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Inspiration

15 Inspirational Quotes from Powerful Women in Business

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As TIME Magazine so powerfully explained early this morning in announcing their Person of the Year issue, women are the future. Between the world changing #MeToo campaign to the scores of innovative women influencing the business world, it’s no secret that the “fairer” sex…

Inspiration

How I Built My Company Out of a Van

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Over a course of two years, I bootstrapped a company, a “Priceline” for movie deals, from a van and brought it up to a $15M valuation. As a movie ticketing platform, the goal was to sign up as many theaters across the country while…

Enqos – Tower V1

Inspiration

Denver

Learning to Code Means Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 9:30 am

This is part three of my story as I transitioned from professional to student and a full-time learner.  Four weeks have passed already. Every morning we talk about what’s “clicking,” what we need help with, the tech events we’ve gone to, and big news in the…

Inspiration

Denver

Coding Made Me Learn How to Learn Again

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm

This is part two of my story as I transitioned from professional to student and a full-time learner.  On the morning of the first day of class, I fell back into Community Coordinator mode. I took the elevator to the 4th floor and the Web…

Inspiration

NYC

How to Open Your Doors to Luck

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

Inherently, we entrepreneurs are an optimistic bunch. We paint visions of success in our minds and we set exuberant goals to get there. Sometimes things go wrong and we write them off as bad luck. But how many times do we stop to wonder whether…

Inspiration

Why Talented Entrepreneurs Struggle When Jumping the Corporate World

By | Oct 25, 2017 at 7:15 am

Before flying solo, many entrepreneurs spend decades in their industry working with high prestige players. They know what their services are worth, and their corporate salary reflects it well. They’re effective, and their team knows it. For some, flying solo becomes an immediate and…

Inspiration

5 Risks Founders Take While Building a Business

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 7:15 am

Taking risks with your business can feel like jumping in the deep ocean with both feet at times, but it has to be done to succeed. We asked 5 entrepreneurs what’s the craziest business risk you have ever taken and why. Quitting to Going All…

Entrepreneur

12 Leadership Books That Continue to Inspire Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

If there is a single truth that can be tied to all growing organizations it’s that they are led by leaders, not bosses. These are the entrepreneurs who do more than seek fame and fortune, but have a mission and vision, and also know…

Inspiration

San Francisco

Stuck Working in the Corporate World? Here’s How to Win Back Your Freedom

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Very few people want to be trapped in a corporate job where you feel like you’re just putting in your time and doing what you’re told. Some people think the only way to escape this feeling is to become an entrepreneur and become your…

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…

Cloud Storage

Collaboration is a Cinch With Droplr

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

Companies are always looking for ways to cut costs, and physical data storage is one way they’ve done so. Remote workspaces backed up on the cloud are becoming the norm. Hot on the trail of this movement, several companies have started offering file sharing…

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…

Inspiration

6 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Are Finding Inspiration

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

In her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg notes that she has seen many female entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the world with the talent, knowledge, skill sets and even experiences that drive success, yet completely doubt…

Inspiration

Boulder

How One Man Left a Big Record Label to Become a Data Scientist

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Will Johnson stumbled into the music business in his early 20s. On a whim, in 2014, a friend of his who managed a national touring band offered him a gig as a roadie. Will had just graduated college in Virginia, and, well, touring with…

Inspiration

Boulder

How This Mother of Three Found Her Way Back to Coding

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 7:15 am

Erica Epperson’s life was finally starting to slow down. For the past decade or so, after going through a divorce, Epperson had shifted her focus to her three young children and her elderly mother. They traveled constantly, often embarking on road trips that were…

Finance

Minneapolis

Should You Pitch to Your Employer for Capital or Not?

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

You or you and a small team have a powerful idea and become convinced it can launch a successful new enterprise. It is in related industry, but different markets than the one your current employer competes. Your team develops a business plan in off-hours,…

Interviews

Melbourne

The Secret to Success: Build Something Useful

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

Australia is known for it’s Koala Bears, Outbacks and Opera house. Aside from that, no part of Australia is more than 1000 km from the ocean and a beach, Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world and the The Great Barrier Reef actually has a…