Culture

Study: Communication Is the Number One Problem For Bosses

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

Communication is an important aspect of almost every meaningful relationship in your life. Whether it’s a spouse, a sibling, a friend, a significant other, or even the drive-thru attendant that mumbles a lot, being able to communicate is the foundation on which a connection…

Marketing

Denver

How to Write Sales Emails That Actually Get Opened

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

Imagine yourself in a prospect’s office. You’re giving your pitch, trying to intrigue the prospect into learning more about you and your company. You’ve tried to build some rapport, presented compelling information, and turned it over to the prospect to respond. The only problem?…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Founders Shouldn’t Depend on Their Plan A

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

Leo Corcoran founded his first company when he was in his mid 40s. Today, at 60 years old, his company Portland-based ClaimVantage, employs 35 people and posted $6 million in revenue in 2016 selling cloud-based software for the insurance industry. But it wasn’t always clear it…

HR and Recruiting

Chicago

8 Tips to Building the Best Advisory Board for Your Company

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Having an advisory board with people who have been there, done that, can help you avoid a lot of mistakes and steer your company in the right direction. When it comes time to put together an advisory board it needs to be a thoughtful…

Data

Irvine

How the Internet of Things Can Be Good for Small Businesses

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Every business and technologically-oriented person has heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) by now, and how small devices will do things we never thought were possible. The Internet of Things has been closely linked with the rise of the smart home, where someone…

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Marketing

How Domain Names Can Impact Customer Engagement

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

When it comes to branding, picking the ultimate online name can be a challenge. If your domain name doesn’t explain what you’re offering or is hard to understand, customers will give up searching for you. We asked two founders about the process of choosing…

Productivity

New York

How Deadlines are a Critical Part of Your Business

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

Thought deadlines were a thing of the past? Think again. “Welcome to grown-up life,” it’s one of my favorite things I tell my students. While applying to college is a right of passage, it’s also many students’ first encounters with the demands they will…

Tips & How To’s

5 Bad Habits to Break If You Want To Succeed

By | Jul 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In order to succeed, you don’t have to expose yourself at all costs. The thing that you must do is work. You have to try and be persistent in reaching your goal. In order to boost your chances of success, you might want to…

Entrepreneur

How Losing Weight Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

By | Jul 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

A couple of years ago, I was a complete mess. I was grossly overweight (borderline obese), constantly tired, and felt strained in my relationships with family and friends. Plus, I was the king of excuses — telling myself that after we raised our Series…

Tips & How To’s

What It Takes to Launch a Successful Startup

By | Jul 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

With modern technology, you can launch a startup in under an hour. Seriously. On the other hand, turning it into a viable and profitable business takes time and money. How much? That is the question of the day. On average, it can take around…

Tips & How To’s

NYC

6 Things You Need in Your Editorial Calendar

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Churning out fresh and relevant content is a vital step for business success. It can help you engage customers, boost your search engine ranking and enhance your overall branding. Given the competition in this space, getting it right and managing the content publication process…

Legal

Irvine

Partnership Agreements Are Critical For Your Business

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

When you bring a business partner on board, it could feel like you are trusting them with your baby. While having a partner can strengthen the foundation and capabilities of your business, it also means giving up some of the total control you’ve been…

Celebration

Chicago

Celebrating 11 Years of Entrepreneurial Advice

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On this day eleven years ago, we gathered a couple hundred startup founders, developers, creators, investors, tech enthusiasts and executives into a bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago to host the first TECH cocktail event ever. We pulled it together with a…

Healthy Entrepreneur

DC

Millennials Are Stressing More Than Ever

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Wake up, work at full speed, stress out, veg in front of Netflix, crash in bed, try to shut off brain, repeat. For many millennials, this is their daily cycle of stress and it’s slowly causing damage to one’s health. Scientists, doctors, friends, even…

Reports & Rankings

Fargo

What Are the Best & Worst States for Startups?

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Looking to build a startup? You may think California, New York, or Massachusetts are the places to go kick things off. However, a recent report by WalletHub may have you thinking twice about the best place to run a business, as they have ranked…

Dev & Design

NYC

20 Best Design Agencies in the US, Ranked

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

When companies are in need of a branding strategy, founders will turn to design agencies to launch a new look, find new ways to communicate with their customers, develop a campaign, and more. AgencySpotter, a digital platform facilitating search and selection of creative agencies,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

How to Beat Your Job Interview Anxiety in Five Minutes

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 10:50 am

Getting a job often seems harder than actually working with one. Once you finally get your resume past the ATS gauntlet, there’s still one major task ahead: the interview process. For plenty of job-seekers, nagging worries about punitive bosses or an impossible interview question…