Business Video Roundup: Tips on Hiring, Networking & Other Small-Business Advice

Posted on 19.April.2019 by Mike Winters | @amcomcap

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In this week’s roundup of great videos for entrepreneurs and small-business owners, Y Combinator’s Eric Migicovsky talks about what qualities to look for when hiring for a new business, Goodr founder and CEO Stephen Lease reveals the one thing you shouldn’t say when networking, and business owners from around the U.S. share their advice on overcoming common business challenges. Plus, CNBC investigates why American cars don’t sell in Japan and ABC13 profiles a rising Houston-based crowdfunding site geared towards helping local businesses raise funds. Dive in and enjoy the Easter weekend!

Eric Migicovsky: Qualities to Look for When Hiring

In this five-minute video, Eric Migicovsky (partner at Y Combinator and founder of Pebble) shares a list of qualities to look for when hiring for a startup. While he’s speaking mainly to his experience at tech startups, his advice is relevant to most businesses.

CNBC: Why Ford and Other American Cars Don’t Sell in Japan

Many of the best-selling cars in the U.S. are Japanese-made (Nissan, Honda, Toyota, etc.), but the reverse isn’t true. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler make up less than a half percent of the Japanese auto market. This is due to a combination of strict regulations, strong local manufacturing, and other factors, all explored in this seven-minute video.

ABC13 Houston: Crowdfunding Site Geared to Help Small Businesses Get Off the Ground

ABC13 Houston presents this short profile on NextSeed, a Houston-based crowdfunding platform that has already helped dozens of Houston businesses generate the funds necessary to start or grow. NextSeed even has a pop-up restaurant space in Greenway Plaza designed to help restaurateurs try out new ideas before opening a brick-and-mortar location.

The Small Business Revolution: Advice from Small Business Owners

This short video presents a few small business tips from entrepreneurs all across the United States, sharing solid advice on overcoming common business challenges.

Stephen Lease: The One Thing You Shouldn’t Say When Networking

Good networking advice from Goodr founder and CEO Stephen Lease.

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