If You Want to Be Successful, Start by Being More Transparent

Jessica Abo sits down with the CEO and Founder of the A List to discuss entrepreneurship, parenthood and transparency in everyday interactions. June 28, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Ashlee Margolis founded The A List in 2001 with a deep understanding of how to help brands get exposure and a genuine love for nurturing relationships with talent. Before she went out on her own, Margolis helped open the Los Angeles office of Harrison & Shriftman, where she ran the event PR department and oversaw the influencer and talent outreach. Today, Margolis’s business has grown it into one of the most renowned talent procurement agencies in the entertainment industry. She creates long-lasting and meaningful strategic partnerships by pairing top brands with leading celebrities, digital influencers and tastemakers.  Between work and raising a family, Margolis has a packed schedule and doesn’t have a lot of time […]

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How These 3 Businesses Are Changing Their Industries Through the Transparency That Leads to Trust

Whole Foods and Patagonia are big brands that have done it. How about yours? June 25, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Trust is the cornerstone of a company’s brand, but it must be earned. Today’s consumers are smarter, more demanding and able to access more information about a product or service. In fact, Search Engine Land found that 88 percent of consumers surveyed said they trusted online reviews as much as personal recommendations. Related: Let’s Be Real: Why Transparency in Business Should Be the Norm That’s why, to meet buyer expectations, more and more businesses are working to establish a foundation of trust by increasing transparency. Transparency as a means to trust Transparency requires entrepreneurs to be open about key aspects of their business, including their operations, supply chains and performance. According to a 2016 study by Label Insight, 94 percent of respondents agreed that it was important to […]

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The Million Dollar Tweet: 8 Lessons to Grow a Successful Business

Nathan Barry bootstrapped ConvertKit to $1 million monthly recurring revenue in a little over five years. Here are 8 critical lessons he learned along the way. Pat Flynn April 23, 2018 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Nathan Barry is the founder of ConvertKit, and a good friend of mine. Just the other day he tweeted: Yesterday @ConvertKit hit $1m MRR. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped along this journey! We’ve now got an incredible team of 34 supporting 18,872 customers. — Nathan Barry (@nathanbarry) March 19, 2018 This is a huge milestone, and I want to give huge kudos to Nathan and his team for achieving it! [Full disclosure as we dive in to this post: I am both an affiliate and an advisor for ConvertKit, and I do earn a commission if you choose to use my affiliate link (the links back to ConvertKit on this […]

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