The World is Global, Baby at W Kollective

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I gave a one-hour presentation last night at the W Kollective mostly about my life and the ups and downs of running a business. There was a lot of REAL TALK! Lots of lady talk too.

I gave a one-hour presentation last night at the W Kollective mostly about my life and the ups and downs of running a business. There was a lot of REAL TALK! Lots of lady talk too.

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  • 1. Hi, I’m @CBM
  • 2. Founder audience.io 3460 Miles Hustle & Kale ! Write for The Next Web The Daily Beast Wired UK ! Formerly Director of Audience Development for General Assembly London East Coast Editor of The Next Web Reporter for Forbes Lifeguard Babysitter
  • 3. Source:  DueDil.com,  Aug  2012   -­‐  Online  startup      -­‐  Other  digital  company   R O B O T S !
  • 4. ! “What you are on the verge of," my professor said, "is just so special, that conventional wisdom needs to be checked at the door. Learn to tango, because if not now, then when?"
  • 5. Verano in Buenos Aires
  • 6. NYC 2010
  • 7. NYC 2011
  • 8. 2012: Part One
  • 9. “The World is Global, Baby”
  • 10. 2012: Part Two
  • 11. business ideas before audience.io Two Girls One Cupcake.com Audience.io (Part 1) AppCider (in Brooklyn) Proper Juice (in London) WineMe (in London) !
  • 12. launching audience.io
  • 13. “The World is Global, Baby” (Part Two)
  • 14. audience.io in action
  • 15. how to build an international brand Consider audience ! Consider ecosystem ! Travel (A lot) ! Hire likeminded people ! Continue to inspire them ! The new company & the rise of the freelance economy ! Consider technologies !
  • 16. while building audience.io, i learned Strictly Business ! ! practice what you preach ! slow down to speed up ! outsourcing ! get comfortable talking about money ! work to thrive, not just survive !
  • 17. while building audience.io, i learned ! On Relationships ! your personal relationships will be affected ! how to do business with friends ! perfecting partnerships (reciprocal energy) ! knowing when to say no (and yes) ! !
  • 18. things i’m still learning managing personal relationships ! being the boss ! focusing: one thing at a time ! saying no ! listening to my gut ! how to ask for help
  • 19. mentorship comes in all forms
  • 20. business ideas during audience.io Hustle & Kale The H&K Smoothie Box The Fresh Start “Well-Doing” Conference
  • 21. Q&A ! COURTNEY@AUDIENCE.IO @CBM ON TWITTER