Coworking spaces

Chicago

6 Benefits to Setting Up Your Startup in a Coworking Space

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 5:50 pm

With technology exploding and skill sets broadening, the remote work revolution is in full swing. Not only are millennial employees reveling in the flexibility of working from home, they’re also enjoying the chance to showcase their skills without moving to larger cities. And while…

Entrepreneur

The Farm Incubator Helping Migrants Save Struggling American Farms

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The number of farms in America has fallen by 4 million over the last 80 years, while the average size of a farm has doubled. In short, small farms are dying. Now combine that data point with a complete reversal of the old cliche…

Entrepreneur

16 Business Leaders That Took a Stand on the Immigration Ban

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 11:20 am

Over the weekend, Donald Trump enacted an immigration ban that saw a number of US citizens detained at airports around the country. Almost immediately, protestors from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and many more descended on ORD, LAX, SFO and every airport code you…

Remote work

5 Collaboration Tools for a Tightly-Knit Remote Team

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Running a business online has numerous benefits. Not only is it cheaper than brick and mortar businesses, but it also allows companies to cater to international customers. Additionally, online businesses have access to the global pool of talent thanks to freelancing marketplaces like Upwork, Freelancer,…

Productivity

How Productive Entrepreneurs Get the Most Out of Their Day

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. The simple trick to productivity among entrepreneurs is being intentional with how you spend your time. But the reality is that entrepreneurs often allow too many…

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Entrepreneur

13 Elon Musk Quotes That Will Make You Excited for the Future

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

On more than one occasion, Elon Musk has been lorded as the real world Iron Man. With more futuristic endeavors under his care than the writer for the Jetsons, Musk has shown the world that sustainability, artificial intelligence, and space travel are not sci-fi…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Troy Henikoff of Techstars Chicago on Great Pitches and Transforming Startups

By | Jan 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  Troy Henikoff is the managing director at Techstars Chicago, a managing director at MATH Venture Partners, and a professor of Entrepreneurship at…

Inspiration

Seattle

How This Dad Went From Playing Music To Coding

By | Jan 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

This article is courtesy of the Galvanize blog. Interested in entrepreneurship, web development, or data science? Check out the Galvanize Newsletter, bringing you the best content from The Learning Community for Technology. In the summer of 2010, Bryan Brophy was lying on his bunk in…

Tips & How To’s

4 Things Your Startup Team Must Know Before Going Global

By | Jan 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. So your company is doing really well in the US and you want to expand. You’ve heard the international markets can be incredibly lucrative and…

Blogging

8 Reasons Why You Should Have a Company Blog

By | Jan 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

According to to a study by Hubspot, organizations that have a company blog receive 67 percent more leads than those who do not. 77 percent of all internet users read blogs while blogs have a ROI of 600 percent. The benefits of having a blog include…

Inspiration

13 Keys to Success According to Today’s Most Innovative Entrepreneurs

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Everyone’s definition of success differs. But there’s truth behind each and every one. I’ve always been interested in people’s secrets to success. Recently, I decided…

Tips & How To’s

How to Market Your Freelance Business in About an Hour a Day

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Marketing is tough, irritating, and time-consuming. As a freelance app developer, copy writer, or an ecommerce seller, you may find it difficult to grind and promote your business while working 10-12 hours a day. But marketing is the engine that powers your sales. The more you…

Tips & How To’s

5 Critical Steps to Becoming a Competitive Startup

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

Have the perfect startup idea? If you’re planning on pulling the trigger on a business venture, then you should prepare for one of the most stressful times of your life. Sure, everything’s exciting at the beginning, but founding a startup involves a tremendous amount…

Tips & How To’s

5 Areas Where Bootstrapping Startups Should Never Cut Costs

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

There are many compelling reasons for early stage startups to pay close attention to their spending. After all, your ability to spend less money on certain things leaves more capital available for growth down the line. In addition to this, if you have plans…

Marketing

4 Customer Retention Strategies For SaaS Companies

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Losing great customers is painful. It’s even more painful when they’ve entrusted your business with their money first and then suddenly decided to leave. High churn rates negatively affect your business. But have you considered the exact numbers? A study conducted by CMO council suggests…

Tips & How To’s

8 Tips for Planning a Successful Company Retreat Without Breaking the Bank

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Company culture is important and retreats are the best way to foster a community atmosphere between hour employees. But whether you’re gathering your team at…

Productivity

5 Benefits That Prove the Importance of Having a Work Best Friend

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Even if you love your job, the minutiae of your everyday tasks can get pretty boring over time. Whether it’s filling in data sheets or making sales calls, work life can be harder when you don’t have someone to share it with. Fortunately, in most…