Alberto Perez, one of Zumba’s three co-founders, recalls a mistake he made that led him to creating the Latin American dance-inspired aerobic workout.
As the FBI’s former lead international kidnapping negotiator, Chris Voss is an expert at high-stakes deal-making. Taking that experience and applying it to the world of complex corporate negotiations, this interactive session will give you the tools you need to negotiate anything with confidence. Christopher Voss, former lead international kidnapping negotiator, FBI; founder and CEO, The Black Swan Group; and author of Never Split the Difference
Chris Voss, founder and principal of The Black Swan Group, explains how entrepreneurs can become effective negotiators.
“Like” This: Building Social Capital With 3 billion active consumers on social, brands can’t afford not to be there too. Amber Venz Box is one founder who cracked the code on achieving reach and revenue with social media. Unlock the full potential of the mobile/social space for your business by understanding trends across platforms and the evolution of consumers’ social behavior. Amber Venz Box, co-founder and president, rewardStyle and LIKEtoKNOW.it
It’s the exercise craze that looks and feels more like a party than a workout. Zumba has spawned thousands of entrepreneur instructors, and is now selling apparel, shakes, even a Zumba Cruise. With 200,000 locations, in 180 countries, Zumba is an economy all of its own. Not bad for three guys named Alberto from Colombia. Alberto Aghion, Albert “Beto” Perez, and Alberto Perlman, founders, Zumba® Fitness
Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk has built a billion-dollar video game franchise. He reveals his savvy marketing and social networking skills that helped him succeed.
Jessica Iclisoy started her California Baby line of organic products right from her kitchen table back in 1990. The company now sells over 90 products.
Cavu Venture Partners co-founders Rohan Oza and Brett Thomas reveal the secrets of innovative marketing.
Amber Venz Box sparked a retail revolution by monetizing bloggers' social posts through her company RewardStyle and app LIKEtoKNOW.it.
Self-described “mad scientists,” the founders of Two Bit Circus want to entertain the masses with high-tech creations that blur the line between physical and digital games. (Think traditional carnival dunk tank that replaces the water with fire.) They’ve created interactive, social spectacles for clients like the NFL, Google, and Intel, and are now working on building an amusement park in downtown LA, which aims to entertain and promote STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Math) education.
Helpr calls itself ‘Uber for childcare.’ Download the app, hit a few buttons, and in 3 hours a vetted babysitter arrives at your door. This Santa Monica startup works with clients on an individual basis through the app, but has also partnered with local companies (including SNAP) to provide pro-rated childcare as an employee benefit. Helpr has over 8,000 customers in LA and San Francisco currently, and plans to expand into Chicago and NYC by the end of the year.
While online shopping is great, no one loves the return process—packing, shipping, waiting to be refunded. Enter Happy Returns – the tech and logistics service company offers in-person returns of online goods through their nationwide network of Return Bars (located mostly in shopping malls). Happy Returns’ co-founders tell us their business model is a win for all parties: customers love skipping the post office, malls love the extra foot traffic, and retailers are able to offer free returns.
Multi-billionaire tech investor Jim Breyer says there will be a Mark Zuckerberg and a Bill Gates of artificial intelligence.
This start-up based in Santa Monica, California, has 40 return bars around the country where consumers can go and have their product refunds initiated on the spot.
Jamie Cox, Harris Financial Group managing partner, and Phil Orlando, Federated Investors chief equity market strategist, provide their outlook on the markets.
Two college students disrupt the childcare industry with their start-up, Helpr. The on-demand babysitting app is free and helps parents in a pinch.
CNBC's Kate Rogers takes a look at how Kansas' state-wide tax experiment turned out and affected small businesses.
CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on a recently reversed tax experiment in the state of Kansas.
MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell had a dream about the perfect pillow. Now he’s a millionaire.
Jim Breyer, a billionaire and an early investor in Facebook and Etsy, details what A.I. researchers say is the timeline for human-level learning.