Tips & How To’s

4 Key Benefits of A Virtual Data Room for Your Startup

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

The world is swimming in data. In 2008, the digital universe alone created 487 exabytes or 487 billion gigabytes worth of data. In this Harvard Business Review article, John Sviokla wrote that the figure would grow five-fold in 2012. That number could have ballooned…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tools Startups Need As They Scale

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

The startup stack is a set of around 200 cloud-based tools that startups use to start and scale. It is the result of a joint survey that Tech City UK and Stripe conducted in 2016. The research also gleaned some insights into how startups…

Culture

Workplace Likability Comes From Being Genuine, Not Manipulative

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Everyone wants to be liked. Whether you’re out with your friends or in the office with your coworkers, being disliked is worse than being asked to speak in public. But what makes someone likable is not an exact science, leading people in workplaces across…

Entrepreneur

6 Personality Traits Found in Leaders Around the World [Infographic]

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

Being the CEO doesn’t mean jack if you aren’t an efficient leader. Printing the word “founder” on your business card doesn’t make you a good boss; leading people in a meaningful way does. And while a lot of entrepreneurial skills are easy to figure out, being…

Marketing

5 Tips to Boost Your YouTube Marketing

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

In 2010, there were five YouTube accounts with more than one million subscribers. In 2016, there were more than 2000. Suffice to say, the market is quite saturated. But that doesn’t mean that your YouTube brand has no chance of success. Although you may…

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Culture

How to Build a Flexible Remote Culture for Your Startup

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Startups make the headlines not only for their innovative ideas but also for their culture. They receive awards on top of having achieved key performance indicators: happy and productive employees, a collaborative environment, and fluid communication. On the flip side, companies can get a lot…

Incubators

Boulder

How Accelerators Help Founders Develop Structured Accountability

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

While we know there is no one single entrepreneurship personality, many entrepreneurs start their own companies to get out of the grind of daily structure. But when it’s time to commit to an accelerator, they find themselves falling into a strict routine, tasks with deadlines,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Climate Change Is Preventing You From Getting a Good Night’s Rest

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Getting a good night’s rest is the bedrock of health. Study after study has shown that sleeping well can prevent depression, anxiety, and a bevy of other mental health problems. It’s the best way to improve productivity, the easiest way to enhance your life, and…

Reports & Rankings

The Age of the Decacorn: 7 Companies Valued at More than $10 Billion

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the business world, a unicorn is a private company that is valued at more than $1 billion. Named for their rarity and their prestige, these companies used to be more rare than an actual unicorn. However, as technology has made entrepreneurship easier than…

Reports & Rankings

100 Most Valuable Global Brands in 2017

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

The world is filled with brands. Big brands, small brands, popular brands, declining brands, the list could go on forever. But when it comes to the global brands that everyone can recognize, keeping track of who’s in first place is on everybody’s mind. Fortunately, BrandZ…

Entrepreneur

DC

National Geographic Launches Chasing Genius Competition to Save the World

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

Earth, while filled with beautiful oceans, stunning landscapes, and compassionate people, has its fair share of problems. From food shortages to health issues to sustainability concerns, there’s no denying that this planet isn’t perfect. Fortunately, National Geographic has decided that its time to do…

Marketing

Nashville

7 Ways to Keep Customers Coming Back to Your App

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

There’s already an uphill climb to gain customers, and to get them to use your app is even more of an effort. App adoption rates are generally very low and as many as 78 percent of mobile apps will be abandoned after their first use….

Productivity

Chicago

Founder Tony Vlastelica: You Can’t Be Everything to Everyone

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s easy for early-stage founders to get distracted and try to do everything, but mentors will tell you it’s better to focus your energy on where it matters to build your business. We asked Tony Vlastelica, founder and principal of Contemporary Energy Solutions, about what…

HR and Recruiting

Chicago

Matthew Abeles of BuiltWorlds Media on Hiring Slow

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

Formulating the right mixture of talent and skill set to create the right team might take time. We talked with Matthew Abeles  cofounder and managing director of BuiltWorlds Media, on how he approaches hiring and firing. Name some people who have inspired you. My first mentor, Michael…

Tips & How To’s

Automate Tasks to Focus on What You Love When Building Your Startup

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

Pop culture often portrays startup entrepreneurs as passionate, tireless, and unstoppable. Meanwhile, in the news, Elon Musk sleeping on Tesla’s factory floor is just a source of amazement as him sending rockets to space. Though these traits sound aspirational, it is good to remind…

Marketing

Boulder

How to Tailor Your Mailing Lists to Get Noticed by Investors

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

Mailing lists can be a simple yet powerful tool to keep people up to date on your progress. The advantage of having several mailing lists is that you can tailor your information with the right audience. Here’s some tips on how to carve up…

Interviews

Rachel Beider of Wellness Business Consulting on Getting Out of Your Own Way

By | Jun 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The key to startup success is staying true to your vision. You can do this by always considering your major values as you grow and scale your business. Rachel Beider is an entrepreneur, educator, speaker and mentor. She is the proud owner and CEO of…