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Opinion/Analysis

Millennials Aren’t Killing Industries. We’re Just Broke and Your Business Sucks

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

A popular trend has emerged in the business world; a trend that, in all its poorly thought-out glory, throws an entire generation under the bus for the ineptitude of failing industries. From napkins and cereal to big banks and homeownership, Millennials have apparently lain…

Driven NYC: An Entrepreneur’s Resource for Success [NYC]

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm

DRIVEN NYC, is excited to be hosting a unique networking event! 65% of people who go to networking events collect cards and never call those contacts. The reason is because they don’t know you! At Driven its about connecting with entrepreneurs and what drives…

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Healthy Entrepreneur

Chicago

A Happier Mindset Can Help You Succeed in Business

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

While founders are typically high energy individuals with tons of self-motivation, entrepreneurship is a battle that not many can endure. Maintaining that entrepreneurial spirit is something every CEO struggles with throughout the lifetime of their business. As the founder of an agency that’s now…

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

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…

Innovate Celebrate 2017

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…

Books

DC

Why Venture Capital Misses The Big Ideas

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

For most people, “innovation” means what we invest in: Where’s the next Uber or Lyft? But there’s been very little innovation in how we find ideas. As one tangible example, most of the venture capital process today is a “one size fits all” system…

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…

Reports & Rankings

20 Most (and Least) Trustworthy Industries in the US

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

In recent years, trust has become an integral part of success in the business world. While companies large and small used to have free reign over how they ran their businesses as long as they were making money, the rise of social media has…

Drones

You Will Never Guess Which Country Is Leading the World in Drone Delivery

By | Sep 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

East Africa is a territory like no other. In addition to the unique landscape and the diversity of people, this area is rich in natural beauty and has recently become the hub for drone deliveries. Despite the fact that mainly western civilizations use cutting…

Interviews

Chicago

Brian Barnes of M1 FinanceStanford on Reinventing Millennial Investing

By | Sep 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Brian Barnes is the CEO and Founder of M1 Finance, a startup making an automated investment tool that lets users put their money to work in a balanced portfolio without the hassle of actually managing it. Just a few years after graduating from Stanford,…

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…

Entrepreneur

5 Fields Recommended for First-Time Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

Being an entrepreneur might seem like an attractive career choice from the outside. But when the chips are down and the funding is no where to be found, it takes grit and determination to keep going. Fortunately, there are a few fields that first-time…

Programming education

Becoming an Excel Specialist is Easier Than You Might Think

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Across the entire landscape of business, Microsoft Excel is arguably the most commonly used software. Its prevalence is so great that jobs often require prospective employees to pass basic competency Excel tests. But learning any new program requires a good teacher. If you feel…

Trends

Study: Millennials Care More About Work Life Balance Than Career Advancement

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

Millennials are perhaps one of the most talked about generations in the history of the world. Articles, memes, posts, blogs, and even billboards have been created to condemn or congratulation people born between the early 80s and the late 90s. They’ve killed businesses, they’ve…

Culture

How to Have Better One-on-One Meetings With Employees

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you having regular one-on-one meetings with your employees, great! As a good manager, you probably want to make them better. If not, don’t worry, now’s the perfect time to start. As a manager, holding one-on-ones is a fundamental strategy to developing a successful and engaged…

Marketing & Social Media

5 Ways to Use White Papers for Lead Generation

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Generating white papers or research that can be shared with customers or the public can help give your company credibility in the space and help build lead generation. We asked five founders how they use case studies to their advantage and generate leads. Showcase…