Annkur Agarwal – Founder of

[quote style=”boxed”]I would launch sooner. I would launch faster. I will think more of the future, but delivery faster in present. I can’t stress how important it is to be fast. Try different things and iterate.[/quote] Annkur P Agarwal has been an Internet entrepreneur for over a decade. Starting early at the age of 15 […]

Herby Fabius – Co-founder of

[quote style=”boxed”]I recommend everyone to focus on just one task until completed. Jumping back and forth will probably get you nowhere.[/quote] Herby Fabius is the co-founder of, an online platform that allows small businesses to sell and manage Deals and Gift cards. He also runs an entrepreneurship blog where he interviews startup founders […]

Joe Shartzer – Co-founder of Nyopoly

[quote style=”boxed”]Try them out and see what sticks. The best way to know what your customers want is to ask them.[/quote] Joe Shartzer is responsible for marketing and community outreach at Nyopoly, which include Nyopoly’s style blog and social media presence. He’s a serial entrepreneur who loves the hustle of it all. Shartzer’s background lies […]

Billy Murphy – Founder of EcomLab

[quote style=”boxed”]Find a need. Figure out how to solve it. Then do it. A lot of people try to overcomplicate it, but it’s kind of straight forward.[/quote] Billy Murphy is a serial entrepreneur who’s created several online businesses. He’s a former professional poker player who started, a poker training site, in 2009. In 2011 […]

Shefa Weinstein – CEO and co-founder of Shopetti

[quote style=”boxed”]I don’t think I would have done anything differently. It hasn’t always been easy, but each choice I made impacted the trajectory of our company. I had to learn my mistakes on my own in order to really understand them.[/quote] Shefa Weinstein is an award winning entrepreneur with 11 years of web and business […]

Kerry McCoy – President of Arkansas Flag and Banner

[quote style=”boxed”]Even the things I did not do well, I learned a lot from.[/quote] Originally from North Little Rock, Ark., Kerry McCoy moved to Dallas after high school, where she attended Miss Wades Fashion Merchandizing School. She graduated during the 1974 recession and began working as a Betsy Ross Flag Girl when she could not […]

Becky Sturm – Owner and Founder of 3waybeauty

[quote style=”boxed”]I closed it, cried, and then put my big girl pants on.[/quote] Becky Sturm is the owner and founder of 3waybeauty and StormSister Spatique and the co-founder of the HAMMS Event. StormSister Spatique is an online beauty boutique and 3waybeauty is a multi-functional, grooming brand. HAMMS Event – Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed, is […]

Hamilton Powell – Founder of Crown & Caliber

[quote style=”boxed”]Get out of the office. Read, meet with people smarter than you, engage with other entrepreneurs. Your job as an entrepreneur isn’t to get caught in the weeds. You are tasked with steering the ship – so avoid the temptation to become a silo.[/quote] Crown & Caliber is the first exclusive buyer and consigner […]

Kelly Mistry – Founder of MyFairyTaleBooks

[quote style=”boxed”]Lean In by Sheryl Sanders is a thought-provoking book that every woman in business should read then pass to their husband, partner, and boss.[/quote] Kelly Mistry is the owner and founder of MyFairyTaleBooks – a personalized children’s gift company. Launched in 2009, the business began as a reseller for licensed, personalized books, CDs and DVDs […]

Alex Gonzalez – Co-founder and CEO of Chatalog

[quote style=”boxed”]I would have talked to more people about my idea earlier on and I would have released a more minimal MVP to users faster.[/quote] Alex Gonzalez is the co-founder and CEO of Chatalog, an online product reinventing the way people shop online by mirroring the real-time meaningful experiences you have shopping with your close […]