Get Our Newsletter

Tech Cocktail

3 Ways To Reframe Failure and Learn from Rejection


Failing is a part of success. Everyone fails at something. In fact, many times the people who hate losing the most are the most passionate entrepreneurs. What separates great leaders from the norm is how long they take to brush themselves off when they get kicked down. When we focus too much on the pain… Read more »

Leveraging Technology to Promote a Service Year among Youth

service year

On Friday morning I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast panel where the focus was service and technology. More specifically, the aim was to open a discussion about how to leverage technology to create interest and opportunities in promoting a year of service among young people. It was hosted by The Case Foundation in… Read more »

3 London Entrepreneurs Take Their Hobby to Profit

entrepreneur passion

According to recent statistics published in the Guardian, the past three years have seen more entrepreneurs embroiled in the small business journey than ever. Unfortunately, few would question the likelihood of the future steering them through choppy waters. Right now, the gloomy talk around the subjects of disappointing global growth forecasts and startup failure is… Read more »

6 Essential Skills of Elon Musk

Elon Musk

“I worry a lot about failure, and I feel fear quite strongly,” Tesla and SpaceX’s Elon Musk told Amy Wilkinson in an interview. “If you believe something is important enough, then even if you are scared, you still keep going.” The ability to fail is one of the entrepreneurial skills outlined in Wilkinson’s book The Creator’s Code:… Read more »

New Small Business Technology for the New Year

Small Business tech tools

How many businesses have been using the same business technology year in and year out? And how many have thought about becoming more current, but have never followed through? It’s easy to keep outdated technology and services simply because making a change involves time and effort. This is especially true for small businesses with little… Read more »

Could Cannabis Save E-Cigarettes?

cannabis vaporizer

“Cannabis will save the world” goes the popular pro-cannabis mantra. Well, not yet. But it certainly could be the savior of the much-maligned e-cigarette. With mounting criticisms, looming regulations, and bans coming into effect, venture capitalists have been put off the vaping devices for multiple reasons. While views have been shifting on e-cigarettes, cannabis too… Read more »

Entrepreneurs are Crafting the Future of the Cannabis Market

cannabis tech

Before joining the ranks of the Open Vape team, makers of the O Pen vaporizer, David Kochman was a Partner with Reed Smith in New York City. He practiced commercial litigation for the most part, but when one of his clients began getting into the cannabis space Kochman realized the legal cannabis industry was where… Read more »

Become More Productive by Eliminating These 7 Distractions

zen workspace

Image credit: ZEN WORKSPACE — CREDIT: JOE ST.PIERRE. LICENSE: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Launching a successful startup requires you to focus all of your time and effort on the task at hand. There are only so many hours in each day — time is the one commodity that every entrepreneur wished they had more of. There are… Read more »

Warning: 3 Reasons Your Business Might Fail

startup failure

Do you ever think about why your business would fail? Most businesses fail. What can you do to make sure yours isn’t one of the majority? Your business could fail for many reasons, and below are three of the most common: Reason #1 – Your business is failing because you do not have the desire to become successful…. Read more »

Walk During Your Lunch Hour to Reduce Stress


It’s Monday and you’re finding it hard to focus. You’re stressed or just feel the lack of enthusiasm. Why not go for a walk during your lunch hour? A new study has found that taking a walk can help raise your mood and reduce stress. When you’re not stressed and less moody, you’re more productive. For this… Read more »

7 Tips To Find New Blog Topic Ideas

blog ideas

If you have been a blogger for any length of time, you come to realize that writing several articles every week can turn into hard work. Usually the most frustrating part of the whole writing process is coming up with original topics that haven’t been beaten to death by every other blogger in your field of… Read more »

22 Author Tips: Find the Best Agent and Publisher

book publisher

Seeing your literary works printed can be such as a great joy. Surely, it would be great to be known in the literary world, especially for an entrepreneur who has been recognized as an expert in your field. To realize your dream of becoming a famous author, you need to get your work published by… Read more »

Empowered Women Pose Nude for Caitlin Stasey’s New Site

Caitlin photo by Jennifer Toole

The image of the “perfect” man or woman is all in the eye of the beholder, but over the last few decades online digital editing and manipulation of photographs has altered the perceptions of what a normal, healthy human body might look like. A new website,, founded by Australian actress Caitlin Stasey, 24, has launched to combat… Read more »

Mathew Carpenter Caves, Shuts Down Glitter Operations

Send Glitter

It’s over guys. No mas. Pas plus. Your dreams of sending hate-glitter to your frenemies are looking like they’ll have to remain just that: dreams. Mathew Carpenter released this tweet earlier today, confirming he wants out of the Ship Your Enemies Glitter game: ShipYourEnemiesGlitter with 1m visits, 270k social shares, $xx,xxx in sales, tonnes of… Read more »