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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

Tips & How To’s

Los Angeles

Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition

By | May 31, 2017 at 10:30 am

When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process. The best part is that afterward you walk away with valuable insight, experience and lessons learned. GalvanizeU graduates Baolin Liu and Jonathan Hourany, current gU student Anthony Abercrombie, Data…

Productivity

6 Ways Founders Can Streamline Productivity at Work

By | May 31, 2017 at 9:15 am

Each day, your day is filled with administrative tasks that can turn out to be a huge time suck. If you have any chance of maintaining your productivity throughout the day, you have to figure out ways to streamline these necessary duties. We asked…

Tips & How To’s

Los Angeles

Founder Advice: The Pursuit of Perfection Has Limits

By | May 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Putting unrealistic pressure on yourself to perform and excel could be limiting you to progress and succeed. We talked with Kyle Goguen, founder and president of Pawstruck.com, an online retailer and manufacturer of natural dog treats and chews, and asked him what advice he has for small…

Marketing

New Report on the State of Inbound Marketing Shows Growing Concerns

By | May 30, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In the fast-paced world of internet media, it’s easy to wind up on the wrong side of a new update or algorithm tweak. For most tweaks, there’s no need to worry. But when Google or Facebook make a change, thousands of smaller internet companies,…

Tips & How To’s

How to Salvage a Negative Customer Review

By | May 30, 2017 at 10:30 am

In 2004, Yelp! started the most prominent customer review site in the world. Over the next few years, other review sites emerged and are now seemingly ubiquitous: Yelp! for restaurants and local services, Glassdoor for jobs, and TripAdvisor for travel and tourism. Today, review…

Data

Tulsa

Scott Phillips, Cofounder of Civic Ninjas on Creating Grassroots Innovation

By | May 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Scott Phillips, cofounder of Civic Ninjas, Ignite Tulsa, and Startup Weekend Tulsa, a leader in the Tulsa community is all about putting education first to build the talent workforce and solving municipal problems with technology. This time for the #StartupsEverywhere, series, he talks with me…

Productivity

Top 7 Affordable Analytics Tools to Hack Your Startup’s Growth

By | May 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

In entrepreneurship, there’s no such thing as overnight success. You can plan every detail of your startup’s launch, but you can never fully prepare for unexpected roadblocks to growth. You can only embrace these ongoing challenges and accept them as stepping stones. Once upon…

Culture

San Francisco

How to Build a Charitable Culture at Your Startup

By | May 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

Volunteering can bring immeasurable joy to you and your team. It may be difficult to imagine that in addition to running a business, you could find time to volunteer, but it’s possible. With the potential for a greater happiness quotient, it made sense to me…