Seasoned business leader, innovator and Dadtrepreneur.
Dale Turken is a veteran entrepreneur who enjoys bringing ideas to reality. He is currently laser focused on ScrapGo, a scrap trading company that brings transparency and access to all players in the giant recycling industry. Dale is a classic Dadtrepreneur, who is not only actively involved in building a world-class company but is also heavily invested in raising two world-class kids.
Consumers shop for deals and like to have a variety of options to choose from, with the goal of saving money without sacrificing quality. As a parent, I would love the option of picking cheap flights at reasonable times at an affordable price; there's nothing worse than having to drag your family to the airport to catch a red-eye or a 5 a.m. flight.
Entrepreneurs are subject to a stressful lifestyle. One day you might have a completely "normal" work schedule and then suddenly be slammed with several all-nighters in a row. The craziness of entrepreneurship can be both thrilling and exhausting -- and your health can greatly influence your success.
08/25/2016 08:10 EDT
I'm talking about digital coupons that you can use to expand your business and be more profitable. Whether the coupons are distributed on a "daily deals" site or an affiliate site that offers promo codes to its readers, in a newsletter or on social media -- or even in print -- businesses everywhere are increasingly turning to coupons to drive business.
08/08/2016 04:54 EDT
If there's one thing I dread more than anything, it's picking up the phone and calling customer service. I can't tell if
06/16/2016 04:09 EDT
Sites like Google and Amazon have blazed a path for consumers' high expectations around information access and transparency, generating consumer demand for transparency around pricing and other factors involved in the purchase decision. This demand for transparency is now transforming entire industries.
06/13/2016 02:56 EDT
For many of us, working a regular day job is a means to support our families and loved ones. We trade our time from nine to five for a paycheck; we invest the money from that paycheck into our private lives and family. We trade our time for money, and use that money to improve our quality of life. But many working parents are beginning to realize there are alternate arrangements that might work better for their families -- and for themselves professionally.
06/08/2016 03:45 EDT
When I started my own business, I knew how important it was to have a website but I didn't understand how much work went into building one. Not only do you need to build a website for your business, you need to constantly be updating and maintaining your site to keep up with the fast-pace of the Internet.
03/28/2016 05:06 EDT
The trouble with innovation, though, is that it isn't easy. Creating the next big thing requires the stars to align. Hard work and luck are both parts of the equation, but there's another trait that makes innovation possible -- creativity. Creativity is the key to innovation, and it's what makes entrepreneur culture so enticing.
03/17/2016 02:08 EDT
Startup life is a series of hard compromises. It's having to decide between taking my kids out on a Saturday or putting in the extra hours to get my startup business off the ground. It's the occasional argument with my wife about who's supposed to pick the kids up after school even though I know it's my turn but I got caught up sending my hundredth email of the day and lost track of time.
03/15/2016 11:37 EDT
These are lessons that every child needs to learn, and entrepreneurs are more than qualified to teach them. These teachings are powerful and make a genuine impact, and they're lessons that I strive to pass on to my two sons as they continue to explore the world they live in.
03/10/2016 02:17 EST
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