NWA 기업가 올스타: Jeff Amerine

9월 21, 2021

전염병으로 인해 1년 넘게 분열된 후, 우리는 놀라운 창립자와 열심히 일하는 기업가 지원 조직 리더를 강조하여 북서 아칸소 벤처 생태계를 훌륭하게 만든 것을 축하하고 있습니다. 모두 우리 지역을 발전시키고 더 나은 곳으로 만들고 있습니다. 사업을 시작하다!  

앞으로 몇 주 동안 우리는 지역의 기업가 올스타 중 일부의 프로필을 공유할 예정입니다… 더 많은 정보를 기대하세요!   

Jeff Amerine – Startup Junkie Founder & Managing Director

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당신의 전문적/기업가적 여정에서 당신에게 가장 큰 영향을 준 사람은 누구입니까? 

The most influential person in my journey wasn’t an entrepreneur.  It was my Dad, LtCol. Bud Amerine, a three-war veteran and my hero.  He helped me understand the value of hard work and doing right by other people.  He also made me appreciate life and sacrifice because all he went through.  If I write a second book it will be about him.


지금까지 당신의 가장 큰 성취는 무엇이라고 생각합니까?

Raising a great family that I really enjoy spending time with is the greatest achievement. They are my “Why.” 

가장 큰 좌절이나 어려움은 어떻습니까? 그리고 어떻게 극복하셨나요?

Cratering the second business I founded and facing total financial ruin after being very close to a successful acquisition. Getting over the bruised ego and embarrassment was tough. Rebuilding a life based on what I could still do versus the failure I had just experienced was key. It was a good experience to be humbled and to really take stock of what I did wrong and what I could do better the next time.


만약 당신이 지금 알고 있는 것을 알고, 과거로 돌아가서 어린 시절의 자기 조언을 해줄 수 있다면 그것은 무엇일까요?

Enjoy the journey.  Enjoy both the good and bad because it goes by too quickly.  I’d probably punch myself in the face a few times as well for being a pretty self-absorbed tool when I was younger.  


가장 좋아하는 비즈니스 도구는 무엇입니까? 

The lean canvas. A simple tool that anyone of any age can use to rationalize a new product, service, or venture. It is powerful.


무엇이 성공적인 기업가를 만드는가? 

Persistence, tenacity, grit. The willingness to do what others will not. The belief that problems can be solved. A strong loathing of the status quo helps.


누군가 자신의 사업을 시작하고 싶어합니다. 그들에게 추천하는 첫 번째 조언이나 첫 번째 단계는 무엇입니까?

Find an unmet need or problem. Do a lean canvas and a bunch of customer discovery. Be a consultant to your own idea and try to kill it objectively before you spend a ton of money building something nobody really wants. 


귀하의 일반적인 근무일은 어떻습니까? 

Lots of client meetings (these bring me energy).  Participation in a variety of programs and workshops. Speaking to groups of all sizes about innovation and entrepreneurship. Teaching new venture development or small business management at the University of Arkansas. Drinking a beer or bourbon. Trying to fit in a workout.


무엇이 당신을 밤에 잠 못 이루게 하나요?

Snoring. Not work. I’m stoked about what we do at Startup Junkie, the Conductor, and Innovation Junkie and extremely optimistic about the future. 


어떻게 동기를 유지하나요? 

Seeing the team do great things and watching our clients build great businesses is the addiction I’ll never break. I love it.