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Dana Severson

Minneapolis & SF
As seen in:  Inc.

Marketing @l00tapp. Cofounder @StartupsSpeak. Founder @NotDickinaBox. Former CEO of Wahooly. AngelPad '13. Writer @Inc and @PandoDaily

This is the Most Important Site For Entrepreneurs Today

inc.com — If you're an entrepreneur and haven't heard of Product Hunt yet, it's time you get out from behind your desk and take notice of what's happening in the world. I'd argue that Product Hunt is one of the most impactful sites for entrepreneurs today, granted it's suited for online entrepreneurs vs.

The Only Thing Standing Between You and Success

inc.com — I don't care where you came from, the size of your bank account or whether you sit or stand when you use the restroom. All that matters is your passion and hustle. That's it.

Entrepreneurs Don’t Like the R-Word

inc.com — I have a friend that knows the exact amount of time before he can retire--down to the number of days. He looks forward to his retirement date every single day, and has a countdown like a child waiting for Christmas to arrive in the month of December.

Why It’s Better To Be Naive as an Entrepreneur

inc.com — The bar was located in a small-ish town about 30 minutes outside of Minneapolis. It was pretty much a drive-thru town, so the only "real" customers were the locals. It got to the point where I was able to order my inventory each week based on which locals I knew were in town that weekend.

4 Ways to Start Following Your Dream Before Quitting Your Miserable Day Job

inc.com — It was the third and last day of the biggest industry trade show of the year. For the past two days, I had been walking the Las Vegas convention center trade show floor listening to manufacturers explain why their product this year is SO much better than the product they said was better than the year prior, last year.

The Two Greatest Characteristics of Every Successful Entrepreneur

inc.com — When I was 16 years old, my idol was a guy by the name of Scott Olson. He wasn't a rockstar, nor was he a professional athlete. He was an entrepreneur. More specifically, he was the founder/inventor of a product that became a global phenomenon--Rollerblade.

How an Average Guy from the Midwest Got Mark Cuban’s Attention

inc.com — Several years back, I started a project called, I Design Your Logo. It was a simple idea, my friend and I designed one logo for one company each day. We also wrote a blog post and spent the day talking about their company and new logo.

7 Cheap Marketing Tactics That Drove $100k in Sales in Six Months

inc.com — A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled, " How I built a $100k jerky business in 6 Months for Less Than $100". I was extremely delighted to receive a flurry of people reaching out in response.

Why My 8-Year-Old is a Better Motivator Than Tony Robbins

inc.com — When I was about 7-years old, I remember walking my little red wagon down the street to the neighborhood garage sales. By the time I was done, I remember that wagon being filled to the brim with useless junk. I ended up taking that wagon to the next neighborhood and setting up a lemonade stand.

Dealing Drugs Made Me an Entrepreneur

inc.com — One of the things I love most about Startups Anonymous, a site I started over a year ago, are the unique, and sometimes surprising, stories shared by the community. For the uninitiated, Startups Anonymous is a place for entrepreneurs to share stories, ask questions or simply get something off their chest without fear of retribution.
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