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An Unconventional Journey for a Female Scientist to Web Developer

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Some in the tech industry may call me an “alternative candidate.” I don’t have a computer science degree, and I’ve never had an internship at a tech company. Even worse, a year and a half ago, I wasn’t even working in a field involving…

Inspiration

4 Women Founders on What They Learned From Building a Business

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

New lessons are learned every day while building a business, and some harder than you’d like. The good thing about lessons is that you have a building block to improve, change, or stop doing whatever it is to get back on track. We asked four…

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3 TED Talks That Will Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to find motivation on a regular basis. With to-dos piling up and a cofounder in your ear, finding a little inspiration can go a long way in facilitating success in the long run. And if you’re really…

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5 Lessons Learned When Women Founders Go Against the Flow

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine a world where just as many women started businesses as men. Galvanize teamed up with Go Against the Flow, a movement to encourage 1 million women to be entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, to host a screening and panel discussion. The organization is…

Entrepreneur

The 4 Key Abilities for Self-Employment Success

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

A business venture in which any individual earns money based on independent work is called self-employment. It includes small business owners, entrepreneurs, subcontractors and freelancers. While there are a plethora of benefits to being self employed — including a flexible schedule, greater autonomy, the freedom…

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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…

Diversity

8 Great Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

During the month of February, elementary schools around the country will celebrate Black History Month and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, who led a nonviolent movement to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. Perhaps more importantly, they’ll listen to his “I Had…

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

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

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 to seek out this information out. I asked people I know, researched online and even asked a few people…

Lifestyle

What My $7 Bedside Clock Taught Me About Persistence

By | Jan 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

I knew it was new addition to the home, not because I actually saw it, but because of the ‘tick… tick… tick…’ that caught my attention as I rested in bed. The day had been a long one, full of phone calls, meetings, and attempting to…

Startups & Apps

4 Apps to Help Boost Your Entrepreneurial Creativity

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 9:15 am

Today’s entrepreneurs are in for some risky business — so risky, in fact, that there’s only about a 50-50 chance your business will even make it to the four-year mark. That’s why you need to be employing every tool in your arsenal to get…

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The 5 Best Ways to Inspire Creativity as an Entrepreneur

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Entrepreneurs thrive on creativity. It is what breathes life into their businesses and helps them remain competitive. Unfortunately, nobody has an endless supply of creative juices. Sometimes, you have to discover new ways to stoke the fire. And what better way to boost creativity than by…

Lifestyle

5 Inspiring Destinations Every Designer Should Visit

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

As a designer, inspiration can be found just about anywhere. From an interesting pen sitting on your coworker’s desk to the city view from your window at home, it’s likely that you find inspiration in a lot of random places throughout the day. You…

Opinion/Analysis

What “Inspiration” Means to the Professional Creative

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

What is inspiration? Where does it come from? Where does it go? (Where does it come from, Cotton-Eye Joe?) Inspiration is a fickle thing. It’s so fleeting! It’s also difficult to define. Is it an overwhelming emotion? Is it a state of flow? What…

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Atlanta

Actor Chris Pratt Offers Inspiring Words via Instagram

By | Jan 31, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Actor Chris Pratt recently shared some inspirational thoughts at 3am after being up working for nearly 80 hours. You may know the 36-year-old actor from his time on the TV sitcom Parks & Recreation, as well as his leading roles in Guardians of the…

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10 of the Most Important Quotes from Tech’s Visionaries

By | Nov 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The world of technology is driven by talent, creativity, and an undying zest for attaining perfection that eventually shapes our future. Few people who have the ability to amaze and inspire the world with their exclusive set of skills have tried and changed our…

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Hint Water: From Boots on the Ground to Whole Foods Shelves

By | Nov 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

Looking back at Celebrate this year, we learned firsthand from a lot of entrepreneurs about raising money, making products suck less, and maybe evening ziplining through Fremont. Although marketing and brand awareness was not a major theme, it was brought to light during a…

Reports & Rankings

The Punniest Business Names in the United States

By | Oct 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

How much does a business’ name matter? Some might argue that the name is the most important branding tool that a business has. Others might argue that the name isn’t all that important, and what matters most is the product it puts out. There…