Entrepreneur Jeffrey Santulan Talks About Entrepreneurship, Risk-taking, & Success

Laveta Brigham

Being an entrepreneur is more than a job. It’s a mindset, and without it, you’d be hard-pressed to succeed. The first step to becoming an entrepreneur is taking stock of where your head is, and if you are up for the extreme demands, an entrepreneurial lifestyle can place on you. Whether right out the gate or through trial and error, every entrepreneur learns this throughout their journey and continually works on their mindset, never stopping and never settling. As a significant stakeholder in SpaceX, Tesla (TSLA), and Square (SQ), Entrepreneur Jeffrey Santulan talks about the power our minds have when it comes to entrepreneurial success.

Jeffrey Santulan

A natural at numbers, Jeffrey continues to conquer the investment world, excerpts from a recent interview:

Q: Jeffrey, tell us about your journey?

A: I began building my fortune as an early investor in SoFi, an online personal finance company valued at $4.5

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Missing movie theaters in quarantine? Head to these drive-ins around the country

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The country is starting to open up after months of lockdown, yet social distancing and sanitary precautions are still important as ever. And although theater chains like AMC are gearing up to return in August, taking in a drive-in movie may sound appealing, especially for families.

Drive-in movie theaters have the advantages of in-person viewing while staying in the comfort, privacy and safety of your own vehicle. Social distancing is built-in, as cars are often parked six or more feet away from each other, and proper COVID-19 protocols make it easier to have fun yet stay safe.

We’ve put together a list of old and newly converted drive-ins across the country for you to check out. Scroll through to see if there’s one near you:

A user’s guide to drive-in movie theaters:  Staying safe and having fun

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The State Of Crypto Payments

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The following is a contributed article from a content partner of Benzinga

Discussions surrounding cryptocurrency payment platforms have captured the attention of investors worldwide, specifically on whether digital currencies are useful in the retail sector. For instance, the growth and widespread adoption of ‘stable-coins’ has nudged 20,000 merchants to accept crypto payments. The list of parties interested in crypto-transactions, however, is not merely limited to small businesses; we have seen that corporations like Microsoft, Overstock, Namecheap, Starbucks, Whole Foods, CheapAir, Travala, and Expedia have all shifted their attention.

The $250 Billion crypto payment market, though broad, can be best understood by examining three major categories: P2P Retail Payments, Crypto Custody, and Merchant Plugin and Gateways.

Square’s Cash App – A Leader In P2P Crypto Retail Payments

Since January, the stock market value of Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) has risen in value by 148%; last year alone, the stock grew by

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1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom Destroyed During Transit

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A costly lesson in how important it is to properly tow a vehicle.

If you cringed at the sight of that beautifully restored 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 429 laying battered on its roof, you’re really going to hate this one. Back in 2016, a Swiss buyer purchased this stunning 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III from a classic car dealership in the Netherlands, and just minutes after leaving, the car had been destroyed in a terrible crash while being transported.

1936 Phanom III before the crash Image Credit: Retro Legends

According to the original story from PreWarCar.com, the Rolls-Royce was being towed by its new owner with a Range Rover and a brand-new, double-axle car trailer, and the crash happened at just 35 mph. Fortunately nobody was hurt in the accident, but despite everything apparently being done as safe as possible, the

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17 Ways To Spend Less at Aldi

Laveta Brigham

Aldi currently operates in 36 states and opened its 2,000th store in the United States in June — and now the grocery chain has plans to expand to 38 states with the addition of four Arizona stores later this year and a Louisiana location in the near future, Supermarket News reported. The chain plans to open 70 new locations by the end of 2020.

With so many stores, chances are there is already an Aldi near you or will be soon. The popular chain boasts that it offers “impressively high quality at impossibly low prices” — but there are ways to save even more on your next Aldi shopping trip. GOBankingRates spoke to shopping experts to get their best tips on how to spend less on what you buy.

Last updated: Sept. 4, 2020

Study the Online Circular

Before going to the store, do your homework.

“Spending just a few

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Japan’s tuna market, the world’s largest, hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

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TOKYO, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Japan’s tuna market, the world’s largest, is taking an outsized hit from the coronavirus pandemic, pressuring restaurants and wholesalers at Tokyo’s sprawling Toyosu fish market to adapt to survive.

Businesses had hoped for more activity after Japan lifted its state of emergency in late May, but big events such as shareholder meetings and wedding banquets have remained on hold while many Japanese are still wary of going to restaurants.

Demand for fresh fish, especially the so-called “king of sushi” bluefin tuna, has slumped as the pandemic wiped out orders for events. Tuna prices dropped 8.4% in July from a year earlier, far steeper than the 1.5% annual fall in overall fresh fish prices, government data showed.

“Our sales are down by 60% compared to last August,” said 47-year old Yasuyuki Shimahara, owner of an “izakaya” dining bar specializing in tuna dishes in Tokyo’s Kanda business

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Handle Your Financials Like a Parent With This One Thing

Laveta Brigham

Trying to manage the day-to-day chaos of your household with kids is like herding cats. Sometimes you’ve got to cut your losses and let some of the must-dos slide.

Kid 1 doesn’t wear underwear anymore? Fine! No. 2 has decided to become a vegetarian? Perfect. Maybe Kid 3 is curled up in the dog bed, but hey, at least she’s sleeping.

It’s fine to let the little things go in the whirlwind of parenthood, but your life insurance, will and finances don’t have to be on that list. Fabric is an online platform designed to help you plan like a parent and tackle your to-do list.

What’s Unique About Fabric?

Fabric knows you’d do anything to protect your kids. The service is designed with parents in mind, and each of its offerings can help you check off important protections.

Fabric’s 3 branches help you keep life in order. You can

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RydeFYR Owner Chevy Laurent Keeps Business Afloat During COVID-19

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MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — For RydeFYR business owner Chevy Laurent, she could not have predicted what a rough ride opening her own indoor cycling studio would be. After quitting her full-time job and putting her life savings into creating a state-of-the-art heated indoor cycling experience with custom-built bikes, COVID-19 struck.

“So in March [2020], just one year after taking on the expense of our space, and just a few months after officially opening our doors, just as we were starting to build momentum and grow as a new small-business, the pandemic hit and stay-at-home orders were imposed by the Governor,” she said. “And I’ve got to be perfectly honest when I say this was a really devastating blow. But at the time, it was what we were told we all needed to do to flatten the curve and keep everyone safe.

“And when we were told it was going to

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At the Durban FilmMart, African Cinema Looks Toward the Future

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Even before coronavirus arrived in South Africa, which ranks among the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, Durban FilmMart head Toni Monty had already begun to envision how sub-Saharan Africa’s leading industry confab would have to adapt to an unprecedented global crisis.

“Not one of us on the team have actually seen each other physically since Berlin,” she said. “It’s like you’re organizing a wedding in the middle of a global crisis.” Still, Monty never had any doubt that the DFM would take place in some form this year, calling it “the right thing to do.” “We have to keep the conversations going. We have to keep the networking going.”

Already this promised to be a transitional period for the DFM, which takes places Sept. 4-13. After a decade-long partnership with the Durban Intl. Film Festival, the market this year was spun off into an independent event. “Over the ten

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SMU Cox Extends Test-Optional Admissions For All Graduate Programs

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The Quad at the SMU Cox School of Business

SMU’s Cox School of Business yesterday (Sept. 3) announced it would extend its GMAT/GRE test-optional policy for applicants to all of its graduate programs, including the MBA, for another year. When the pandemic closed test centers in the spring, Cox was one of the first business schools to allow candidates to apply without a standardized test score.

In explaining the newest decision, an associate dean at Cox says the school’s interviews of applicants are “more predictive of success than a standardized test score.” The optional policy applies to all of the school’s graduate programs, including its two-year and one-year full-time MBA options, its part-time MBA program, an Executive MBA option, and the school’s relatively new online MBA. It also applies to the school’s specialty master’s programs in accounting, business analytics, finance and management. Cox’s full-time MBA program is ranked 40th best

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