Laura Roeder – Founder of LKR Social Media Marketer

[quote style=”boxed”]I’m constantly learning the lesson that you should just go for exactly what you really want. Don’t hold back, and don’t think something lesser is all that you can get.[/quote] Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who teaches small businesses how to become well-known and claim their brands online. She is the […]

Alyson Dutch – CEO of Brown and Dutch Public Relations

[quote style=”boxed”]Don’t spend any time creating a product unless you know–and are very clear about–who your customer is, why they want your product and why they will pay you for it. [/quote] Alyson Dutch is a product PR launch specialist. The author of The PR Handbook for Entrepreneurs, she has launched everything from fingertip toothbrushes […]

Tina Tangalakis – Founder of Della

[quote style=”boxed”]Keep doing what you’re doing, trust yourself and never listen to that voice of fear within you.[/quote] Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, designer Tina Tangalakis always sought to combine her love of art and humanitarian work. As a student she studied costume design at California Institute of the Arts, and later she […]

Zach Suchin – Co-Founder of Brand Knew

[quote style=”boxed”]There is nothing more important to a concept’s success than the determination of the team working on it.[/quote] Raised in Los Angeles, California, Zach Suchin worked directly with executive management at Sony, Fox, ICM and The Firm throughout his high school years. During college, Suchin promoted high-profile events for college students, featuring platinum-selling recording […]

Travis Steffen – Founder of WorkoutBOX.com

[quote style=”boxed”]I manage my time each and every day like it’s the most precious resource I have, because it is.[/quote] Travis Steffen, 24, is a serial entrepreneur who began building businesses from his dorm room at 18 years old. A former college football player and pro fighter, Travis now brings his passion and energy to […]

Ryan Wood – Director of Public Awareness for Sevenly

[quote style=”boxed”]I use one of the old-school yellow notepads. That always does the trick for me. I don’t think there is a more effective way to communicate your thoughts and ideas than to write them down with a pen on paper.[/quote] Ryan Wood is the director of public awareness and partnerships for social-good startup Sevenly, […]

Sibyl Chavis – Founder of Possibility of Today

[quote style=”boxed”]Doing things by trial and error is one of the approaches I continually try to use in my business. I have discovered some great business insights by being open to trying new things–and most importantly, by being willing to fail and simply move on.[/quote] Sibyl Chavis is a Harvard-trained lawyer who left the lucrative […]

Colleen Wainwright – Designer and Creative Director of Communicatrix

[quote style=”boxed”]Noodling, noodling, noodling! I do a ridiculous amount of private pacing, scribbling, brain dumping, and so forth.[/quote] Colleen Wainwright is a writer-speaker-layabout who started calling herself “the communicatrix” when she hit three hyphens. She spent 10 years as an award-winning TV copywriter crafting ads for brands like Wheaties®, Gatorade® and Jell-O®, and another 10 […]

Arya Bina – Creator of CheapTravelHunter.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Work. Work smart, but work hard![/quote] Arya Bina is an 18-year-old college student and businessman who was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. He was born to upper middle-class parents, one of which is a second-generation Iranian-American. He started his own company at the age of 16, and […]