Best of the Business Mentoring Series — From Concept to Customer with Jesse Maddox


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Throughout January, we’ll bring you the best of 2014’s Business Mentoring Series. This week, we’ll revisit July’s session with Jesse Maddox, co-founder and CEO of TripLingo, an award-winning app to help travelers with communication and cultural fluency in countries all over the world.

TripLingo was named the Business Travel Innovation of the Year in 2013 by the Global Business Travel Association, and Jesse has been named one of the Global 3 Under 33 by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives. In this series, Jesse shares how he became an entrepreneur, and how the experiences each step of the way helped him build a successful company.

Episode 1: From Concept to Customer

So you’ve got a great idea. Now what?

1 Minute Preview — From Concept to Customer

Episode 2: Corporate Job to Small Business Ownership

For Jesse Maddox, entrepreneurship is not just an approach to business; it’s an approach to life. He started his career working for larger employers and used this time as a way to learn more about exactly what he wanted to do and pick up the skills he needed to make it a success.

1 Minute Preview — Corporate Job to Small Business Ownership

Episode 3: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Does luck exist? Most entrepreneurs would say that the harder they work, the luckier they get.

1 Minute Preview: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Episode 4: Finding Funding to Keep the Business Going

Getting a check for $100,000 in seed money might sound like a lot—but it doesn’t go very far with a team of six people. Finding more funding was an important priority to keep TripLingo off the ground.

1 Minute Preview — Finding Funding to Keep the Business Going

Next week, we’ll revisit our session with sports agent Molly Fletcher.

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