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Tips & How To’s

3 Realistic Ways to Achieve the Goals You Set for Yourself

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

How many times have you set goals and couldn’t follow through? Maybe you wanted to bring your product to a new market or build out your marketing team in a certain amount of time and just couldn’t pull it off. Whatever the case may…

Reports & Rankings

Chicago

10 Best Cities for Startup Funding, Ranked

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the startup world, sometimes it can feel like the coasts get everything. Whether it’s the media attention, the business resources, or the innovative minds, New York and San Francisco are the tech hubs that make everyone else feel small. However, according to a…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Founders Shouldn’t Depend on Their Plan A

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

Leo Corcoran founded his first company when he was in his mid 40s. Today, at 60 years old, his company Portland-based ClaimVantage, employs 35 people and posted $6 million in revenue in 2016 selling cloud-based software for the insurance industry. But it wasn’t always clear it…

Productivity

Can More Tech Increase Your Productivity?

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

How many devices do you own and what effect does it have on your productivity? Have you ever wondered about that tablet you bought on a whim that is lying in a corner collecting dust? Fear not my friend, you are not alone. Increasing…

Diversity

Foundry Group, Techstars and Others Launch Women in STEM Scholarship

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

It’s hard to argue that diversity in tech isn’t a pressing issue. After all, there are more than enough problems arising at Uber and plenty of problematic statistics when it comes to women in tech. The issue is made even more infuriating when you…

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Tips & How To’s

12 Smart Uses of Tech That Can Save You Time

By | Jun 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sections of the day are lost, either to handling minutia that never seems to end or from brain breaks that end up eating hours instead of minutes. Fortunately, there are a number of technological tools and tricks that can help stem the tide, ranging…

Productivity

How Team Building Activities Can Enhance Productivity

By | Jun 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Team building can be remarkably productive for your employees. Once you know how much it positively affects your team, you’d always be looking for new activities. It is even better to do any of the team building activities once in a month to keep…

Entrepreneur

Slow to Hire, Quick to Fire: An Entrepreneur Adage

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Take advice from many different sources of inspiration: business mentors, customers, colleagues, and even books and songs. But if you ask any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great team can do wonders in a business. But you need to build your team the…

Entrepreneur

5 Apps to Help Entrepreneurs Make the Most of Their Time

By | Jun 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Entrepreneurs are constantly falling short on time. With busy schedules and far too many meetings, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to manage all the tasks on your to-do list. Fortunately, we’ve got your back. For smart-working, go-getting, young entrepreneurs like you,…

Happiness

Steve Wozniak, Cofounder of Apple, on How to Be Happy

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s no denying that Apple has changed the world. Not only have their computers been a bedrock of comprehensive simplicity and sleek design in tech for decades, but the iPhone has fundamentally change the way society functions forever. And while success is probably pretty…

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. …

Interviews

John Daniel of InnovatorJohn on How to Spend Money as an Entrepreneur

By | Jun 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Being an entrepreneur creates a complicated relationship with money. While you’re raising capital and receiving checks the size of which you’ve never seen before, spending it is rarely an option. And without a committed strategy for managing your finances, you could end up in…

Productivity

7 Things That Productive Teams Don’t Do

By | Jun 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Everyone wants to produce a healthy and effective team, but it can be exceptionally hard to produce one, especially when you are dealing with a big team. We know that a productive team is the key to success. In any business, if you have…

Entrepreneur

6 Personality Traits Found in Leaders Around the World [Infographic]

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

Being the CEO doesn’t mean jack if you aren’t an efficient leader. Printing the word “founder” on your business card doesn’t make you a good boss; leading people in a meaningful way does. And while a lot of entrepreneurial skills are easy to figure out, being…

Trends

Study: Acquiring New Customers Is the Top Priority for Startup Founders

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

Startup founders have a lot to worry about when it comes to running their businesses. From hiring quality employees to acquiring capital, an entrepreneurial to-do list is never complete. To make matters more complicated, changing trends and innovative technologies have made predicting the future…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: You’ll Earn More Money If You Just Get Some Sleep For Once

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 9:20 am

Entrepreneurs love burning the midnight oil. After all, more work hours means more productivity, right? And, as we all know, without productivity, entrepreneurs shrivel up and turn to dust. Despite study after study showing that sleep facilitates productivity more than Slack and Asana combined,…

Startups & Apps

New Orleans

16 New Orleans Startups Making Moves in Silicon Bayou

By | May 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Startup talent is no longer confined by the coasts. While New York and San Francisco used to be the exclusive hubs for innovative ideas, good ideas are spreading like wildfire across the entire country. And if you haven’t checked out some of the talent…