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Healthy Entrepreneur

What I Learned Raising a Child While Building a Startup

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When you’re a parent, sometimes you need to multitask to get work done. Long before my daughter came along, I already had other babies that I raised — my businesses. I’ve said before that building a business is a lot like raising a child….

Healthy Entrepreneur

London

Why Startup Founders Need to Take a Sabbatical

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

While in the midst of setting up a startup where you are most likely working night and day, it may seem crazy to take a sabbatical. This is because you are seemingly walking away temporarily from something that would need your round-the-clock attention. However,…

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…

Healthy Entrepreneur

The Financial Concerns of Growing a Startup While Raising a Family

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

It was only two days before her salary arrived, but thanks to my client’s overdue payment, we were flat broke. I had planned for this, of course, but my planning went haywire when I had to pay for my client’s SSL certificates as they…

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…

Finance

Boulder

Startup Guide to Building a Pitch Deck and Financial Model

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

As you prepare for your fundraising effort, you need to get the basic tools of the trade completed before you start the process. In part one of this startup series we covered traction and the executive summary. In this post, we will dive into pitch…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

Study: Yoga Can Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

Fatigue, irritability, reduced appetite, back problems, anxiety and the inability to make decisions are subtle symptoms of depression. Any founder that has been through the startup journey will tell you that these signs are more common and reoccurring than people will admit. In a…

Accelerator

Charleston, SC

The Harbor Announces CoHort 8 Accelerator in Charleston

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

This week Charleston’s nonprofit accelerator announced the latest startups to join their 14-week program. Dubbed CoHort 8, eight new startups from the Charleston area will gain mentorship, weekly courses, a free workspace, and various additional resources to support and fuel their growth. In addition…

Culture

Houston

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting a Company

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When it comes to running a business, my best advice to any new owner, founder or executive of a company is to listen to as much advice as you can and use apply what is most relevant to your scenario. When I first started…

Entrepreneur

3 CEOs of Tech Giants That Stepped Down in 2017

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

Being a CEO is hard. In addition to shouldering all the responsibility of running a company, you’re also liable for anything that goes wrong. And if you know anything about the business world, the next big catastrophe is usually right around the corner. While…

HR and Recruiting

Los Angeles

Lean on Your Networks When Making Early Hires

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

Hiring your first few employees can often be as hard as choosing your cofounders. Especially in the early days of your startup, when you’re often only months from running out of money, hiring the wrong person can be disastrous. Yet it’s hard to accurately…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Panasonic Partners with Pika Energy to Develop Solar Smart Batteries

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In an earlier report, we talked with cofounder of Pika Energy Ben Polito about his thoughts on raising venture capital money, and there’s more on the way. Pika Energy in Westbrook has raised $2 million in a convertible debt round, according to a filing…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Your Success Doesn’t Hinge on a College Degree

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

College doesn’t always dictate our future success. Whether you attend or not, you can be successful—it’s about what you bring with you. While going to college holds many positive outcomes, it doesn’t mean you’ll never be successful without a degree. I’m living proof that…

Incubators

San Francisco

How to Accelerate Your Startup Through Y Combinator

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The key benefit of accelerators like Y Combinator (YC) is that they function almost like warp zones for companies. You enter an accelerator at a given stage of your company and will emerge three stages further along, irrespective of where your company started from. Companies in my…

Healthy Entrepreneur

London

Mompreneur Shares 10 Tips for Balancing Startup Life and Family

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

I am the mother of two lovely children – a girl of four and a boy of eight years old. I wake up every day before the sun comes out and my day is structured like a Tetris game. Every day is divided into…

Food

Chicago

The Hatchery to Open $30M Food and Beverage Incubator

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Starting a food business is one of the riskiest industries, but a new incubator in Chicago is aimed at easing founders into the industry. The Hatchery, a premier non-profit food and beverage business incubator, will be breaking ground on a new $30 million facility…