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Pitch

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Fail While Pitching

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

Most of the time, I love office hours. They gives me a chance to listen to pitches and hear some of the great ideas manifesting in the entrepreneurs of the future. This week, however, I had an odd meeting that reminded me of some…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

4 Ways to Improve Employee Experience at Your Startup

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Customer experience, customer experience, customer experience. When building a startup, it can feel like that’s all anyone is paying attention too. After all, customers essential run your business, as you couldn’t survive without their support. However, there is one set of people that is…

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Entrepreneur

12 Leadership Books That Continue to Inspire Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

If there is a single truth that can be tied to all growing organizations it’s that they are led by leaders, not bosses. These are the entrepreneurs who do more than seek fame and fortune, but have a mission and vision, and also know…

Tips & How To’s

Here’s Some Actionable Advice for Starting a Successful Startup

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Steve Jobs once said, “Apple still operates like a startup.” He meant that you don’t need a large staff when it comes to your creative team. You just need one person that’s in charge of different aspects of your business who can do one thing…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

VC Insights, Sports Tech, and 5 More Clips You Missed at Innovate Celebrate 2017

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm

You may have noticed that we recently threw a tech conference. I mean, we’ve only been talking about it nonstop all week. It’s over now, but thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we still have a final post that you’ll want to check…

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Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Bold Moves: A Joke and Advice On Investor Introductions

By | Oct 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For startups, to say there is ever a shortage of challenges would be the same as waiting for a pig to fly through the sky. On that list, nested just under how the hell do I get funding, is how do you get face…

Apple

Apple’s AirPort Time Capsule and AirPort Express, Networking Options That Don’t Suck

By | Sep 3, 2017 at 8:05 am

I’ve been using Apple’s line of AirPort networking products since 2008 and have purchased and installed more than 20 AirPort devices in that time. While Apple doesn’t have a reputation for being a leader in networking devices, most likely because they’re busy leading in…

Culture

St. Louis

Investing in Company Culture Can Help to Retain Talent

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re starting out, deciding on a company culture will come from leadership first, then members of the team. These days company culture is more of a deciding factor when attracting talent.  We spoke with Alex Wolk the founder of Insite Advice about his employee management…

Legal

5 Most Important Things Startups Need to Ask Their Lawyer, Ranked

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

The business world is a veritable minefield of potential lawsuits. Between like-minded thinking and outright property theft, entrepreneurs can get pretty cutthroat when it comes to chasing that unicorn status. For this reason, startups need to make sure that their legal counsel is not…

HR and Recruiting

London

Benefits of In-House, Outsource and Upskill Manager Talent for Startups

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

For early-stage startups ready to begin scaling up, one of the biggest challenges is hiring the right people. The reason is that the vast majority of startups suffer from a lack of brand recognition compared to their larger, more established tech rivals, meaning they…

Startups & Apps

Atlanta

7 Cardinal Sins Every Startup Should Avoid

By | Jul 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It is said that failure is an inevitable precursor to ultimate success, and with hindsight being 20/20—many of my best insights have stemmed from past experiences. Of course, it can be hard to see that when you’re in the moment and at your lowest…

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

For Some Startups, Skipping VC Money Preserves What Really Matters

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

Plenty of startups will tell you that bigger equals better. It’s easy to get into an IPO-measuring contest. That’s why we care about unicorns, and after they got old, decacorns. No even blinks when they hear 2017 venture activity has already passed up $21.78…

Tips & How To’s

Boulder

8 Things Founders Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Since President Obama passed the JOBS act in 2012, we’ve been witnessing the beginning of a new movement in the U.S. – one that empowers entrepreneurs to raise money from almost anyone, anywhere. It’s a movement that removes the barriers to fundraising so that…

Communication

4 Ways to Improve Knowledge Exchange Among Founders

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

No man is an island when it comes to the startup founders. Getting a little help, whether it’s from a cofounder, a mentor, or even a startup accelerator is the key to making success part of your plan. And if you want to keep…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips for Planning Your Career from a Former Google Director

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm

At this point, Google has become the gold standard for business. Whether it’s their overarching success, their jealousy-inducing company culture, or their fun loving name, this search engine turned tech giant is the envy of every entrepreneur, startup founder, and tech employee around the…

Tips & How To’s

7 Practices That Drive Away Talented Employees

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

Ask any entrepreneur in the world and they’ll tell you that the key to success is a good team. If you can’t hire, train, and delegate work to qualified employees, your good idea isn’t going to get passed the development stage. However, once you’ve…

Happiness

Steve Wozniak, Cofounder of Apple, on How to Be Happy

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s no denying that Apple has changed the world. Not only have their computers been a bedrock of comprehensive simplicity and sleek design in tech for decades, but the iPhone has fundamentally change the way society functions forever. And while success is probably pretty…