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Jacob Wright Explains Challenges In Early Stage Businesses

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  • Date Added : 2/4/2009
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Jacob Wright

  • Founder, Action Companies Group
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1978 (Age: 42 years old)
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Biography

Jacob Wright is a successful entrepreneur in many realms of the hospitality industry. A serial entrepreneur who started his first business at age 18, Wright has founded and led successful businesses in the action sports, website development, real estate development, restaurant and hotel industries. He is co-founder and president of Action Companies Group, which develops, manages and owns restaurant and hotel properties. From his base in Syracuse, N.Y., Wright leads a team of 200 associates who are now focused on building leadership in the limited-service hotel segment.

For my industry, at that stage, it's really about your customers. You really have to build your business. You really have to bring in your money. You really have to increase your top line. You can have two or three employees, but, at that stage, you are doing everything. You can have an employe...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Challenges in Learning How To Bootstrap
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 2 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Importance Of Maintaining Your Integrity
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Video 3 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Importance of Being Optimistic When An Entrepreneur
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Video 4 of 24 Jacob Wright States Many Entrepreneurs Are Insecure And Feel Need To Prove Themselves
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 5 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Personal Methodology For Documenting Ideas About Business
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Video 6 of 24 Jacob Wright Recommends Formalizing Plans And Using A Professional Accountant
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Video 7 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Common Misconceptions About Partnerships
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 8 of 24 Jacob Wright Shares Thoughts on Division Of Equity Among Partners
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 9 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Dilution Of Shares
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Video 10 of 24 Jacob Wright Shares Anecdote On Hard Negotiations
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 11 of 24 Jacob Wright Explains Challenges In Early Stage Businesses
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 12 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Importance Of Mentor Relationship
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 13 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Managerial Strategies At The Top
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Video 14 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Importance Of Having A High Performing Team
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 15 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Team Loyalty and Dynamics
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 16 of 24 Jacob Wright Explains Choosing To Share The Company's Financials With the Team
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 17 of 24 Jacob Wright Shares Anecdote On Cash Flow And Early Struggles
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 18 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Balance Between Business And Family
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 19 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Advantages To Making Direct Pitches
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 20 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Challenges To Making Accurate Financial Projections In Business Plans
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Video 21 of 24 Jacob Wright States Importance of Paying Attention To Every Detailed Line Item In The Financial Projections Of The Business Plan
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Video 22 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Strategies To Vet Business Plans
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 23 of 24 Jacob Wright Addresses Dealing With Negativity
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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Video 24 of 24 Jacob Wright Discusses Role Of Upbringing In One's Ego
  • Jacob Wright - Interview - Hospitality Entrepreneurship
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