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Psychology

San Francisco

Investor Rejection Is Going to Happen. Here’s How to Deal With it.

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

You have done all of your homework, researched the investor you are pitching, properly prepared your financials, and perfected your presentation. Most importantly, you landed a coveted meeting with your target investor. After the meeting is over, the unthinkable happens…the investor passes on your…

Accelerator

NYC

7 Ways to Fail When Applying to an Accelerator

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Failure is part of the startup process. And when it’s time to apply to an accelerator, making sure your company is presented in the best way on the application can significantly improve your chances. Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications –…

Enqos – Tower V3

Productivity

Denver

Why “Inbox Zero” Isn’t Worth the Hassle

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In the last few years everyone has become obsessed with the concept of Inbox Zero. Inbox Zero is exactly what it sounds like, to have zero emails in your inbox. As if somehow seeing the message “there are no more messages to read” means…

Marketing

Des Moines

4 Lead Generation Strategies for Early-Stage Startups

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 7:15 am

Sales can make or break your company. It doesn’t matter if you run a business with an eight-figure top line, or you’re leading a small startup that’s just trying to close on its first few sales, lead generation is something you have to focus…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Increase Your App Store Optimization

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

So, you’ve built your mobile app and it’s live on the app store of your choice. You’ve put hours and hours into this project and you’re excited that it’s over, but you’ve realized that nobody is downloading your app yet. How strange, you might…

Productivity

How to Get Employees on Board With New Technology

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

People just don’t like change. And when leadership wants to introduce new tools, software or ideas to help improve the workflow, not every employee is going to be jumping for joy.  Although it can be a challenge to get employees on board with new…

Finance

5 Finance Managing Tips Founders Need to Know

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

Chances are you’ve heard something from a founder along these lines:   “I love coming up with the strategy, I don’t enjoy taking care of the money part or thinking about all the ins and outs of getting the new client onboarded, for example….

Legal

Chicago

10 Tips to Ensure Your Ecommerce Business Is Legal Overseas

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Google has proven it’s a market giant owning more than 81 percent of the search engine space, according to a report by NetMarketShare. Even at the sheer enormity of its presence, Google isn’t immune to regulations that govern other countries. Finding itself in a…

Software

5 Tips You’ll Need to Kickstart Your Own Successful SaaS Business

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

According to Gartner, the global SaaS market will grow by 20.1 percent in 2017, topping $46 billion. It’s no wonder there are so many articles related to building a SaaS business floating around the Internet these days! The question remains: how can you start…

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…

Gear & Gadgets

Seattle

6 Hacks for Amazon’s Fire Stick

By | Oct 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

I’ve been using Android boxes for a couple of years now, but in terms of ease of use, portability and overall simplicity the Fire Stick has all of the others beat in a host of different ways and with the new devices soon to…

Productivity

7 Tips for Improving Your Application Monitoring System

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

If you’re running multiple applications on your network, you’re probably going to experience issues at some point. Traffic may spike unexpectedly, increasing the burden on your server and causing lag for your other users. An application may go down, making it unavailable when people…

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…

Blogging

How to Create Content for Shrinking Attention Spans

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Do I have your attention? Good. The idea that our attention spans are increasingly shrinking is one we hear all the time. Blame it on the mobile revolution. There is so much content to consume online, along with so many interruptions during the day,…

HR and Recruiting

New Jersey

Why Companies Should Invest in an Internal Marketing Team

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

Businesses spend thousands (sometimes tens of thousands) of dollars to market themselves by looking to outside avenues like social media, ad platforms, email marketing and search engine optimization. A far more effective investment is creating a well-equipped internal marketing team — a team of satisfied,…

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…

Tips & How To’s

9 Warning Signs That a Deal Is Going South

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

Negotiating a deal is an art form in itself and knowing red flags when a deal is going south can save you a ton of headaches and stress. We asked nine entrepreneurs: what is one warning sign that a deal with a partner or…