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Psychology

Los Angeles

Effective Networking Starts With Empathy

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The better you understand someone, the more you will be able to relate to them in all areas of life. This is just some advice from Alejandro Rioja, CEO of Flux Ventures. We asked him about building relationships and advice for founders needing to expand…

Tips & How To’s

6 Two-Word Tips for Communicating Better With Your Employees

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The only constant when it comes to running a business is that eventually, you’re going to encounter problems. While many of these problems will be product or customer based, more often than not they’ll be rooted in how you manage your employees. Whether you’re…

Inspiration

Columbus

Are You a Wantrepreneur? Here’s How to Pursue Your Passion

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

Entrepreneurship used to be great. It used to be something that select people could pull off, but today, that’s different. Over the years, entrepreneurs have achieved some kind of “rock star” status, attracting truckloads of wantrepreneur types. These are the people that just seem to…

Events

Seattle

Networking, Capital, Glenn Kelman, and Everything You Missed at Techstars Startup Week Seattle

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In the land of Amazon, Microsoft and endless Starbucks Coffee, being innovative can be a pretty daunting task. After all, competition is steep in this beautiful Washinton city and if you don’t have what it takes, you aren’t going to make an impression. Fortunately,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Tips for Founders with Full-Time Jobs

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

Is it crazy to juggle a full-time job with running a startup? Considering that over 92 percent of startups fail within 3 years, having a corporate job might seem like a set-up for failure from the very beginning. But people have done it and…

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Healthy Entrepreneur

Denver

Brad Feld Cofounder of Techstars Talks Depression and Obsession

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundery Group and cofounder of Techstars, has battled his own demons. In his blog post, FeldThoughts, he addresses the realism of going through the highs and lows while building businesses, and that startup founders could face a similar…

Entrepreneur

How to Be the Best Leader You Can Be for Your Company

By | Sep 30, 2017 at 12:45 pm

As an entrepreneur with a growing business, you’re probably clamoring to maintain control as things change — I know I was with my own company. Unfortunately, in my quest for control, I was actually doing my business and team a disservice. One of our core…

Ecosystems

Virginia Beach

Why Hampton Roads Attracts Veteran-Owned Businesses

By | Sep 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

Hampton Roads is an area in Virginia that encompasses several cities such as Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Newport News and the center of an emerging tech ecosystem. Zack Miller, founder of Hatch, is helping entrepreneurs gain valuable experiences through his accelerator and connect…

Travel

San Francisco

How to Automate Your Airbnb Properties

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

Everything is automated these days. For Airbnb property managers, they know that vacation rentals are no different. It’s time for you to hop aboard the automation train. After all, despite regulatory issues threatening to slow Airbnb growth—“battles between tech companies and local governments have…

Tips & How To’s

10 Affordable Tools for Cash-Strapped Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

For entrepreneurs facing challenges during the early stages of a startup, it can get difficult to decide which tools to prioritize. It would be much better to see things with clarity and proceed with a laser focus. If this is where you are, consider…

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…

Ecosystems

Dallas

Department of Commerce Awards $600,000 Grant To Fuel Dallas Entrepreneur Center

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the startup world, capital can be hard to come by outside of the coasts. While New York and Silicon Valley enjoy a seemingly unending stream of funding, smaller cities have to either bootstrap, self-fund, or really impress a VC to get the money…

Accelerator

Toronto

Techstars Expands to Canada, Opens Toronto Accelerator

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars has many accelerator programs around the world and have announced their new expansion to Toronto, Canada. Here’s one perspective from a Canadian about the startup-friendly environment the country has to offer. When I returned home to Montreal, it was a great experience. I left…

Trends

Read a Book Day: 7 Book Suggestions From Tech Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Today is Read a Book Day, and what better way to celebrate than by bolstering your reading list. To do this, we asked the tech community what some of their favorite or most influential books were in their lives. While we received more than…

Accelerator

Boulder

5 Common Threads You’ll Find in a Successful Startup Pilot

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Recently, I wrote about what motivates a corporation to partner with a startup for a pilot and the ins and outs of testing a new product, exploring the potential for a working relationship and understanding your market better. This time, I’ll go one step…

Entrepreneur

5 Valuable Takeaways From Oprah Winfrey’s Success as an Entrepreneur

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Oprah Winfrey has achieved an unprecedented level of success in business. Not only has her work as a media proprietor and talk show host propelled her to a net worth of over $3 billion, but she is currently cited as one of the greatest…