Lifestyle

The 6 Main Ways Technology Impacts Your Daily Life

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

We are living in an era of advanced technology, where every part of our daily lives is related to the science of craft in one way or another. There’s no doubt that over the years technology has been responsible for creating amazingly useful resources which…

HR and Recruiting

When Building Your Team, Focus on People, Not Jobs

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

When building a startup, putting strategic forethought toward product development, marketing, sales and other core functions is important. But all too often when building a team, founders wait to dedicate focused attention until they feel pain. And that pain eventually leads to a public cry for…

Coworking spaces

Chicago

5 Relationships You’ll Form at a Coworking Space

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

While many entrepreneurs are lone wolves, the value of making connections in the business world cannot be understated. Whether it’s at networking events or at the office, forming relationships is the best way to set yourself up for success. Fortunately, when you’re working in…

Entrepreneur

3 Reasons to Connect With Like-Minded Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

Inspiration, passion and confidence are just a few of the benefits you stand to gain from making meaningful connections with like-minded individuals. The old proverb, “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are,” translates into surrounding yourself with the right people. As…

Venture Capital

How to Make Good Use of VC Introductions

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Many entrepreneurs will recognize this scenario: You finally get a meeting with a big-name VC partner. In preparation, you spend a week polishing your deck, financial model and pitch. Then, you get to your meeting and the partner is 20 minutes late. Plus, they run…

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Inspiration

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From These 4 Mentorship Stories

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Having a mentor to coach you through the twists and turns of startup life can be invaluable. Even researchers agree that founders who engage with mentors will increase their bottom line. In a study by mentorship program MicroMentor, data shows that “mentored businesses increased their revenue…

Entrepreneur

3 New Innovations from the Mind of Elon Musk

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Elon Musk is undeniably the entrepreneur of the moment right now. Between Tesla and SpaceX alone, this innovative mogul has changed everything from space travel to transportation in a manner befitting a superhero. His revolutionary ideas and unparalleled drive could shape the future of…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Daytime Stress Is Crushing Your Quality of Sleep

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm

We all know that sleep is important for a healthy lifestyle, but it might be making the difference between a day of crossfire with your friends and family and a day of social harmony. Researchers in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State…

Tips & How To’s

How a Better Logo Can Improve Your Business

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

Many people, especially those who are starting a new business, would say that choosing or making a logo is one of the easiest parts of the job. But is it? Creating a visual identity for a business is not like putting some random picture…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tools for Connecting with Potential Customers in 2017

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

Engaging with customers is a lot harder than it sounds. Whether it’s review sites, snail mail, search engine marketing, video conferencing, or old school email newsletters, you’re going to need something to create strong relationships that generate sales and customer loyalty. Fortunately, there are…

HR and Recruiting

You Can Increase Cuѕtоmеr Loyalty By Trеаtіng Employees Bеttеr

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

According to rеѕеаrсh ѕtudіеѕ, over 70 percent of сuѕtоmеrѕ wіll ѕtор dоіng buѕіnеѕѕ with уоu bесаuѕе оf hоw thеу wеrе treated. Thіѕ dоеѕ not mеаn they hаd аn іѕѕuе rеlаtеd tо quality or price; оnlу аbоut 20 percent tоtаl lеаvе fоr thоѕе rеаѕоnѕ. Thеу…

Venture Capital

Jay-Z Plans to Launch a New VC Fund

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

Between the ample capital and the obvious good luck, it’s no wonder celebrities investors are such a common occurrence. While being a famous musician, superstar actor, or prolific athlete in no way prepares you for the entrepreneurial world, having more money than you know…

Marketing

8 Ways to Leverage TV Appearances to Build Your Brand

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Getting on TV is the startup founder’s dream. Whether it’s a local news segment or a popular pitch competition show, having a natural marketing opportunity like TV is a great way to facilitate success. But don’t let an appearance on “Shark Tank” limit you…

Entrepreneur

4 Ways to Create a Truly Equal Business Partnership with Your Cofounder

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

I would be lying if I said that your relationship with your cofounder will always be easy and amicable. It’s just like any other close relationship you have in your life: there are good moments, and there are times where you are going to disagree. If you and your…

Entrepreneur

The Unspoken Benefits of Parenting While Growing a Business

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Being a parent is a full time job. But when it comes to running a business in between diaper changes and parent teacher conferences, some entrepreneurs can get pretty stressed out. Yes, you’re going to lose sleep a lot of sleep. But what many…

Healthy Entrepreneur

7 Foods That Will Help You Sleep At Night

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In her book The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington discussed the ever-growing sleep deprivation crisis in our country and how the lack of a good night’s sleep is effecting healthy lifestyles, productivity at work, and even our personal relationships. While some people might turn to sleep technology to help…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Secrets to Building A Startup with Logan LaHive of Techstars Chicago

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Being obsessed with startups is something Logan LaHive, the new managing director at Techstars Chicago, is willing to admit. “I’ve always been involved in a startup and sort of obsessed with startups and technology. My heroes, and the people I’ve looked up to, have…