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Phoenix

Make Sure Your Mistakes Are Affordable

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

Making mistakes while building a business is part of the startup journey. But depending on the severity of the lesson, it can set you back or even close the doors for good. Fortunately, at Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business,…

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Phoenix

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship Starts with Messaging

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

With the rise in startup activity around the country, more local organizations are emerging to help provide resources, training, education, and funding to support underserved communities and their dreams to build a business. At Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, leaders…

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Phoenix

Entrepreneurs Aren’t Prepared for the Mental Rollercoaster

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

During the recession, Carla Sandine couldn’t find many job opportunities in the digital marketing industry. As a single mother, she had to find a way to support her family and decided to open a business in Phoenix. In 2011, she launched a digital marketing…

Events

Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase Invests $2.2 Million to Benefit Phoenix’s Underserved Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Phoenix communities are celebrating because JPMorgan Chase has made several local charitable investments to support underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses with the goal of creating jobs and spark a growing economy. At the Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, the…

Blogging

Launching a Blog Is More Than Just a Fancy Name

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

In 2001, a Chinese hacking group penetrated Brian Kreb’s home network. At the time, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, and following this breach, he became obsessed with learning more about computer and Internet security. Then, he decided to share it with his…

Events

Tampa

Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…

Events

Tampa

Gary Vaynerchuk: You’re Either Positive or You’re Not

By | Feb 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One thing is for certain, entrepreneurship can start at anytime, even as a child. In Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book Crushing It, he begins by talking about his eight-year-old daughter wanting to be a YouTube star. Whether she becomes a celebrity or not remains to…

Trends

4 Statistics That Prove the Importance of Business VoIP

By | Dec 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

Businesses are expanding, not only locally, but internationally as well as technology has helped in overcoming the geographical boundaries. From small to large enterprises, all kinds of companies are cracking deals with prospective clients and making new customers without giving any heed to where…

Politics/Government

Under the New Tax Bill, Freelancer LLCs Are More Essential Than Ever

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A Public Policy Polling poll, released last month from Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform, found that 51 percent of small businesses are against the current administration’s sweeping tax bill. Most of the respondents cited the opinion that large corporations were prioritized over small businesses….

Security

7 Simple Rules to Secure Your Website’s Information

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Today, the Internet project is one of the most promising undertakings. The word “site” is firmly included in our lexicon. The last time together with this word, we constantly use two more words such as “development” and “promotion”. And this is not surprising because,…

Amazon

Seattle

Nearly Half of Black Friday’s Record-Smashing $5B Online Sales Went to Amazon

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Everyone knows what the two shopping holidays are for: Black Friday is for physical store sales, and Cyber Monday is for finding deals online. And long ago, the two holidays lived together in harmony. But this year, Black Friday is drinking Cyber Monday’s milkshake,…

Security

This Holiday Season, Startup Cyber Security Will Rely on Employee Training

By | Nov 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The holiday shopping season marks a vital sales period for many American small businesses, with this year’s retail sales expected to reach as much as $682 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. With this anticipated volume of sales, having a cyber security plan…

Tips & How To’s

7 Creative Ways Small Businesses Can Generate Passive Income for the Holidays

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 10:45 am

Small business owners always are looking for ways to create additional income. During the holiday season, finding additional income options becomes more essential. This is the time when getting customers becomes difficult. People shop for gifts during the last quarter of the year, but…

Productivity

This Software Can Supercharge Your Remote Work Collaboration

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

In a recent international survey of 25,000 workers, 32 percent said they regularly work remotely. And with the gig economy showing no signs of slowing down, more tools to support remote work will need to be implemented. If you already remote work during the week…

Amazon

70 Percent of Small Businesses Aren’t Worried About Amazon This Holiday Season

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

The holiday season is traditionally the busiest of the year for shoppers and for the harried small businesses that handle the festive foot traffic. But as everyone has moved their social life more and more online, that traffic is moving online as well. Small businesses…

Amazon

Seattle

Why 2017 Is a Tipping Point for Same-Day Delivery

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Same-day delivery. In the space of the last decade, it has gone from a crazy fever dream deep within the Amazon homebase to a delightful perk. But in 2017, we’ve made an important, if subtle, shift: Same-day delivery has gone from being a unique…

Social Good

Denver

Project Sanctuary Brings Together Military Families to Heal and Reconnect

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

For many us, we have no idea what it’s like being a part of a military family, watching a loved one leave for deployment and let alone knowing he/she is protecting our country overseas and facing some of the most dangerous threats. For soldiers…