Cathy Green – Co-Owner of UpperCrust Maids

[quote style=”boxed”]Stick-to-it-ness. I have a habit of staying focused in on the goal and making it a point not to stray.[/quote] Cathy Green is the co-owner with her husband, Greg, of UpperCrust Maids. Cathy has a M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Greg has a B.S. degree in Social Services. In 2008—unhappy with the level […]

Sumi Krishnan – Owner of K4 Solutions

[quote style=”boxed”]It can be summed up in the following quote, widely attributed to Howard Thurman: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.”[/quote] Sumi Krishnan started K4 Solutions in 2001 at age […]

Jordan Kurland – Founder of Zeitgeist Artist Management

[quote style=”boxed”]As you get older and wiser you realize that the core business principles apply everywhere. [/quote] Jordan Kurland is the founder and owner of Zeitgeist Artist Management, LTD. Formed in 1999, with offices in San Francisco and Manhattan, Zeitgeist focuses on cultivating long-term careers for independently minded artists. The company’s roster includes Death Cab for […]

Neil Alpert – CEO of LaserLock Technologies

[quote style=”boxed”]First, create realistic goals that can be defined and tracked. Second, it’s important to remember that nobody, CEO or otherwise, is an island, and you’re only as strong as the rest of your team. Be sure to ask for and listen to advice from everyone in your organization.[/quote] Neil Alpert is the CEO and […]

Wayne Simmons – CEO of The Growth Strategy Company

[quote style=”boxed”]I would say “just do it.” I truly believe that being an entrepreneur is more of a “natural state of being” than people realize. [/quote] Wayne is an accomplished executive, innovator, value creator, and entrepreneur and co-author of GrowthThinking: Building the New Growth Enterprise. He co-founded The Growth Strategy Co. to offer a new and […]

Rohit Bhargava – Founder of Influential Marketing Group

[quote style=”boxed”]When you stop being curious about the world, you stop learning. [/quote] Rohit Bhargava is a marketing expert dedicated to bringing more humanity to business. He is the author of three bestselling marketing books (including the award-winning “Likeonomics”), CEO and founder of Influential Marketing Group, and professor of global marketing at Georgetown University. An early […]

Danny Boice – CTO of Speek

[quote style=”boxed”]I got really good at executing. Ideas are great and my team and I have a ton of them. However, if you want to be successful you need to be great at executing on ideas. There’s plenty of dudes living in their parents basement at the age of 40 that probably have tons of […]

Eleanor Hall – Founder of Connected Potential

[quote style=”boxed”]Staying focused on the underlying vision of your work helps. There are good days and bad days, so keeping your eye on the end goal is important.[/quote] Eleanor Hall is founder and Executive Director of Connected Potential, a web-driven service that provides young adults with the advice, resources, and personal/professional connections needed to implement […]

Matt Rutter – Co-founder of GrapeVibe

[quote style=”boxed”]I would have started earlier. It’s really time consuming to try to create a startup while working full-time. I wish I could have taken some time off right after college and fall back on a job if things didn’t work out.[/quote] Matt Rutter, a Massachusetts native, is just beginning to hit his entrepreneurial stride. […]

Jeff Leighton – Owner of Action Homebuyers

[quote style=”boxed”]Successful people leave behind clues. If you model what successful people do and stay persistent, then you should start seeing amazing results.[/quote] Jeff Leighton is the owner of Action Homebuyers, a Washington, D.C. real estate investment and solutions company that buys and sells distressed properties. He specializes in purchasing residential and commercial property in […]

Sarah Ware – Co-Founder of Markerly

[quote style=”boxed”]You need to be able to laugh without being offended and take criticism without folding. Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.[/quote] Sarah Ware is a young serial entrepreneur currently living in Washington, D.C., and is the co-founder of Markerly. Previously responsible for leading a traveling team to launch the LivingSocial […]