Entrepreneur

13 Ways IT Departments Can Stay Ahead of Technology Changes

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Moore’s Law states that every two years, processing power will double. While there’s questions about whether that rate will slow, what isn’t in question is that the remarkable changes in technological systems — both software and hardware — can leave IT departments and executives…

Tips & How To’s

Dallas

5 Ways Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Turn Military Skills into Business Savvy

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

About 200,000 people transition out of military service annually, and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, close to half find that their main challenge is adapting to civilian culture. U.S. veterans seeking to get into business for themselves have a support network from…

Entrepreneur

What Could a Tesla City Look Like?

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 11:20 am

When he founded PayPal, we knew he was a skilled entrepreneur with his finger on the pulse of the business world. When he decided to take on self-driving cars, we knew that the roads would never be the same. When he made up his mind about…

Marketing & Social Media

The 6 Growth Hack Mistakes All B2B Startups Need to Avoid

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Starting up a new business is a challenge and the challenge is even bigger if you are venturing into the B2B territory. The B2B space differs in its risks and technicalities. These startups have to begin their journey in the absence of a proper…

Remote work

4 Skills Needed to Be Successful at Remote Work

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm

In 2015, 23 percent of employees reported doing a portion of their work remotely, up from 19 percent in 2003, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. But despite the growth in employees who identify as remote workers  – as well as employers seeking remote workers…

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Tips & How To’s

Dallas

How to Successfully Exit Your Startup, Tips from Dallas Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Success doesn’t happen overnight in the business world. Every day, founders hit the grindstone and stay lean to build businesses that someone else wants to buy. At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, five entrepreneurs shared their stories about exiting their companies as a…

Entrepreneur

4 Ways Busy Entrepreneurs Can Automate Their Investment Life

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Building wealth with passive income and having enough time to do the things you love is the entrepreneurial dream. Unfortunately, running a business successfully can be a lot more stressful, time-consuming, and exhausting than having a day job. If you truly want to build…

Entrepreneur

15 Methods to Improve Your Customer Base During the Offseason

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 9:15 am

The seasons are changing, and with them are the needs of your customers. This can leave ecommerce sites with down periods and few sales. While this offers businesses a chance to retool their sites or review future ad strategies, it’s not always great for…

Interviews

Ankur Jain and Alex Fiance of Kairos Society on Moonshots for Social Good

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning right or opportune moment, and a word used to describe the Kairos Society, a global foundation dedicated to solving the world’s problems through business, technology and innovation. Kairos was founded in 2008 by Ankur Jain and joined later by Alex…

Marketing

5 Market Research Tips Every Startup Should Know

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Market research is imperative to the success of any business. According to studies, some of the top reasons why startups fail include the lack of planning, the absence of supplier knowledge, and issues with pricing. Regardless of your niche, the chances of these occurring…

Tips & How To’s

A Road Map to Evidence-Based Startup Success

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

Evidence is vital for a startup to keep growing. Startups are regularly making enterprise-level sales at every stage of the cycle, from initial conversations with potential prospects to account growth, and without a little information, the wrong decision is only a meeting away. The primary…

Productivity

How Going Green Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

By | Apr 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

For years, going green was just another bucket list item that always got pushed off for another day. Eco-consciousness was always viewed as something I could achieve later in life, when I had more time. Because, if I’m being honest, the idea of shifting all…

Interviews

Chicago

Jacob Babcock of NuCurrent on Stealing Business From Big Competitors

By | Apr 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Jacob Babcock is the founder and CEO of NuCurrent, a wireless power company that has designed the world’s fastest, smallest, and most efficient wireless power antennas. If you have ever wondered why we still have to deal with all these charging cables, this is…

Entrepreneur

3 Reasons Why Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Presented and backed by Techstars. Patriot Boot Camp is a non-profit designed to equip service members, veterans and spouses with the entrepreneurial education, access to resources, mentorship and community support that they need to build technology companies of scale and impact. My wife and I have…

Tips & How To’s

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…

Interviews

Chicago

Ezra Galston: From Poker Player To Chicago’s Fastest Rising VC

By | Apr 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Ezra Galston is a VC at Chicago Ventures. At CV, Ezra focuses on consumer facing investment and is actively involved with BloomNation, Kapow Events, Luxury Garage Sale, Shiftgig, SpotHero, Zipments, and Havenly. He writes one of my favorite VC blogs at BreakingVC.com and his…

Inspiration

DC

Jean Case, CEO of Case Foundation, on the 5 Keys to Being Fearless

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm

How did Jean Case’s talk on Being Fearless open at the Rise of the Rest Summit today? With a bit of a head scratcher. “What if taking risks were the status quo?” In her talk, Jean walked through five values and goals that are most…