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Celebrating 11 Years of Entrepreneurial Advice

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On this day eleven years ago, we gathered a couple hundred startup founders, developers, creators, investors, tech enthusiasts and executives into a bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago to host the first TECH cocktail event ever. We pulled it together with a…

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How to Create Effective Communication Funnel for Distributed Teams

By | Dec 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

When your workforce is distributed across multiple offices, you face a number of unique challenges. One of these challenges is ensuring that communication between team members remains productive. When these efforts are successful, the results can be amazing. When they aren’t, they can be…

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7 Ways to Ditch Unicorn Culture, According to the Co-Founder of Basecamp

By | Jul 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm

David Heinemeier Hansson, as the co-founder of Basecamp and the creator of Ruby on Rails, knows what he’s talking about. He recently gave an interview, posted on Signal v Noise, in which he discussed the unicorn startup culture, calling it an “echo chamber” that startup…


Why Your Startup Needs to Make Mistakes

By | Mar 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm

We all make mistakes – all the time. Some mistakes are harmless; some are life changing; and some can be very damaging. Although mistakes are inevitable, you can control what your response will be – get depressed and stay in that mistake, or pick…

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22 Communication Tools for Remote Teams 

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Skype or Google Hangouts? Basecamp or Asana? interviewed 60 remote companies to find out which tools they use to communicate, and the results are in. launched in July as a resource for the remote work community. The new site is a blend of…


6 Remote Work Culture Lessons from Successful Startups

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I had been waiting for 30 minutes on my final bus transfer, in one maddening morning commute combo. Fidgeting my fingers, I would stress about how I could be pushing our company forward, or getting more sleep – but instead 3 to 4 hours a day were wasted…

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4 Best Job Fields for Remote Work and Where to Find Them

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm

More and more companies are allowing employees to work remotely. Studies show that these employees are more productive, less stressed, and happier overall with their work-life balance. Most companies, however, only offer the option for couple of days per month, if they even allow…


7 Apps To Keep Productive Working from Home

By | Jul 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Working from home can be particularly distracting for many people. After two or three hours of intense work, our concentration levels decrease massively. That is when the temptation of social media and online conversation with friends can eat into your precious work time. On top…



The Greatest Startups in Chicago History, and Their Proteges

By | Jul 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

When you think about the many different, successful tech ecosystems spread across the US there are a few givens that just can’t be dethroned. You’ve got New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington DC for sure, but I’d also say that you have to include…



5 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Chicago

By | Jun 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If you’re not from Chicago, the extent of your Chicago knowledge might boil down to deep-dish pizza and “My Kind of Town.” But look a little closer, and you’ll find a thriving technology scene – and some damn good reasons to startup in Chicago….


4 Spring Cleaning Tips to Organize Your Business

By | May 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

You should have a goal to organize your business year-round, but we all tend to fall behind. Spring is the perfect time to start fresh. Consider these four key tips to cleaning up your business this spring and getting organized. How to Organize Your…


5 Must-Have Apps to Boost Team Productivity

By | May 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm

To maximize productivity your team should rely on apps designed to improve communication, manage document storage, and promote information sharing. When I buy a new iPhone, I have a routine. I start by following the usual setup steps and then I download a set of…



DynaDo to the Rescue: Our Inboxes Need Saving

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

I don’t know about you, but sometimes going through my email inbox makes me want to pull my hair out. Imagine, though, if it’s that rough for an individual user like me what it must be like for businesses. According to DynaDo, conversations get…


5 Ways to Manage Your Company with Today’s Tools

By | Feb 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

If your team is still only using email for team management and to coordinate projects, you might be a little behind the times. It’s 2015. It’s time to replace old, outdated software and methods with apps that can help your team work better together….

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Basecamp Shortcuts: Optimizing Project Management

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

Quite wisely, Cafe Quill notes that even though we do have a lot of project management tools to choose from, “a common and frustrating problem using any tool is that the vast amount of available pages and functions offers more choice, takes up more…



Denver Startup Week: The Intersection of Community and Entrepreneurial Spirit

By | Sep 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This is a sponsored post by Denver Startup Week, and we’d like to thank them for all of their support! Pure magic is happening in Denver. Three years ago a group of entrepreneurs, business owners, city leaders and volunteers led by Ben Deda, Tami…

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Jason Fried’s 37signals Will Focus Entirely on Basecamp and Change Its Name to Basecamp

By | Feb 5, 2014 at 1:31 am

As the clock struck midnight on February 5, Basecamp’s 10th birthday, Jason Fried’s company 37signals announced that they’ll be devoting all their attention to Basecamp going forward – and renaming the company “Basecamp.” “We’ve become a bit scattered, a bit diluted. Nobody does their…