Healthy Entrepreneur

How to Maximize Productivity Without Sacrificing Your Wellness

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

As an ambitious self-starter, your instinct is to work, work, work. However, if you’re sacrificing your wellness to get it all done, you’re doing yourself and your company a disservice. Make sure your mental wellbeing is also in check before tackling any huge project,…

Tips & How To’s

3 Reasons You Should Constantly Innovate Your Website

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 9:15 am

A “pretty good” website isn’t going to set your company apart. Your website is your greatest chance of communicating your branded message to an audience, and you need to recognize that it can be your biggest asset. But with customers getting more and more bored with the status quo,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

7 Healthy Ways to Manage Your Stress

By | Mar 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In a survey by the American Psychology Association, the report showed that in 2015, overall stress levels increased slightly, with greater percentages of adults reporting extreme levels of stress than in 2014. Surprisingly the generation that reported the highest levels were the Millennials, with Gen…

Interviews

Chicago

Philip Tadros of Doejo and Bow Truss on How To Deal With Bad Press

By | Mar 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Philip Tadros is a true serial entrepreneur and restauranteur. He is the founder of Doejo, a digital agency, Dollop Coffee, a cafe and bakery, Bow Truss Coffee, a coffee roastery and cafe, The Budlong, a hot chicken restaurant chain, SPACE, a coworking space, and Aquanaut Brewing, a craft…

Entrepreneur

Austin

Gina Rodriguez, Star of Jane the Virgin, Exemplifies the Celebrity Entrepreneur

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Celebrities sometimes make the best entrepreneurs. Not only do they have the influence and the capital to get the startup ball rolling, they’re also willing to take the risks necessary to turn a good idea into a great idea. And no one exemplifies the…

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Interviews

Chicago

Neal Rothschild of Rooster on Why Critical Feedback Is the Best

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Neal Rothschild is the founder of Rooster, a 6-minute daily podcast that updates you on all the news you need to know. Neal just launched Rooster at the beginning of 2016. It was great to interview a founder just getting started on a really promising…

Inspiration

An Unconventional Journey for a Female Scientist to Web Developer

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Some in the tech industry may call me an “alternative candidate.” I don’t have a computer science degree, and I’ve never had an internship at a tech company. Even worse, a year and a half ago, I wasn’t even working in a field involving…

Tips & How To’s

Why Tech Companies Fail at Marketing (and How They Can Get Better)

By | Mar 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It all comes down to knowing your audience. Tech companies often fail at marketing because they take a fundamentally wrong approach to designing marketing strategy and campaigns. Subpar marketing means “me-too,” uninspiring content on corporate blogs with insignificant social shares and superficiality from the…

Interviews

Chicago

Nick Moran of The Full Ratchet on What An Ideal Startup Looks Like

By | Mar 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Nick Moran is the cofounder and managing director of New Stack Ventures and Moran Capital Partners. He also started the very popular The Full Ratchet podcast, where he interviews venture capital and angel investing experts on successful startup fundraising and investing strategy. Nick asked me to…

Tips & How To’s

4 Signs You’re About to Enter a Bad Business Deal

By | Mar 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

We all want to believe that people are on the up and up when it comes to making a deal. However, sometimes going into a negotiation with a company or client turns out to be far from what you expected. We asked four entrepreneurs…

Incubators

Washington D.C.

1776 Announces 20 Startup Programs to Join UNION Network

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm

With roots in Washington D.C., the global incubator 1776 helps startups by providing connections, insights, and tools to help give companies the boost they need to drive massive scale revenue growth. Through UNION, a global digital network and platform that catalyzes innovation by uniting startup ecosystems…

Entrepreneur

7 Ways to Encourage Collaboration Among Your Team

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

Building a collaborative team can only help the company come up with new and innovative strategies to move your company forward. And it gives the team a chance to cross pollinate ideas and improve interaction between employees. We asked five entrepreneurs what they do…

Tips & How To’s

5 Unique Ideas for Promoting Your Startup Online

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Everyone knows the basic recipe for promoting a startup online. You have content as the main ingredient, a pinch of paid advertising for additional exposure, some SEO for authority, and a cup of influencer marketing for credibility. Top with social media and email marketing…

Inspiration

4 Women Founders on What They Learned From Building a Business

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

New lessons are learned every day while building a business, and some harder than you’d like. The good thing about lessons is that you have a building block to improve, change, or stop doing whatever it is to get back on track. We asked four…

Entrepreneur

16 Ways Leading Entrepreneurial Women Balance Work and Life

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

There is a myth often shared amongst entrepreneurs and those working in startups that achieving work-life balance is within the realm of possibility. Not just a possibility, but after you put in the foundation and grueling first few years of work, you can switch…

Tips & How To’s

3 Steps for Transforming Negative Feedback Into Positive Results

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Yelp. Zomato. ZocDoc. Glassdoor. Zillow. And of course, the App Store. There’s no escaping online ratings and reviews in today’s consumer world. Whether we’re picking a professor or our next meal, we’ve come to not only trust but relish reviews. For better or worse,…

Tips & How To’s

The 6 Qualities to Look for in a Strong Cofounder

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When it comes to business, two heads are better than one. Your chances of success will be greatly improved with a cofounder who has specific traits that help drive the business and that integrate well with your own vision, skills and goals. I found…