Tag: Entrepreneur

Use Doubt to Your Benefit

Use Doubt to Your Benefit

| April 14, 2014 | Reply

Doubt is one of those feeling that can be debilitating or serve a purpose when used correctly. Here’s an article on the subject I wrote for Fast Company. ** This article written by me was originally published in Fast Company magazine in April 2014 ** Doubt–at one point or another, every entrepreneur has experienced the […]

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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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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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The Life of a Startup

The Life of a Startup

| November 20, 2012 | Reply

Here is an email I sent this morning to my team. First, I wanted to have them see that most startups go through the same struggles that we go through. Second, I wanted them to know that I have full confidence, faith, and trust in their abilities and that I see them as leaders within […]

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Things I’ve Learned Being an Entrepreneur

Things I’ve Learned Being an Entrepreneur

| November 6, 2012 | 5 Replies

At TakeLessons, we’re in the process of working on a 2013 strategic plan. One thing I did this year was looked back and just wrote down some things that I’ve learned over the past few years on how to build a business. Here’s my short list. As a company and personally, I’ve had a tendency […]

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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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You’re Invited: April 18th – The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation

You’re Invited: April 18th – The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation

| April 1, 2012 | 2 Replies

On Wednesday, 4/18, a few local tech entrepreneurs (including me) will be speaking at the 6Degrees Breakfast Speakers series 8:30 to 9:30 AM on digital startups and innovation here in San Diego. The event is at The Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Anyway, I have a couple extra tickets if you would like to […]

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San Diego Startup Digest – Feb 20th 2012

San Diego Startup Digest – Feb 20th 2012

| February 20, 2012 | Reply

San Diego StartupDigest Life is too short to work at a boring company. Tell us about you here. For newcomers: The San Diego StartupDigest is an event list, created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, that is laser-focused on the needs of startups in the San Diego area. San Diego StartupDigest is curated by: Brant Cooper – Author […]

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Michael Lazero of Buddy Media On the Value of Beating Fear

Michael Lazero of Buddy Media On the Value of Beating Fear

| November 19, 2011 | Reply

I met Michael back in the late 90's when he was working on UWire and I was working for an early social network called CollegeClub.com. He's done great work with his company, Buddy Media. Here's a recent video of him speaking on how he was able to use the realization of his own mortality to […]

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Steve Jobs: Magnificence and Mortality

Steve Jobs: Magnificence and Mortality

| October 6, 2011 | Reply

Today, I woke up to the death of Steve Jobs. At the age of 56, he did what most entrepreneurs dream of doing – changing the world for the better. Even though I didn't know him, I could help but feel saddened and tearful. Part out of respect – and part out of feeling that […]

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Start Ups: Apply for the Silicon Valley Bank Showcase Event

Start Ups: Apply for the Silicon Valley Bank Showcase Event

| August 15, 2011 | Reply

From our friends at Silicon Valley Bank: Silicon Valley Bank's next pitch event, SVB Showcase, hosted by SVB Accelerator, will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park. This event will feature three concurrent tracks with presentations from companies seeking a Series A, B or C round of financing […]

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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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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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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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Congrats on the great job. Now, back to work.

Congrats on the great job. Now, back to work.

| February 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

…As we continue to expand, I encourage you to master your current position and begin to prepare yourself – at work and on your own watch – for the position you want to grow into. It will be those who continue to require more of themselves who will be the ones that naturally rise up. Will it be you?

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