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Pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek on how he became an entrepreneur and his best career advice

Rob Dyrdek. Courtesy photo Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, and host of "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel." In a recent episode, he spoke with former pro skateboarder and TV host Rob Dyrdek. Dyrdek discussed his evolution as an entrepreneur and shared his best career advice. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rob Dyrdek is a former pro skateboarder also known for hosting hit TV shows including Rob & Big, Ridiculousness, and Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. He foun...
Tags: Podcast, Hbo, Interview, California, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Mtv, Skateboarding, Rob, Career Advice, Nordic, Dan Schawbel, Rob Dyrdek, Contributor 2019


Revolut co-founder Nik Storonsky set to join the multibillionaire club

Banking and payments app launched six years ago valued at £24bn in deal secured by 36-year-old CEORevolut becomes UK’s biggest fintech firm with £24bn valuationThe Revolut co-founder Nik Storonsky has said Elon Musk’s perfect combination of “rationality and craziness” makes the Tesla boss his leadership hero. Now the 36-year-old is set to join Musk in the multibillionaire club after securing a funding deal that makes the banking and payments app the most valuable British fintech firm ever.The fu...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Elon Musk, UK, Small Business, Russia, Softbank, Entrepreneurs, Tesla, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Fintech, Musk, Storonsky


UPS offering financial incentive to minority franchisees

Starting a business can be expensive, but UPS has lowered the cost significantly for minority entrepreneurs looking to open a UPS Store. The company’s diversity ownership program allows minority and LGBTQ+ franchisees to open a company store for $15,000 — half the standard $30,000 price. “We launched this program in August of 2020,” said Michelle Van Slyke, the company’s interim president for The UPS Store. “We wanted to get the word out to minorities and the LGBTQ+ community, to welcome them an...
Tags: Business, Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Pizza Hut, McDonald, Thea, GONZALES, Rossmoor, Garden Grove, Van Slyke, UPS Stores, UPS Store, KFC Burger King


Partnering with Google for Startups helped us redefine community

It seems like yesterday when I launched Centraal to serve as a meeting point for the Mexico City startup world: a place where people from different walks of life meet, collaborate and facilitate the flow of ideas and innovation. Eight years in, we are proud to be one of the leading tech hubs in Latin America, having helped more than 25,000 entrepreneurs — more than 40% of whom identify as women — through our coding school, corporate innovation programs, Google for Startups Accelerators and cowor...
Tags: Google, Mexico, Entrepreneurs, Canada, Mexico City, Montreal, Latin America, Buenos Aires, Black, U S, Rogelio, Centraal, Google for Startups, Google in Latin America, COVID, Google for Startups Black Founders Fund


A new generation of Korean startups

In Korea today, a new generation of startup founders are making their mark — continuing Korea’s long tradition of forward-thinking in technology, building a more diverse Korean economy and contributing to the recovery from COVID-19. Supporting these founders is a priority for Google in Korea, part of our mission to help improve Koreans’ lives and give Korean businesses a platform to grow. In 2015, we established a Google for Startups Campus in Seoul — our first in the Asia-Pacific region — to su...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Stanford, US, Entrepreneurs, Korea, Silicon Valley, OECD, Seoul, Asia Pacific region, KRW, Ringle, Google in Asia, Google for Startups Campus, COVID, Harrison Kim


6 ways to test out your business idea before spending money to officially start it

Before investing your own money into a small business idea, test it out with your target audience. Georgijevic/Getty Images Having a business idea is easy, but putting that idea to the test is where the real work comes in. Entrepreneur Jen Glantz says aspiring founders should test ideas thoroughly to vet their viability. Write out a business plan, research competitors, and ask your target audience for feedback. See more stories on Insider's business page. When I first had the thought s...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, Business Idea, Business Plan, Jen Glantz, Quora Reddit, Gaby Deimeke, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


Season 3 of the ‘Founded’ podcast is here

In October 2020, Women Techmakers, in collaboration with Google for Startups, launched Founded, a podcast highlighting women entrepreneurs from all over the world. This week, the series returns with six new episodes, sharing advice and experiences from women who’ve lived the entrepreneurial journey. Ahead of the new season, we took time to chat with one of our podcast interviewees, Lateesha Thomas. Lateesha Thomas, Founder of Onramp What were you doing before launching Onramp?I spent...
Tags: Google, Stanford, Entrepreneurs, Harvard, Alice, Diversity and Inclusion, Google for Startups, Jen Harvey, Lateesha Thomas Lateesha Thomas Founder, Juvo Ventures


Supporting LGBTQ+ spaces on the road to recovery

When I first moved to the United States from India, I visited Chicago’s Northalsted area (also known as “Boystown”), an LGBTQ+ neighborhood. I was still in the process of coming out, and I was amazed to see so many businesses welcoming the LGBTQ+ community and building a space that felt safe. For the first time, I felt comfortable in my skin as a gay man and experienced the feeling of truly belonging.This past year, LGBTQ+ businesses and service organizations — that are at the heart of LGBTQ+ li...
Tags: Google, Small Business, India, San Francisco, Entrepreneurs, Chicago, United States, Lgbtq, Castro, London UK, Boystown, Diversity and Inclusion, Roxbury Massachusetts, Grow With Google, Google for Startups, Google for Startups Black Founders Fund


4 resilience lessons from Spanish travel startups

2020 was a difficult year for the travel and tourism sector, but it was also a year of learning how to use technology to better understand and respond to the evolving needs of consumers.Our Google for Startups Growth Academy: TravelTech program in Spain, where the travel industry accounts for 12% of the national GDP, supported travel startups with digital skills and tools to build resilience for their businesses, so they can overcome challenges brought by travel restrictions. It also shows them ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Spain, Mondo, Google Search Console, Andrea, Google Data Studio, Traveltech, Google in Europe, Google Vision, Campus Madrid, Sofia Benjumea, Destinia, Google for Startups Growth Academy


Interesting Ways to Hit the Ground Running As a Mobile Business Owner

Whether you’re a mobile dog groomer, you run a niche food truck, you’re a personal trainer or you have your own cleaning business, there are dozens of money-making and fully mobile careers that can keep your working day varied, busy and most importantly – profitable! While mobile businesses are on the increase, competition within your chosen career or niche may be fierce, therefore having all the essential equipment at your fingertips and the right business approach is vital for mobile busine...
Tags: Business, Sales, Entrepreneurs, Business Owner, Blog & Grow, Mobile Business, Ground Running, Mobile Business Owner, Mobile Careers, Mobile Entrepreneurs


4 Key Life Hacks for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs tend to have a lot in common. While each professional has to carve out their own unique career path, the truth is that you can learn a lot from studying the personal habits of  in your field. If you have ambitions of climbing the corporate ladder, then it’s important to develop a lifestyle that will help you achieve your goals. Today we’ll cover that very subject and introduce four key life hacks that you can use to get more done in –– and out –– of the office: Set a ...
Tags: Business, Sales, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Ambitious Entrepreneurs, Blog & Grow, Successful Business, Successful Entrepreneurs, Northwest Surgery Center, Life Hacks for Ambitious Entrepreneurs, Successful Business Leaders


How Startups Can Earn Consumer Trust

Relationships take time to develop. In the business world, there is no more important relationship than that between a customer and a company. Unfortunately for startup entrepreneurs, time is a luxury they can rarely afford. New companies don’t always have years to build trust with audiences. While taking a long-term marketing approach isn’t a bad idea, startups also have to establish trust quickly in order to generate a healthy revenue. With that in mind, here are some ideas that new business ...
Tags: Business, Sales, Entrepreneurs, Startup, Blog & Grow, Startup Entrepreneurs, New Companies, Northwest Surgery Center, Earn Consumer Trust


A wetsuit startup rode the wave of surfing's popularity

For many people, the most difficult part about surfing is just standing up on the board. But for diehard surfers — the ones who get up at 5:00 a.m. to catch the best waves — the real challenge is to find a wetsuit that actually fits. And that’s something that Los Angeles City lifeguard Andrew Park and marketing manager Grace Hsiang knew firsthand. Skintight garments sold off the rack couldn’t possibly fit every aspiring surfer, and Andrew and Grace saw a need for a premium, high-quality wetsuit ...
Tags: Google, Navy, Entrepreneurs, Tokyo, Grace, Southern California, Andrew, Los Angeles City, Andrew Park, Yamamoto, Google in Asia, Strong Ventures, Google for Startups, Mike Kim, Grace Hsiang, Google for Startups Campus Seoul


Accelerating health and wellbeing startups in Europe

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it, and around the world, startup founders are stepping up to solve new and unforeseen challenges with agility, resilience and innovative technology. In particular, the pandemic spurred a high demand for digital health and wellbeing solutions. Germany alone reported a 1,000% increase in telehealth offerings — with more than 20,000 medical doctors and psychotherapists now offering appointments through video-consultations — and Frost & Sullivan forecasts a seve...
Tags: Google, Europe, Small Business, Germany, Israel, Entrepreneurs, Digital Marketing, Frost Sullivan, Kasia, Google in Europe, Google for Startups, Yosh, Google for Startups Accelerator, Michał Kramarz, Martin Pentenrieder, Tina Bychkova Synctuition


Kris Lindahl and Terrence Murphy Sr. on scaling expansion teams

At Inman Connect, Lindahl and Murphy noted that team leaders need to know who they are, and stick to their team's roadmap in order to find success in scaling.
Tags: Entrepreneurs, Radio, Teams, Roadmap, Murphy, Consumer experience, Select, Inman Connect, Terrence Murphy, Kris Lindahl, TM5 Properties, Team Leaders, Amy Somerville, Kris Lindahl Real Estate, Expansion Teams, Scaling Your Business


How one Durham-based foundation is investing in North Carolina's entrepreneurs and growing the state's innovation footprint

Insider Thom Ruhe and Roy Cooper. NC IDEA The NC IDEA foundation supports entrepreneurship and economic development across North Carolina. Using grants, seed funding, mentoring, and other programs, NC IDEA helps entrepreneurs directly. Some initiatives include the NC Black Entrepreneurship Council, NC IDEA SOAR, and NC IDEA LABS. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." From a non-dairy cheese brand and s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Support, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, North Carolina, Gates Foundation, Durham, Mentorship, Grants, Nordic, Ruhe


Funding Black founders with capital and community

In 2016, I met an inspiring entrepreneur named Jasmine Crowe who was looking for ways to expand her startup, Goodr, which helps eliminate food waste and food insecurity. Through my business relationships with the city, I helped her secure a contract with the Atlanta International Airport, a deal that was huge for her business’s growth and a big win for Georgia’s startup ecosystem. Since then, I’ve met with over 2,500 underrepresented entrepreneurs around the country and made it my life’s mission...
Tags: Google, Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Georgia, Black, Atlanta International Airport, Marcus Blackwell, Google Cloud, Diversity and Inclusion, Jasmine Crowe, Google for Startups, Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, Sonja Ebron, Brazil Europe, Kanarys, Goodie Nation


A cofounder of Bleacher Report reflects on the two biggest decisions that changed the trajectory of his startup

Dave Nemetz. Inna Lila Dave Nemetz is a cofounder of Bleacher Report and the founder of Inverse and writes a weekly newsletter on media and startups. The following is a recent post, republished with his permission. In it, Nemetz advises startup founders to focus on their personal journey and forget about the 'what ifs.' See more stories on Insider's business page. In the movie "Sliding Doors," Gwyneth Paltrow's character follows two parallel storylines.If she catches a trai...
Tags: Startups, Advice, Entrepreneurs, Success, Trends, Strategy, Sports Illustrated, NHL, Founders, Nordic, Athletic, Vince McMahon, Bleacher Report, Contributor, Tech Insider, Personal Essay


A 24-year-old made a 'modern TV Guide' on Instagram. Here's how he got 1 million followers and landed paid partnerships with AppleTV, Hulu and Saint Laurent.

Christian Dwarica Christian Dwarica Christian Dwarica runs an Instagram account called the Film Zone that has 1.2 million followers. By striking partnerships with media brands, he's on track to net six figures, he tells Insider. In an interview, he talks about his path growing the brand and what's next. See more stories on Insider's business page. Christian Dwarica sat in his off-campus apartment near the University of Texas, Austin. It was mid-January 2019, the start of a ne...
Tags: Viola Davis, Instagram, Small Business, Entertainment, Film, Entrepreneurship, US, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Wes Anderson, Leonardo Dicaprio, Starz, Christian Bale, Jackie Chan, Amy Adams, Hulu


Dutch to investigate business trio’s €100m facemask deal

Scrutiny of government procedures after ‘not-for-profit’ PPE contract led to ‘€20m enrichment’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Dutch government has promised an independent investigation into a supposedly not-for-profit €100m deal to buy facemasks from China last year that ended up making three young entrepreneurs about €20m richer.The investigative website Follow the Money (FTM) revealed that Sywert van Lienden, 30, a former civil servant turned TV pundit and activ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Small Business, China, Entrepreneurs, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, FTM, Coronavirus, Sywert van Lienden, Christian Democrat CDA


Dutch to investigate business trio’s €100m face mask deal

Scrutiny of government procedures after ‘not-for-profit’ PPE contract led to ‘€20m enrichment’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Dutch government has promised an independent investigation into a supposedly not-for-profit €100m (£86m) deal to buy face masks from China last year that ended up making three young entrepreneurs about €20m richer.The investigative website Follow the Money (FTM) revealed that Sywert van Lienden, 30, a former civil servant turned TV pundit a...
Tags: Europe, Business, Small Business, China, Entrepreneurs, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, FTM, Coronavirus, Sywert van Lienden, Christian Democrat CDA


Our accelerator for Black founders calls for a second class

Last June, Google announced an expansion of our support for Black entrepreneurs, including the launch of the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders. Today, we are opening applications for a second series of the accelerator. And this year we have expanded the program to include Black-led startups across all of North America, newly opening the program to applicants from both Canada and the Caribbean. Our inaugural 2020 cohort featured twelve Black-led startups for a 10-week virt...
Tags: Google, Entrepreneurs, Canada, North America, Caribbean, Black, Jason Scott, Mandy Price


An economic growth expert says 5% of government spending marked for large companies should be given to entrepreneurs to boost the economy

Victor Hwang says giving entrepreneurs at least 5% of government spending can help boost the economy. Victor Hwang Victor Hwang says spending on entrepreneurs can help boost the economy. Entrepreneurs could use the funding to reopen, grow their businesses, and create jobs. Every community in America will benefit from this initiative. See more stories on Insider's business page. As America seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's time for a new public discussion of job grow...
Tags: Small Business, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, America, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Research, Thought Leadership, Nordic, Victor Hwang, Great Depression America, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Pandemic aid, Victor Hwang Victor Hwang


Sport, the Best Habit for Successful Entrepreneurs

Sport and entrepreneurship have much in common at its purest and most basic level. To be an elite athlete or a successful businessperson worth his salt requires mastering a certain skill set and having these skills is paramount to the growth and development that ultimately bears fruit with success. Of course, skills in of themselves are not the be all and end all of success. It’s an ongoing debate whether success is down to dedication and hard work alone or whether the role of luck in succe...
Tags: Business, Sales, Entrepreneurs, Sport, Novak Djokovic, Miami Dolphins, Venus Williams, Djokovic, ATP, Rafael Nadal Roger Federer, Nadal Federer, Blog & Grow, Successful Business, Successful Entrepreneurs, Pushing Boundaries, Bill Gates Jeff Bezos Elon Musk


Funding Europe’s future with the Black Founders Fund

To cement our commitment to racial equity in Europe, last Octoberwe announced the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, a $2 million initiative to provide cash awards up to $100,000 to Black-led startups in Europe. These are non-dilutive awards, meaning companies won’t have to exchange equity for the funding, and are paired with up to $120,000 in Ads grants and up to $100,000 in Cloud credits per startup. The founders will be introduced to each other and a wider community of experts for leade...
Tags: Google, Europe, Small Business, France, Germany, Entrepreneurs, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Black, Diversity and Inclusion, Google in Europe, Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, Christian Facey, Wilfrid Obeng


A path to growth for Asia’s women founders

After Khushboo Aggarwal’s dad suffered a cardiac event brought on by complications from diabetes while she was traveling abroad, she realized there was a need for a better support system for Indian patients and their worried loved ones. Khushboo co-founded Zyla Health: a digital care management platform, providing personalized care to patients with chronic illnesses. Zyla offers services like live chat support and algorithms that can issue alerts when there are causes for concern in patient data...
Tags: Google, Asia, Entrepreneurs, APAC, Google in Asia, Zyla, Yoonmin Cho, Khushboo, COVID, Khushboo Aggarwal, Zyla Health, Google for Startups Women Founders Academy


How to delegate tasks effectively and in a way that feels comfortable, according to 5 women founders

Robin Doyle is the owner of Charmed PR. Dreamers & Doers Dreamers & Doers is a private collective for female founders, investors and change-makers. These 5 founders say delegating your to-do list is crucial to free up time for big-picture planning. "The magic happens when you give yourself permission to get out of the weeds," says agency owner Katie Irving. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delegation is a necessary component of every business that is often met with resistan...
Tags: Work, Business, Advice, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Founders, Nordic, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Dreamers // Doers, Robin Doyle, Charmed PR Dreamers Doers Dreamers Doers, Katie Irving See, Beth Blecherman Dreamers Doers Beth Blecherman, Blecherman Consulting


If you're an entrepreneur with a long to-do list, here's how to make delegating pain-free

Robin Doyle is the owner of Charmed PR. Dreamers & Doers Dreamers & Doers is a networking community of female entrepreneurs, creatives, and founders. These 5 founders say delegating your to-do list is crucial to free up time for big-picture planning. "The magic happens when you give yourself permission to get out of the weeds," says agency owner Katie Irving. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delegation is a necessary component of every business that is often met with resist...
Tags: Work, Business, Advice, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Founders, Nordic, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Dreamers // Doers, Robin Doyle, Charmed PR Dreamers Doers Dreamers Doers, Katie Irving See, Beth Blecherman Dreamers Doers Beth Blecherman, Blecherman Consulting


Maybe You’re an Entrepreneur After All

Ever heard of Paul Van Doren? Likely not, but you might be wearing his shoes. The entrepreneurial co-founder of Vans shoes passed away last week at age 90. Who knew that a simple pair of shoes could give skateboarding a global footprint (pun intended)? Van Doren saw the makings of a movement swelling and found a way to ride that wave. Rather than step into an already crowded shoe industry (yes, another pun), he got close to the generation he was compelled to reach and gave them what they wanted:...
Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur, Change, Innovation, Leader, PAUL, Paul Van Doren, Van Doren


5 female founders on how they learned to delegate - and how it redefined their businesses

(L-R) Carolyn Bothwell, Meha Agrawal, and Rhea Wong. Dreamers & Doers/Business Insider Dreamers & Doers is a networking community of female entrepreneurs, creatives, and founders. While some people may be hesitant to outsource important tasks, these 5 founders say having a support team is crucial. Having a dependable team to manage certain duties can free up your time to focus on big picture business needs. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's no surprise that a found...
Tags: Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Boss, Founders, Nordic, Delegating, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Laura Casado, Dreamers Doers, Carolyn Bothwell Meha Agrawal, Rhea Wong, Rhea Wong Consulting, Meha Agrawal Dreamers Doers Meha Agrawal