Healthy Entrepreneur

Illinois

Turns Out the Trick to Sleeping Better Is Finding a Purpose in Life

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

I know, I know. Who wants to find a purpose in their life? Yet that’s just the easy, simple answer to getting better sleep at night. The news comes via a Northwestern University study which is the first of its kind to “demonstrate a…

Diversity

Memphis

Eric Mathews of Start Co on Building a Diverse Founder Ecosystem

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

Tennessee is known as the country western capital of the world. What many may not know is that there is a bubbling tech ecosystem in Memphis that is slowly but surely building up their diverse startup community and churning out some quality startups. Eric…

Tips & How To’s

Boulder

8 Things Founders Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Since President Obama passed the JOBS act in 2012, we’ve been witnessing the beginning of a new movement in the U.S. – one that empowers entrepreneurs to raise money from almost anyone, anywhere. It’s a movement that removes the barriers to fundraising so that…

Remote work

NYC

How to Build a Creative Workplace Without Borders

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

In 2015 the number of US employees who had switched to remote jobs had climbed to 37 percent. And that number is only going to grow because the benefits of distributed teams to both the businesses and employees are obvious: businesses don’t have the…

Culture

New York

How You Can Be a More Effective Team Member

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Many of us enjoyed watching extraordinary teammates in action at the Rio Summer Olympics. These teammates worked as one to complete swimming relays, toss balls into baskets and over nets, and propel boats forward. Their trust and respect for each other was so great that…

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Tips & How To’s

Denver

A Simple Guide to a Great Startup Pitch

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

Pitching. It’s as much a part of startup life as building products and acquiring customers. If you can’t successfully pitch your company, you likely can’t raise money or sell to prospects either. The point is, it’s critical to get your pitch right. But crafting…

Productivity

San Diego

How to Reduce Spending on Enterprise Software Integration

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

In the past decade, there have been countless failures, including Nike’s woes include $100 million in sales lost due to unforeseen complications with its supply chain software and the U.S. Air Force pulling the plug on an enterprise software project after spending $1 billion….

Funding

Portland, Maine

Panasonic Partners with Pika Energy to Develop Solar Smart Batteries

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In an earlier report, we talked with cofounder of Pika Energy Ben Polito about his thoughts on raising venture capital money, and there’s more on the way. Pika Energy in Westbrook has raised $2 million in a convertible debt round, according to a filing…

Marketing

NYC

Quality Content Is the Most Important SEO Ranking Factor

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

By now, every website owner is aware that Google penalizes sites that use old-fashioned SEO techniques such as keyword stuffing. The search engine giant also continuously improves their RankBrain algorithm to help deliver the right results for each user’s query. This has had the…

Videos

Netflix Has Passed 100M Subscribers

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Nobody’s shocked at the dominance Netflix holds over the streaming video market anymore. They’ve risen to success on the back of an all-you-can-watch model that has yet to be properly replicated in other media battlefields like podcasts or books. Because of them, 82 percent…

Reports & Rankings

10 Best States for Startup Funding, Ranked

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

It’s always a competition when it comes to entrepreneurs. Whether they’re competing for media attention, customers, or in an actual startup competition, being innovative doesn’t mean jack unless you can do it better than the person next to you. Unfortunately for everyone outside of…

Inspiration

Denver

A Woman’s Journey from Attorney to Software Engineer

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Some people are daunted by the mere thought of making a career change, even when they really want to. Successful people take that challenge as an opportunity. They summon their courage and push themselves to explore new horizons. Erika Angarita obtained a law degree…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Your Success Doesn’t Hinge on a College Degree

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

College doesn’t always dictate our future success. Whether you attend or not, you can be successful—it’s about what you bring with you. While going to college holds many positive outcomes, it doesn’t mean you’ll never be successful without a degree. I’m living proof that…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Taking VC Money Depends on the Goals of the Company

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Ben Polito and Joshua Kaufman, friends from their days studying engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founded Pika Energy in 2010 in a basement in Gorham with a goal to make backyard, residential-scale wind turbines more affordable and accessible. Seven years later, the…