Inspiration

15 Inspirational Quotes from Powerful Women in Business

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As TIME Magazine so powerfully explained early this morning in announcing their Person of the Year issue, women are the future. Between the world changing #MeToo campaign to the scores of innovative women influencing the business world, it’s no secret that the “fairer” sex…

Culture

DC

How to Become a Renaissance Leader in the Startup World

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

The phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” is a common maxim for leaders spread thin by their interests. “Focus or fail” is the prevailing career advice, and leaders are repeatedly told that specialization is key to success. But is there another way…

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How I Built My Company Out of a Van

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Over a course of two years, I bootstrapped a company, a “Priceline” for movie deals, from a van and brought it up to a $15M valuation. As a movie ticketing platform, the goal was to sign up as many theaters across the country while…

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Denver

Learning to Code Means Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 9:30 am

This is part three of my story as I transitioned from professional to student and a full-time learner.  Four weeks have passed already. Every morning we talk about what’s “clicking,” what we need help with, the tech events we’ve gone to, and big news in the…

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Denver

Coding Made Me Learn How to Learn Again

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm

This is part two of my story as I transitioned from professional to student and a full-time learner.  On the morning of the first day of class, I fell back into Community Coordinator mode. I took the elevator to the 4th floor and the Web…

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NYC

How to Open Your Doors to Luck

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

Inherently, we entrepreneurs are an optimistic bunch. We paint visions of success in our minds and we set exuberant goals to get there. Sometimes things go wrong and we write them off as bad luck. But how many times do we stop to wonder whether…

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Boulder

I Quit My Job and Now I’m Learning to Code

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Yep. This isn’t a Dream. I Actually Just Quit My Job. This time I won’t be spending 6 months hiking miles across the country. Rather, I’ll be spending 6 months learning web development, studying, coding, and building things at Galvanize. I’m taking the Web…

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Why Talented Entrepreneurs Struggle When Jumping the Corporate World

By | Oct 25, 2017 at 7:15 am

Before flying solo, many entrepreneurs spend decades in their industry working with high prestige players. They know what their services are worth, and their corporate salary reflects it well. They’re effective, and their team knows it. For some, flying solo becomes an immediate and…

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5 Risks Founders Take While Building a Business

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 7:15 am

Taking risks with your business can feel like jumping in the deep ocean with both feet at times, but it has to be done to succeed. We asked 5 entrepreneurs what’s the craziest business risk you have ever taken and why. Quitting to Going All…

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Los Angeles

Girl Scouts Learn to Pitch Like a Girl at Startup Weekend

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When I was younger, I experienced the Girl Scouts program like many girls have. I made it to the “Juniors” level before retiring my cookie-selling skills. I learned a lot through the program and had a few fun summers at camp. But I also…

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San Francisco

Stuck Working in the Corporate World? Here’s How to Win Back Your Freedom

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Very few people want to be trapped in a corporate job where you feel like you’re just putting in your time and doing what you’re told. Some people think the only way to escape this feeling is to become an entrepreneur and become your…

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Scale Your Business By Focusing on the Right Things

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

Anyone can have a great idea. Turning that idea into a profitable business is the tough part. To find out how some of the brightest CEOs and founders today are scaling their ideas and making millions in profits annually, I turned to some of…

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The Value in a Community Is a Shared Sense of Destiny

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Building a community is more than a few events, it takes people working together and sharing a sense of destiny. We talked with Hugh Weber founder of OTA, a for-purpose organization focused on sparking transformation through creative connections and collisions in the Midwest, about his experiences…

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Columbus

Are You a Wantrepreneur? Here’s How to Pursue Your Passion

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

Entrepreneurship used to be great. It used to be something that select people could pull off, but today, that’s different. Over the years, entrepreneurs have achieved some kind of “rock star” status, attracting truckloads of wantrepreneur types. These are the people that just seem to…