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Welcome back to small business Wednesday.
And where -- enact key into some really successful small businesses.
Don't get jealous and we're talking metal content businesses that were started -- people under the age of thirty that are grossing at least a 100000.
Dollars -- I didn't do that.
Before I was thirty.
Thank you never know OK so we have some good money this CEO of the marketing -- joining us from Dallas as well as Aaron green.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Which easing in DC so let's start with you Sarah if you can just tell us what impact.
Shire is so personal thanks for having us Carolina are very -- -- out.
And so and have to add and that's really trying facilitate a culture -- -- -- communities around the world.
Seemingly do that -- is celebrating top young entrepreneur is an exploding -- people to what it really means to be on canard.
I'm and so -- during this we're really trying to make people see that partnership is a viable career option and that they can start at any age when he statements there two.
-- 85 plus percent rate.
Entrepreneurs that fell at their ventures.
Pretty -- yeah.
-- -- -- -- really amazing thing about entrepreneurship and that it also instills looking Ullah.
Really -- skills that called the entrepreneurial mindset so this skill that you get when starting a business.
I'm are also their skills that prepare you for a lifetime career so even if you go and get started -- need don't -- he's still obtain the necessary skills that are really amazing.
And really help you be successful in your life.
If -- out.
Time it also really it really shows you that you can.
I've set a goal has something they're passionate about it life and try and follow it through NC and realize her dream.
And I wanna bring shining here -- Aaron maybe you can TS up and tell us why we're bringing -- entire discussion today.
-- so -- this is our citizens and -- second year of putting on the impact showcase an impact on hundred.
-- -- showcase are really trying to again celebrate the fact that entrepreneurs are key to the revitalization of our economy.
And we want to do that by highlighting.
The power that I young entrepreneurs have within the economy south.
The this year's showcase contributed over 8000 jobs and at one point two billion in revenue nighttime and some away is selected as one of the top 100 on the last.
-- -- -- And amazing on -- are really taking over the online marketing world yes -- and it is just great example and I leaving much bare hill.
Also really is doing -- great work in giving back her time.
I'm and inspiring the next generation launch.
There -- some -- combining congratulations.
-- major -- -- -- it could you IDF founder and CEO of the marketing is -- group major -- digital PR company -- can you tell us about your company.
That's right still -- the marketing vendor for the full service web marketing digital PR -- -- started but I was 23 years -- well we're gonna college.
Viewers to Texas Austin I am no longer I.
I -- -- what -- did you graduate and I actually did my masters in my masters so I did I graduated my masters in 2000 severe entering the job market at -- worst.
-- and in -- -- Did you always -- -- be enough for norm or where you kind of like.
I can't get a job I -- think -- something.
You know was real entrepreneurial as a child I only had these projects and businesses and being that is starting -- along the way when I got into college and got out.
I really thought it would get a job and specifically in the social media marketing world.
Which I thought was just gonna blow up I actually -- my he says on Twitter but it had a few thousand users.
-- it was very excited I got out there and I approached all these companies and just asking okay good luck to you social media for you when your clients I think this is gonna be the next big wave.
And we looked at me like there is crazy M is gonna say anything you know Fannie Mae yeah.
OK I was -- -- I look like could convince them that I think what got who they say new fees but the stuff my kid uses what you've talked about -- -- I eighteen such injections and about point eight deciding you know what.
I really believe in this I see if you took for -- -- I started my own company.
OK so you did what the previous.
Yes man -- and I shoe designer.
And is successful entrepreneurs and don't listen to other people's advice.
And that's something I.
-- -- That's true that's true I think you really have to you know it's a little boat they think you can learn a lot from people who've been bearing down not for the same time.
You do have to look at what your observations are and what you feel.
Is is is that right we deal.
OK so when did you know -- that you kind of meeting that you are on to something you might not.
Crash and -- that -- -- gonna sixty -- is the first inkling.
We was you know I got my biggest problem would be getting clients or customers right -- a lot of blue dot sort of a big hurdle for businesses.
And my first inkling there and just that -- was.
When we had to start stealing just to keep up with demand so when I realized that my problem wasn't getting customers but -- quickly enough to fulfill the demand.
-- undo something here.
-- -- every and Sarah on the I wanna talk to you about this and packed show case can you tell us about this less.
Sheriff says the showcase is the compilation.
Top entrepreneurs in the US so all in all there's danger -- 56 companies wage.
I'm also represent about 510.
Entrepreneurs I'll wait sorry not Sarah I actually meant to -- academy.
Settle the academy yet but I think -- at my -- has held up outlined.
Citi impacting hundred academy is a out of collection of the judges who helped select the top 100 -- -- big names.
Yes we've got Jeff Hoffman co-founder praised an icon -- -- Andrew founder of Chucky cheese the -- red box.
Living social I'm -- there -- -- incredible entrepreneurs hill obviously know what they're doing.
I'm but they're also entrepreneurs -- really want to help.
I'm burgeoning entrepreneur has become better what they're doing right when he -- -- mentor who's been through that tough times.
And sent -- -- would be best to talk through this some of these companies on thinking of Priceline.
I'm thinking a living social.
The daily deals market for instance everybody knows that everybody's email in boxes are cluttered severe having their own challenges which is something -- you might even be noticing right now you have this great idea you get it out there at first -- booms but then it's kind of like a market saturation.
And then have to say where he go from here so these are some of the challenges at imagine lots -- -- -- that you guys talked to you are happening right.
Right yeah and it's -- it's also it keeps you on your -- which.
I think is great I mean that's one of the great things -- being in the US -- the competition.
-- and always being able to innovate and do something -- I'm but then also always being able to heal it starts and they -- A lot of -- -- in the showcase this is not their first visit this might be their third or fourth.
-- -- the very interesting thing is that.
Many businesses fail and that only through this failure in failures can you -- eventually you learn to have think -- and I think you learn a lot along the way as long.
And then on -- -- -- how happy one gotten money to see through this.
I no money was never an issue -- rate lucky for that.
Companies that strapped they started at 15100 dollars okay that -- barred from my dad and I and -- -- because we started as a consulting model in just.
Really -- to being a full service but market environment as we are -- -- talking about that's so important.
I think strategy used to be.
-- keep the -- to business success.
And it's still important.
Put more and more adaptability and flexibility so important thing you can start out with -- idea and at the moment you see your audience to me wonder how that changes you have to -- -- lists the switch gears and switch tracks very quickly.
-- -- success is very dependent on being able to adapt to those changes.
Summit combining thank you so much this CEO and founder of the marketing San group and -- Sharon green the CLO -- and -- thanks for showing us summit's success story.
And these top 100.
Success stories out there so I guess he has been -- -- try and you can succeed in the end our.
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