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…

Digital nomad

6 Best Online Resources for Digital Nomads

By | Jun 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The digital nomad lifestyle is spreading all over the world. The list of cities chosen for this type of location-independent life is steadily increasing. While it’s complicated to quantify the number of people joining this travel-while-working lifestyle, it seems clear that more and more…

Interviews

Clifford Beckles of Streamline Systems on the Value of Business Relationships

By | Jun 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm

It’s always important to remember that cash flow is king in the startup world. Be sure to keep that in mind before you run out and make a big purchase after your first “big” sale, because you never know when an emergency might come…

Healthy Entrepreneur

London

Mental Health, Entrepreneurship, and the Identity Crisis

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Being a founder of a startup means you’ll be going through an emotional rollercoaster and having strong mental health can help get through the highs and lows of the journey. On a quiet Sunday evening, and I had just got back from vacation and…

Lifestyle

2 in 3 Employees Work While on Vacation, Which Is Terrible

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Have you ever sat down to think over what the concept of taking a vacation means? Apparently, two out of every three employees have not, since that’s the number that opt to continue working while on vacation. The stat comes from job search site…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: You’ll Earn More Money If You Just Get Some Sleep For Once

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 9:20 am

Entrepreneurs love burning the midnight oil. After all, more work hours means more productivity, right? And, as we all know, without productivity, entrepreneurs shrivel up and turn to dust. Despite study after study showing that sleep facilitates productivity more than Slack and Asana combined,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Austin

Matt Naylor of Flow Nonfiction on Trusting Your Gut

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

We talked with Matt Naylor, cofounder and executive creative director at Flow Nonfiction about developing your own opinion, trusting your gut and lessons learned while building a business. Who influenced your life and helped shape who you are today? I had a philosophy teacher in…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

Solomon Thimothy, CEO of OneIMS, on Networking Strategies

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Networking needs to be a part of any founder’s regular routine to build their connections and meet investors and mentors. We spoke with the founder and CEO of  OneIMS and Clickx, Solomon Thimothy about his experiences networking strategies and offered advice to others aspiring to improve their own experience. Get…

Funding

The GroupRaise CEO on Fundraising Outside the Silicon Valley Bubble

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

With its latest, undisclosed funding round, GroupRaise has officially raised follow on funds from three separate firms: Magma Partners, Techstars, and Start-Up Chile. Their platform is designed to connect universities and nonprofits to nearby restaurants in order to host fundraisers. Thanks to GroupRaise, any community can pick…

HR and Recruiting

Phoenix

Retaining Talent at Your Startup Isn’t About the Foosball Table

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

Regardless of where you live, finding and retaining talent for your early-stage startup is a constant challenge. With more companies popping up within your ecosystem there is always the possibility of other startups luring your talent away with more money, perks or something other…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Everything You Need to Know About Sergey Brin’s Air Yacht for the Poor

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

Despite confidentiality agreements and secret locations, leaks concerning the in-production air yacht funded by Sergey Brin, the cofounder of Google, continue to spread. According to the Guardian, multiple confidential sources have confirmed a wide range of purposes and features of the soon-to-be largest ship…