Interviews

Jennifer Mellon of Trustify on Diversity, Communication, and Interviews

By | May 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Expanding your reach within your company can be incredibly difficult. But if you really want to see success, your reach needs to extend throughout your community as well. This kind of local engagement will set your company up for success in the long run….

Productivity

How to Elevate Your Entire Sales Team and Find the Bright Spots

By | May 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

Sales teams often mimic the bell curves we remember so dearly from our days of high school. A small number of people stand above the rest, some lag behind, and the majority lie somewhere near the median. Unlike high school, however, the folks on the…

Interviews

Codie Sanchez Baker of First Trust on Getting Rejected and Getting Paid

By | May 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The life of an entrepreneur is built on a foundation of rejection. If you want to succeed, you’re going to have to fail quite a bit before you get it right. Fortunately, most entrepreneurs know that learning from those mistakes is more valuable than…

Tips & How To’s

5 Entrepreneurs on the Best Time to Reexamine Your Pricing Structure

By | May 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

A stale pricing strategy is an easy way to lose out to your competition. Whether you’re charging too much or even charging too little, the wrong price can be the difference between success and failure. But how do you decide? We asked five entrepreneurs when…

Marketing & Social Media

5 Tips to Boost Media Shares and Conversion

By | May 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Social media is a powerful marketing tool for your business, but if your followers aren’t engaging with or sharing your content, you won’t see much growth. A great social media marketing strategy is what turns likes and shares into leads and sales. With a…

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Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Ways to Improve Employee Health

By | May 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

As you expand your workforce you’ll want to make sure your employees are working efficiently and keeping up the momentum. Taking an interest in the health of your employees can ensure more job satisfaction and help them live a longer life. If you’re looking…

Tips & How To’s

How to Improve Mobile App Engagement Through Design

By | May 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

User experiences are crucial to the success of an application. Design something too simple, and you’ll lose out to other groups that can offer more features. Design something too complicated, and most users will delete the app after their first few attempts to use…

Entrepreneur

The Top 9 National Trends in 2017 Startup Activity

By | May 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Kauffman Foundation’s annual Startup Activity Index has just dropped for the year, and with it a collection of data-driven insights on the state of the startup ecosystem. Naturally, we took a look at the report ahead of its release online today, and have brought…

Interviews

DC

How Learning From Mistakes Can Help Build Relationships

By | May 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Some of the biggest personal growth comes from learning from failures and mistakes. We talked with Carrie Rich, the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund, an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University School of Nursing and the author of Sustainability for Healthcare…

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs Love Their Startups Like Parents Love Their Children

By | May 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Love is a big part of being an entrepreneur. With it, you can conquer stressful investor meetings, eccentric employee interviews, and unimpressive projection numbers without batting an eye. But without it, you’re chance of success are limited, as passion and commitment are integral to the…

Interviews

San Francisco

OpenInvest Asks Investors to Put Their Money Where Their Values Are

By | May 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Investing platform OpenInvest has just raised $3.25 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Termed a “social impact investing platform,” the company is one of the first VC-backed Public Benefit Corporations and operates by allowing its users to select issues they care…

Productivity

Study: Wasting Time Can Help You Be More Productive

By | May 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

Productivity is the Sisyphean goal of all budding entrepreneurs. While startup founders and innovators are constantly in pursuit of improving their ability to get stuff done, there is always more work to do. Whether you’re burning the midnight oil or researching office hacks during your…

HR and Recruiting

What I’ve Learned About Giving Up Control and Trusting My Team

By | May 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

At some point cofounders will hire people to help build their company, and that means giving up some control and trusting that the people will work together towards the company mission-something I had to learn as the founder and CEO of NomNom. There are a…

Marketing

Digital Body Language is Changing the Future of Online Ads

By | May 16, 2017 at 9:15 am

Do companies really know who you are? Does all of the data they track add up to anything that amounts to a meaningful picture of your life, your beliefs, your wants and desires? That is a hard question to answer, but in the world…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

The Emotional Reality of Being a Founder Can Make You Cry

By | May 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Running a company isn’t all rainbows and roses. There are times that the weight of the world falls on your shoulders and emotional rollercoaster is such that you might feel like it’s too much, but you keep going. Recently, the founders of all the Techstars…

Tips & How To’s

5 Marketing Strategies That Attract Millennials

By | May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Marketers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to reach out to Millennials to build lasting relationships, and for good reason—Millennials represent up to $200 billion a year target market. However, it can be difficult to get and hold the attention of the…

Healthy Entrepreneur

6 Tips From Mompreneurs on Balancing Life and Work

By | May 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Any mompreneur will tell you there will be challenges to balancing the needs of the family with building a business, but the positives and benefits can outweigh it all during the journey. We asked two startup mompreneurs to shed light on challenges they’ve faced, what…