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10 Easy Ways to Start Establishing Your Personal Brand

By | Apr 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re in a situation where your name is only associated with your company’s brand, it might be a good time to to build a separate personal brand by improving your online presence. A strong personal brand will help open many doors for you. When…


Study: The Podcast Market Is Growing But Still Has a One Big Problem

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Infinite Dial’s annual report, widely considered the most essential one for the market, has released new data on the podcasting industry just the last week. Here’s the breakdown. Podcasts Are Increasingly Popular Numbers of podcast listeners continue to rise. The 2017 Infinite Dial report was released…



Nick Moran of The Full Ratchet on What An Ideal Startup Looks Like

By | Mar 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Nick Moran is the cofounder and managing director of New Stack Ventures and Moran Capital Partners. He also started the very popular The Full Ratchet podcast, where he interviews venture capital and angel investing experts on successful startup fundraising and investing strategy. Nick asked me to…



Kayne Grau of DRIVIN on Disrupting the Used Car Market With Data

By | Mar 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Kayne Grau is a cofounder and CEO of DRIVIN, a startup changing the way used car dealers source their used-car inventory. Before founding DRIVIN, Kayne was the CTO at Using proprietary technology and actionable local market data, DRIVIN sells, sources, acquires, and delivers…



Here Are the 11 Phoenix Startups You Need to Watch

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The Valley of the Sun is well known for its tourist attractions, golf courses, nightlife and celebrity chefs. This metropolitan area is also experiencing a steady growth of entrepreneurial activity where the rays of the sun continue to shine on the thriving startup ecosystem….

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4 Ways You Can Really Make Your Company’s Podcast Stand Out

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Podcasts are becoming a new way to build audience and develop awareness for a company or product. In the last three years, In the last three years, there has been a 25 percent increase of people who have started listening to podcasts, according to…


9 Podcasts To Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

There are a lot of ways to stay on top of the latest trends, get the best growth hacks, or just generally occupy your free time as an entrepreneur. But in recent years, podcasts have emerged as one of the better options. Whether you…



Eddie Lou of ShiftGig on Raising Capital, Gig Economy, and Taking Risks

By | Nov 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm

After being a venture capitalists at OCA Ventures for years, Eddie Lou, the CEO and cofounder of Shiftgig, decided to enter startup life and launch a mobile, two-sided labor marketplace connecting large venues in the service and hospitality industries with locally available and previously vetted hourly…

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Here’s How to Host Your Podcast Online in Five Minutes

By | Nov 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

So you want to start a podcast. You have thoughts, and they must be conveyed in audio form to everyone with a half hour to listen to something on the drive home from work. After all, it’s not like we have enough Westworld recap shows….



Why You Should Ask for Advice Instead of Money

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Rod Rakic is the founder of OpenAirplane, a plane sharing marketplace. OpenAirplane makes it easy for pilots to find, book, and pay for aircraft rentals online or on their phones. Renting an airplane is now as easy as renting a car. Listen on iTunes…


‘Shark Tank’-Style Podcast ‘The Pitch’ Needs Startup Competitors

By | Sep 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm

“The Pitch” is a podcast that does for fledgling startups what Shark Tank does for business owners. Its second season is coming out soon, and the podcast’s founder, Josh Muccio, has even bigger plans: This season, the investors will be making their decisions on the…



What Makes a Great Brand and How to Cut Through the Noise

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm

David Gardner is the founder and CEO of ColorJar, a Chicago-based creative tech agency. Before founding ColorJar, David was a professional basketball player and a founder of a social network in India. ColorJar specializes in branding and creating custom websites and mobile apps and…


Quartz Publisher’s Advice for New Media Success: Don’t Be a Startup

By | Jul 23, 2016 at 10:40 am

Quartz has earn revenues of $25 million this year, and is on track for $30, according to a widely reported source earlier in the month. How does the new media company reel in the money? Via “high-polish display ads for a CPM, or cost per…

Startups & Apps

Gary Vee Wants to Purge Most Startups From Existence

By | Jul 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Gary Vaynerchuk is just too much of a businessman not to complain about the models that most startups depend on today. And, in his typically restrained manner, he recently voiced his opinion on the most recent episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka. “Everything you do is…

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Cutting-Edge Tech to Promote Your Startup

By | Jun 14, 2016 at 8:17 am

Cutting through the noise and reaching your target audience may be difficult, especially with today’s competition. To compete, you need to keep up with the most efficient promotion strategies and platforms. Social media, email marketing, influencer marketing, and blogging are some of the most…

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The Best Apps for People Who ‘Just Can’t’

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Welcome to 2016, where technology is advanced, responses are immediate, information is readily available…and we are lazy. Now don’t get me wrong – I love lazy. I respect lazy. And I think lazy is highly underrated. Thanks to current technology I can video call,…


Alexis Ohanian Returns to Reddit, Starts New Podcast

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Redditors rejoice, your overlord is returning! Well, he technically returned this past November; Alexis Ohanian has finally gotten around to emailing the community about rejoining reddit as Executive Chair. “I’m so excited to be working with Ellen and the entire reddit team to keep improving…