How Richard Klein grew dot429, the LGBT professional network he founded, to 70,000 U.S. members in three years.
Richard Klein recognized a big opportunity to create a professional network for the gay community, so he started with 100 influencers and visionaries. Here's how.
Before dot429, his gay professional network, Richard Klein started and sold a magazine, Surface, which taught him a lot.
Before Richard Klein could start the kind of company he really wanted to work for, he had to take this ultimate risk.
Richard Klein explains why he is relinquishing the top spot as CEO.
The dot429 founder likes employees who are entrepreneurially-minded, but not so much that they derail projects.
Richard Klein describes when firing someone turns out to be the best decision.
Dot429 founder Richard Klein describes how to go from being unknown to being respected.
Richard Klein is reachable 24/7, which is a blessing and a curse.
Why the LGBT founder decided a print magazine would be the best next step for the brand.
The Dot429 founder recommends that family and friends do not take a back seat.
Richard Klein, founder of dot429, an LGBT professional network, is expanding the company into other niche demographic groups.
Dot429 founder Richard Klein juggles advertisers who would pay handsomely versus those who would convey the right image.
Dot429 founder Richard Klein has a simple, albeit time-consuming, route to becoming more flexible.
Richard Klein, founder of LGBT professional network dot429, advises on the kind of people you ought to recruit.
Since 2010, he's grown dot429 to 70,000 members and 30 employees. Here he tells how he did it.
For Richard Klein, the best way to grow dot429, his LGBT professional network, is to constantly create scenarios for people to encounter it.
Richard Klein wanted to create a community--not a money-maker.
FULL STORY Grind, Hustle, and Payoff9:40
STARTUP The Ultimate Trial and Error: A First Company2:24
GAMBLE Entrepreneur Rule No. 1: Trust in Yourself1:42
LEADERSHIP When to Step Down in Order to Move Forward2:12
HIRING Find Employees Who Are (Not Too) Entrepreneurial1:24
FIRING It's Difficult but Necessary: When to Fire1:15
EVOLUTION The Ticket to the Boardroom (From the Living Room)2:08
WIRED You're Always Connected: Pro or Con for Your Company?1:11
PRODUCT When Traditional Media Works1:53
BALANCE How to Nurture Close Relationships as an Entrepreneur0:46
GROWTH Not Just the LinkedIn of the Gay Community2:07
SALES Strategic Partners: What Can Matter More Than Money1:02
PRACTICE The One Thing That Can Help You Get Used to Change0:39
REWARD What Makes a Difference When You Hire (Hint: Not Skills)0:44
GRIND How Richard Klein Launched dot429, an LGBT Professional Network3:11
HUSTLE Find the Most Influential People in Your Market and Go After Them4:00
PAYOFF What Matters More Than Money3:29