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College Entrepreneur, Kenny Nguyen Aims to Make Bad Presentations Obsolete

Learn how college entrepreneur, Kenny Nguyen's ultimate dream has opened doors and why you should focus on value creation before profits.

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Best Success Story

This is tough. My dream for this company is to work with the world’s brightest minds and companies to tell their story. By pursuing this dream, I have:

1. Competed in the semi-finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. We were the first company that represented LSU in the competition’s history.

2. Landed five of Louisiana’s top 100 private companies as clients in our first year of business.

3. Been introduced to the Entrepreneur’s Organization network and was invited to speak at a conference alongside speakers including, Shark Tank judge Kevin Harrington and Wall Street Journal best-selling author David Meerman-Scott.

My successes however are never shared alone. I couldn’t do it without my awesome team and a great and supportive entrepreneurial community in Baton Rouge.

 

Biggest Startup Challenge

Our biggest startup challenge was finding the time to work “on” the business rather than just “in” the business. Given we are all college undergrads (there’s a total of seven of us), it’s been tough balancing college-life along with a growing startup company.

Originally we focused on profits solely, but we realized by growing the overall value and customer experience of our company, the money would follow.

By trusting each other, prioritizing weekly goals, and meeting regularly as a company, we manage to leverage our time in planning and executing our next batch of big ideas.

 

#1 Tip for Entrepreneurs

My number one tip for entrepreneurs is to build a rock star team. You can’t do everything yourself. Trying to do everything yourself will drive you crazy.

By delegating activities to people that can do them much better than you, business become more effective and efficient.

Hire smart, hire passionately, and recruit people you can trust. By hiring the best and smartest talent, the sky is the limit when it comes to innovation and solving problems.

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