The past five years have seen the rise of social media websites and other industry giants. Young and brilliant minds have led these companies to great financial success. The new year means new opportunities for young entrepreneurs. While there may be dozens of men and women about to break out into the business world as successful entrepreneurs, three of them standout from the rest and should be followed in 2013:
While Travis may not be well-known to the common man, his success with Uber will only grow in 2013.
Uber is a mobile application that allows users to hire a driver to come and pick them up from their residence. The app automatically charges the credit card on file and sends a message to the driver with the corresponding information.
This app has gained popularity over the last three years and is now available in countries worldwide; including Canada, Australia, cities in Europe and across the United States.
Recent lawsuits that have been filed with the cities of San Francisco and Boston have recently slowed the growth of the company. Taxi cab drivers country-wide fear that Uber will take over the transportation business.
Recent licensing from Washington, D.C. allows Uber to operate within their city. This is a good sign for Kalanick, as more licenses will become available to Uber in 2013 and the company's profits will soar.
The owner and founder of Nastygal.com, Sophia began her entrepreneurial career with one eBay store. She sold vintage clothing that she picked up in hard-to-find places. After six years, her store has become a leader in the online specialty retail industry.
Sophia's unique buy-and-sell idea has earned Nastygal.com a profit increase of over 10,000 % since their opening in 2006. Her buyers shop at places that are not well-known and create vintage clothing outfits that are made available on her website.
She began with one online eBay store and with a few hundred dollars, and has turned her company into a multi-million dollar specialty eCommerce store. Her dedication to fashion and excellent work ethic only helps her chances in 2013 for becoming a leader in the internet world.
Jack Dorsey is the man behind the ever-popular mobile payment solution, Square. Square offers small businesses the chance to take credit card payments with their smartphone and a nifty little square-shaped machine that fits right on top.
Square's unique payment system allows for next-day deposits and has no hidden costs. This, combined with a low usage rate of 2.75 % makes this payment system popular among everyone.
Jack Dorsey recently acquired $200 million in venture capital funds and is in the process of purchasing a variety of internet start-ups to compliment Square.
Dorsey's forward-thinking ways and innovative ideas pushed him to the forefront of mobile technology over the past few years. As the usage of mobile payment technology increases in 2013, he will be a force to reckon with in the technology and internet business sectors.
Twyla French is a business accountant and guest author at Best Accounting Schools, where she has contributed to guides to the best online schools for accounting degree programs.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home on the internet free to supplement their current income.
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