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BUSINESS EVANGELIST: Building Connections For A Small Company

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This business evangelist for the company VSnap talks about the exciting role he plays with his small company and the educational path that got him there.

Degree: Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Job Title: Business Evangelist
Employer: VSnap

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

On-the-Job Training

No

Additional Info

Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills, Public speaking ability, Networking, Adventurous, Organizational skills, Courageous

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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<span m='12440'>video</span> <span m='12820'>messages</span> <span m='13280'>just</span> <span m='13390'>as a more</span> <span m='13830'>personal</span> <span m='14290'>alternative to</span> <span m='14770'>email.</span> <span m='15740'>So we're</span> <span m='15970'>really</span> <span m='16160'>bringing</span> <span m='16430'>back</span> <span m='16740'>the</span> <span m='17230'>personal</span> <span m='17630'>layer in</span> <span m='17910'>communication</span> <span m='18630'>for</span> <span m='19270'>most</span> <span m='19490'>web-based</span> <span m='19920'>businesses.</span> </p><p><span m='20640'>And</span> <span m='20840'>really,</span> <span m='21040'>what</span> <span m='21170'>my</span> <span m='21340'>day-to-day</span> <span m='22350'>job</span> <span m='22710'>looks</span> <span m='22940'>like</span> <span m='23270'>is</span> <span m='23480'>fairly</span> <span m='23790'>simple.</span> <span m='24600'>I</span> <span m='24760'>go</span> <span m='24980'>out</span> <span m='25140'>there.</span> <span m='25590'>I try</span> <span m='25820'>to</span> <span m='25860'>recruit</span> <span m='26860'>top</span> <span m='27140'>companies,</span> <span m='27810'>web-based</span> <span m='28200'>businesses</span> <span m='29050'>that</span> <span m='29190'>want</span> <span m='29320'>to</span> <span m='29380'>engage</span> <span m='29690'>their</span> <span m='29780'>customers</span> <span m='30270'>in</span> <span m='30400'>just</span> <span m='30670'>that</span> <span m='30740'>more</span> <span m='30910'>personal</span> <span m='31390'>way.</span> <span m='31970'>So</span> <span m='32340'>I'm</span> <span m='32590'>engaging</span> <span m='33190'>companies</span> <span m='33600'>like</span> <span m='33780'>Rue</span> <span m='33930'>La</span> <span m='34070'>La.</span> <span m='34510'>I'm engaging</span> <span m='35170'>companies</span> <span m='35560'>like</span> <span m='35710'>JetBlue</span> <span m='36950'>and</span> <span m='37000'>Zappos</span> <span m='37890'>to really</span> <span m='38050'>help</span> <span m='38280'>them</span> <span m='38440'>engage</span> <span m='38770'>customers</span> <span m='39230'>in this</span> <span m='39420'>one-to-one</span> <span m='40580'>type</span> <span m='40750'>of</span> <span m='40800'>communication</span> <span m='41430'>style.</span> </p><p><span m='43010'>That</span> <span m='43320'>involves</span> <span m='43870'>me</span> <span m='43970'>going</span> <span m='44260'>out and</span> <span m='44460'>building</span> <span m='44730'>a</span> <span m='44780'>pipeline</span> <span m='45320'>of</span> <span m='45650'>top</span> <span m='45870'>companies</span> <span m='46280'>that want to be</span> <span m='46590'>engaging.</span> <span m='47270'>It</span> <span m='47610'>involves</span> <span m='48120'>me</span> <span m='48280'>cold</span> <span m='48540'>calling,</span> <span m='48910'>even</span> <span m='49280'>sending</span> <span m='49580'>those</span> <span m='49760'>Vsnaps to</span> <span m='49990'>them on</span> <span m='50480'>an</span> <span m='50630'>individual</span> <span m='51110'>basis,</span> <span m='51990'>as</span> <span m='52300'>well</span> <span m='52580'>as</span> <span m='52690'>me</span> <span m='52970'>attending</span> <span m='53250'>webinars,</span> <span m='54090'>seminars,</span> <span m='54480'>and</span> <span m='54870'>just</span> <span m='55060'>getting</span> <span m='55510'>our</span> <span m='55650'>brand</span> <span m='55960'>name</span> <span m='56170'>out</span> <span m='56340'>there</span> <span m='56910'>all</span> <span m='57050'>across</span> <span m='57340'>the</span> <span m='57410'>country.</span> <span m='57980'>So</span> <span m='58220'>it's</span> <span m='58370'>not</span> <span m='58530'>specifically</span> <span m='59020'>located</span> <span m='59250'>here in</span> <span m='59580'>Boston.</span> <span m='60490'>It's</span> <span m='60640'>a</span> <span m='60690'>worldwide</span> <span m='61210'>thing</span> <span m='61620'>and</span> <span m='62034'>we're</span> <span m='62448'>focused</span> <span m='62862'>on that.</span> </p><p><span m='63690'>What</span> <span m='63975'>was</span> <span m='64260'>your</span> <span m='64540'>educational</span> <span m='64870'>and</span> <span m='65200'>career</span> <span m='65480'>path?</span> </p><p><span m='66190'>I</span> <span m='66290'>went</span> <span m='66480'>to Suffolk</span> <span m='66760'>University</span> <span m='67360'>here</span> <span m='67540'>in</span> <span m='67620'>Boston,</span> <span m='67920'>Massachusetts.</span> <span m='68720'>And</span> <span m='69050'>from a very</span> <span m='69330'>young</span> <span m='69540'>age,</span> <span m='69790'>I</span> <span m='69900'>knew I</span> <span m='70260'>wanted</span> <span m='70520'>to be an</span> <span m='70860'>entrepreneur.</span> <span m='71540'>I</span> <span m='71670'>started</span> <span m='71930'>my</span> <span m='72030'>own</span> <span m='72450'>car detailing</span> <span m='72710'>company</span> <span m='73070'>when I was</span> <span m='73350'>in</span> <span m='73410'>high</span> <span m='73550'>school.</span> <span m='74490'>My</span> <span m='74620'>family</span> <span m='74970'>are a bunch</span> <span m='75280'>of</span> <span m='75350'>entrepreneurs.</span> </p><p><span m='76380'>And</span> <span m='76640'>when</span> <span m='76750'>I</span> <span m='76780'>went</span> <span m='76930'>to</span> <span m='76970'>Suffolk</span> <span m='77190'>University,</span> <span m='77520'>they'd</span> <span m='77850'>just</span> <span m='78090'>opened</span> <span m='78340'>up</span> <span m='78480'>an</span> <span m='78650'>entrepreneurship</span> <span m='79520'>department</span> <span m='79795'>in</span> <span m='80070'>their</span> <span m='80440'>college.</span> <span m='81470'>So</span> <span m='81600'>immediately</span> <span m='82010'>I</span> <span m='82060'>transferred</span> <span m='83200'>my</span> <span m='83290'>major</span> <span m='83780'>from</span> <span m='84010'>finance</span> <span m='84445'>over to</span> <span m='84880'>entrepreneurship,</span> <span m='85980'>where</span> <span m='86270'>I</span> <span m='86350'>literally</span> <span m='86770'>just</span> <span m='87400'>gave</span> <span m='87570'>everything</span> <span m='87880'>I had</span> <span m='87920'>to it.</span> <span m='88640'>And</span> <span m='89230'>I</span> <span m='89280'>focused</span> <span m='89735'>a lot</span> <span m='90190'>of</span> <span m='90350'>my</span> <span m='90460'>time</span> <span m='90740'>and</span> <span m='90820'>effort</span> <span m='91150'>on</span> <span m='91530'>trying</span> <span m='91790'>to</span> <span m='91840'>understand</span> <span m='92690'>new</span> <span m='92880'>ideas,</span> <span m='93185'>what</span> <span m='93490'>the</span> <span m='93650'>market</span> <span m='94050'>looked</span> <span m='94250'>like,</span> <span m='94570'>and</span> <span m='95030'>where</span> <span m='95210'>I</span> <span m='95260'>could</span> <span m='95440'>add</span> <span m='95610'>a</span> <span m='95640'>lot</span> <span m='95820'>of</span> <span m='95880'>value.</span> <span m='96500'>And</span> <span m='96980'>ultimately,</span> <span m='97315'>the</span> <span m='97650'>relationships</span> <span m='98180'>that</span> <span m='98430'>I built</span> <span m='98830'>over those</span> <span m='99070'>four</span> <span m='99300'>years</span> <span m='99490'>in</span> <span m='99560'>college</span> <span m='100400'>led me to an</span> <span m='100890'>opportunity</span> <span m='101450'>like</span> <span m='101640'>Vsnap.</span> </p><p><span m='102770'>And</span> <span m='103140'>what</span> <span m='103450'>do you</span> <span m='103640'>wish</span> <span m='103870'>you</span> <span m='103980'>knew</span> <span m='104450'>when</span> <span m='104610'>you</span> <span m='104700'>started</span> <span m='104990'>your</span> <span m='105150'>career</span> <span m='105460'>that you</span> <span m='105600'>know now?</span> </p><p><span m='106460'>Well,</span> <span m='106630'>I</span> <span m='106720'>wish</span> <span m='107030'>I</span> <span m='107500'>knew</span> <span m='107740'>I</span> <span m='107840'>had</span> <span m='108150'>such</span> <span m='108340'>a</span> <span m='108600'>huge</span> <span m='109050'>network</span> <span m='109790'>already</span> <span m='110120'>here</span> <span m='110450'>in</span> <span m='110640'>Boston,</span> <span m='110960'>Massachusetts,</span> <span m='112050'>that</span> <span m='112540'>I</span> <span m='112590'>never</span> <span m='112770'>really</span> <span m='112970'>tapped</span> <span m='113300'>into,</span> <span m='113710'>because I was</span> <span m='113910'>so</span> <span m='114060'>focused</span> <span m='114520'>on</span> <span m='114620'>alumni</span> <span m='114905'>at</span> <span m='115190'>Suffolk</span> <span m='115470'>University</span> <span m='115795'>that</span> <span m='116490'>that I</span> <span m='116580'>didn't</span> <span m='116790'>really</span> <span m='116960'>reach</span> <span m='117210'>outside</span> <span m='117640'>of</span> <span m='117940'>my</span> <span m='118050'>network</span> <span m='118380'>at Suffolk</span> <span m='118710'>University,</span> <span m='119740'>which</span> <span m='119940'>are</span> <span m='120000'>basically</span> <span m='120380'>alumni.</span> <span m='121450'>So</span> <span m='121630'>what</span> <span m='121740'>I</span> <span m='121790'>wish</span> <span m='122030'>I</span> <span m='122110'>knew</span> <span m='122390'>then,</span> <span m='122780'>is</span> <span m='122920'>that</span> <span m='123580'>there</span> <span m='123730'>were</span> <span m='124280'>incredible</span> <span m='124860'>people,</span> <span m='125200'>a</span> <span m='125540'>lot</span> <span m='125740'>of</span> <span m='125810'>capital,</span> <span m='126440'>and</span> <span m='126730'>just</span> <span m='127050'>brilliant</span> <span m='127360'>minds</span> <span m='127680'>all</span> <span m='127850'>over</span> <span m='127990'>the</span> <span m='128080'>city</span> <span m='128340'>of</span> <span m='128389'>Boston,</span> <span m='129039'>Massachusetts,</span> <span m='129339'>in</span> <span m='129639'>general,</span> <span m='130430'>where</span> <span m='130639'>I could tap</span> <span m='131039'>into,</span> <span m='131430'>ask</span> <span m='131720'>advice,</span> <span m='132055'>get</span> <span m='132390'>mentorship,</span> <span m='133910'>and</span> <span m='134290'>really</span> <span m='134690'>just drive</span> <span m='134940'>home</span> <span m='135340'>what</span> <span m='135460'>I</span> <span m='135510'>want</span> <span m='135760'>to</span> <span m='135820'>create.</span> <span m='136260'>And</span> <span m='136510'>right</span> <span m='136700'>now,</span> <span m='136900'>that's</span> <span m='137100'>Vsnap</span> <span m='137575'>with</span> <span m='137900'>our</span> <span m='138340'>incredible</span> <span m='138730'>team</span> <span m='138930'>that</span> <span m='139070'>we</span> <span m='139160'>have.</span> <span m='140020'>And</span> <span m='140380'>yeah,</span> <span m='140740'>so that</span> <span m='141095'>was</span> <span m='141450'>really</span> <span m='141740'>interesting.</span> </p>","file":{"id":195432,"video_id":"2705753885001","name":"58652145","duration":142400,"thumbnail_url":null}});