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Driven NYC: An Entrepreneur’s Resource for Success [NYC]

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm

DRIVEN NYC, is excited to be hosting a unique networking event! 65% of people who go to networking events collect cards and never call those contacts. The reason is because they don’t know you! At Driven its about connecting with entrepreneurs and what drives…

Tips & How To’s

NYC

Why You Need to Stop Networking and Start Building Relationships

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 8:30 am

There’s a phrase that’s always stuck with me,“here in Brazil we don’t network — we make friends.” I thought about the journey that led to the creation of our first South American office. I thought about the business relationships my partner and I formed…

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Psychology

7 Tips to Help Introverts Break the Ice at Networking Events

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

As the founder of a large networking organization, I get a lot of questions from people who are shy or introverted, asking how they can feel more comfortable going to a networking event. Here are a few quick tips to consider before heading to your next…

Marketing & Social Media

10 Things You Need to Run Your First Networking Event on the Cheap

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

You would think that it is nearly impossible to organize and run a networking event with an almost zero budget. But believe it or not, it is very possible. Trust me, I’ve been there and done that. However, you might need to bring with…

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…

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Tips & How To’s

Reminder: The Best Time to Network Is When You Don’t Need To

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

The job application hosting site Lever.co recently posted a few statistics on job placements: Pulling from 15 thousand different jobs and the 1.5 million applicants who wanted them, Lever found that only one out of 150 people got the job by directly applying. The same…

Communication

4 Ways to Improve Knowledge Exchange Among Founders

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

No man is an island when it comes to the startup founders. Getting a little help, whether it’s from a cofounder, a mentor, or even a startup accelerator is the key to making success part of your plan. And if you want to keep…

Business

Are Business Cards Worth Using for Your Online Business?

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In the past, business cards were the go-to marketing method when it came to getting the word out about your business. Before the inception of the internet, businesses were all bricks-and-mortar stores, making it more than necessary. Even during the early days of the…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

How to Expand Your Social Network and Grow Your Startup

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 8:30 am

There are so many obstacles in business. You need a superb product. You must market this product to your potential customers. You need to meet the demands of the evolving society and your growing customers. And the list is endless. Coupled with these, you…

Digital nomad

How Digital Nomads Build Business Connections

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 7:15 am

Combining work and travel isn’t a new idea, but today it’s even easier than ever before. If your work can be done 100 percent online, you might be able to join the throngs of digital nomads who leverage technology to work remotely. There’s now…

Accelerator

San Francisco

How an Accelerator Can Help Startups Gain Mentors and Credibility

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

In 2009, when we first founded Datahug we did not know many other founders, investors or mentors who could help with advice or introductions to customers or investors. Equally, when we did manage to get that rare early introduction or connection, we had very…

Inspiration

Las Vegas

How to Forge Your Own Path to Success

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As a kid, you grow up with certain beliefs that will stick with you throughout your life. But as you mature, experience the world, launch a career, and find someone to share the journey along the way, your beliefs might change and alter the…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

Solomon Thimothy, CEO of OneIMS, on Networking Strategies

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Networking needs to be a part of any founder’s regular routine to build their connections and meet investors and mentors. We spoke with the founder and CEO of  OneIMS and Clickx, Solomon Thimothy about his experiences networking strategies and offered advice to others aspiring to improve their own experience. Get…

Social Networking

NYC

5 Tips for Planning a Memorable Networking Event

By | May 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

Many business want to put on a networking event or something larger. To pull it off, you need a few ingredients to create a full experience that invigorates people when they walk in. In my business, there’s an art and science to creating a great…

Ecosystems

Connecticut

Connecticut Ecosystem Sparks Connections Through Celebrations

By | May 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Connections are key to creating a meaningful message. Anyone that has glanced at Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell will know that connectors help spur ideas and messages across a group. For founders, an entrepreneurial ecosystem is no different. Founders may have a great idea,…

Inspiration

New Jersey

How an Introvert Networked His Way to a Few Million in Revenue

By | Apr 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The concept of ‘networking’ can have negative connotations, conjuring up an image of a business card collector flashing a fake grin at everyone they meet. But anyone claiming networks are “overrated” should take a look at one entrepreneur who relied on them to power…

Entrepreneur

4 Things Women Founders Learned From Trusting Their Gut

By | Apr 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

According to The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), more than 9.4 million firms were owned by women, employed nearly 7.9 million people, and generated $1.5 trillion in sales in 2015 . In addition, 2.9 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in…