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How Early-Stage Startups Can Prepare for Their Big Break

By | Jan 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Whether you’re an athlete or early-stage startup founder, getting your big break is a dream for any rookie. But getting noticed by the right people is the just the beginning when it comes to launching your business. And we know just the place. One…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Phoenix

How to Embrace the Indispensable Skill of Saying No

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re a busy professional, I’m betting that at some point in your career, you’ll feel torn by the continuous push and pull of giving your time, energy, and resources to others and saving some of it to take care of yourself. Whether you…

Productivity

London

5 Ways to Improve Team Communication

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Communication within a team is vital to the successful completion of a project. Without a good foundation, team members could be reluctant to share new ideas or talk about challenges. Here are 5 ways to improve your team communication. Keep the Door Open Team…

Culture

DC

How to Become a Renaissance Leader in the Startup World

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

The phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” is a common maxim for leaders spread thin by their interests. “Focus or fail” is the prevailing career advice, and leaders are repeatedly told that specialization is key to success. But is there another way…

Psychology

Why Managers Need to Boost Their Emotional Intelligence

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Telling people they need to raise their emotional intelligence sounds like an insult: Who wants to hear they aren’t intelligent enough for their job? But emotional intelligence, also called emotional quotient or EQ, is an essential factor in the work life. Here’s why a…

Entrepreneur

4 Effective Mentoring Opportunities for New Entrepreneurs

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

A good mentor can be the difference between success and failure for most entrepreneurs. While failure can be a good teacher, it’s much easier to learn from someone that’s already been there, which a mentor can provide in spades. But what are the most…

Culture

Miami

Nurturing Your Team’s Creativity Starts With Going Outside

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

Creativity: Is it something innate or something that can be learned. As a marketer, creativity is needed as much as the air we breathe. But how do you teach and nurture creativity? During my five years managing in the marketing world, I have learned…

Culture

How Pairing Employees With Mentors Can Improve Company Culture

By | Nov 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Building a strong culture where employees feel they are heard, included and valued can reduce a company’s turnover. We talked with Drew Johnson, CEO and founder of App Partner, about his employee management strategy, company culture experience, and how he retains employees. Here’s his advice to…

Productivity

Columbus

How to Build a Business Plan That Gets You Funded

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It’s rare to find early-stage founders that knows how to properly put together a business plan for an investor. Sure, mentors can help, but in the end, the founders need to figure it out and tackling it all at once can be overwhelming. Instead…

Diversity

10 Most Diverse Industries in the US, Ranked

By | Oct 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

Diversity remains a pressing issue in the business world today. Particularly in the tech community, small startups and large corporations alike are having trouble with everything from sensitivity training to hiring practices. Still, there are a few bright spots when it comes to diversity,…

Productivity

How to Power Through a Project When You Get Off Track

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 7:15 am

When you write a book about letting go of control, you have to expect that you’ll learn a few lessons on the topic along the way as my project definitely didn’t go according to schedule. While I did turn out my manuscript on time,…

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…

Interviews

Why Founders Should Avoid Trying to Be a Know-It-All

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you have a teenager in the house, chances are they think they know everything. This can also happen with founders assuming they know everything about building a business. We asked Hugh Weber, a researcher, network theorist, storyteller, community organizer, design advocate and small…

Productivity

Effective Project Management Starts With Asking Why

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s no secret that product managers have a very difficult job. They are in a position of having to lead, but frequently must do so through influence instead of authority. To navigate the difficulty of their management position while being effective leaders, product managers…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Get in on a Roundtable With Top Accelerators, Founders, and Mentors

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Innovate Celebrate 2017 comes with a variety of flashy events, from the 100 pitches our Startup of the Year semifinalists will be blazing through, to the escape rooms and improv classes we’ll have available. But when you’re looking for the skinny on entrepreneurship, you’ll…

Security

It’s Up to You to Make Cybersecurity a Strategic Priority

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

According to a recent global survey of C-suite executives and IT decision makers, most executives still don’t fully comprehend the nature of the cyberthreats they face or the potential consequences of an attack. Without the proper defenses in place, you’re putting nearly every element of…