Finance

The Top 4 Tips for Starting Your Own Business on a Budget

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Setting up a new business is always challenging, no matter how much money you have. When you are on a budget, it is even more demanding. That’s why it is important to be careful to ensure you set the right stage for your new…

Interviews

Chicago

Gale Bowman of Irish Angels on How to Land a Job at a Startup

By | Apr 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Gale Bowman is the founding director of Irish Angels, an angel network dedicated to early stage investments in which a founder, board member, or active investor is a student, graduate, parent, or faculty member of the University of Notre Dame. After graduating from business school…

Tips & How To’s

5 Simple Ways to Get Feedback in the Initial Stages of Your Business

By | Apr 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

You can’t be successful in the startup world on your own. Getting help is part of the process, and if you don’t see that, you’re in a lot more trouble than you might think. Don’t turn your head on genuine feedback, no matter where…

Interviews

Chicago

John Roa of Roa Ventures on What Chicago Tech Is Missing

By | Apr 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

John Roa is a serial tech entrepreneur and long time Chicagoan. He got his entrepreneurial start by creating a computer repair business at 14 and hasn’t stopped since. Last year, he sold ÄKTA, his tech-consulting and design firm, to Salesforce.  Now John is planning to invest…

Interviews

Will Hench of My Thread Lab on Making Shopping Easy

By | Apr 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

Imagine you have a date coming up and you, like most guys, just want to look good without having to worry about it. You want style made easy without the hassle of malls combined with a personalized experience. That is exactly what Will Hench,…

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Marketing

The Quality of Your Brand’s Press Exposure

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The popular adage of “All press is good press” is a myth. Media matters. Although constantly evolving in form, media is one of the most powerful mediums shaping public opinion and consciousness. Fortunately, the complexity of media’s impact and where your brand should be are…

Funding

Dallas

How Underserved Startups Gain Access to Flexible Capital

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

How are your local organizations helping provide capital to entrepreneurs and small business owners in underserved markets? What challenges do startups face when seeking loans? How can the hidden barriers be overcome? At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, one panel addressed these issues head-on,…

Entrepreneur

Dallas

Seth Priebatsch of LevelUp on Transparency, Big Companies, and Company Culture

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The battle between startups and corporations is a myth. While business is always a competition for more customers, attention, and capital, there is no inherent beef between a company that’s just starting out and one that is well-established in their market. Startups help corporations…

Entrepreneur

6 Ways to Childproof Your Home Office

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Working from a home office has its pros and cons. Sure, it can help you significantly reduce your overhead costs, avoid stressful commutes, and make a positive impact on the environment. However, maintaining a professional atmosphere within your home office can be a challenge,…

Inspiration

Phoenix

Life as an NBA Data Scientist – Interview

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

Kids all around the country gravitate to the parks, YMCAs and school gyms to shoot hoops and pursue their dream to play in the NBA. For Anthony So, the realism of playing with Kobe was not in his future, but the ability to work near…

Healthy Entrepreneur

This is Your Brain on Sleep Deprivation

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

Let’s face it, entrepreneurs just don’t prioritize sleep like they should. There’s a constant churning of “what ifs” and “to dos” in their head that either wakes them up in the middle of the night or makes it harder to get to sleep. And if…

Tips & How To’s

3 Valuable Business Lessons Learned From Working in a Bookstore

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Believe it or not, some of the most powerful business lessons I learned were from working at a store that could barely keep its lights on. It was a small, independent bookstore in my hometown that, sadly, doesn’t exist anymore — but it was…

Entrepreneur

4 Innovations From the Mind of Jeff Bezos

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In 1994, the internet was still finding its sea legs. From vague terms like the “information superhighway” to the birth of ecommerce, internet users were in the beginning stages of something that would dictate the path of all future technology to come. And if…

HR and Recruiting

What’s New in the Software Development Industry in 2017

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Software developing company Coding Sans has just released a 2017 report, the State of Software Development, in order to take a look at the trends, challenges and tactics that the modern software developer is facing today. Here’s a quick summation of key points from the report, which…

Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Types of Workspaces That Nurture Productivity

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

Whether it’s at home or at work, your office should be a place where you can collaborate and reflect. For founders  they are always at work, even when we’re not, and creating spaces where they can continue to work through the daily tasks. As the CEO…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

How a 27-Year-Old Tester from Estonia Is Tackling a $3.5 Trillion Industry

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Kristel Kruustük was just 23 when she decided to change how quality assurance (QA) testers were treated. Together with her then-boyfriend (now cofounder and husband) Marko Kruustük, she built a platform designed to connect QA testers with companies without taking advantage of either. After winning a first-place…

Entrepreneur

13 Ways IT Departments Can Stay Ahead of Technology Changes

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Moore’s Law states that every two years, processing power will double. While there’s questions about whether that rate will slow, what isn’t in question is that the remarkable changes in technological systems — both software and hardware — can leave IT departments and executives…