As start-ups, you know what it takes to run a business. But you may be surprised how few small business owners can articulate their business or idea with an effective “Elevator Pitch.” Any great elevator pitch must be concise, persuasive, creative and passionate. The UPS Store set out to find the best pitch in its first-ever National Pitch Off Competition. Many of you entered but only one walked away with the $10,000 grand prize. Whose idea was worth $10,000? Click here!read more
What do you get when you cross the best show about the small business experience with the biggest global online marketplace? You get START UP on Amazon Prime and yes, it’s a match made in heaven.
Gary and his crew are finally available on the Amazon Video platform for viewing online and on Amazon-enabled TVs. Season 4 of the hit TV show is available now for your binging pleasure.
For years, fans and entrepreneurs asked for a quick and easy way to watch their episode of choice, sending us stories of how one episode or another spoke to them and convinced them to finally start their own business. And it’s equally inspirational when viewed on Amazon, a once tiny web store that was launched to sell books in 1995 that grew exponentially into the 3rd largest retailer on Earth, right behind Walmart and CVS. Amazon, itself, is a shining example of how a good startup can change the world.
Season 5 of START UP is now in post-production and will air on PBS this fall, coming to Amazon Video shortly thereafter. And who knows? Right now, some viewer may be drawing their courage to start the next Amazon or Apple or Facebook.
And if it’s you, then we’ll be there to document your startup, too. Just give us a call.read more
1. How did you end up being cast on Start Up? Did you submit or were you contacted?
We were contacted to appear on your show.
2. How did you feel after watching the episode, and is there anything you would've said or done differently?
I feel that since the seasons have progressed, they have a different feel to them now. I would LOVE a do-over!read more
Why Fowling has a better chance than you'd expect.
On this episode, Entrepreneur Network partners Gary Bredow and Start Up TV highlight Chris Hutt and his odd-but-delightful creation, Fowling Warehouse. The warehouse, located in Hamtramck, Mich., houses Hutt's new sport, which is a combination of football and bowling. It might sound odd, or like a made up backyard game, but Hutt has turned it into a serious business. He raised $400,000 before opening the warehouse and now hopes to expand his sport to every state.read more
Gary Bredow On what it takes to Start a Business — Online or Off
“It’s still so new, it’s like the Wild West right now.” Gary Bredow says. “I think, that we’re just scratching the surface on how people are going to be able to use YouTube in building businesses.”
Gary should know. He’s the creator and host of Start Up, a PBS show about successful small businesses. Gary has interviewed and featured more than 150 small business owners from all over the country. Each show tells their stories and gives tips on starting up that range from the high tech like 3D printers to the low tech skill of beekeeping.