The team discusses how to deal with frustration as an entrepreneur, the importance of confidence/humility, how to balance confidence & humility, and when & how to ask for and/or offer help
The question behind
our impact stories
What brought you here?
The Urban Engine team loves this question.
We rarely hear the same answer twice.
After asking hundreds of people how they ended up at Urban Engine we began to realize the dynamic impact our work has on the communities we serve. So, we started to capture the stories of people in our networks and the unique ways our programs and resources have made a difference in their entrepreneurial journey. Thus, The Collective Ambition was born.
The Collective Ambition™ is Urban Engine’s central hub of impact stories. It is our collection of the notable people and ideas that inspire us to spark, fuel and ignite the next generation of visionaries through our community programming. You will find features of founders and their startup stories with a focus on how their professional developments make an impact in their local cities. Experience the waves of transformation these motivational influencers have stormed through their hard work.
We discuss how to deal with burnout, how to get out of a rut, how to handle failure, the importance of making it hard on yourself to quit things you really want to do, and how to manage, train, and lead people
"Engineering was that link between the problem solving world and the creative world. You get to solve creative problems or solve technical problems, creatively. Engineering is such a good platform; if I decided that I would like to become a chef one day, it has given me such a good foundation for problem solving, efficiency, and systematic approaches to things.Read More
Brandon Kruse, Founder of DialMaxx, CommentSold and Huntsville sits down with Urban Engine to discuss the lessons learned as an entrepreneur and his challenges, disappointments and victories.