Entrepreneur

Los Angeles

Spend the Money and Bring On the Right People

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

If you don’t have the right team and hire the best people for the job, your company will go through more hills and valleys than you’ll want. We talked with Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group what he’s done to hire the best…

Tips & How To’s

What to Consider When Making the Leap to Entrepreneurship

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur is not something to be taken lightly. Deciding to launch a business should be an arduous process that evaluates your drive to succeed, your willingness to forego free time, and your ability to buck up when the cards are down. We…

Tips & How To’s

3 Business Leadership Lessons From the Life of Tom Brady

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm

With 5 Super Bowl rings to his name, Tom Brady is one of the most successful and iconic football players in NFL history. Whether or not you’re a fan of his team, you’ve got to admit that he has been one of the most…

Tips & How To’s

7 Key Reasons Why Tech Startups Fail

By | Sep 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It takes more than a cool idea to make it in today’s startup world. For every success story, there are dozens of failed attempts. But there are ways to avoid becoming another statistic. Usually, when startups fail, they fail for trying to do too…

Tips & How To’s

9 Methods for Communicating Important News to Your Team

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you need to present important news to your team, having a strategy or game plan to deliver the news, whether good or bad, can impact the attitude of the team. We asked nine entrepreneurs what they do when they need to deliver news…

Accelerator

Detroit

Why Automotive Companies Should Work With Early-Stage Startups

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The entire transportation industry is going through a historic change. Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement manufactured metal. At the Techstars Mobility Accelerator program, we have 10 corporate innovation partners…

Finance

Phoenix

4 Ways Women Founders Prepare for Investor Meetings

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

Getting your pitch down, dealing with rejection, the stress of waiting for the big check and trying to make payroll are just some of not-so-fun parts of raising capital, but for many, it must be done. These days, more women founders and cofounders are…

Amazon

Seattle

4 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Jeff Bezos

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Aside from his analytical mindset, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is methodical and a highly intelligent entrepreneur. Not only did he create the everything store, but Bezos’ entrepreneurial prowess is second to none. His unique leadership qualities, critical thinking skills, obsession…

Remote work

How to Maximize Productivity With Your Remote Workforce

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Businesses have more freedom to source the very best workers today, rather than simply hiring candidates from their local talent pool. The proliferation of online project-management tools, file-sharing software, and various communication platforms make remote working far easier than ever. Last year, 43 percent…

Cloud Storage

Collaboration is a Cinch With Droplr

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

Companies are always looking for ways to cut costs, and physical data storage is one way they’ve done so. Remote workspaces backed up on the cloud are becoming the norm. Hot on the trail of this movement, several companies have started offering file sharing…

Culture

Chicago

4 Lessons Founders Learned from Their Employees

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

Building a team is one thing, learning from them is another. If you take the time to listen to your employees, you’ll grow as a person and it’ll help grow your business. We asked founders what they’ve been taught by their employees. My Employees…

Tips & How To’s

3 Essential B2B Marketing Tips for Small Business

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 7:15 am

When it comes to B2B marketing, some small companies have a hard time getting into the game.  Many small business owners are used to marketing to clients but not other companies. But when it’s a B2B sale, their marketing skill sets struggle. Here are…

Tips & How To’s

Boston

5 Ways Online Businesses Succeed When They Open a Physical Store

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

Although online-only business models promise higher returns, retail brands are starting to open brick-and-mortar locations to attract more consumers. Just look at Amazon. It wasn’t that long ago that retail-focused entrepreneurs were thrilled by the possibilities of online-only business models. Doing away with significant…

Marketing

10 Popular Influencer Marketing Tools to Improve Your Reach

By | Sep 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Influencer marketing is the latest trend in brand promotion strategies, and it is becoming increasingly popular among companies compared to traditional strategies. A recent study shows that $570 million was spent on influencer marketing campaigns in 2016 alone, and this spending is expected to increase…