Tag - SXSW

Company Culture is Essential Says Japanese Street Food Manager – #PoweringProsperity @Intuit

Company culture is essential. It's not something you can "program" or press the "Liked button" on. It's about WHO you are as a business owner and who you hire as part of your team. I spoke with an executive at Austin based East Side King, watch our interview below. This was on the occasion of Intuit @...

Sweetriot Founder Talks About the Power of Social Entrepreneurship and Brand

Sweetriot Founder Talks About the Power of Social Entrepreneurship and Brand

There are many aspects of forming a successful brand: creating an eye-catching logo with carefully selected colors, building a good website, designing creative marketing materials, and more. The list is long and daunting, but before you get started on those tasks, there is one important thing to do first. According to my latest interview...

Discussing Gender Diversity in Business with Sara Brand of True Wealth Ventures

Discussing Gender Diversity in Business with Sara Brand of True Wealth Ventures

Statistics show that although women hold almost 52 percent of all professional-level jobs, they are vastly underrepresented in top leadership positions. For example, only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 companies are run by a woman, and women make up just 16.9 percent of all Fortune 500 board seats. These numbers are not uncommon; in...

Unaliwear Founder Shares How Love and Passion Build a Successful Company

Unaliwear Founder Shares How Love and Passion Build a Successful Company

As entrepreneurs, we all know that one of the biggest keys to success is having a strong passion for what you are doing. I just love when I come across companies that not only have that passion but are driven by the desire to solve a problem that touches them personally. This is the...

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Issue Voter Founder Shares Why Being Unique is Essential For A Startup’s Survival at SXSW 2017

During my time at SXSW 2017 and the Dell Experience, I had the opportunity to speak to a number of inspiring entrepreneurs and thought-leaders. Included in that group is Maria Yuan, founder of Issue Voter, a website that is dedicated to giving your voice more power in our democracy. Maria shared with me what Issue...

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Dell’s Elizabeth Gore on Dealing with Uncertainty as an Entrepreneur

The Dell Experience at SXSW 2017 brought together best-in-class technology and some of the most innovative and disruptive leaders across a wide range of industries. On hand to share the experience was Dell’s, Elizabeth Gore. Elizabeth serves as Dell’s ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ and is tasked with being the collective voice for the entrepreneurial channel...

How to Pitch a Complex Business: Advice from 2017 SXSW Dell Experience - interview with Bethany Edwards of Lia Diagnostics

How to Pitch a Complex Business: Advice from the 2017 SXSW Dell Experience

Pitching your business is a subject we frequently write about here on Smart Hustle. In the past year, we’ve covered articles on the sales pitch, pitch contests, pitching to the media, and even pitch advice from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary. Recently, I encountered another angle that I think some business owners would appreciate, after watching...