If you’re an entrepreneur or thinking about launching a product and/or business of your own, you’ll want to watch this entire interview with Mylen Yamamoto!
Mylen has recently appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” for her invention of Cropsticks–environmentally sustainable chopsticks with a built-in rest. In addition to being an inventor, she also runs a talent management firm called Clique Now, managing popular YouTubers The Fung Bros, LeendaDProductions, and Richie Le. Did I also mention she used to be a professor of Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University too?
While this 20 minute interview has plenty nuggets of knowledge, I broke it down to clickable sections should you wish to fast-forward to a specific part (You will have to watch this on YouTube in order to activate this special feature).
Table of Contents:
01:13 Talent Manager for very successful YouTubers
01:49 How nurturing others helps your business
02:23 Biggest advice received that you apply to your business mentality
03:19 Introduction and Demo of Cropsticks
04:55 Tangible tips for getting your business started
06:27 Seeking a manufacturer & partners
08:37 Building momentum and growing pains
10:11 Launch Party and Social Media Marketing
11:17 The Cycle of Cropsticks and their Upcycle program
12:51 Managing YouTubers
13:23 Special Question from LeendaDProductions on how to balance love life and career
14:21 Meet her husband, Ron Tansingco
14:53 How do you keep the “spark” in a relationship when you’re both bosses
15:45 Fun Facts–what don’t people know about you?
16:24 Clubbing, Pick-Up Lines, and First Dates
17:55 How we can support Cropsticks and Mylen
Get the book that inspired Mylen!
Special shoutout to LeendaDProductions for sending in a special video!