Interview- Steven Schussler Rain Forest Cafe Founder

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I had the privilege to interview Steven Schussler who founded the successful chain of Rain Forest Cafe. Chairman and Chief Executive of Schussler Creative, his firm designs and builds theatrical environments for restaurants, retail stores, and special events. Also co-author of best seller book “It’s a Jungle in There”.

Steven is a great mentor, speaker, entrepreneur, and investor, he shared key tips and tricks to run a successful business, no matter if it is in the food industry, retail, product, or service. You will hear and feel Steven’s passion for entrepreneurship in this interview.

Key Tips given in Interview:

  • Entrepreneurs will have ADD (Multi-Taskers)
  • You must always have an ego check
  • Make sure to have the right TEAM that can understand your vision
  • Know your exit strategy, know when it is the time to let go of your business and sale it
  • Customer retention is due to 1) Experience (Wild Factor) 2) Service 
  • Surround yourself with people smarter than you
  • Have attorneys, and branding experts on your team
  • Know your competition
  • Be up to date with what goes on around the world
  • Stay in shape (healthy)
  • Have a good attitude that you are going to succeed
  • You are constantly pitching yourself everyday, make sure to pitch with a smile

To find out more about Steven, visit Schussler Creative.

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Identifying your target market: Problemio Founder Alex Genadinik

Identifying your target market: I had the privilege to Interview Interviewed founder of Problemio.com (Alex Genadinik) website and apps that helps entrepreneurs create stronger companies that succeed.

Alex Genadinik Founder of Problemio

Alex Genadinik Founder of Problemio

Alex is a serial entrepreneur, mobile developer, web developer and a whiz marketer. He enjoys helping other entrepreneurs with their businesses and the apps are a great way to do that. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from San Jose State University. In his spare time, he likes to play soccer and enjoy the outdoors.

Alex shared great tips, and success strategies for building and running a successful business. His App Problemio has over 200,000 downloads, helping many businesses with resources on how to build successful business plans, fundraising and marketing strategies.

Visit Problemio at: https://www.problemio.com

Download apps:

Business Plans (App Store):https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/busin…

Business Plans (Google Play):https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

Business Ideas (App Store):https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/small…

Business Ideas (Google Play):https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

Marketing (App Store): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marke…

Marketing (Google Play): https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

Fundraising (App Store): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fundi…

Fundraising (Google Play): https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

Business Plan (Kindle):http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A…

Business Plan (Nook): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/busin…

Follow Alex on Twitter https://twitter.com/genadinik

email Alex at alex@problemio.com

Follow his Blog: https://www.glowingstart.com

Empires

 

Macro-entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs who grow a business to have thousands of employees and make millions of dollars in revenue. These entrepreneurs usually start as a small start-up and eventually grow to big, to have the need to hire alot of people to work for the company, essentially becoming a corporation, LLC, for example. 

One of the influential macro-entrepreneurs would be Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs, had a vision, a dream, to change technology and bring new features, products, and service to the market. His dream developed to what we know today as Apple. There was a recent movie made called “Jobs” with Ashton Kutcher portraying Steve Jobs. I believe that Steve’s vision has changed the world of technology. Not is Apple successful because of its marketing, but because of the simplicity of its products. Steve was a stubborn man who always wanted a change, and although in many interviews of previous employees of Apple, such as the successful Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki who states how hard Steve was on people, he states that he also did make a change in himself as a person (Guy). Steve has changed many peoples life’s, with his character as a leader and macroentrepreneur.  

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The Self Made Man

 

Entrepreneurs are self made individuals who run start and run a business/businesses. Entrepreneurs are creative, innovative, and accept challenges with open arms. Entrepreneurs most of the time do not like to be told what to do, but like to make decisions on their own. They don’t like taking orders but delegating certain parts of their company, at times outsourcing various duties and positions to help run their business. This lifestyle is continuing to grow in popularity due to the limitless opportunities that you have as an Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are rebels, stubborn, and like to find ways to change the world. 

One of the most infulencial Entrepreneurs to me is Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group (Virgin Airlines, Virgin Mobile, to name a few examples.) (More Info). He was born in England and started his first business at the age of 16. He wrote a book called “Losing my virginity”, and in his book he describes how he grew his business and empire. He relates entrepreneurship to be not only a lifestyle but a self-challenging and being a risk taker. In my opinion (and others) he is the essential example of what an entrepreneur looks like. He constantly challenges himself, with a variety of projects he has gotten into, and is an excellent example of someone who pro actively delegates all his work, to life a very relaxing lifestyle. I would love to someday meet him, and have just 10 minutes of his time to mentor me on my projects and goals. 

Sir Rirchard Branson