What Are Best And Worst US States For Small Business Friendliness in 2014?

Location, Location, Location. Everybody knows how important it is to choose the location of your business. Thanks to Thumbtack, a website that matches customers to businesses, because they asked thousands of small businesses annually about local requirements for hiring, regulations, zoning, licenses, health insurance and training. They have sufficient data point ...

Success #25 : How This NYT Best-Selling Author Helps Brands To Be “Open” – With Charlene Li

  After Hurricane Katrina, people from all over the countries questioned "why wasn't the country more prepared?" That burning question triggered a huge wave of discussions in various sizes and forms: online, offline, on social media, newspapers,etc. And the American Red Cross, the country's most respected organization, felt the most heat. American Red Cross ...

11 Productivity Hacks From Successful Entrepreneurs

Productivity has long been something companies from various sizes embrace greatly in their daily activities. There are so many experts in the field for productivity; yet when I learned that Dustin Moskovitz, cofounder of Facebook and cofounder/CEO of Asana wrote about this topic, it immediately caught my attention. What I ...

Success #24 : How This Entrepreneur Built A Global Translation Company (33+ languages) – With Robert Laing

  When was the last time you want to translate a large foreign document without going through all hassles? The chance is very likely! Google Translator may be still buggy! The translation agency is even worst because they will charge you deary! Feel desperate? Hold up! Here comes the solution. Robert Laing and his team created Gengo, ...

Success #23 : You Will Stop Waiting In Line At Costco When You See What This Entrepreneur Created – With Chieh Huang

  If you live in North America, you may have heard about one of the biggest wholesale club Costco. It's fun to shop there, but it's a whole day trip at Costco for family. Is it really? Yes. Because you spend hours of shopping and then waiting in the LOOOONG check out line. Waiting in ...

Success #22 : How This Female Entrepreneur Built The Largest Professional Networking Site In Vietnam – With Thanh Nguyen

When you work for corporate job with nice salary and a comfortable lifestyle, who wouldn't get comfortable over time? Getting bored of living in the "comfort zone" for so long, this woman decisively choose to start her entrepreneurial path for just 1 year. But now, she's on her 7th year with Anphabe.com, ...

Success #21 – How This Vietnamese Entrepreneur Revolutionizes Television Experience – With Nam Do

How often do you foresee future where technology and innovation go in 3-5 years? How often do you leapfrog future in 3 years and create innovative products people haven't experienced their existence? I know one...Steve Jobs. But now, I know another one. That is, Nam Do from SeeSpace.co. Back in 2003, he and a group of ...

Success #20: How This Entrepreneur Gets Paid For His Hobby For 14 Years & Builds A $25-Million Software Company – With Thuy Mai

  When Thuy quitted his high-paying job at NASA back in 2000, his friends asked "Why did you quit your secured job?" He said: "when I came to the US, I was empty-handed. So anything up to this point for me is a bonus!" This mentality has been one of the biggest motivation to help ...

Success #19: How This Passionate “Math Nerd” Built One Of The “Fastest-Growing Companies in America” – With Ming Chan

Like most Asians, Ming Chan, CEO of the1stmovement.com was majored in Math. After working for many startups in Silicon Valley, he felt uninspired job after job. Then, he read a quote from Steve Jobs. He said, “I want to put ding in the Universe.” Bang! That was the defining ...

Success #18 – How This Founder Quit His 9-5 Job To Make Tea The Next Big Thing – With John-Paul Lee

How strong would you want to do something you really love to? For some people, they will be hesitating. Not for this founder. He quit his cushy 9-5 job and sold his car, his house, and liquidated his 401K to fund his company Tavalon Tea. Pretty bold move, huh? On this episode, you ...

Success #17 – How This 22-Year-Old Entrepreneur Built An 8-Figure Mobile Rewarding Company – With Brian Wong

Getting tired of watching boring ads over and over again? You are not alone. Everybody does. Instead of dreading about it, this founder has found a solution - a new way to make advertising fun AGAIN! "How does he do it?", you may ask. "Say you're running with the Nike+ app and you ...

Success #16 – How an Entrepreneur Built His $50-Million Sushi Empire From a Mere $13 – With Philip Maung

When a man arrived in America with just $13 in his pocket, it was pretty depressing! However, he keeps believing and works hard. Now, he is the founder and CEO of a $50-million Sushi Empire with over 400 sushi bars across the nation. That's a great success story to listen to. Wait...there's more. He thought ...

Success #15 – How He Built A Great Customer Service Culture To Help Thousands of Wedding Couples – With Timothy Chi

How often did you experience something really frustrating? Pretty often! But how often did you actually take action to solve it and help millions of others solve it as well? Err...it's pretty hard! But not for this founder. He founded two profitable companies when he was really frustrated with the experience from his life. And ...

Success #14 – How He Created The First Brand Of Toasted Coconut Chips In The US – With Vincent Kitirattragarn

    Have you ever experienced an idea lighting bulb while eating your Mom's favorite food? This founder did. He took his Mom's recipe further and created the first brand of toasted coconut chips!! And he's already made his Dang Food brand of chips available to over 2000 stores nationwide.   Watch ...

Success #13 – The Secret Behind Building A Profitable Company On Year 1 – With Amrit Kirpalani

    Do you  know that 95% of businesses fail within 3 years? But there's always an exception. In this interview, you will learn about 3 secrets Amrit has not shared with anyone publicly on how he built his startup company NectarOM profitable within the first year of business.   Watch ...

Success #12: Three Secrets To Grow A Business 300 Percent – With Hussain & Shezad Manjee

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Success #11: How This Passionate Producer Of The Award-Winning Documentary “Operation Babylift” Built This Exciting Non-Profit Platform To Help Orphanages – With Tammy Nguyen Lee

    For the majority of people, the term "Operation Babylift" was an event in the past but for this passionate woman, it is the biggest project of her life. Let's dive in and discover how Tammy Nguyen Lee did it and how her current hybrid non-profit organization becomes a ...

Success #10: How How He Bests His Game With History, Passion, and Creativity In Plastic Surgery- with Dr. Sam Lam

    In this interview, I had an opportunity to chat with one of the most passionate and unconventional plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Lam. Unlike other surgeons whose backgrounds are heavily in science, Dr. Lam undergraduate was in history which has been the foundation of his amazing success. You will ...

Success #9: How Two Engineer Brothers Created The First Manufacturing Plant For Massage Chairs In The US – with Tom & Kevin Le

      Watch the FULL program About Tom Le Mr. Tom Le is President/CEO and Co-Founder of LURACO Technologies Inc. LURACO Technologies, Inc. is an Arlington, ...

Success #8: When Shark Tank Judge Daymond John Did Not Get His Business Idea, Should He Stop? – with Leran Liu

  His team, CAMINTEL Participated in the Miller Lite/Shark Tank Competition and the Shark Tank Judge Daymond John told them the cold hard critique "I don't get it". I invited Leran to tell you his experience from the Shark Tank Competition and there are two areas that I think you’ll ...

Success #7: What’s Your Food Zodiac? If You Haven’t Heard Of It, Perhaps It’s Time You Did – with Linda Nguyen

  Linda provides a glimpse about a new “match-making” concept with “food”, her entrepreneurial adventure from her “A-ha” moment, her best advice, and experience when working oversea.   Watch the FULL program Like audio? No problem! “Click” here for the MP3 format. About ...

Success #6: How a man attacked by pirates built a $60 million company – with Andrew Ly

  On his recent trip to San Francisco's Chinatown on Nov 25th 2013, President Barack Obama "singled out" a remarkable success story – from refugee to Founder,  Andrew Ly - President and CEO of Sugar Bowl Bakery. On his quest to flee the war from Vietnam, he and his family ...

Success #5: He Was An Engineer And Mediocre With Women. Now, He’s Become The HOTTEST Dating Coach And Has Something Incredible to Say – with JT Tran

  Have you ever experienced any of those situation? Got rejected from a girl when asking her out for a date? Got rejected from a prospect when asking for an order? How to choose my perfect girlfriend? How to choose ideal clients for your business? I realize that dating and running a business share many similarities. ...

Success #4: How a former graduate student with no job offered becomes the Social Media’s Master Millenial of the Universe – with Shama Kabani

  When Shama Kabani graduated with her Master Degree at the University of Texas in Austin in social media, she couldn't find a job of what she loves to do because social media was so new and companies did not understand what social media was all about. Today, Shama is the ...

Success #3: How A Genghis Grill Franchisee Bought Out Their Franchisor In 2 Years – with Al Bhakta

  Have you ever been to one of Genghis Grill restaurants where you can pick any fresh food ingredients and really customize your dining experience? Al Bhakta is  currently president & CEO of Genghis Grill and also co-founder of The Chalak Group, key contributor to Genghis Grill Franchise Concepts, LP’s foundation and development model. I invited ...

Success #2: How One Female Entrepreneur Sold Her Successful High-End Spa Businesses To Impact Hundreds Of Lives – With Tiffiny Luong

  How did a woman begin her career as make-up artist and a "shampoo girl"  become successful with her high-end spa businesses? And how did she sell all of her successful high-end spa businesses to touch many lives when she transformed her career to the next level?   Watch the FULL program...

Success #1: The power of consistency and perseverance with Gal Jumaoas

  While waiting for a call from Rome to continue his education to become a priest, an opportunity from the Asian Chamber of Commerce has led him to become the president of the Chamber for 27 years. While he was there, he has managed to grow the Chamber 400% from 4 ethnic ...

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