questions that are structured around developing community within the company. Last week, I asked “What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?” Here were some […]
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 […]
I have a cool $7,500 for someone – maybe you! What’s the catch? Our company, TakeLessons, is growing like crazy and we’re looking for a rockstar VP of Software Engineering. As one of my trusted business associates, I wanted to reach out to you to see if you might know of someone interested in an […]
Happy to see TakeLessons mentioned in Michael Wolf’s article on how new companies are disrupting Craigslist (which, in turn, have disrupted newspapers). In the article, Wolf discusses how the new breed of vertical marketplaces are able to gain traction by providing value greater than a listing. Our general thesis is that the next generation of […]
Congrats to us for a mention in Forbes: 10 Unique Businesses to Help You Keep Your Resolution – Forbes – http://bit.ly/XGL73Q Shout out to Jody of Chic CEO for the mention: Jody Coughlin is the CMO and co-owner of Chic CEO – a free, online resource for female entrepreneurs. You can follow her @Jody_ChicCEO and […]
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 […]
Today, we announced a round of funding to further our advancement into music and to launch our second vertical – tutoring – starting with San Diego tutors and Austin tutors. I’ve been asked why we chose tutoring. We see it as a complimentary market to music. Fragmented, yet large market Tutors would rather do what […]