Mike Bates is founder and CEO of HotWax Systems an open source, enterprise-class digital commerce platform. Mike's career in web application sales, marketing, design and development spans two decades, and he is a long time open source software advocate. These days, Mike is focused mainly on sales, marketing, and business development, while also managing key accounts. Mike offers Buff Nation invaluable insights into the art of the hustle, and how to increase the longevity of a business.
BUFF Take Away: Keep a positive attitude * Like what you're doing * Find something that benefits someone.
BUFF Highlighted Charity: Rescue.org
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Contact Mike Bates: HotWaxSystems.com
Chirag Kulkarni is an entrepreneur, speaker, and startup advisor, who has experience starting, advising and running successful companies. Chirag's experience ranges from operations based companies, dotcom startups, consumer goods brands, and ed tech ventures. In just one short year Chirag grew his twitter followers from 100 to 45,000 and increased his net-worth by 3x's! If you want to find he did it and implement his ideas then you better tune in!
BUFF Take Away: Think long term * Invest in yourself * Look for the good in others.
BUFF Highlighted Charity: Lean in foundation | Leanin.org
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South Dakota native John T. Meyer is on a mission to make the world an easier place to understand. John and his team do this every day at Lemonly. We create understanding through visuals with infographics and data viz. His family owned company started from nothing and has grown significantly by playing business "offense" instead of "defense." Find out he raised the bar by expanding into a soup to nuts infographic and creative marketing company.
BUFF Take Away: Be willing to say no * Plan for your day * Invest in relationships and people.
BUFF Highlighted Charity: CharityWater.org
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Richard Christiansen is a thought leader, parallel entrepreneur, and humanitarian. He has created 42 businesses of which 14 have become multimillion-dollar successes. Each were started with $10K or less of capital. These businesses have ranged from technology, import/export, SEO, lead generation, innovative products, and real estate. He authored a national best selling book “The Zigzag Principle” and co-authored “Bootstrap Business”. Rich is the epitome of a successful entrepreneur!
BUFF Take Away: Fail efficiently * Pay attention to cash flow * Enjoy the ride!
BUFF Highlighted Charity: ChoiceHumanitarian.org
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