How to grow your business, and yourself.
If you’re running an early-stage company, it’s likely that funds, human resources, and time are all running low. That’s why you’d be forgiven for not keeping Twitter at the top of your to-do list. If this sounds like you, take a deep breath and read through our tips on how to scale your social media […]
In all forms of marketing, perception is everything. Social media takes this intangible, sometimes subjective reality to the next level, because it’s always there and always changing. For entrepreneurial marketers looking to establish a brand socially, a network’s tainted image – be it real or perceived – may be equally as important as the published […]
Locket first launched back in July with a novel idea: to display ads on the lock screens of Android phones, and share a cut of the profits with users. Just two days after its release, the company acquired more than 25,000 users across the US. The company, conceived in February by former investment banker and […]
There are only a handful of scenarios in the history of the U.S. that truly changed the way capital works: the Great Depression, Savings and Loan Crisis in the ’80s, and the most recent Great Recession, to name a few. The latest financial catastrophe has reminded the world that you cannot throw your cash into […]
How To Measure Employee Morale Our friends at the Young Entrepreneurship Council asked 11 entrepreneurs how they measure employee morale over time. Here’s what they found: Tips For Measuring Employee Morale Quarterly efficiency audits Every quarter, I run what I call “efficiency audits” — meetings where I ask employees specifically about their email management, daily and weekly […]
When it comes to operating at peak performance, today’s entrepreneurs face a variety of obstacles that can prevent them from meeting their business goals. In addition to federal and state employment-law compliance, there are other systemic pitfalls than can expose a burgeoning company to risk and distract entrepreneurs, managers, and employees from what should be […]
Our friends at the Young Entrepreneurship Council asked 13 entrepreneurs to share a strange yet surprisingly helpful piece of advice. Here’s what they found: Get a vacuuming robot “When you’re in startup mode, you’re not thinking about cleaning. The downside is that your environment really affects your productivity, so having a clean home office is crucial. Consider […]
In a society where attention spans are minimal (Did I lose you already?!), and a media news cycle that is even shorter, often the quickest way to spread news about your company — or a company you’re representing, as in our case — is through a press release. If you have a PR firm on […]
I’ve built five companies in my startup career, four of which I started with close friends. It’s quite common to build a company with a close friend: you get together, think of a cool idea, and decide to get started. Why not, right? While it can be extremely fun to start up with someone you’re close […]
I meet a lot of entrepreneurs creating their very first venture. My job is to listen to them, to understand their business, and ultimately, to connect them with the right people who can help them succeed. During these conversations, I get to see entrepreneurs’ eyes light up when they talk about how they came up […]
Jenna Menking, founder of Black Sheep Social Media Group, teamed up with us to share four key social media strategy tips. While we all use networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram daily, Menking says a majority of us aren’t using them effectively. The key, Jenna explained, is to establish a meaningful, interactive connection. Social media is your calling […]
In a former life, Caseflex founder Rich Lee worked in digital IP, representing the publishers that sued Google for scanning books. That was back in 2011 — when Caseflex wasn’t even a company, yet. Lee says he “knew from the beginning” that leaving his job behind was something he had to do: I left two years ago with some ideas […]
David Vainchenker, the co-founder of Corre Group, tells us his secret to success: wear many hats.
One thing that people don’t know about me is that I played lacrosse for 18 years, and coached for 15 of them. Coached all kinds of players from 3rd grade to college; even spent a year coaching women (which is an unsurprisingly unique experience). As I started companies, it was easy to believe that as […]
Nearly every entrepreneur stumbles through their first few pitches — it’s a fact of life. Simply put, the process of putting yourself in the spotlight and convincing an audience to believe in you can be incredibly difficult, and feel entirely unnatural. Over time, after you’ve stumbled and honed your skills, you’ll find that pitching becomes increasingly easier. Now, […]
Created by Renato Valdes Olmos of Cardcloud and Paul Veugen of Usabilla, Human is a newly-launched fitness app that makes sure you move at least 30 minutes a day, every day. There are countless fitness apps already competing for your attention, but Human takes a uniquely accessible approach. According to Olmos: While everyone else is diving into stats, we try to keep everything […]
Speaking at WeWork Summer Camp 2013, Alexis Ohanian reflected on his time with Reddit, Hipmunk, and Breadpig to highlight the beauty of not knowing what you’re doing. On that note, Ohanian’s first book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, is available for pre-order.