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5 CEOs That Entrepreneurs Can Learn Valuable Lessons From

By | May 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Entrepreneurs are courageous individuals. They take great ideas and turn them into lucrative businesses. They are dreamers, risk takers and they are not afraid of failure. But without failure, success is difficult to achieve – even the most successful entrepreneurs have stumbled from time to time and…

Entrepreneur

The Stages of Grief and Loss after Missing a Business Call

By | May 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Every business owner understands the importance of communication. Keeping tabs open between you and your employees, between your employees and their coworkers, and between your company and your clients is the best way to ensure the daily success of your company. With a plethora of tools out there…

Ecosystems

Birmingham

A Peek Into Birmingham’s Startup Ecosystem

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In the 1960s, Birmingham, AL earned the nickname “The Magic City” and “Pittsburgh of the South”. The city served as a primary industrial center and, along with Atlanta, was a railroad hub in the Deep South. Its major industries were iron and steel production….

Case Study

Being an Entrepreneur Might Be Contagious

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Entrepreneurship and economic prosperity often go hand in hand. While the business of starting a company can be risky, the spirit of technological growth and societal innovation typically leads to a burgeoning economy and happy citizens. But it’s no secret that some places are…

Books

5 Tips on the Science of Growth from Sean Ammirati

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 11:09 am

What makes companies grow to change the world while others seem to fizzle out? That’s exactly what Sean Ammirati’s new book The Science of Growth looks to uncover. Ammirati follows the stories of 20 different companies, in pairs; he closely tracks and compares companies with…

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Diversity

Outliers: Adeline Koh of Sabbatical Beauty

By | Apr 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Outliers is a new series that serves to spotlight underrepresented voices in the tech and entrepreneur world. With entrepreneurship on the rise, it can be hard to find a place that spotlights the work done by incredible entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds. Adeline Koh, associate…

Jobs

16 Jobs That Allow You to Be a Digital Nomad

By | Apr 22, 2016 at 10:27 am

What is a digital nomad? A digital nomad is simply someone who works remotely while traveling the world. All a digital nomad needs to do his or her job effectively, is a fast laptop, a good WiFi connection and a productive environment. If you…

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…

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…

Healthy Entrepreneur

21 Entrepreneurs Share How They Start Their Mornings

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 10:22 am

Mornings are often tough to get going for many workers, but it doesn’t always have to be. Having a morning routine – a set amount of actions you take every morning, without fail – can help to boost your productivity and set the tone…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs Share 17 Tips for Busting Midday Slumps

By | Apr 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Everyone’s been there. You just finished lunch and the thought of getting work done is ruining your life. Doctors, lawyers, plumbers and online tech reporters have all experienced these scientifically-backed phenomena, colloquially known as “slumps”. We were fortunate enough to get in contact with…

Productivity

7 Free Tools to Increase Productivity

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

In the world of startups, time off can be quite elusive. Working all the time has become the norm and maximizing each minute has become a necessity. And if you are tired of struggling through a never-ending list of tasks, the use productivity tools could be your saving grace. Whether…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Ways Virtual Receptionists Can Help Automate Your Business

By | Apr 9, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Running a business is, without question, a hands-on task. There’s no program that can manage your employees for you, make strategic changes, or magically sell your product. However, not all business-related tasks require a full time employee or hands-on time from you – companies…

Events

Turning Ideas Into Action at the Clinton Global Initiative University

By | Apr 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm

I just got back from Berkeley, CA where I had the chance to hang out with 1,200 of the world’s most inspired and passionate social venturers representing 80 countries. Their enthusiasm, coupled with the wisdom of speakers like Bill Clinton, Salman Khan, Ben Silbermann…

Personal Branding

How to Attract Recruiters with Your Personal Brand

By | Mar 31, 2016 at 12:34 pm

This article was brought to you in partnership with .ME, the premium top-level domain for professionals focused on building their online reputation. It’s time to face reality that you must begin to manage and monitor your personal brand- don’t worry, you’re not alone. In a recent survey…

Opinion/Analysis

7 Harsh Realities Entrepreneurs Should Know Before Starting a Business

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Entrepreneurship isn’t always the glamorous lifestyle of being your own boss that people make it out to be. For every successful company, there are at least ten other failed ones. Entrepreneurship is a difficult journey to undertake and it’s not for everybody. There are…

SXSW

Austin

What the Future of Mobility Looks Like, According to Jonathan Spalter

By | Mar 23, 2016 at 10:05 am

Mobility is changing how and where we work. It’s projected that 40 percent of the workforce will be working independently by 2020 –  that’s 60 million workers. Mobile networks help free us up to work wherever, whenever. And with continued network investments and upgrades, the 5G…