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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…

Accelerator

Albuquerque

Albuquerque Accelerator Takes Aim at Health and Wellness

By | May 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

An accelerator supports startups by providing education, mentorship, and financing when needed. In its three-year history, ABQID was just the kind of accelerator that Albuquerque needed. A venture-backed accelerator focused on startups with high growth potential and any kind of outlook. For example, Innobright, a…

Tips & How To’s

5 Simple Lessons to Keep in Mind on Your Entrepreneurial Journey

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

You learn a lot of lessons in the entrepreneurial trenches. Whether it’s a stunning success or a miserable failure, these lessons can help you grow your company — and grow as an individual. Anyone who has ever started a company understands the extreme ups and downs,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

How Sleep Deprivation Can Crush Your Career

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

We’ve all been through it: you’re up late at night, you’ve got work in the morning, and you’re not going to get the sleep you need. At first, you think you can make up for it by inhaling some coffee after you wobble out…

Healthy Entrepreneur

7 Signs Adult ADHD Might Be Interfering With Your Performance at Work

By | Mar 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

As many as nine million adults in America have ADHD, and most of them are part of the national workforce. Unfortunately, many of them struggle in their employment roles. One survey found that 50 percent of adults with ADHD are unable to maintain a full-time…

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Software

3 Ways Good ERP Software Can Boost Productivity

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Everyone knows that technology can help raise your business to the next level. The use of cloud computing and the availability of supporting softwares are making businesses – from small startups to large corporations – strive in the face of evolution. There are so…

Productivity

The Data on Staying Focused at Work [Infographic]

By | May 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm

You’re in Writing 101. College or high school, it doesn’t matter. What’s the first icebreaker you pick when you turn the student next to you? If you’re me, it’s a joke about how you wrote the entire essay you’re holding now over the last hour and…

Entrepreneur

The Passion Planner: A Tool to Propel Self-Motivation, Focus, Inspiration, and Action

By | Nov 19, 2014 at 7:00 am

Just in time for gift-giving season, and with enough preparation for goal setting season, everyone is talking about the Passion Planner. Last year, creator Angelia Trinidad came up with the idea to integrate an appointment calendar, journal, goal setting guide, and to-do list into…

Music

Los Angeles

Listening to Music at Work is Distracting You, Whether You Realize It or Not

By | Nov 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm

If you’re one of the 50 percent of people who listen to music at work, you probably think it helps you focus. But if you strapped yourself up to a brain scanner, you’d find just the opposite. Music is designed to engage your body…

News

Entrepreneurship Lessons from Abercrombie & Fitch

By | May 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

You’ve probably heard about the Twitter hashtag #FitchTheHomeless. A Los Angeles-based writer Greg Karber launched a campaign against Abercrombie & Fitch. You can learn about the campaign in this YouTube video. This blog post is not to validate or criticize the campaign or A&F, but…

Location Based Services

San Diego

Time to Enjoy: New Mobile App Works With Your Schedule to Discover Events

By | May 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Event discovery is available for the taking.  You can use Foursquare to see who is at a given venue in your vicinity, but it does little in terms of finding new events.  RAVN made the where its central focus, but due to a lack of traction, closed up shop earlier…

Entrepreneur

Failures of Focus

By | Jul 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

We learn more from our failures than we do from our successes.  As a turnaround executive, I had the opportunity to get hyper-experienced in failure at hyper speed.  All those good-companies-gone-bad passed on scars, wisdom, and greatly enhanced the level of crankiness. My experience with…