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Entrepreneur

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Early To Be A Successful Entrepreneur

By | May 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurship is not just a career; it’s a path you pursue to make a dent in the universe. Either you can play it safe or you can create a business that stays there even after you are long gone. Something that can make your…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Julie Novack of PartySlate on the $112 Billion Party Planning Industry

By | May 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Julie Novack is the CEO and a cofounder of PartySlate, a startup building a two-sided platform that allows event professionals to share their work and party hosts to gain inspiration from it. Because everybody has to party every once in a while. PartySlate has…

Events

Detroit

Josh Linkner on What It Takes to Build Something Successful

By | May 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The pursuit of success is a staple of the startup world. Every founder, every investor, and even every employee is doing everything they can to get a taste of the top. Working 80 hour weeks, tapping networks, and attending events like Detroit Startup Week…

Productivity

How to Be Your Most Productive at Any Given Moment

By | May 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Is what you’re currently doing the most productive thing to move your day forward? If you’re sitting at home, scrolling through your smartphone for interesting articles to read, chances are you have at least three other more productive things you could and should be doing in order…

Tips & How To’s

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Successful Tech Startups

By | May 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

In this golden age of entrepreneurship, startups are sprouting like mushrooms all over the world. Unfortunately, only a handful of them are built to last. Statistics show that the failure rate of startups hovers around 50.4 percent – with reasons varying from emotional pricing…

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs Love Their Startups Like Parents Love Their Children

By | May 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Love is a big part of being an entrepreneur. With it, you can conquer stressful investor meetings, eccentric employee interviews, and unimpressive projection numbers without batting an eye. But without it, you’re chance of success are limited, as passion and commitment are integral to the…

Diversity

Study: The Cost of Discrimination in Tech Is $16 Billion Per Year

By | May 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

At this point, denying that discrimination in tech is a problem is like insisting the world is flat: no one is buying it and you look stupid trying to justify your stance. Study after study has shown that there is not only a problem…

Productivity

Study: Wasting Time Can Help You Be More Productive

By | May 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

Productivity is the Sisyphean goal of all budding entrepreneurs. While startup founders and innovators are constantly in pursuit of improving their ability to get stuff done, there is always more work to do. Whether you’re burning the midnight oil or researching office hacks during your…

HR and Recruiting

Don’t Get Tricked Into Employing an Average Sales Team

By | May 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

There isn’t a job out there that’s tougher and more important for executives than finding, retaining, and growing top talent. Even with a lot on his plate, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, focused primarily on acquiring talent for the rapidly growing company….

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Being a Workaholic Is Bad for Your Mental Health

By | May 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm

You’ve heard it a thousand times: work really hard and good things will happen. Parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors all use this cliché as a means of motivation. However, taking this innocent advice to the extreme, like most things, ends poorly for those working beyond…

Trends

The 4 Ways That 2017 Is Changing the Rules for Startups

By | May 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The presidential election brought 2016 to a bumpy close and 2017 has already seen its share of related turbulence as media sources now clamber to get our attention while telling us what’s important about politics and beyond. In this tumultuous environment, it can be…

Failure

Take a Trip Through Tech Valhalla with the Startup Graveyard

By | May 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

Learning from your mistakes is perhaps one of the most important aspects of being an entrepreneur. Odds are you have less than an ice cube’s chance in hell of getting it right on your first try, which means failure is going to be your most…

Entrepreneur

Study: Senior Entrepreneurs See Better Quality of Life

By | May 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Transitioning from full-time employment to entrepreneurship can be a taunting task. While entrepreneurs enjoy a great deal of undeniable excitement in their respective lines of work, the lack of security doesn’t do wonders for your stress levels, your personal life, or your bank account….

Remote work

5 Ways to Close the Gap Between You and Your Remote Team

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you’re thinking about going mobile with your business or working with a remote team, you’re likely concerned about maintaining strong communication and keeping everyone on the same page. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. My business has been mobile for several years now. The…

Jobs

15 Most Desired Positions According to Recruiters on LinkedIn

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

It has been proven on multiple occasions that working at a job you hate is worse for your mental health than being unemployed. Sure, the stress of being financially strained can be too much to bare, but the sheer emotional and physical exhaustion that…

Remote work

5 Ways You Can Foster a More Productive Remote Work Environment

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

Fostering a productive virtual work environment isn’t easy, but it’s very necessary. Remote work is the wave of the future, with about 3.7 million workers in the U.S. now telecommuting at least half the time. That’s a lot of working from home. At Acceleration…

Entrepreneur

Versatility Is the Key to Entrepreneurial Success

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being a jack of all trades wasn’t always a good thing. In fact, if you take the time to finish the quote, it sounds decidedly less complimentary: “a jack of all trades and a master of none.” Ouch, that one has got to hurt….