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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 builbrandblast.com (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 (HBCenter.org) and is also an alum of Leadership Ohio and Goldman Sachs 10KSB.

Entries by Jose Vasquez

20 Minutes to Maximize Your Productivity as an Entrepreneur

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:53 AM

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Start the clock! Take 20 minutes to reset your mind and maximize your productivity as an entrepreneur.

It seems like the world never stops. No matter how many emails you write, how many meetings you have and how many hours you work,...

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7 Things to Do Every Morning as an Entrepreneur

(3) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 8:30 AM

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Habits are what make us who we were, and these seven daily tasks can help you become a better entrepreneur.

As an entrepreneur, you're used to following your own tempo, using your innovative mind to unlock new secrets in the business world and...

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5 Steps to Build Buzz for Your Startup Business

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 12:16 PM

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Buzz is an unquantifiable yet desperately important factor for startups looking to make a
major impact in their respective niche.

We love "buzz" as entrepreneurs, even if we don't all define it the same way. Some of us think...

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What to Do When You Start Making Money in a Startup

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 12:11 PM

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Once your company starts making a profit, it's time to redefine your goals and set a direction for accelerating your next stage of growth or establishing yourself more firmly in your niche.

Making money is one of the most important, and sometimes one...

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5 Questions to Measure The Feasibility of Your Startup Idea

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 11:48 AM

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Before you start planning the execution of your startup idea in great detail, use these six tests to determine how feasible your premise really is.

Everyone is capable of coming up with a great, interesting startup idea, but those ideas aren't always...

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6 Misconceptions About Entrepreneurship You Need to Correct

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 2:07 PM

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Misconceptions about entrepreneurship nearly outweigh the accurate perceptions -- and if you're going to run your own business, you need to ground your expectations in reality.

Strong idealism is a positive quality for potential entrepreneurs, so when I see potential business founders talk...

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4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Expanding Your Business

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 12:23 PM

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Expanding your business might seem like the right move, but before you take that step, take the time to carefully evaluate your current position.

It's one of the most exciting notions in the world of entrepreneurship: scaling. Growing. Expanding your core business...

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How to Give a Near Perfect Presentation (And Why It's So Hard for So Many)

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 11:21 AM

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If you fear, dread or simply hate giving presentations, there may be a fundamental principle you're missing that's holding you back.

Presentations are one of the most feared and hated elements of being an entrepreneur, but if you can work past the tendency...

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How to Master The Elevator Pitch For Your Startup in 4 Steps

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 8:30 AM

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Your elevator pitch can make or break your efforts to attract new funding and build a stronger client base, and in four steps you could go from zero direction to total mastery.

A strong elevator pitch is your first step in the door...

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10 Productivity Tricks Every Entrepreneur Can Harness

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 10:36 AM

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Productivity is highly sought-after by exhausted and ambitious entrepreneurs, and these simple tricks can bring more productivity into any entrepreneurial lifestyle.

Everyone struggles with a lack of time. Entrepreneurs struggle perhaps most of all, juggling all the responsibilities of managing the birth...

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4 Steps to Go From Idea to Enterprise

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 11:37 AM

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Getting started with a startup is difficult work, but you can go from the idea stage to a full-blown functional enterprise in as little as four steps.

When you're toying around with the idea stage of a potential startup, it may seem impossible...

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To Make The Most Of Your Work Day, Always Choose Quality Over Quantity

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 10:48 AM

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Cramming as much work into the day as you can isn't necessarily the best strategy for productivity.

Many startup entrepreneurs struggle to keep up with their daily workloads. In the course of a given day, an entrepreneur might become a salesperson, a...

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Marketing Is An Experiment For Startup Companies

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 11:16 AM

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Think of your startup marketing efforts as an experiment, and you'll be able to create more effective campaigns and strategies.

In a scientific experiment, you start with a hypothesis based on what you currently understand about the world around you. You then test...

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4 Reasons Privacy Technology is the Next Great Trend in Startups

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 11:51 AM

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Privacy technology keeps user privacy a top priority no matter what -- and it's emerging as a major leading trend in the tech world.

Tech trends come and go at an astounding rate. By the time you think you've figured out where...

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3 Ways to Take a Break And Still Get Things Done

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 10:45 AM

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For entrepreneurs, workloads are immense, but sometimes taking a break is the best way to stay productive.

Entrepreneurs are responsible for everything from directing development to executing marketing strategies, and for most, it seems like no matter how hard you work to...

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4 Task Consolidation Strategies to Help Entrepreneurs Clear Their Heads

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 10:51 AM

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As an entrepreneur, it's easy to get overwhelmed. You have the responsibilities of entire teams on your shoulders, and if you don't accomplish everything on your task list on a daily basis, the consequences could be lost business or pushed deadlines. But if...

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3 Reasons SEO Isn't Going Away For Startup Tech Companies

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 10:44 AM

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New SEO changes from Google are steering companies away from traditional SEO techniques, but SEO itself will never truly fade for startup tech companies.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most popular digital marketing strategies for emerging startups, though ranking...

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3 Mental Exercises to Overcome Stress in Startups

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 10:32 AM

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Three quick exercises could be all you need to overcome the stress you face as a startup tech entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurial stresses are intense and numerous. Throughout your course as a business owner and team leader, you'll encounter obstacles ranging from development oversights...

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3 Facts to Consider Before Expanding Your Startup Tech Company

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 11:04 AM

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Your first urge as an entrepreneur is usually to expand your business, but it's not always the best course of action.

Entrepreneurship is often pursued by people with great aspirations. Entrepreneurs are visionaries who aren't afraid to make logically risky moves in...

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4 Marketing Channels Every Startup Tech Company Should Use

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 10:53 AM

Marketing campaign possibilities are practically endless, but every startup tech company should be involved in these major four players.

Determining your marketing course as a startup tech entrepreneur can be overwhelming. With infinite options for both digital and traditional marketing campaigns, you might feel like there's no clear path....

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