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Become A Founder

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Working As A Founder

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $175,110

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Founder does

  • Offshored the development of web applications for small businesses and startups.
  • Optimized product development cycle and designed marketing strategies to help clients maximize sales traffic.
  • Developed a web page in Java Servlet, Perl, Ajax, JavaScript, JSON, HTML and XML.
  • Founded the Internet retail company and obtained SBA funding.
  • Achieved 90% increase in email deliverability of after redesigning a client's campaign.
  • Designed and developed iOS and Android native, hybrid apps.
  • Executed invention of business model to include establishment of retail setting and strategic partnerships for tablet rental tour package.
  • Draft contracts, wills, conduct real estate closings.
  • Provide hands-on consulting for non-profit organizations.
  • Skilled in digital photography, specializing in food and fashion, and advanced digital
  • Maintain Facebook page promoting summer reading and giving homework tips.
  • Project management included overseeing vendors, engineers, and architects.
  • Founder of local LLC by the name of Tiger Detailing.
  • Created brand identity for freelance print design and/or web development.
  • Managed business development, marketing, and operations from conception to present status.
  • Develop business strategy and financial plan, prepare market analysis and execute plans.
  • Established customer service metrics ensuring a very high level of customer loyalty.
  • Provided training classes for Network Security, CCNA, TCP/IP, Cryptography, Web Design.
  • Drafted a comprehensive business plan.
  • Created SEO blogs and established social networking presence to optimize online presence.

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How To Become A Founder

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 


Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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Founder Career Paths

Author Co-Founder
Chief Marketing Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Author Communications Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Contributing Writer Writer And Editor
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Planning Committee Member Marketing Director
Director Of Digital Marketing
10 Yearsyrs
President And Founder Sales Consultant
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Search Engine Optimizer Marketing Consultant
Head Of Marketing
6 Yearsyrs
Contributing Writer Managing Editor
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Founder And Chief Executive Officer Expert
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Marketing Consultant
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
President And Founder Business Developer
Marketing/Business Development
8 Yearsyrs
Board Of Directors Member Director Of Sales And Marketing
President And General Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Board Of Directors Member Business Development Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Owner And Founder Business Developer
Senior Director Of Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Business Consultant Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Business Consultant Vice President, Business Development
Senior Vice President Of Marketing
12 Yearsyrs
Owner And Founder Director Of Sales
Senior Vice President, Sales
14 Yearsyrs
Founder And Chief Executive Officer Vice President, Product Management
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Product Manager Marketing Director
Vice President Of Marketing & Communications
12 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Director Of Sales
Vice President Of Sales & Operations
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Product Manager Product Management Director
Vice President, Product Management
13 Yearsyrs
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Founder Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • German

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • Portuguese

  • Cantonese

  • Hebrew

  • Vietnamese

  • Swedish

  • Greek

  • Urdu

  • Dutch

  • Thai

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Founder Education


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Top Skills for A Founder


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Top Founder Skills

  1. Web Design
  2. Online Presence
  3. Product Development
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Founded IMEDIA STUDIOS, one of the pioneers in interactive multi-media CD-ROMS, Animation and high fidelity web design.
  • Created a marketing plan, established an online presence via social media, designed and marketed my own web store
  • Handled product development, design, and testing, as well as sourcing investors, distributors, and wholesalers.
  • Market intelligence and business strategy for a top-10 ad network with high impact ad units.
  • Collaborate with committees or individuals to address financial or administrative issues pertaining to congregations.

Top Founder Employers

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Founder Videos

Founder/Past President of Studer Group, Quint Studer, CEO interview from drkit.org

CEO/Founder of Innisfree Hotels, Julian MacQueen, CEO interview from drkit.org

2016 DAS Predictions - Iain Gillott, Founder and President iGR Research