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Jose Vasquez
Jose Vasquez is passionate about enabling businesses to prosper. He believes the opposite of success is complacency, and that achievement--in business and life--requires a mix of hard work, creativity and humor.

Knowledge helps, too. Jose has more than 15 years of operations, technology, sales and marketing expertise, and relies on that insight to help startups & middle market companies turn their aspirations into results, such as better customers or higher sales. Jose puts his experience to use by infusing new life into his clients' marketing strategies.

Currently, Jose provides the strategic direction as President & CEO of Quéz Media ( a strategic marketing and tech solutions provider) and is also the founder of (a resource blog for entrepreneurs). Throughout his career, Jose has had entrepreneurial experience from every possible angle, from executive positions within large national corporations to launching several companies from the ground up.

Jose believes in the power of community and diversity, and has served on the Boards of Directors at the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce and Esperanza, Inc., among others. He is currently Chairman for the Hispanic Business Center ( and is also an alum of Leadership Ohio and Goldman Sachs 10KSB.

Entries by Jose Vasquez

3 Types of Entrepreneurs Who Thrive in Startups

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 3:42 PM


These types of entrepreneurs do best in an environment that starts with a small team and scales up.

There are many types of entrepreneurs, all of which have different goals, different passions, different attitudes and different approaches. We're all united by...

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5 Things Every New Entrepreneur Learns Their First Year

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 6:13 PM


These realizations come to every entrepreneur within the first year of owning their own business.

That first year of entrepreneurship can be a doozy. You'll encounter things you never expected, some good and some bad, and you'll learn a ton about what...

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The 5 Biggest Preventable Mistakes in Startups

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 3:34 PM

These five mistakes are super common, and unfortunately, they're entirely preventable.

As an entrepreneur, you're going to make mistakes. Some of those mistakes might work out in your favor. Others might threaten the health of your entire business. Even though it's...

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5 Ways to Relieve Stress as a Busy Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 12:41 PM


Entrepreneurship is stressful, but you can manage that stress with these five strategies.

Entrepreneurship is a double-edged sword; you'll have more freedom, more flexibility, and more control over your destiny, but you'll also have more work, more responsibilities, and more pressure to...

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Every Day to Grow a Business

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 2:14 PM


Certain daily habits can add up over time to help your business grow.

Entrepreneurs have a certain drive to improve things. They want to create, revise, sculpt, and nurture a business to new heights, increasing their workforce, market, clients, and profitability iteratively...

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Don't Put It Off: 5 Reasons to Start a Business Now

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 12:58 AM


Starting a business is scary, but if it's in your blood, don't put it off.

If you've ever seriously considered starting your own business, you likely felt that signature blend of fear and excitement. For some, the fear outweighs the excitement and...

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7 Productivity Hacks I Couldn't Live Without

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 5:42 PM


I've spent a lot of time as an entrepreneur, but these seven hacks are some of the best tricks I've found.

As an entrepreneur, productivity is absolutely indispensable. You have so many tasks, so many responsibilities, and so many people pulling you...

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5 Things Most Entrepreneurs Aren't Prepared for

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 11:46 AM


Most entrepreneurs find themselves unprepared for these five major events.

No matter how much time and effort you spend preparing for possible outcomes or planning trajectories for your business's growth, there will be things that take you by complete surprise. Some of these...

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6 Questions to Ask Before Launching in Startup Tech Companies

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 11:18 AM


It's natural to be excited about taking a product live in startup tech companies, but before you launch make sure you can answer these eight questions.

New product launches are some of the scariest and most exciting moments you will experience as a...

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3 Pieces of Startup Advice I Couldn't Have Succeeded Without

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 11:33 AM


These pieces of advice were indispensable to me as I became more successful as an entrepreneur.

I've come a long way as an entrepreneur, making a lot of mistakes, coming up with a lot of good ideas, and succeeding where I thought...

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Startup Trends: the Future of eCommerce Is Social

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 2:52 PM


eCommerce platforms have allowed countless businesses to succeed, but the future of online shopping may be even more streamlined.

For most emerging startups selling products (and sometimes services), building an online eCommerce platform is a critical first step. eCommerce...

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5 Assumptions Every Entrepreneur Should Challenge

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 1:06 PM


Assumptions are an important element of business planning, but you must challenge those assumptions if you want to find success.

Assumptions are useful tools for planning, in startups and almost every other area of life. It's impossible to know everything, so we...

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5 Types of People That Will Make Your Startup Successful

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 4:55 PM

Building a great team is never easy, but these five types of people can help make your startup a breakout success.

Just like a car can't run without an engine, a startup can't run without a team driving it forward. As...

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5 Assumptions You'll Have to Challenge as an Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 10:47 AM

Our realities are built on assumptions, but if you want to be successful, you'll have to challenge at least some of those assumptions.

Assumptions govern our behaviors. We can never have complete information about our surroundings, so it becomes exceedingly important that we make educated guesses about what's coming down...

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How to Turn Your Users Into Brand Evangelists

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 11:42 AM


Taking your users from lukewarm fans to true brand evangelists is no easy task.

Would you rather have a user who pays for your product, says nothing about it, and jumps ship whenever something similar or better comes along, or a user...

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5 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Became an Entrepreneur

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 10:55 AM


Hindsight is 20/20, but I still wish I could have entered the entrepreneurial world knowing these five truths.

Entrepreneurship was always appealing to me. I loved the idea of being my own boss, creating something of value, and working with others under...

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3 Scary Realities of Entrepreneurship to Understand Before You Jump In

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 10:29 AM


Entrepreneurship is thrilling, exciting, and empowering, but it's also scary.

Entrepreneurship is seeing a renaissance, in part motivated by the rockstar tech founders that seem to have become overnight billionaires, and in part due to the increased availability of resources that can turn...

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7 Bad Decisions That Can Ruin Your Business

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 12:35 PM


Most bad decisions won't ruin your business, but these seven can be deadly.

Over the course of your time as an entrepreneur, you're going to make some bad decisions. It's inevitable. Fortunately, most of those bad decisions are fleeting, with short-term consequences...

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5 Signs It's Finally Time to Start Your Own Business

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 12:14 PM


Starting your own business is an exciting--but scary--notion, but these five signs will let you know the time is right.

Maybe you have a good idea. Maybe you have a handful of potential partners. Maybe you keep finding yourself daydreaming about the...

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5 Ways to Tell if Your Content Is Working

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 10:24 AM


Even with a great content marketing strategy in place, it can be tough to tell whether or not your content is truly effective.

You've got a blog set up and you're writing furiously, posting every week to get more attention for your...

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