Inspiration

New Jersey

How an Introvert Networked His Way to a Few Million in Revenue

By | Apr 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The concept of ‘networking’ can have negative connotations, conjuring up an image of a business card collector flashing a fake grin at everyone they meet. But anyone claiming networks are “overrated” should take a look at one entrepreneur who relied on them to power…

Interviews

Chicago

Landon Shoop of Fizz on How To Decide If Your Idea Is Worth Pursuing

By | Apr 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Landon Shoop, along with his wife Jennifer Shoop, started Fizz, a team management tool that makes developing employees easy. At his old job, Landon became frustrated while preparing for another yearly performance review and he decided there must be something better. Together they developed a HR…

Coworking spaces

3 Easy Ways to Show Gratitude in the Workplace

By | Apr 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

In a fast-paced work environment, it’s easy for gratitude to get lost in the momentum of the daily grind. As co-founder of an educational consulting company, I often share this insight with students who are applying to college and reflecting on their academic trajectories,…

Interviews

Chicago

David Rabie, the Founder of Tovala, on the Future of Food Tech

By | Apr 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

David Rabie is the founder and CEO of Tovala, the creator of a smart oven that cooks perfectly made meals by baking, boiling and steaming them in under 30 minutes. The meals can either be delivered prepackaged from Tovala or be made using a crowdsourced…

Entrepreneur

4 Things Women Founders Learned From Trusting Their Gut

By | Apr 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

According to The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), more than 9.4 million firms were owned by women, employed nearly 7.9 million people, and generated $1.5 trillion in sales in 2015 . In addition, 2.9 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in…

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Tips & How To’s

How Music Can Make You a More Creative Entrepreneur?

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. There are many challenges you have to face, from social pressure to financial issues. Above all these, however, lies the problem of creativity and productivity. In the entire course of time as an entrepreneur, you need to stay as…

Dev & Design

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Design-Centered Mindset

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Creativity is essential no matter what industry your business is in. As the CEO and founder of an interactive content marketing platform that provides a beautiful and powerful digital design studio to users, I feel that I can safely state that most people don’t really…

Tips & How To’s

5 Benefits of Signing Important Documents Online

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Running a business is hard. Between building a team, raising capital, and managing the day-to-day, entrepreneurs can easily get bogged down by the gritty details of a startup founder’s life. With busy schedules and hectic calendars, finding the smallest productivity hacks can go a…

Marketing

5 Helpful Tips To Keep Your Readers Engaged

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

As we’ve entered into a whole new era of fast and accessible information, the media platforms we use to consume news have been inundated with a ton of articles. Literally thousands a day. It’s gotten to the point where we couldn’t even keep up with…

Tips & How To’s

Millennials: Your Dream Job Is a Solid Portfolio Away

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

When hiring for both non-technical and technical positions, companies are searching for all-star talent who take initiative, work as a team, and provides exceptional value to the organization.  However, when you’re applying to a job, your resumé just becomes a piece of paper: a…

Inspiration

Focus on These 4 Successful Mindsets to Rise to the Top

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

Success is a mind game. If you don’t believe this, take a look around. There are plenty of people who have extraordinary talent, passion and skills but aren’t succeeding in business or winning the game of life. Do you know a gifted web designer…

Productivity

4 Things to Consider Before Renting an Office for Your Startup

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Moving your startup operations to a physical office can be exciting. After all, it’s an important milestone that will enable you to attract foot traffic, escape the distractions at home, and get closer with your team. But without a strategic approach, it may lead…

Funding

The 5 Things to Know About Raising Seed Funding

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

So you have an idea and now you need some financial support to get the ball rolling. At this point, seed capital can be helpful. Although the seed round is usually smaller and can come from many funding options (friends, family, incubators, angels, VCs),…

Culture

How to Successfully Manage a Millennial Corporate Culture

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

By 2020, millennials will constitute roughly 50 percent of the global workforce. Just like the emergence of any other generation, companies will have to deal with a new set of challenges and create a different working environment and culture for their talents. Today, Millennials are inevitably…

Inspiration

Austin

How One Man Turned to Coding to Feed His Family

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

Tosin Awofeso felt like he didn’t have a lot of options. With a baby on the way, stringing together freelance gigs as a piano player and photographer wasn’t going to cut it. One morning, Awofeso showed up for an interview for a customer service…

Marketing

5 Unique Ways to Retain Your Existing Customers

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Many businesses focus on reaching a new audience. While it’s always a good idea to invest your time and energy on increasing your reach, this shouldn’t be the only focus.  You should also prioritize keeping the customers you already have. This is crucial because…

Marketing & Social Media

Turns Out Men Buy Things From Instagram Ads More Than Women

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Instagram is likely the most popular social media platform for marketers and advertisers currently. Marketers’ posts on the network have more than doubled since 2013, and in 2016 alone, ads jumped 22 percent over the year prior. The visual-and-mobile-focused site offers a direct, niche connection to specific audiences, which…