YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Being successful in business is harder than it looks. Many of us don’t see the hours of work it takes behind the scenes.
Business is good for Boardman resident Kyle White. He just sold the second business he started in his life, a marketing company called Interstellar Digital. White is 32 years old.
“Well, it’s very exciting because when you look at all the hard work that goes into it, to finally be able to see it pay off, both financially and professionally is very rewarding,” he said.
White gives a lot of credit to the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) and former YBI CEO Jim Cossler. White co-founded the business and will stay on as an advisor. His next venture will be to help other startups.
“And I’m hoping to take some of my expertise to these outlets and help companies grow and potentially bring more to Youngstown,” White said.
White is a big believer in Youngstown. The place and its people, impressions he received before graduating from Cardinal Mooney in 2009.
“The idea of a family also works for startups, because if you have a CEO and the CEO is always upside down, that’s not going to be a situation where a company can succeed,” he said.
White has helped raise over $600 million as a venture capitalist and has worked on over $2 billion in acquisitions. White suggests people find their passion, which will help them find the right business to start and not forget about family.
“When you’re in Youngstown, everybody knows each other, one Youngstown, and everybody wants to support each other. And I think that’s very important for a startup that wants to get off the ground,” he said.
White says the secret to success is people working together and sharing the workload.
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