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Charlie Gasmire of Vendevor – Fail Fast, Cheap & Start Yesterday + Why You Should Learn to Code

Charlie Gasmire of Vendevor in a young entrepreneur interview on Outta The Box TV

Charlie Gasmire of Vendevor

Charlie Gasmire of Vendevor shares his wisdom this week…

(Interview further down the page) 

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking with Charlie Gasmire, a guy who has been an entrepreneur since selling lemonade and shining shoes at a very early age. He launched and ran four different internet marketing, consumer goods, and lead generation companies before co-founding Vendevor, a shopping cart and payment processing platform for small businesses, in 2012. 

In this interview, we discuss:

- Why Charlie’s other companies didn’t work

- Why Vendevor is working

- Why young people/ entrepreneurs should learn to code

- Don’t ever have the “build it and they will come mentality”

- Think about sources of distribution

- Fail fast and cheap and start yesterday

- And plenty more!

Video Interview here….

(More info on Charlie below) 

A brief background on Charlie Gasmire

 

At an early age, Charlie was fascinated with profit, even if it was cents. He started his first legitimate business during his sophomore year of college making barbecue sauce through a co-packer. That was a failure due to the”build it and they will come mentality.(He still has some of those barbecue sauce bottles left!)  

After pushing past that failure, Charlie then took a class on how to make money online and started a lead generation business in the wedding industry, trying to sell information of brides to the vendors for which they were looking (photographers, cake makers, etc). They quickly realized that they didn’t really care about weddings (not enough to try and make that company work), and also had a hard time setting up ecommerce (that’s what their web development company did) sites for businesses that already had a website. Charlie & his team really loved helping businesses but didn’t have a really quick way to set up a slick shopping cart that took virtually no development. So they went out and built it, and the result about 9 months later was vendevor.com  

 

Download or listen to the podcast here….

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Charlie Gasmire of Vendevor


Charlie Gasmire of Vendevor on Outta The Box TV

Charlie Gasmire, a young guy who has been an entrepreneur since selling lemonade at a young age was on Outta The Box TV this week.

At an early age, Charlie was fascinated with profit, even if it was cents. He started his first legitimate business during his sophomore year of college making barbecue sauce through a co-packer. That was a failure due to the”build it and they will come mentality.” 

After pushing past that failure, Charlie then took a class on how to make money online and started a lead generation business in the wedding industry, trying to sell information of brides to the vendors for which they were looking (photographers, cake makers, etc). He was working with four other guys at the time and we needed more money to put into the business for development costs and ads, and so we took out a loan from a guy’s family and did web development on the side to pay off the loan for the failing wedding business.

They quickly realized that they didn’t really care about weddings (not enough to try and make that company work), and also had a hard time setting up ecommerce (that’s what their web development company did) sites for businesses that already had a website. Charlie & his team really loved helping businesses but didn’t have a really quick way to set up a slick shopping cart that took virtually no development. So we went out and built it, and the result about 9 months later was vendevor.com

 In this interview, we discuss:

- Why Charlie’s other companies didn’t work

- Why Vendevor is working

- Why young people/ entrepreneurs should learn to code

- Don’t ever have the “build it and they will come mentality” - Think about sources of distribution

- Fail fast and cheap and start yesterday

- And plenty more!


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My View On Being A Young Entrepreneur

Honest Advice On Being a Young Entrepreneur

 

Stepping into the business world and being a young entrepreneur can be tough. There are a lot of characteristics you have to develop if you don’t already have them, such as: resilience, sickening work ethic, and plenty more. 

For me, I felt I had these skills since I basically transferred over from being a golfer to a young businessman (and in golf, you need a shitload of practice/work!). However, skills like networking I had to pick up fairly quickly. I guess it can be good to throw yourself in the deep end so you HAVE to learn this skills in order to move forward. It’s what motivates you to move forward, hustle, make shit happen. 

Sometimes you may even feel ‘where I am going?‘ or ‘what am I doing with my life?‘. I think everyone asks themselves this occasionally. For me, I try to enjoy every minute of life. I know, I know, it sounds corny, but that’s what I like to do. Especially as I’m only 21. I don’t set goals in stone because I think I’ll miss out on other opportunities if I’m just laser focussed on one thing. If I was laser focussed over the last year, I wouldn’t have:

  • Made an app about catbeards go viral
  • Have a magazine in top 10 section on iTunes
  • Worked on Kickstarters in the robotics industry
  • Met some seriously cool & interesting people who have turned into business partners & friends. 

 

Ok, I know that catbeard app was a little dumb, but, you know what, I don’t care, we got a response from Emma Watson, which was just hilarious!

Catbeard App! Honest advice on being a young entrepreneur

 

 

I have no idea where life or entrepreneurship will take me. 21 is a tough age to decide a direct path to anything in life. At 18 I was attending a college in the USA, thinking that I wanted to be a professional golfer for the rest of my life.  Personally, I hope I never stop changing careers, businesses , changing my home, changing countries, who I hang around with. I stopped trying to find a long term solution to exactly what I wanted to do with my life 1 year ago and just decided to enjoy the moment. This is a quote from a an email a friend of mine received from a very very successful business man  ‘Imagine yourself as the next Bill or Steve and in reverse’  The rest will take care of itself and it is a crazy roller coaster ride.

If anything, the best advice for young people looking to get into business I’ve heard so far from doing countless interviews is this.

….Find someone, an entrepreneur, who is working on an amazing startup (you’ll have to judge ‘amazing’ for yourself) and do what ever it takes to go and work for them, from moving across the country etc, literally whatever it takes. Then you can work for them, be involved in the whole startup process, see what it’s all about, except you are working on their dollar. You don’t have to go through the ups & downs financially…

And like I’ve said in previous blog posts, my thoughts on this my change on this in the future as I’m only 21 years old. But this has been advice from a lot of successful people I’ve spoken to. 



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My Summer Working Music Playlist for Entrepreneurs

My Summer working music playlist for entrepreneurs

 

Even though I should have been working instead on making this playlist, I have a legitimate excuse: it was sunny in the UK and, as many people know, us UK folk don’t normally have many days of the year with Sun.

So while sitting out in the Sun, browsing & chilling to some music, I decided to put this playlist together for entrepreneurs. After listening to this playlist a few times in the sun, it definitely is helping me to stay focussed & enjoy the start of summer! Even if I can’t be on a beach right now, sipping on an ice cold beer with an ocean view, this playlist for me & the UK sun is the next best thing.

Or listen to it on YouTube here! 

Summer Working Music Playlist – Track Listing

►Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine (Kygo Remix)
►Academy – Catch My Vibe
►Aer – Wonderin’ Why
►Jack Johnson – Taylor
►Eagle Eyed Cherry – Save Tonight
►Aer – Feel I Bring
►Steve Miller Band – The Joker
►Peter Bjorn & John – Young Folks
►The Bahamas – Caught Me Thinking
►Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Pictures (FlicFlac & Bearson Remix)
►Lil Dicky – Russell Westbrook On The Farm
►Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks (Thomas Jack Remix)
►Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Snowship (Thomas Jack Remix)
►Coldplay – Hurts Like Heaven
►RAC – Stay Close
►Bob Marley – Three Little Birds

 

Also,if you enjoyed my summer working music playlist and are an entrepreneur who works ridiculously late into the evening/ morning, try my Late Night Working Music playlist



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Develop that hustle…

21 year old Elliott Donazzan who has a business turning over $100k per month. He talks about how he did it

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Dhairya Pujara Shares His Key Thoughts On Entrepreneurship & Life

Dhairya Pujara on starting businesses, moving to Mozambique, hosting TED talks, and more!

This week on Outta The Box TV, I had the pleasure of talking with Dhairya Pujara, an extremely interesting guy who has learnt a lot from entrepreneurship & also from travelling the world.

Here’s some background info on Dhairya…

25 year old Dhairya Pujara is an entrepreneur originally from India, but is now based out of Philly. He graduated out of Drexel University, Philadelphia in 2012 with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. After graduating, he picked up a job in healthcare IT and at first, was excited. However, he quickly realised he didn’t want to be stuck doing this for the rest of his life. So, Dhairya quit his  job and abruptly took off to Africa for 5 months to work in a rural hospital in Mozambique.

Dhairya Pujara on Outta The Box TV.

Dhairya Pujara

Upon arrival, he realised that, even though he had a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and new four languages,  he had to keep learning as none of that was relevant in Mozambique, where they spoke portuguese. So, Dhairya learnt a little portuguese, organised the first ever TEDx conference in the country of Mozambique and created first of its kind rural training program for the doctors with unused medical equipment donation that they receive from around the world but have no idea on how to use it.

After this stint, Dhairya came back to the USA and started by own social organisation (Founder, CEO) Ycenter  which is essentially an outside-the -classroom learning program service provider for college and university students to go out to Africa and India and work on keystone projects with the communities, and ultimately created a global impact.

Catch the video interview with Dhairya here! Or download the Podcast audio version at the bottom. 

 


A little more on Dhairya…

Recently, Dhairya won the Philly DoGooder award and was covered in press by Philly in Focus, HuffPost, Flying Kite Media. He has given multiple talks at Drexel University, and the most recent one at Wharton School of Business at Penn. Dhairya have hosted 2 global TEDx conferences at Drexel.

Dhairya Pujara on Outta The Box TV - The Young Entrepreneur Experience

Also, a few more side notes on Dhairya’s achievements...

Blogger at Huffington Post, Mentor at Mobilize.org teaching civic/social entrepreneurship, Advisor to an Indian e-commerce startup Notemybook.in (His first company that he founded in 2009, 21 years old, which was selected as one of top 1000 emerging businesses in the nation in India)

 

- Y Center Website: www.y-center.org

 - Follow Dhairya Pujara on Twitter!  @ycenterlearning

 - Like their Facebook Page! Ycenter Learning on Facebook

Download The Podcast Version here! 

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On Outta The Box TV this week, Dhairya Pujara, a young entrepreneur, originally from India but now residing in Philadelphia, joins me to talk about his entrepreneurial & life journey he’s been experiencing so far.  

 

But before you listen, here’s a little background info on Dhairya…

He graduated out of Drexel University, Philadelphia in 2012 with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. However, soon after getting a steady healthcare IT job, one day he decided to quit and took off to Africa for 5 months to work in a rural hospital in Mozambique. Once he arrived in Mozambique, where they spoke portuguese, he quickly had to learn portuguese, even though he already knew 4 languages! Dhairya quickly pushed past this barrier and went on to achieve plenty of things in Mozambique. He organized the first ever TEDx conference in  Mozambique  and created first of its kind rural training program for the doctors with unused medical equipment donation that they receive from around the world but have no idea on how to use it.

 After this 5 month period abroad, Dhairya came back to the USA and started his own social organisation called Ycenter (http://y-center.org/) - which is essentially an outside-the -classroom learning program service provider for college and university students to go out to Africa and India and work on keystone projects with the communities, ultimately created a global impact.

Recently, Dhairya won the Philly DoGooder award and was covered in press by Philly in Focus, HuffPost, Flying Kite Media. He has given multiple talks at Drexel University, and the most recent one at Wharton School of Business at Penn. Dhairya have hosted 2 global TEDx conferences at Drexel.

Here’s a few side notes on Dhairya’s achievements… 

Blogger at Huffington Post, Mentor at Mobilize.org teaching civic/social entrepreneurship, Advisor to an Indian e-commerce startup Notemybook.in (my first company that he founded in 2009, 21 years old, which was selected as one of top 1000 emerging businesses in the nation in India)

 


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Honest Advice On Becoming A Young Entrepreneur

Honest advice on becoming a young entrepreneur – with Peter Solway

You may have seen in the last few Outta The Box TV episode that I interviewed a young guy by the name of Peter Solway who talked a lot about the process & events in life he went through that led him towards becoming a young entrepreneur.  He’s a great guy, businessmen and is based in Australia, growing businesses ever since the age of 17. 

In this short clip, Peter shares his thoughts on becoming a young entrepreneur. I like what he shares as he basically tells the truth and says it how it is.

 
“…If your not sure if you want to be an entrepreneur, try it. if you don’t like it, don’t do it. At least you gave it a go and it’s better knowing it wasn’t for you than thinking ‘what if‘ for the rest of your life…”
 

And it's those 'what if's' in life that can really play in the back of your mind for a long time. As you may already know, at 18 I went to college in the states to play golf. Just before I left I was very reluctant to go as it was something knew & different. However, If I never went, I would have missed out on a whole lot. Life experience, friendships, & plenty more. 

Sometimes it can be great to jump in and try something new. If you don't like it, or fail, who cares? But if you love it, and even become successful, then that's awesome. Personally, I hope I never stop changing businesses, careers etc and having fun!

Anyway, check out the clip below & let me know what you think to it in the comments. Do you agree with his advice?

Download The Young Entrepreneur Toolbox!

 

Be sure to leave your comments in the description. 

Do you have any advice on becoming a young entrepreneur?

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