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Interviews

Adrian Ghila of Luxe RV on Not Letting Your Guard Down

By | Jun 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The startup journey is a constant struggle to be the best and stay ahead of the competition. This war of attrition is not won easily, as entrepreneurs are required to always be on their toes and ready for the next big crisis to hit. …

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Rachel Beider of Wellness Business Consulting on Getting Out of Your Own Way

By | Jun 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The key to startup success is staying true to your vision. You can do this by always considering your major values as you grow and scale your business. Rachel Beider is an entrepreneur, educator, speaker and mentor. She is the proud owner and CEO of…

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Clifford Beckles of Streamline Systems on the Value of Business Relationships

By | Jun 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm

It’s always important to remember that cash flow is king in the startup world. Be sure to keep that in mind before you run out and make a big purchase after your first “big” sale, because you never know when an emergency might come…

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Danny Chavez of Epux Dev on Having Veteran Parents and Recognizing Talent

By | May 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The value of talent is undeniable in the startup world. Having a quality idea is a good first step, but without a solid team, you won’t be able to get your idea off the ground. And if you want success to be in your…

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Krista Morgan of P2Binvestor on Managing Your Raise

By | May 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Writing in the morning is a good way to think intentionally and start your day off in the right frame of mind. And for budding entrepreneurs looking to be successful, it’s more important than you might know. Krista Morgan is the cofounder and CEO…

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Productivity

15 Things Your Business Needs to Automate and Save Time

By | May 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The idea that automation – programming machines and software to operate automatically based on a set of inputs and conditions  – would play a major role in everyday business functions was unfathomable a decade ago. Today, everything from marketing campaigns to employee onboarding can…

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David Greenberg of Updater on Disruption and Thinking Outside the Box

By | May 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Always following “best practices” isn’t necessarily best for your own unique business. In the startup world especially, the further outside the box you think, the better. And if you don’t believe us, take a look at this inspiring interview. David Greenberg is the founder…

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Greg Segall of Alyce on Bootstrapping, Giving Back, and His Biggest Mistake

By | May 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Bootstrapping a startup can be hard. However, what many entrepreneurs that forego funding forget to tell you is that bootstrapping is also one of the most liberating experiences you can have as an entrepreneur. You’re free to investor meetings, financial obligations, and essentially having…

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Atlas Allows You to Access Your Digital Memories

By | Apr 30, 2017 at 12:45 pm

What is a digital memory? Everyone’s experienced that moment when you know you saw(a file, a picture, or an article)somewhere, but you just can’t quite pinpoint where or how to find it. If only that moment was uncommon. Unfortunately, it is likely a regular occurrence…

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Chicago

Stu Grubbs of Infiniscene on Livestreaming, Esports, and Hiring Your Biggest Critic

By | Apr 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Stu Grubbs is a coounder and CEO of Infiniscene, a startup building the easiest way to livestream video. They enable gamers, and now Facebook and Youtube streamers, to easily create beautiful live broadcasts in their web browser without any experience or expensive hardware. As Stu mentions…

Jobs

15 Most Desired Positions According to Recruiters on LinkedIn

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

It has been proven on multiple occasions that working at a job you hate is worse for your mental health than being unemployed. Sure, the stress of being financially strained can be too much to bare, but the sheer emotional and physical exhaustion that…

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Chicago

Craig Vodnik of Cleverbridge on Having Offices in 3 Continents

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Craig Vodnik is the cofounder of Cleverbridge, a global subscription billing provider. Founded in 2005, Cleverbridge has grown to 300+ employees with offices in Cologne (Germany), Chicago, San Francisco and Tokyo. They have done this all without raising any outside money. At the beginning of his…

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Chicago

Katlin Smith of Simple Mills on the Value of Clean Eating in Life and Business

By | Apr 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Katlin Smith is the founder of Simple Mills, a food startup that only uses simple, whole food ingredients. While working as a consultant, Katlin discovered she had a gluten-sensitivity and started experimenting with her almond-flour baking mixes on the weekends.  Shortly after launching her…

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Will Hench of My Thread Lab on Making Shopping Easy

By | Apr 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

Imagine you have a date coming up and you, like most guys, just want to look good without having to worry about it. You want style made easy without the hassle of malls combined with a personalized experience. That is exactly what Will Hench,…

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Chicago

Neal Rothschild of Rooster on Why Critical Feedback Is the Best

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Neal Rothschild is the founder of Rooster, a 6-minute daily podcast that updates you on all the news you need to know. Neal just launched Rooster at the beginning of 2016. It was great to interview a founder just getting started on a really promising…

Tips & How To’s

The 4 Rules to Using Humor as a Business Tactic

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Humor can be effective in marketing, but it’s important to understand who your audience is. For business owners, it’s tempting to play things on the safe side and strive to never offend a potential customer. Controversy is a good way to get attention, but…

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Philip Alexander of Mentorial on the Shifting Mindset of Millennials [Video]

By | Dec 31, 2016 at 10:30 am

Mentoring done well is about understanding your own talents, knowing how to leverage them, and becoming the best version of yourself. It’s a subject that is often misunderstood for the value and transient nature of how to model mentoring for the next generation. In this…