Lifestyle

9 Most Unique Job Perks Offered by Startups

By | Apr 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The startup life comes with stress, instability and an unending supply of branded pens. But, working at a startup has a lot of perks too. Casual attire, healthy snacks and cozy accommodations are typical in new companies across the country. But some companies go…

Trends

The Growing Need for Marketing Tech

By | Apr 23, 2016 at 10:49 am

Digital advertising is a growing market, becoming increasingly important as digital trends continue to advance. With an estimated 85 cents to every new dollar spent on advertising going towards digital advertising, the state of marketing tech is beginning to shift in a massive way….

Culture

The Impact of Coworking for the Remote Worker

By | Apr 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm

There are a lot of perks that come along with being a remote worker. The flexibility to work wherever you choose (provided you have a reliable computer and strong WiFi connection), the ease of convenience, and just the general look of envy from telling…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Procrastination Can Be Negatively Impacting Your Health

By | Apr 22, 2016 at 11:59 am

We all get hit with a little procrastination every once in a while. But now, science has finally caught up with the phenomenon of procrastination, and bad news – it’s getting deadlier for you to engage in. In research settings, people who procrastinated had…

Trends

The 6 Tech Trends to Focus on This Year

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The digital world is no longer a separate entity from the person that uses it. We are seeing that come full circle with the array of new products and services available that intertwine themselves in our lives to (hopefully) make them easier. Here is…

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Entrepreneur

DC

After a Cofounder Gets Shot, Kitchology Finds New Life

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

After one of its founders got in an unfortunate gun violence incidence, Kitchology, a startup focusing on merging food and technology, is looking to take the tech world by storm. Founded by Iris Sherman and Alain Briancon, the company spent some time with us…

Coworking spaces

Chicago

A Tour of Chicago-Based SPACE’s Expansion [PHOTOS]

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

One of Chicago’s favorite coworking community, SPACE, is expanding again. Last December, we initially highlighted how the coworking space differs from other local options – from their design centric roots to the coffee shop feel – and now they are adding another much needed component. Based on…

Tips & How To’s

4 Common Practices of a Successful Executive

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Being a successful executive is no easy task. There are millions of traits and qualities that factor into running a business properly and effectively. It’s so hard to discern success from failure when it comes to the person in charge that the Harvard Business…

Tips & How To’s

8 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 10:03 am

I kind of feel like a hypocrite for even broaching this topic right now – with my two jobs, putting in about 70 hours a week. There was a time when I worked much less, and even back then I thought I was sooooo busy….

Tips & How To’s

Strategies for Getting More Than 1,000 App Downloads

By | Apr 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

You have created a great app. Maybe it’s a game, maybe it’s an educational tool, or maybe it is a productivity app. Whatever it is, you’ve worked hard on your creation, and you want the general public to love it just as much as…

Coworking spaces

Chicago

Coworking Spaces Are More Popular Than Ever in Chicago

By | Apr 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm

The explosion of startups has created a number of significant shifts in the business world. And while the financial and technological implications of these shifts are important to the fabric of society as a whole, the perks are pretty great too. One transition for many…

Tips & How To’s

The Number 1 Mistake to Avoid as a New Entrepreneur

By | Apr 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Diving headfirst into the world of entrepreneurship can be exciting, yet intimidating. There’s so much to tackle, even before you have your first big idea. But while there are many ways to tackle entrepreneurship, there’s one critical skill you have to get a grip…

Tips & How To’s

Former Stanford Dean Shares Essential Life Tips for Every 18 Year-Old

By | Apr 19, 2016 at 11:00 am

Teenagers are rarely looked at as the overly informed demographic. In fact, 18-year-olds are arguably the dumbest people on the planet. But with prom, college and the right to gun ownership on their minds, who can blame them? The key is to teach them the right…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Being ‘Busy’ Could Be Your Greatest Source of Unhappiness

By | Apr 19, 2016 at 10:00 am

Happiness can be incredibly elusive in a world so full of options. Some people are happy when they’re helping people. Some people are happy when they’re competing (and winning). Some people are even happy when they’re unhappy. But if you want to know what…

Marketing

6 Ways Startups Waste Money on Marketing

By | Apr 19, 2016 at 9:40 am

Marketing will be where the majority of startups spend most of their budgets. The average B2B marketer spends 42 percent of their budgets on marketing. Yet there are so many startups that don’t always get the results they want simply because most of their…

Marketing

3 Services That Help Grow Your Online Retail Business

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Brick and mortar storefronts are going out of style. The digital world continues to transform the way business is done, and in this brave new world of digital retail, customers can browse your inventory without getting out of bed. For online retailers, this new area…

Tips & How To’s

Get the Most from Instagram’s Algorithm Change

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm

When algorithms change, everyone scrambles. Google has had quite a few, with each one sending content marketers into panic. But that doesn’t have to be the only reaction – in fact, a major site’s algorithm change can prove to be helpful for rebuilding your…