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Rick Tillman

Rick Tillman


Seattle, Washington, United States
Member since December 30, 2009
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I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

It's a combination of working for myself and making a difference in the lives of others.

My favorite startups:

To broad of a question to have a favorite.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

For me there's nothing frustrating about entrepreneurship because I enjoy a good challenge. It all involves the mindset of the person seeking to be an entrepreneur. I really enjoy the creativity entrepreneurship allows me.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

That's a good question because each entrepreneur takes various routes to start. I have talk with a few entrepreneur's and from those who had good ideas, they failed because they lost confidence in themselves. Also I must add as an entrepreneur always think as a Brand' from day one. When you set up your domain name even if you don't have a website make sure your "Email Address" speaks to your Brand Identity.. For example our website ishttp://www.klsljamz.com As part of Branding my Email Address reflects that rick26T9@klsljamz.com (not Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo). Hey those are great companies but you remember you're great too as a new Brand.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. As I taught my subordinates in the military, Train your mind, Train your body. Your attitude and belief in yourself and idea or vision is everything. The moment you receive negative feedback or information. Reverse it, and use it as a tool.
2. Money: Don't let that control you, (we all want to earn money for goods or services rendered) But you must love or have passion for your idea enough to work in it for FREE until you're successful or you've given it all you could give.
3. Family Assessment: It's good too talk things over with close family members. But understand this, they usually won't see your vision as you do. Don't take it personal. The way you measure your family is by their in employment. How long they worked for a single, they happiness and growth with their employment. This will reveal that their content with what they do and can't see outside of that.

Full bio

I was born in Jacksonville Florida, finish school in Waycross in 1980. Thirty days later at 17yrs. old I was in the U.S.Army where I worked as a  communications specialist. Became a Non-Commissioned Officer at 20 yrs old making me the youngest leader in my unit and battlion. Maintain $10 million dollars in communications eguipment (Classified Equip.included) and a fitness s supervised 20 soldiers or  more. Recieved various awards and medals. While serving I attended various colleges and Columbia School of Broadcasting and did two tours in Germany totalling 6 1/2 years. When in Germany owned and operated a Dj agency. After 12 years and Desert Storm, I decided to make a change. In 1992 I took a prosition with Target as District Manager for Music, Movies and Books Division for 15 Stores where I hit sales goals of $ Million dollars or more. In 1997, after restructing of departments, I resigned and went into business for myself.

Since 1998 I have been working towards my dream of owning my own radio station. Now with the age of the Internet I have been able to do. On September 1st 2009 received our Notice Of Use Of Sound Recordings Under Statory License from the U.S. Copyright Office. After a series of beta test from Feburary to April. On May 1st 2010 we launch The KLSL LIQUID SOUL - Seattle, Tacoma And The World (Tagline) as an Internet Only radio station (http://www.klsljamz.com) (can be listen to on I-Phones) providing a FREE High Definition Audio Stream 24hrs a-day. The format is Urban Soul Adult Comporary featuring the best R&B, Neo Soul, Gospel and Old School for a targeted age demographic of 34 to 54. In December 2010 launch my second Internet Only station The New PHATJAMZ9311.COM King Of Hip Hop World Wide (Tagline) (http://www.phatjamz9311.com).